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INTRODUCTION

The MATS Law Review is an endeavour of the MATS Law School, MATS University, Raipur. The Law Review will serve as a forum for the promotion and circulation of views on contemporary legal issues.
Published annually, MATS Law Review will be composed of articles, essays, case comments, legislative comments and book reviews. Its targeted audience includes members of the legal profession, teachers of law and other related fields, and students. It encourages contribution from all such quarters.
Students may also contribute to the MATS Law Review; however, it is a policy of the Journal to restrict student contributions to case comments/legislative comments.


REVIEW POLICY

MATS Law Review believes in the encouragement of critical analysis and the interdisciplinary study of law. Submissions which view the subject matter from a comparative perspective shall be preferred. Therefore, the scholastic quality of the manuscript shall be the primary criterion for publication. The same shall be judged by anonymous peer review of the manuscript. However, the final discretion as to the acceptance of the manuscripts rests with the Editorial Board.


PUBLICATION POLICY

MATS Law Review publishes original material. Therefore, manuscripts must neither be under consideration for publication at any time during the period of consideration by the Journal, nor previously published. The Journal also has a strict policy on plagiarism. Plagiarism shall render the manuscript liable for rejection.
Contributions for “MATS Law Review” are solicited under the following heads:

ARTICLES:
An article is expected to include a comprehensive review of the existing law in a particular area of study, and is conservative in both choice and analysis of subject. The subject matter is expected to be dealt with in a detailed and thorough manner.

ESSAYS:
Essays are usually more adventurous, challenging existing paradigms and innovatively addressing well-known problems. It is not necessary for an essay to be as comprehensive as an article, and it is strongly recommended that essays be considerably more concise, in terms of scope and conceptualization.

CASE COMMENTS:
A study of any contemporary judicial pronouncement (Indian or foreign) and must contain its analysis, the context in which the particular judgment has been delivered, its contribution to existing law and must necessarily comment on the judicial process involved.

LEGISLATIVE COMMENTS:
This entails a critical analysis of any existing Indian legislation or proposed bills, and their constitutional implications. The analysis is expected to be original and technical in nature with specific regard to the constitutional provisions.
The contributions should adhere to the following specifications:

WORD LIMIT:
The word limit for articles and essays is between 7,000 to 8,000 words (inclusive of footnotes), while case/legislative comments must be confined to less than 4,000 words.

CITATION FORMAT:
The citation format to be used is The Bluebook (18th ed.). However, speaking footnotes are not discouraged.

ABSTRACT:
Every submission must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 350 words, which outlines the area of study and any important conclusions that may be drawn by the author(s).

COVERING LETTER:
All personal details, including name, year, name of college/university, postal address, phone number and e-mail id, must be provided in a separate letter or file, and must not be mentioned in the document or file containing the submission.

SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTIONS:
We encourage submission of contributions electronically. Kindly attach your contributions and mark the subject line of email as “CONTRIBUTION FOR MATS Law Review” and send it to editormlr@matslawschool.ac.in. Kindly mark a copy of the mail to director@matslawschool.ac.in.