Call for Submissions from the Indian Journal of International Economic Law

A call for submissions from the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) which may be of interest to some of our readers.

“We, the editorial board of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL), 2009-10, produced by students of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore are proud to invite submissions for the third issue of the journal from academicians, scholars and graduate students on topics relating to International Economic Law.

IJIEL is an annual journal that is managed, edited and produced by students of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore – India’s premier law school. This refereed journal focuses on the recognition of the staggering impact of WTO and international trade and commerce particularly in developing countries. That is not to say, however, that we restrict ourselves to WTO law and international trade law. Our mandate extends to all academic scholarship relevant to International Economic Law, including international finance and taxation, cross-border regulatory reform in light of the credit crisis, questions concerning the linkages between trade, human rights and the environment, international competition law, economic aspects of IP rights and TRIPS, etc.

We are particularly interested in law and economics analyses of the all the subject areas within our mandate. We pride ourselves on being one of the few legal journals which focuses on these issues from a developing country perspective.

The first two issue have been a tremendous success in terms of the breadth and quality of the submissions that we have received and been privileged to publish. We have been fortunate to receive the enthusiastic support of stalwarts in the field of International Economic Law. Professor Jagdish Bhagwati has written the foreword for our first issue. The foreword for our second issue has been written by Mr. Arvind Subramaniam from the Peterson Institute. Professor Andrew T. Guzman, Professor Yuji Iwasawa and Ms. Jayashree Watal are members of the journal’s editorial board. Recently, we have also received the patronage of the WTO Chair established in NLSIU by the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of India.

Our circulation policy has targeted leading international law firms such as Allen&Overy, Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Norton Rose, legal practioners, universities, academic research centres and government bodies in India and abroad, providing us with enormous academic and geographical reach. We are also in the process of negotiating a tie up with the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) to enable us to further extend our circulation.

Submission Guidelines

i) All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc documents (Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007) by January 31st, 2010.

ii) We follow the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (18th edn.) style of referencing and request authors to comply with the same.

iii) For full length articles the word limit is 10,000-12,000 words, though we appreciate brevity. The word limit for graduate and doctoral theses by currently enrolled postgraduate students is 7000-8000 words, and the articles should take the form of case reviews, legislative analyses, short comments or short articles.

iv) We do not accept submissions from undergraduate students. A new Law in Focus section has been introduced where practitioners are invited to briefly describe and opine on recent legislations/ ground breaking cases which have been landmark changes in their respective jurisdictions. The word limit for such entries is 3000-5000 words.

v) We wish to minimize usage of paper and therefore accept only electronic submissions.

vi) All submissions may be e-mailed to the following address: [email protected]

We look forward with eager anticipation to receiving your submissions.

Thanking You,

Devina Deshpande, Convenor, IJIEL, 2009-10
Abhimanyu George Jain, Chief Editor, IJIEL, 2009-10

[on behalf of the Student Editorial Board of IJIEL, 2009-10: Archit Dhir, Bhavya Mohan, Divya Shenoy, K. Aishwarya, Surbhi Kuwelkar, Surya Kiran Banerjee and Vrinda Bhandari]

Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL)
National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560240
[email protected]

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.

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