The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is the flagship law review of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India, first published in 1988. NLSIR is a bi-annual, student edited, peer-reviewed law journal providing incisive legal scholarship on issues that are at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse. In the past 30 years, the NLSIR has regularly featured articles authored by judges of the Indian Supreme Court, senior counsels practicing at the Indian bar, and several renowned academics from national and foreign universities. Legal luminaries such as the previous Chief Justice of India, Justice Altamas Kabir, academics such as Prof. Michael Furmston and Prof. Martin Hunter, and Indian practitioners of the stature of Arvind P. Datar and Mr. Gourab Banerji, have all written for NLSIR previously.

The most recent volume of the NLSIR, Vol. 30 features contributions by Professor Jonathan Herring, Vice Dean and Professor of law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and Professor Steven Freeland, the Dean of the School of Law and Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Australia, among several others. Moreover, NLSIR has the unique distinction of being the only Indian student-run law journal to be cited twice by the Supreme Court of India- Action Committee, Un-Aided Pvt. Schools v. Director of Education, Delhi and the latest one in the landmark judgment in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India. NLSIR has also recently been cited in Justice R. S. Bachawat’s ‘Law of Arbitration and Conciliation’, a leading treatise on arbitration law in India.


Justice (retd.) Ruma Pal
Philip Wood CBE, Q.C (Hon)
Arvind Datar
Prof. T.R.S. Allan
Prof. Dan Prentice
Prof. Maximilian Haedicke