August 1, 2021

Call for Papers| SPIL International Law Journal [Volume 1]: Submit by January 31

Students for Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Government Law College, Mumbai is inviting Papers for International Law Journal.

About the Government Law College, Mumbai

The Government Law College, Mumbai, (GLC Mumbai), founded in 1855, is the oldest law school in Asia. The college, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, is run by the Government of Maharashtra.

About the SPIL International Law Journal

The International Law Journal is published by the Students of Government Law College, Mumbai for Promotion of International Law (SPIL) which is a student body that cynosures International Law.

It is an increasingly integrated world with growing trans-national interactions, the significance of International Law has never been greater. We, at SPIL Mumbai, strive towards taking legal studies to an empirical level and promoting law as an area of enquiry and study far beyond the realms of classrooms.

This student-based organization has successfully organized several events, including a lecture on the working of the International Criminal Court by Professor William Burke White of the University of Pennsylvania, a Model United Nations – Student Exchange Program with students of the School of International Relations, Tehran and the Government Law College International Law Summit- which is held annually, in the month of February.

Theme for SPIL International Law Journal

Submissions are invited on any topic of contemporary relevance in the area of International Law.

Guidelines on paper submission

  • Abstract Word Limit: 200 words
  • Co-authorship: Allowed up to 2 authors
  • Method of Citation: The ILJ follows ‘Harvard Bluebook 20th Edition’ style of referencing.
  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman size 12 with 1.5 line spacing and Justified Alignment. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman size 10 with single line spacing.

Categories and Word Limit

  • Articles: Papers that comprehensively analyze a theme and engage with all the existing literature in it. An
    article should be in between 6000 and 10000 words exclusive of footnotes
  • Essays: Papers that concisely analyze specific contemporary issues in the field of international law. It should be between 4000 and 6000 words exclusive of footnotes.
  • Case Notes and/or Legislative Commentaries: Notes and commentaries must discuss or critique a recent judgement, landmark case or any recent legislation or bill before Parliament or State legislature. It should be between 1500 and
    3000 words exclusive of footnotes.


Original submissions are invited from undergraduate and post graduate students, industry practitioners, academicians and research scholars.

Submission Procedure

Submissions: In electronic form to [email protected]

Subject heading: ‘ILJ Vol. 1 Submission: <submission category>

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and relevant contact information.

Important Dates

Full paper submission 31st Jan, 2021


Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information should be sent to: [email protected]

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