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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Contributors

Christ University Law Journal (CULJ), ISSN 2278-4322, invites contributions in the form of articles, case comments, legislative notes and book reviews. All submissions are subject to peer review and modification as per the journal style sheet.

 Word Limit

The word limit for articles is between 6,000 to 10,000 words (inclusive of footnotes), comments and book reviews between 2,000 to 4,000 words, and legislative notes between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

Citation Format

The citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Harvard Law Review (19th ed.).


The manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words with five to eight keywords.

 Covering Letter

All submissions, both hard and electronic copies, must be attached with a covering letter mentioning the name of the author, occupation, title of the manuscript and contact address, for future reference. 

Method of Submission

Submit an electronic copy of your manuscript, along with a hard copy. All submissions should be double-spaced in font size 12 following the Times New Roman format. One-inch margins should be left on both sides of the text and at the top and bottom. The manuscript must not bear an identification of any kind.

Procedure for Submission

All manuscripts must be addressed to:

Christ University Law Journal
School of Law
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560029
Karnataka, India

The electronic copy of the manuscript should be mailed to

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