The flagship journal of the Centre for Law and Economics- Gujarat National Law University, “GNLU Journal of Law and Economics” was established in 2018, owing to the emergent need for broadening the platform for academicians, professionals, research scholars to share and disseminate both knowledge and scholarship of new and innovative ideas in Law and Economics discipline. GJLE is a student edited, peer reviewed, annual law journal which aims at providing a platform for an inter-disciplinary approach towards the study of law from an economic perspective.

In the past, the journal has seen contributions from eminent legal scholars from around the globe like Professor Thomas S. Ulen, Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Prof. Nuno Garoupa and Professor Régis Lanneau among several others. GJLE prides in its great advisory board which includes Supreme Court Judges, Lawyers and Professors from around the globe.


GJLE is open for academicians, practitioners, research scholars and students. Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 2 authors. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review. All submissions must contain an abstract (not more than 500 words) and at most 5 keywords. The manuscript should begin with a Cover Letter which must include the following details:

  • Name of Author(s)
  • Contact Details– Address and Mobile No.
  • Name and Address of Institution
  • Academic Qualifications / Affiliations

The Centre encourages submission of papers focusing on the economic analysis of law. Papers may be in any of the substantive areas of Law and Economics, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Basic Areas of Law and Economics: Property, Contract, Tort Law and Product Liability, Forensic Economics, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Common Law, Constitutional and Election Law.
  2. Regulation and Business Law: Antitrust, Business and Securities, Regulated Industries, Business and Cyber, Real Estate.
  3. Economics of Legal Procedure: The Legal System Litigation Process, Illegal Behavior and Law Enforcement
  4. Law and Finance: Financial sector reforms in India formation of monetary policy, Cyber Crimes, Stock Market Regulations, Sovereign, Corporate and Banking Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy code, Tax Evasion, Black Money, Basel and Financial Stability Board norms, WTO and the Financial Services;
  5. Market Regulators: IRDA, TRAI, SEBI, PFRDA, Antitrust; Regulated Industries/ Competition law and working of the commission, Consumer laws, Financial Sector Legal Reforms Commission.
  6. Economic Analysis of litigations: Causes of delays/pendency in judicial administration, costs of delays, out of court settlements, Judicial reforms, Legal Procedures, the legal system and illegal behaviour, Enforcement of law
  7. International Law (public and private): International Trade, Law and Development, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law
  8. Other Substantive Areas of Law and Economics Labor, Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety, International, Tax, Family and Personal, Immigration.

The above themes are only indicative. We invite papers from other allied areas of Law and Economics as well.


  • Articles (6000-8000 words, excluding footnotes).
  • Essays (3500-6000 words, excluding footnotes).
  • Book Reviews/Case Commentary/ Short Notes (1500-3500 words, excluding footnotes).

Kindly adhere to word limit prescribed.

Formatting and Citation Style

  • Submissions must be made in Microsoft Office (doc./docx.) formats only. Plagiarism of any sort will result in immediate disqualification.
  • The paper should be free from all grammatical and spelling errors.
  • The body of the manuscript must be in the font “Garamond”, font size 12, line spacing 1.5 and alignment “justify”.
  • All footnotes must be in Font “Times New Roman”, font size 10, line spacing 1. All submissions must follow the “The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition)”.

Non-conformity could be a ground for rejection.

Submission Procedure

  • All submissions must be made to the subject “Manuscript Submission for Volume II.”
  • The deadline for making submissions is 15 March, 2019.
  • All papers must necessarily be accompanied with a ‘Conclusion’ putting forth the authors’ views and opinions on the subject matter.
  • Authors can expect to receive decisions on their submissions within two months of their submissions.

Please note that the procedure for reviewing manuscripts is based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of the editors’ and reviewers’ reports is maintained at all stages. Author anonymity is preserved during the editorial decision-making process as well.


For any queries feel free to contact:

      1. Dr. Ranita Nagar


          E-mail: and


      2. Mr. Bedanta Chakraborty

           Managing Editor


           Mobile: (+91) 97279 61507


      3. Mr. Vishesh Sharma

          Managing Editor


          Mobile: (+91) 74340 45442