NUJS has launched the ‘NUJS Working Paper’ series with the objective to bolster the culture of legal research in national law schools in India. This series is aimed at reflecting and showcasing the active and ongoing research in the university on diverse legal and social science topics. This research, published as a ‘working paper’, is not fully refined and fully polished/finished like a journal article or a book chapter. It represents preliminary findings and arguments of ongoing research work and hence the name ‘working paper’. It is intended to disseminate the preliminary findings and arguments of ongoing research for the purpose of exchanging ideas, getting feedback and catalysing debate.
Faculty members of NUJS, doctoral students and other researchers and visitors to NUJS are encouraged to publish their preliminary research in the form of a ‘NUJS working paper’ to get feedback and comments before submitting their research to a refereed journal or any other refereed publication. It is not necessary that every ‘NUJS working paper’ should be followed by a publication in a refereed publication, though it is desirable.
NUJS working papers are intended to cover any legal or social science topic, national or international; or interdisciplinary; or policy related; or purely theoretical or even a critique of the some existing work or literature or a new policy or a case (national or international).
The views, analysis and conclusions in the ‘NUJS working papers’ are of the authors only and not of NUJS. Readers are encouraged to quote or cite working papers with the permission of the author and with due acknowledgement to the author and NUJS. Once the preliminary research is published as a ‘NUJS working paper’, the concerned faculty and other researchers are invited to present the paper in the ‘faculty seminars’ to get the comments and feedback of other colleagues. This can then be followed by presentation of the same paper in other conferences and workshops.