The Law Review


The Law Review, Government Law College, is the official scholarly publication of Asia’s oldest law institution- the Government Law College, Mumbai. It gives students the opportunity to explore the arena of legal research and writing, and seeks to instill in them, the ability to critique. Best known for its ability of inculcating academic discipline and the rigour for attaining legal erudition, the Law Review Committee continues to strive to render top quality publications in several areas of distinct legal sciences.

While the Government Law College started its functioning in the year 1855, The Law Review, Government Law College was founded only in the year 2000. The first group of students comprising the editorial committee was formed that year under the mentorship of Professor Kishu Daswani, who is an alumnus of the Government Law College.

The committee then went on to publish the first edition of the official journal, which was released in the academic year 2000-2001.

The Law Review, Government Law College has since then become an in house student publication, guided by its faculty advisor and The Editorial Board, which comprises of the who’s who of the legal fraternity within India. It is distributed without any charge to students of the college, Hon’ble judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court, law firms, eminent lawyers, and universities, both, in India and overseas. This has been made possible due to the constant support from law firms and counsels alike who have generously and unhesitatingly assisted financially towards its publication. This year, The Law Review has successfully released Volume 9, which is its latest edition.

The Law Review, Government Law College requires potential authors to submit an abstract which is then subject to critique for originality, content, legal understanding and current relevance. Authors are then asked to write their articles in conformity to the Citation Manual of Government Law College. The articles are then vetted by the student committee, and thoroughly researched, before being sent to the editors for further vetting, prior to publication.


Download The Law Review, Volume 9 (Entire edition)

Volume 9 of the GLC Law Review contains a wide variety of highly unique articles providing an insight into the various intricacies of this complex legal world. These articles range from scholarly snippets of secondary research contentions including those, questioning state liability in cases of separationist regimes, contending the arbitrability of issues of corruption, exploring the concepts of Air Defence Identification Zones (ADIZ), analysing the anomaly of reverse patent settlements, talking data protection and the Right to be Forgotten, reviewing the emergent Real Estate Investment Trust Regulations, 2014, to even comprising a primary piece of research bringing to light the manner in which an archetypal lower court delivers ‘justice’ in cases of sexual atrocity.

The Law Review, Volume 9 Individual Article

Sr. No. Article Author Download
1 Separatist Regimes and Positive Human Rights Obligations Amal Sethi Download
2 ‘To be or not to be’ – The conundrum of arbitrability of corruption and subsequent enforcement. Chinmayee Pendse and Prakruti Joshi Download
3 Whose airspace is it anyway: Decoding the ADIZ enigma Joshua Abhay Patnigere Download
4 Rape as an atrocity: Analysis of judgments delivered by the district court of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Nikita Sonavane Download
5 Reverse patent settlements in India Rohil Bandekar and Maithili Parikh Download
6 Why the net needs to forget Shivangi Adani and Shivani Chimnani Download
7 India: On the ‘REIT’ path Sweta Ananthanarayanan and Shreyas Narla Download

Editorial Board

Justice Dr. D. Y. Chandrachud

Prof Kishu Daswani

Lt Gen (Retd) Satish Satpute
Maj Gen Nilendra Kumar
Mr. Aliff Fazelbhoy
Mr. Anand Grover
Mr. Burzin Somandy
Mr. Darius Khambatta
Mr. Fredun Devitre
Mr. H. Jayesh
Mr. Hamid Moochhala
Mr. Haresh Jagtiani
Mr. Himanush Kane
Prof. James Kraska
Mr. Janak Dwarkadas
Mr. Kranti Mohan
Mr. Mihir Desai
Mr. Milind Sathe
Mr. Mustafa Safiyuddin
Ms. Nisha Kaur Uberoi
Mr. Nishith Desai
Mr. Porus Kaka
Mr. Rafiq Dada
Mr. Rohas Nagpal
Mr. Shaukat Merchant
Mr. Shiraz Rustomjee
Mr. Shyam Divan
Mr. Somasekhar Sundarasen
Mr. Tehemtan Daruwalla
Mr. Venkatesh Dhond
Mr. Virendra Tulzapurkar

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