Call for Blogs by RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Journal

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ABOUT RGNUL STUDENT RESEARCH REVIEW 

The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Journal (formerly RGNUL Student Law Review) is a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It is the flagship journal of RGNUL managed by the students of the University. It was founded with the objective of facilitating novel ideas and a research conducive environment. 

ABOUT THE RSRR BLOGS

RSRR consistently publishes a dedicated Blog Series on niche and contemporary legal issues. RSRR regularly engages the student community, as well as legal practitioners, to contribute to the legal discourse on various topics. The RSRR Blog Series was also named one of the top 35 Constitutional Law Blogs by Feedspot.

The Editorial Board in association with Argus Partners (Solicitors & Advocates) invites submissions for the RSRR Blog Series on “Corporate Governance: Is India Ready?”

ABOUT ARGUS PARTNERS 

Argus Partners (Solicitors & Advocates) is an established law firm that has made a mark for itself in the field of corporate law through its core principles of integrity, quality and respect. The professionals of the Firm are business lawyers, who understand business and financial issues that help in identifying real risks and providing practical legal solutions to drive the growth of the clients’ business. The Firm has built a formidable reputation for its consistent high performance. The Firm, the Partners and Associates have a rich domestic and international experience and have been recognised and awarded for their contributions to legal academic literature.  

The firm shall provide internship opportunities for up to 2 authors. The decision regarding the offer, location, and period of internship rests solely with the firm.

CALL FOR BLOGS

The legal governance of corporate bodies has dynamically evolved, from being stringent to giving them the liberty to expand globally. However, such liberty is justifiably curtailed by strategic regulations to safeguard the social and natural environment. The issue of Corporate Sustainability has gained significant traction in recent times due to the rising concerns over a company’s economic, environmental and social impact, resulting in a shift from the traditional profit-making approach to long-term economic value creation in line with the SDGs. Emphasis has also been placed on making board rooms more inclusive of diverse voices, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

From making AGMs virtual to test the moral fibre of corporations during these challenging times, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the corporate sphere at multiple levels. With businesses barely surviving, can they be expected to fulfil their ethical obligations? 

With this series on the theme of Corporate Governance, RSRR in collaboration with Argus Partners (Solicitors and Advocates), seeks to promote discourse on this cardinal topic that impacts the corporate sector in India.

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Sub-themes 

  1. Corporate Governance in the Times of Covid-19
    • Analysing the Shift to Virtual Meetings 
    • The Need to Refocus on Risk Management 
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Embracing Better Practices
    • CSR Amendment Rules, 2021: A Boon or a Bane?
    • Making Businesses Responsible and Sustainable: National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 
    • Corporate Social Purpose: Aligning Brands with Causes
    • A Comprehensive Review of India’s Reporting Framework: Assessing the Shift to Integrated Reporting
  3. Corporate Governance and Ease of Doing Business: Striking the Right Balance
  4. Stewardship Code: Comparative Analysis of Best Practices 
  5. Boardroom Gender Diversity: Are Mandatory Quotas Effective?
  6. Competition Regulation and Corporate Governance: An International Perspective
  7. The Evolving Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance
  8. Artificial Intelligence, Decision Making and Corporate Governance 
  9. The role of Shareholder Activism in revolutionizing Corporate Governance
  10. Unexplored Terrains: Corporate Governance in the Sharing Economy
  11. Corporate Sustainability: An Analysis of Optimum Practices
    • Sustainable Investments vis-a-vis False Disclosures
    • COVID-19 and ESG Investments: A Legal Analysis
    • Circular Economy and the Goal of Sustainability
    • Good Corporate Governance: A Step Towards Attaining Sustainable Development Goals?

DEADLINE 

The last date for submissions for this Series is 25th April 2021. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5. 
  2. Referencing: 
    • Manuscripts must include hyperlinks for relevant legal sources and other information, including any laws, treaties or other legal texts which are mentioned.
    • The Hyperlinks must only link to legal or reliable/respected news sources. The sources shall only be linked to primary sources. Hyper-linking to secondary sources may lead to re-corrections required from the authors. 
    • Relevant legal sources that cannot be accessed online may be cited through endnotes. The endnotes should be in Garamond, font size 10, single-spaced. A recognized, uniform style of citation is necessary for acceptance. 
  3. Margins: Left 1 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch, and Bottom 1 Inch. 
  4. Word limit for each post is 1500-1800 words (exclusive of endnotes). Articles exceeding the word limit shall be accepted subject to the discretion of the Board. If accepted, they shall be published in two parts.
  5. Authors are required to provide an abstract of 100-150 words along with keywords that represent the essence of the submission. The abstract is to be submitted along with the article itself in the same document as of the blog submission. 
  6. The entries should be submitted only in .doc/.docx format. 
  7. Entries selected, after the Peer Review process by Argus Partners, shall be published on the RSRR website. 
  8. The manuscripts which are selected by the Board shall be replied to within 21 days of the submission. In case no reply is received from the Board within 21 days, the article shall be deemed to be rejected. 
  9. E-certificates will be awarded to the authors of each published blog. 
  10. Co-authorship up to a maximum of two persons is permitted. 
  11. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript. 
  12. Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited. 
  13. Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RGNUL Student Research Review.
  14. All moral rights shall vest with the author(s). 
  15. The manuscripts not abiding by the above guidelines are subject to rejection.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE 

All the submissions must be made through the Google Form. Any submission made via any other mode than the one suggested or even via mail shall not be considered. 

CONTACT 

For any queries, mail us at [email protected]

RSRR website can be accessed here

Previous Blog Series can be accessed here.


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