About RSRR

The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Journal is a bi-annual, student run, blind peer reviewed, flagship journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It has been founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white. Legal Research skills form the core of the learning process in any dimension of law.

About Saikrishna and Associates Advocates 

Saikrishna and Associates Advocates is a Tier-1 full-service firm and its expertise extends across wide practice areas and issues related to clients from diverse sectors. The firm has been recognized in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the Asia Pacific Chambers and Partners in 2018. An academically and research driven firm, the Firm’s consumer law practice has also gained prominence through the years. The Firm has represented thousands of clients in hundreds of consumer complaints, making it a leading law Firm for consumers across India.

The Editorial Board in collaboration with Saikrishna and Associates Advocates invites submissions from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries and students on the theme “Protecting Consumers in the 21st Century: Broadening the Outlook.” 


The dawn of the 21st century has witnessed drastic changes in the market dynamics, the modus operandi of businesses and the technological landscape. With the advent of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019  new concepts to protect the consumers have been introduced, namely criminal liability, product liability, liability for misleading/ false advertisements, amongst many. However, despite the recent turn of legislative measures, the implementation and realisation of the objectives of CPA, 2019 is yet to be tested. A comprehensive legislation entailing a strong consumer protection framework and an efficient consumer disputes redressal mechanism has always been a challenge for India.

Thus, in light of the changing market dynamics and evolving consumer protection laws, RSRR seeks to delve into this theme, to review the legal and policy framework in today’s consumer centric economy.

We welcome submissions from legal practitioners, academicians, students and members of the legal fraternity.

For more details, kindly refer to the ‘Call for Papers’ PDF attached, herein.

Sub themes

RSRR invites submissions on the following sub-themes:

  1. Liability under Consumer Protection: A Boon or a Bane?
  2. Criminal Liability: A Step Backwards?
  3. Critical Analysis of the Product Liability Framework
  4. Imputability of liability in the age of Robots and AI
  5. Protecting a Digital Consumer
  6. The Impact of AI on Consumerism
  7. Privacy of an Online Consumer
  8. Unsolicited Commercial Communications
  9. Changing Ambits of Consumer Grievance Redressal Mechanism: A Cross Jurisdictional Analysis
  10. Mediation as a Fresh Resolution Mechanism
  11. The Arbitrability of Consumer Disputes
  12. Expanding the Jurisdiction of Consumer Disputes
  13. Online Dispute Resolution: A Viable Remedy?
  14. Consumer Law in a Global Village
  15. Need for Uniform and Standard Principles of International Consumerism
  16. Jurisdictional and Enforcement Issues vis-a-vis Cross-Border Trade
  17. Comparative Consumer Law: Analyzing International Best Practices
  18. Revamping the definition of ‘Service’
  19. Educational Institutions: Serving Students?
  20. Accountability for ‘Free’ Healthcare Services?
  21. Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms: A Consumer Issue?
  22. Applicability of Sovereign Immunity for Government Services
  23. Aggregators and Gig Economy: Are gig workers consumers?
  24. Issues Around Consumer Consent
  25. Consenting to Unfair Contractual Terms
  26. Impact of Big Data Analytics on Consumer Rights
  27. Consent in Internet of Things and Consumer Law
  28. Consumer Protection in the Financial Sector
  29. Regulating Fin-Tech and E-payment Portals
  30. Deficiency of Service by Banks- An Expansive Interpretation
  31. Insurance Regulation for the Benefit of the Consumer
  32. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Issues vis-à-vis Consumer Laws
  33. Consumer as a Creditor to the Corporate Debtor
  34. Concurrent Reliefs for a Consumer
  35. Individual Bankruptcy: A Consumer Protection Measure or a Market Abuse Measure?
  36. Evolving Anti-Competitive Practices and Consumer Protection: Are the existing legislations adequate?
  37. Consumer Protection and Environmental Sustainability: Creating a Balance
  38. IPR Regulation for Consumer Benefit
  39. Regulation of Advertising and Marketing Laws: Influencing Consumers’ Behavior
  40. Liability of Advertising Agencies and Influencers
  41. E-Commerce Portals: Targeting Online Consumers
  42. Regulation of Telemarketing and Robocalls
  43. Deceiving Vulnerable Consumers: Advertising and Trademarks

Note: The submissions are, however, not restricted to the aforementioned sub themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories: –

  • Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words)
  • Short Notes (3,500 to 5,000 words)
  • Case Comments (2,500 to 4,500 words)
  • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)

Instructions for Authors

  1. All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  2. All footnotes shall be in Garamond 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC).
  3. Margins: Left 1 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch (A4).
  4. The word limit is exclusive of all the footnotes.
  5. Co-authorship is allowed up to 2 authors.
  6. All entries should be submitted in .doc/ .docx format only.
  7. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted paper. In case of any plagiarism found in the contents of submitted paper, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

Abstract Submission

All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of subject to a maximum of 250 words. Abstract shall also be accompanied by at least 3 keywords in the paper, up to a maximum of 7 keywords.

Submission Procedure

The abstracts and the papers must be mailed at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in, with the subject “Submission for Volume 7, Issue 1 – Type of Submission (Article/ Short Note/ Case Comment/ Normative Law Articles)”.

The submissions of abstracts and papers should accompany a cover letter specifying author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and email for future reference in the mail body itself.


The last date for submissions of abstracts is 15th October, 2020 by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time).

Deadline for final paper submission is 15th November, 2020 by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time).


For any further queries, contact the Editorial Board at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in

Furthermore, the following people can be contacted:

Senior Editors 

Stuti Srivastava (98738-81807)

Aditya Vyas (94148-78054)

Sehaj Singh Cheema (87250-82864)

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