Guidelines for Seminar Paper Preparation

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

Guidelines for Seminar Paper Preparation

  1. Topic / title: must be approved by the course teacher (topic must be consisting of minimum two variables)
  2. Pages: 30-40 (excluding front pages/ enclosures/annexure/introductory pages /list of cases / bibliography)
  3. Main body – Times New Roman 12 font, 1.5 spacing between the lines
  4. Footnotes – Times New Roman, 10 font and single spacing between the lines (Blue Book method of citation 19th edn). There must be proper acknowledgement of source if anything is borrowed from books, articles etc. No portion should be borrowed from any work without acknowledging the source. The borrowed portion must appear within double inverted commas. If more than four sentences are borrowed that portion must appear in indented form.
  5. Originality: The student must endeavour to write seminar paper with originality. Anti- Plagiarism software shall be run and a maximum of 30% of Plagiarism shall be permitted. A softcopy on CD must be submitted along with hardcopy, without which submission shall not be counted.
  6. The paper shall be evaluated for total 100 marks, out of which 70 marks shall be awarded for written submission and 30 marks shall be awarded for presentation.
  7. Contents: (a) Introduction (it must include background which makes the topic relevant)

(b) The main body: Legal issues must be framed and accordingly subtopics must be made. Subtopics must contain analysis of legal issues with the help of primary and secondary sources. )

(c)  The following must be added in the seminar paper document:

  1. Title page with the name and number of Seminar Paper with Code; Title of the work along university logo; ‘Submitted by’ and ‘Submitted to’
Submitted to Submitted by
Name of the supervisor



Name of the student

Enrollment no.

Batch, Semester and section

Period of submission in this seminar paper as ‘Month, Year’Name of the university

  1. Contents page (detailed contents)
  • Student affidavit
  1. Supervisor certificate
  2. Acknowledgement
  3. Abbreviation page
  • List of tables (includes table of cases, pictures, data,…)
  • Statement of the Research problem
  1. Literature review
  2. Research questions/Research Objectives
  3. Methodology
  • Main Body
  • Summary of the findings
  • Conclusion and recommendations, if any
  1. Bibliography
  • Annexures if any
  • Page Numbers {front pages and back pages shall run in roman numbers (I, II, III…..) and the project shall be in regular numbers (1, 2, 3….)}



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