The following summary of rules is intended to assist authors in complying with the Standard Indian Legal Citation before submitting their memorials for the competition. It is intended as a quick guide only. Many rules are not listed, and any ambiguity should be resolved by reference to a full copy of the Standard Indian Legal Citation. Full SILC manual can be accessed free of cost by registering here.
General (SILC Chapter 1)
- Dates: When providing dates, always provide dates in the format of day/month/year.
- Names: First names and middle names of authors shall be abbreviated by using the first letter of the name followed by a period. The last name shall be provided in full.
- Ibid should be used to refer to a source in the immediately preceding footnote.
- ‘Supra’ should be used where a source has been cited in a previous footnote other than the immediately preceding footnote or in the immediately preceding footnote, if it is not the only source in that footnote.
Other important things:
- All footnotes should end with a full stop.
- Footnote numbers should appear after the relevant punctuation in the text.
- Bibliographies should be excluded.
Cases (SILC Chapter 2)
- Published: Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala, AIR 1973 SC 1461, 1480.
- Unpublished: State of Bihar v. Nirmal Kumar Gupta, Civil Appeal No. 128 of 2013 (Supreme Court, 08/01/2013).
Legislative Materials (SILC Chapter 2)
- Statutes: S. 376(2) (g), The Indian Penal Code, 1960.
- Bills: The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2012 (pending).
Journal Articles (SILC Chapter 2)
- Hard Copy: C.D. Singh, P. Pranjal & S. Arora, The Protection of Children from the Sexual Offences Act, 2012: A Critique of the Decision to Raise the Age of Consent for Sexual Relations, 3 Journal of Indian Law & Society 286, 300 (2012).
- Online: C.D. Singh, P. Pranjal & S. Arora, The Protection of Children from the Sexual Offences Act, 2012: A Critique of the decision to raise the age of consent for sexual relations, 3 Journal of Indian Law & Society 286, 300 (2012), available at https://jils.ac.in/wpcontent/uploads/2012/11/chitwan-prashant-sahil1.pdf, last seen on 11/11/2013.
Books (SILC Chapter 2)
- Authored Books: P.C. Markenda, Law Relating to Arbitration & Conciliation, 98 (6th ed., 2006).
- Edited Books: V.N. Shukla’s Constitution of India, 219 (M.P. Singh, 12th ed., 2013).