Journal of Sports Law, Policy and Governance


“The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete”

-Pierre de Coubertin, The Olympian (1984) by Peter L. Dixon

In the past decade, the world of sports has transformed like a butterfly. On the fairer side this transformation has brought a more robust framework for Administration, Regulation and Organization of modern sports. Among all these positives, what remains a matter of concern for agencies around the world are the darker aspects of this unhinged transformation which includes but is not limited to issues of Doping, Inequality, Corruption, Mismanagement and Erroneous Decision Making. Within a system of such dis-balance agencies and nations across the globe have become more reliant on specific set of laws, policy guidance and good governance. These overhauling changes in the vision of the stakeholders has surely brought a more positive outlook for the sports and is a step towards a better future but with a plethora of laws and policy provisions comes the evil of burgeoning litigation which is quite evident from the fact that each passing day newer and newer issues are being brought up and discussed in domestic courts all over the world. Even the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the highest tribunal for resolving disputes in sports is no exception to this rising phenomenon. Keeping all such material findings in light, it has become quite imperative for the Academia to come up with modern legal scholarship and develop it further in order to contribute and provide reasoned solutions to the spate of questions that have crept up in recent times. We at JSLPG are trying to lend our support in building a global initiative for research and development in Sports Laws, Policy and Governance wherein we seek to play a small but efficient role in resolving these issues through conclusive analysis, planned strategy and project development.


The JSLPG (Journal of Sports Law, Policy and Governance) will be a peer reviewed open-access journal published under the aegis of North-East Students for the Furtherance of International Law (NESFIL), an International Law Students Association (ILSA) in collaboration with National Law University, Assam. The JSLPG will be published bi-annually (May and December) in the niche area of International Sports Law, Policy and Governance. The JSLPG would be the first and the only journal in India of its type to encourage the study of Sports Law in the light of Policy, Governance and other allied issues. Manuscripts are invited from practitioners, academicians, students and other stakeholders in the similar area of study. The Journal will maintain an august Editorial Panel of International Sports Law experts. The Journal aims to highlight the critical issues affecting the formulation, regulation and implementation of the law and policy affecting the sports in present times. The JSLPG will focus on contemporary issues relating to sports law with a comparative approach but quality research work on any significant issue concerning the aspect of sports law and policy would be welcomed. The editorial board will also organize several events to promote interest and scholarship in the field of Sports law in addition to the publication of this journal. This would include colloquiums, an annual essay competition and a quiz series. We are an equitable and gender-neutral organization. In line with the organization's traditional policy of promoting gender equality, female academics and/or practitioners are particularly encouraged to send their proposals Below is the list of people who have given their assent to be on board for the Journal (More Individuals would be added soon):

List of Advisors associated with Journal for Sports Law, Policy and Governance (Non-Exhaustive)

  • Patron In Chief, Hon'ble Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Shri Ajit Singh
  • Prof. Dr J.S.Patil, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Assam
  • Niloy Dutta, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • Shamnad Basheer, Leading Expert and Professor of IP Law at Nirma University

List of Executive Members associated with Journal for Sports Law, Policy and Governance (Non-Exhaustive)

    • Abantee Dutta, Cofounder & Director, Studio Nilima
    • Nandan Kamath, Founder, LawNK
    • Kaushik Moitra, Former Partner, TMT Law Practice, Partner, ArtheLaw
    • Vidushpat Singhania, Partner, Krida Legal, Author, Law of Sports in India
    • Aahna Mehrotra, Sports and Management Consultant, Previously TMT Law Practice
    • Anish Dayal, Sports Counsel and Practice, Supreme Court of India

List of Editorial Members associated with Journal for Sports Law, Policy and Governance (Non-Exhaustive)

    • Satchit Bhogle, Associate, Hariani & Co., Founder, Indian Sports Law Blog
    • Shivam Singh, Counsel, Supreme Court of India
    • Chiradeep Basak, Erasmus Mundus Fellow, Assistant Professor, National Law University, Assam
    • Nick De Marco, Blackstone Chambers, United Kingdom.
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