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3rd International Academic Tour for Indian Law Students to Canada. Tour Dates: 23rd July – 4th August, 2017

Indian National Bar Association – 3rd International Academic Tour for Indian Law Students

Indian National Bar Association is pleased to announce its 3rd International Academic Tour for Indian Law Students to Canada

Tour Dates: 23rd July – 4th August, 2017


  • Students of 3rd, 4th & 5th year from five year Integrated LL.B Courses and Students of 2nd & 3rd year from three year LL.B course are eligible.
  • Students securing first division throughout their previous semesters / years of their course
  • Should be proficient in speaking and understanding English.
  • Must have received a Non Objection Certificate from his/her college for the tour.
  • Must have an interest in pursuing higher studies from Canada
  • Must have consent from parents and an undertaking duly signed by them.
  • Must have an Indian Passport with validity up to 2 years.

Purpose of Tour:
This tour has been planned to provide law students an overview of Legal Education & Practice in Canada as well as to make them learn the Judicial and Parliamentary system of Canada. This tour will also include the discussion of the opening foreign legal market in India and making good relations among the countries.

The maximum number of students to be selected is 50.

Benefits of the Tour:

  • Opportunity to meet & interact with dignitaries
  • Opportunity to visit Law Schools of Canada
  • Opportunity to learn Canada Legal Education
  • Interaction with the Faculty of Canada Law Schools
  • Interaction with Law Students of Canada
  • Learn about pursuing higher legal education in Canada
  • Lectures by various Law Schools
  • Certificate of completion
  • Learn about Canada Bar Exam
  • Interaction with Canada Law Firms & Lawyers
  • Learning opportunities about International Diplomacy

Tour Cost:

  • The total cost of the tour is INR 2,20,000
  • Early Bird Discount: INR 20,000 by 31st March, 2017
  • To confirm their participation for the tour, one has to pay upfront initial reservation charges of INR 50,000 latest by 15th April, 2017
  • Last Date to make remaining amount is 25th April, 2017

Application Procedure:
Interested students are required to send an email with the subject “Application for INBA Academic Tour to Canada” on and cc to; the following compulsory documents are to be attached in the mail:

  • Updated CV
  • Scanned copy of the previous semesters / years results
  • Scanned copy of College ID Card

Mode of Payment
By Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of “Indian National Bar Association” to be sent at A-298, New Friends Colony, New Delhi – 110025.

Important Dates:

Releasing of the Tour:

10th March, 2017

Early Bird Discount:

31st March, 2017

Last date to apply for the tour:

10th April, 2017

Releasing of selected students names:

12th April, 2017

Last date for the Payment of Reservation charges:

15th April, 2017

Last date for the payment of remaining amount:

25th April, 2017

Allotment of Visa Letters:

31st April, 2017

Ms. Archana Aggarwal
Indian National Bar Association
Phone: +91 – 9971532995

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3rd One-day Certificate program on Environmental Law. Apply before 15th April, 2017.

3rd One-day Certificate program on Environmental Law

AU Law Biz in collaboration with Trust Legal Advocates & Consultants is going to organize the 3rd one-day certificate program on Environmental Law.

Date: 24th June, 2017
Venue: R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, Africa Avenue, New Delhi

About the Programme:
The programme will focus on various practical aspects of Environmental laws practice in the country, including Environmental Due Diligence, Environmental Audits, Environmental Litigation and various statutory and regulatory compliance.

Speakers at this certificate program would be leading environmental lawyers of India, prominent social scientists, renowned conservation biologists and expert retired members from Ministry of Environment and Forests, and Pollution Control Boards / Committees.

Registration Fee:

  • Rs. 2500/- per participant

The last date for Registration is 15th April, 2017.

Ms. Priyakshi Bhatnagar
Phone: +91-8800863145

AU Law Biz

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NUALS Law Journal (11th Edition): Submit before 20th March, 2017.

NUALS Law Journal (11th Edition): Call for Papers

The Editorial Board of the NUALS Law Journal (ISSN Number 2319-8273) is inviting submissions for its 11th Edition. The Journal, being the flagship law review of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies is a multidisciplinary, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal.

We welcome submissions on any topic of law of contemporary relevance, from academicians, legal practitioners, students and researchers from the legal community. All submissions will go through a rigorous review process and possible editing by the Editorial Board.

We accept submissions under the following categories:

  • Articles of length 3000 to 6000 words (inclusive of footnotes); articles exceeding the word limit may be considered on merit.
  • Short Notes and Commentaries between 1000 and 3000 words.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • All submissions must follow the Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC), non-conformity will be a ground for rejection.
  • Submissions must be in Times New Roman font, with size 12 and line spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes must be in Times New Roman font, with size 10 and line spacing 1.
  • Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx formats only.

Receipt of submission will be intimated to the authors within one week of submission.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission are to be made only in electronic form and must be sent to
  • All submissions are to contain an Abstract of not more than 150 words, accompanying the article.
  • By submitting an article the author undertakes that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  • Plagiarism will result in summary rejection of the submission.
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of two authors.

All submissions for the current issue must reach on or before 20th March, 2017.

NUALS Law Journal

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CASIHR Journal on Human Rights Practice (JHRP): Submit before 20th May, 2017

CASIHR Journal on Human Rights Practice (JHRP): Call for Papers

Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR) at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab invites articles, case comments and book reviews for the first volume. second issue of the CASIHR Journal on Human Rights Practice.

About the Journal:
The CASIHR Journal on Human Rights Practice (CASIHR JHRP) is an endeavour of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR) in furtherance of its aim of understanding the expanding horizons of Human Rights Law and Practice. The journal is a biannual peer reviewed journal aimed at contributing to the literature on Human Rights and providing a platform for academicians, professionals and students to contribute to its growth in addition to promote research and deliberation in the field of Human Rights. It aims at encouraging academicians, professionals as well as students to contribute articles, essays, book reviews and case comments related to the field of Human Rights.

The theme of the Journal for the second issue is “Human Rights Education in India”. Only submissions relevant to the theme will be considered.


Submissions can be made under the following heads:

  • Long Articles: Word limit of 6000 words.
  • Short Articles: Word Limit of 4000 to 4500 words.
  • Case Comments: Word Limit of 1500 to 2000 words.
  • Book Reviews: Word limit of 2000 to 2500 words.

The word limit is exclusive of footnotes

Submission Guidelines:

  • All Submissions must be accompanied by an Abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • The body of the document must be in Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and Line Spacing of 1.5.
  • All the footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 and with single line spacing.
  • The citations must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition)
  • Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors.
  • All submissions are required to be mailed in .doc / .docx format only.

Submissions which do not adhere to the guidelines provided shall not be considered for review. Submissions which meet all the requirements would go under a peer review by the academicians, professionals and other experts in the field of Human Rights and only the recommended works would be published.

All the submissions must be mailed only to with a cover letter specifying the following:

  • Name of Author(s)
  • Designation
  • Name and Address of Institution
  • Contact Details – Address and Mobile Number

The last date for submission of manuscripts is 20th May, 2017 (11:59 PM).

Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR)
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Sidhuwal Bhadson, Road
Patiala – 147001, Punjab
Phone: 0175-2391383

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National Seminar on “Reforms in Personal Laws in India: Problems & Prospects” -ICFAI Law School-8th April, 2017

National Seminar on “Reforms in Personal Laws in India: Problems & Prospects”

ICFAI Law School is going to organize the National Seminar on “Reforms in Personal Laws in India: Problems & Prospects”

Date: 8th April, 2017
Venue: The ICFAI University, Rajawala Road, Central Hope Town, Selaqui, Dehradun

Concept Note:
A 35 years old Muslim woman Shayara Bano, recently moved the Supreme Court of India seeking a ban on instantaneous triple talaq (Talaq-e-Biddat), Polygamy, Halala. Her petition in the Supreme Court makes no mention of the Uniform Civil Code, neither does it ask for codification of Muslim Personal Law. She has sought equality before law and protection against discrimination on the basis of her gender and religion. She challenged a personal law practice citing her fundamental rights. As the Supreme Court of India is adjudicating the matter by constituting Constitutional Bench, no decision has been taken yet.

The Secretary of All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPB) as respondent number 7 in the writ petition filed its counter affidavit contending that the present edition does not fall within the Judicial Review. It further submitted that personal laws do not derive their validity on the ground that they have been passed or made by a legislature or other competent authority in the territory of India. The founding sources of both the Hindu and Mohammeden laws are their respective scriptural texts. The basic principles which are the basis of Hindu / Muslim / Christian personal laws are peculiar to their own religion, which cannot be challenged on the ground of being violative of Part-III of the Constitution of India.


  • Need for Reforms in Personal Laws in India: An Analysis.
  • Scope of Reforms in Personal Laws is a matter of Legislative Policy.
  • Authoritative sources behind Personal Laws in India and Role of Religion to control the Personal Laws.
  • Challenging of Personal Laws under Part- III of the Constitution of India.
  • Accountability of Secular State for violations caused by the operation of Personal Laws.
  • Scope of re-writing the Personal Laws of a community for social reforms.
  • Scope of Judicial Interpretation over the matter of Personal Laws based on religious scriptures in India.
  • Whether for reforms, it is permissible to change the practices or acts done in pursuance of religion?
  • Scope of Reforms in Personal Laws vis-a-vis religious communities in India.
  • Scope of Introduction of Uniform Civil Code in India

Identified issues / Sub-themes are only illustrative. Participants may select the related topics covered under the main theme.

Call for Papers:

  • Research papers / Articles and Case Studies from legal fraternity are invited for presentation in the National Seminar. Communication of acceptance will be sent to authors for presentation.
  • Co-authorship is allowed, but each author is required to register and pay the registration fees individually.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The submission shall consist of an abstract and full paper.
  • An abstract shall not be more than 250 words excluding title and keywords.
  • The length of the paper should not exceed 3000 words.
  • Footnotes must conform to the authoritative standard, rules of legal citation and must include a description of each authority adequate enough to allow a reasonable reader to identify and locate the authority in a publication of general circulation.
  • Paper should be in MS Word format, with the subject “National Seminar on Reforms in Personal Laws in India: Problems & Prospects”.
  • Cover page must contain name, nationality, e-mail address, contact number, and name of the College / University along with the address of the participants.
  • In case of co-authorship, the covering letter should include details of all the Authors.
  • Submission of Abstract and full paper must be made to
  • Delegates must submit the hard copy of his / her paper on the day of seminar, at registration desk.
  • The paper should be in the following format:
    • Font Type: Times New Roman
    • Font Size: 12 pt
    • Line Spacing: 1.5
    • Footnote Size: 10 pt

The Abstract and full length paper must include Title, Author(s) Name & Designation, Name of the Institution of the researcher and e-mail address.

Registration Details:

Delegate Categories

Upto 25th March, 2017

After 25th March, 2017 / On the Spot Registration

Students / Research Scholars

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 600/-

Advocates / Academicians

Rs. 800/-


Payment should be made by Cash / Demand Draft (any nationalized Bank) / NEFT/ RTGS. No T.A. & D.A. shall be provided to delegates by the organizers. Other details regarding Seminar can be obtained from the Organising Secretary / Co-ordinator. The Demand Draft shall be drawn in the favour of “The ICFAI University Imprest Account” payable at Dehradun and must be sent to:

Mrs. Monica Kharola
Joint Director of the National Seminar on “Reforms in Personal Laws in India: Problems & Prospects”
ICFAI Law School,
The ICFAI University, Dehradun
Rajawala Road, Central Hope Town,
Selaqui, Dehradun – 248197
Phone: +919412382373, +918941827247

To confirm the registration, the scanned copy of the Demand Draft / Transaction No. must be emailed to

ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University, Dehradun will arrange accommodation on prior intimation for the delegates on twin sharing basis @ Rs.300/- (Room Rent, bedding, complimentary breakfast and dinner) per person per day.

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract Submission:

25th March, 2017

Last date for communication of acceptance of Abstract:

31st March, 2017

Last date for submission of full Paper:

5th April, 2017

Mr. Amarjeet Ranjan
Phone: +91-8941827247

Mr. Vishal Parashar
Phone: +91-7895545457

Ms. Tamana Kaushik
Phone: +91-8755834111

ICFAI Law School
The ICFAI University, Dehradun
Rajawala Road, Central Hope Town,
Selaqui, Dehradun – 248197
Phone: +919412382373, +918941827247

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International Symposium on “Contemporary International Affairs” 16th April, 2017

International Symposium on “Contemporary International Affairs”

The Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs (ISSN 2518-3257) in association with Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, is going to organize a one day International Symposium on ‘Contemporary International Affairs’.

Date: 16th April, 2017
Venue: Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Who can participate?
Students, academicians, bureaucrats, professionals, diplomats, researchers etc. from various fields of law and/or international affairs, allied subjects and multi-disciplinary fields are invited to contribute to the Symposium.

The themes and sub-themes listed below are only indicative to give the prospective authors an idea about the ambit of discussion and may be used to take inspiration should the authors want to write about issues along the same threads.

    • International Humanitarian Law
      • International law as a tool to curb Accidental Nuclear Detonations
      • Privatization of War
      • Atrocities on Women and Children in Conflict-Ridden Areas
      • Right to Self-Determination of a State and Modern International Law
      • Intersection of Refugee Law with International Humanitarian Law
      • Asylum and rights of Refugees fleeing persecution


    • International Corporations and Political Influence
      • Role of CSR in Private International Law
      • International Environmental Conventions and their effect on Corporations
      • Role of OPEC in regulating the global oil markets
      • Oil spills and its interplay with International Law – with a stress upon the Law of Seas Convention regarding Offshore Drilling


    • Diplomacy and Extradition
      • Diplomatic Immunity and its limitations under International Law
      • Laws regarding extradition for grave crimes
      • The effect of Peacekeeping Operations in controlling mass internal and external violence in war hit countries
      • Diplomacy and Energy Security
      • Diplomacy and Terrorism
      • Trans-boundary Crisis Management


    • International Armed Conflicts, War, and Terrorism
      • Sexual violence perpetrated during armed conflicts
      • Role of Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflicts
      • Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) and use of force
      • The impact of Armed Conflicts on general International Law
      • Contribution of LOAC to the humanisation of International Law
      • Law of Armed Conflict and its influence on the rules on State Responsibility in International Law.
      • Growth of rights and obligations of individuals and the Non-State armed groups under LOAC


  • International Commercial Arbitration
    • International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues
    • Transnational Dispute Management
    • Challenge, recognition and enforcement of awards
    • UNCITRAL Model on International Commercial Arbitration
    • International domain name disputes under Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
    • The role of Public Policy in International Arbitration

Call for Papers:

Submission Guidelines:
The Abstract should be accompanied by a cover page comprising a brief profile of the author including the current academic position, e-mail ID, contact number and official address.

  • The word limit for Abstracts is 200-250 words.
  • The submissions should be original and unpublished.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to five persons.
  • Full name(s) of the Author(s), along with their designations must be given.
  • The Harvard Bluebook (19th Edition) citation style should strictly be followed in the submissions, non-compliance to which will lead to it being summarily rejected.
  • The word limit for research papers is 3000-5000 words (maximum, excluding footnotes).
  • The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, with font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single line spacing.
  • A margin of four centimeters should be left on all sides.
  • Page borders should not be used.
  • The paper should be submitted in MS Word Format.
  • Abstracts & research papers may be submitted to the Convener of the symposium at

The Registration fee for the seminar is as follows:

    • Indian authors:
      • Students: Rs. 1500/-
      • Researchers / professionals: Rs. 2000/-


    • Authors from SAARC countries:
      • Students: US $30
      • Researchers / professionals: US $40


  • Authors from non-SAARC countries:
    • Students: US $40
    • Researchers / professionals: US $50

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract Submission:

25th March, 2017

Notification of selected Abstracts:

30th March, 2017

Last date for submission of papers:

14th April, 2017

Seminar :

16th April, 2017

Mr. Vaibhav Pratap Singh
Seminar Convener
Managing Editor, International Journal of Law & International Affairs
Phone: +91-9953762276

Mr. Mohammad Saad Khan
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Law & International Affairs
Phone: +91-9540378500


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2nd Annual ADR, Compliance & Competition Law Summit – The GC Handbook

2nd Annual ADR, Compliance & Competition Law Summit – The GC Handbook

Kluwer Law Conference for in-house Counsel is going to organize the 2nd Annual ADR, Compliance & Competition Law Summit – “The GC Handbook”.

Date: 23rd March, 2017
Venue: Le Meridien, Sovereign I, Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi

The programme is conducted by industry experts, practitioners and academics who are able to provide participants a well-balanced blend of theoretical fundamentals and practical applications.

Registration Fees:

  • Normal rate: US $740
  • Half Day rate: US $420
  • Early Bird rate US $592 (on or before 8th March, 2017)
  • Supporting Organisation rate: US $592

Payment must be made to Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong before the event date.

Mr. Jason Sinclair
Managing Director, Legal Plus
Phone: +852 9262 2838

Legal Plus Asia
Phone: +852 9262 2838

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National Seminar on Constitutional Governance and Protection of Minorities Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow

National Seminar on Constitutional Governance and Protection of Minorities

Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow is going to organize the National Seminar on Constitutional Governance and Protection of Minorities.

Date: 2nd April, 2017
Venue: University of Lucknow, Second Campus, Janakipuram.

About the Seminar:
The Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow is a premier institution in India. The faculty in the pursuit of academic excellence purposes to organize a National Seminar on “Constitutional Governance & Protection of Minorities” on 2nd April, 2017. India due to its geographical physiographic condition has been a refugee of almost all human races from every corner of world.

These migrants in due course of time established a plural society of India with several minorities. Minority is a Thai word which finds relative expression in Indian Constitution to religion, language, script or culture. Zorastrians, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jainis are some of the minorities. India which is a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic took due care of these minorities in its constitutional federal tandem and provided special protection to them in its Constitution. However, these minorities got marginalized from the mainstream of the society, and justice, social, economic and political remained a distant dream for them so far.

The reason is obvious as in democracy; the government is run on false assumption of majority which often may be not so right. Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee Report of 2005 is still an eye-opener regarding plight of Muslim minorities.

Problems of these minorities in a plural, federal, secular, constitutional government is unending some of them may be illustrated as participation in governance & public bodies, higher education, declining status of Urdu language, modernization of madarsas, misuse of wakf properties, harassment of Muslim youths in the name of extremism, diminishing number of jainis and Parsis, religious and organized communal violence against minorities, Uniform Civil Code, conversion, love-jihad, honour killings, exploitation of ethnic races and protection of tribes, deprivation of tribal community of their riparian rights, affirmative action for the minority, employment, religious intolerance etc.

Article 25 to 30, provisions in directive principles of state policy of Indian Constitution, establishment of National Minority Commission in 1993 and Indian Judiciary by its radical judgments have constantly protected the minorities from exploitation of majority which was done knowingly and unknowingly.

This seminar is an attempt to discuss and deliberate upon the contentious issues pertaining to minorities with a legal angle upon which people avoid to speak generally. We hope that outcome of this seminar shall be helpful in establishment of an egalitarian secular society where minorities can equally enjoy all fruits of a federal free state while maintaining their identities

Themes of the Seminar:

  • Constitutional Governance: Minorities, Social & Economic Justice
  • Constitutional Governance: Federalism, Pluralism & Minorities
  • Constitutional Governance: Minorities & Secularism
  • Constitutional Governance: Minorities & Communal Violence
  • Constitutional Governance: Minorities & Their Private Affairs

Call for Papers:
Academicians, lawyers, scholars and members of civil society are hereby invited to contribute papers for the National Seminar. The contributions shall be forwarded in soft copies according to the schedule provided hereunder.

However, prior registration would be necessary so as to ensure proper arrangement of the seminar as the whole. The prospective participants are also expected to forward their itinerary well in advance. No TA/DA shall be provided by the University and therefore the participants should obtain the same from their respective institutions. Soft copy of papers and Abstract may kindly be forwarded to the following email:


  • The registered participants only shall be allowed to present their papers in the seminar subject to submission of complete papers in due course of time. Papers received after stipulated deadline shall not be entertained for participation in seminar. All abstracts shall be published in souvenir. Selected papers shall be published in a book containing ISBN No.
  • The papers should be developed and written in a symmetrical way of responding to a theme of seminar. It should have proper research questions and should also reflect the findings. The paper should not be more than 5000 words. The abstract should not be more than 250 words. Papers are acceptable both in English and Hindi and the paper must be typed in the font: Times New Roman and Kruti Dev respectively. Font shall be in the size of 12. Footnotes shall be in the size of 10. Line spacing shall be 1.5 inches. Uniform style of citation shall be there. Personal details of the author shall be given on front page.


  • The Registration fee for the seminar is Rs. 500/- for students and Rs. 700/- for research scholars, academicians and others.
  • No TA/DA shall be provided.

Registration fees shall be deposited on spot or can be deposited through NEFT or RTGS. Cheques are not acceptable.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of abstracts:

20th March, 2017

Last date for submission of papers:

25th March, 2017

Dr. Mohd Ahmad
Organising Secretary
Phone: +91-9415836113

Dr. Kamal Ahmad Khan
Deputy Organising Secretary
Phone: +91-9415470841

Dr. Harish Chandra Ram
Deputy Organising Secretary
Phone: +91-9936744665

Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow,
New Campus, Lucknow
Jankipuram extension,
Lucknow – 226031
Phone: +91-9415027528, 0522-2732220

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GNLU’s National Seminar On Role of Women in Sustainable Development [April 1, Gandhinagar]: Submit by March 28

GNLU’s National Seminar On Role of Women in Sustainable Development [April 1, Gandhinagar]: Submit by March 28

About the Seminar:

Gujarat National Law University in association with National Commission for Women (NCW) is organising a National Seminar on “Role of Women in Sustainable Development” on April 1, 2017.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To identify the social, legal and economic hurdles in enabling the women in playing their role
  • To understand the vital role played by women in the global objectives of achieving sustainable development
  •  To come out with concrete suggestion for improving and encouraging the role of women in sustainable development.


  • Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
  • Investment in Education of Women and Sustainable Development
  • Realization of Human Rights for Women and Girl Child
  • Role of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Development
  • The Economics of Gender
  • Women and Environment
  • Women as Primary Energy Managers
  • Women: The Future We Want
  • Women’s Health and Sustainability
  • Gender Equality and Media.
  • The Role of Government in upliftment of Women in the Society.


  • Eminent academics
  • Law professionals
  • Students
  • Researchers

A short presentation (5-8 minutes) based on the abstract has to be made by participants on the day of the conference.

Full paper has to be submitted later which shall come up as a publication.

Date of Seminar: April 1

Last date of submitting the abstract: March 28

Fee: No registration fee

For any details about the seminar, you may send an email to or call Amit Agrawal (9998923457), Himanshu Pabreja (9979539061) or Aditya Joshi (9687733015).

Please find the Seminar Brochure here.


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MNLU Mumbai Law Review: Submit by 30 April 2017

MNLU Mumbai Law Review: Submit by 30 April 2017

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai announces the launching of their flagship journal – MNLU Mumbai Law Review and call for papers for the first issue.

The MNLU Mumbai Law Review is an academically-led, blind peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal, which aims to publish high-quality scholarship on law and legal studies spanning all areas including comparative, international and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

It offers a forum for the community of scholars both within and outside India to take a broad inter-disciplinary approach to the study of law; thereby reaching a wide  readership, including legal academics, social scientists, jurist, students.

Important dates:

  • Submission of Manuscript for the first issue : April 30, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance of papers : May 15, 2017
  • Publication of first issue : June 2017

Submission Guidelines:

Contributions are invited from author(s) for any one of the following four sections of the Journal.

1. Long Articles of 5000 to 7000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
2. Short Articles of 3000 to 4000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
3. Case Comment /Legislative Critique & Notes upto 2500 words (inclusive of footnotes)
4. Book Review upto 2000 words (inclusive of footnotes).

All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words, inclusive of 5 (five) keywords.

The title page should include the title, author’s names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including email address and telephone number.

Style sheet:

  • Formatting Style : The paper should be typed on standard A4 size page, with one-inch margin on each side and has to be in MS Word format  (.doc or .docx).
  • Font type: Times New Roman; Font size for body text: 12; Line spacing: 1.5.
  • Font size for footnotes: 10; however two separate footnotes should be double-spaced. Reference style shall follow 19th Bluebook edition.

All Submissions should be emailed to

For any queries you may contact Mr. Sajid Sheikh : +91 9550965275 or Mr. Ashok Chikte : +91 9921955734.

Editorial Team:  

  • Patron-In-Chief: Hon’ble Justice Shri. S. A. Bobde, Chancellor, MNLU Mumbai
  • Editor-In-Chief: Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice-Chancellor, MNLU Mumbai
  • Editor: Ms. Swatee Yogessh, Assistant Professor
  • Associate Editors: Ms. Saumya Uma, Assistant Professor; Mr. Upamanyu Sengupta, Assistant Professor and Mr. Sajid Sheikh, Research Fellow


MNLU Mumbai, 2nd and 6th Floor,
MTNL-CETTM Building, Hiranandani Estate,
Powai, MUMBAI – 400076

You may download the full brochure here.

For further instructions and detailed guidelines kindly refer to the MNLU Website.