Call For Papers: Law Commission of India Ministry of Law & Justice Government of India

Law Commission of India Ministry of Law & Justice Government of India

Every year, 26th November is being commemorated as the National Law Day to have an insight into the working of our Constitution and reaffirm the solemn pledge as enshrined in the Preamble and scheme of •the Constitution of India. The draft Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949 — which laid the foundation for modern, constitutional and democratic governance in India.

The Law Commission of India is celebrating the National Law Day on 25-26 November 2017 in the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The broad theme for the Celebration 2017 is ‘Interface between three wings of State, i.e., Executive, Legislature & Judiciary towards developing our nation, based on the theme of inclusiveness, development and justice to all. It is proposed to have four interactive brainstorming sessions on issues of contemporary constitutional importance during the two day programme. These are:

  1. Judicial Review and Parliamentary Democracy  balancing the separation of Powers.
  2. Appointments to Higher Judiciary — Constraints of Collegium System and Reforms Ahead.
  3. Structural Reforms for overcoming Delays in Justice Delivery
  4. Scope of Judicial Powers: Judicial Activism.


You will be happy to note that Hon ‘ble President of India will inaugurate the event on 25 November 2017 and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India will deliver the valedictory address on 26 November 2017.
The Commission would like to invite research papers on each of the four topics listed above, jointly prepared by selected members of Faculty, Research Scholars and students of your esteemed institution. Each research paper must contain between 15 to 20 pages. They must reach the Commission on or before Wednesday, 15th November 2017 by email at Selected papers received from across the country will be compiled and published by the Commission during the event.
A brief guideline for submission of the Research Papers is annexed.
With warmest regards,


Law Commission of India
Guidelines for Submission of Research Paper for the National Law Day Celebrations

  1. The research paper should address the following aspects under each topic:
    a. A short background with introduction;
    b. Constitutional provisions;
    c. Comparative analysis with best practices;
    d. Leading case laws;
    e. Conclusion and way forward
  2. The paper should reach the Commission on or before Wednesday, 15th November 2017 by e-mail to
  3. The page limit should be of 15-20 pages;
  4. The paper shall be formatted according to the following guidelines:
    a. It shall be in Microsoft word format, Times New Roman font, 12 pt. font size, 1.5 line spacing and all the margins must be 1″ (top, bottom, left and right);
    b. The main text shall be divided under different subheadings. Different level of headings shall be formatted as follows:
    -Level one heading: It shall be numbered and in the centre.
    -Level two heading: It shall be left aligned and in bold letters.
    -Level three heading: It shall be left aligned and italicized.
    c. All citations shall be placed in foot-notes;
    d. The mode of citation will be as per JILI available at
  5. The papers adhering to the above guidelines only be accepted.

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