We are a team of three free journals dealing with Crime and Criminology; Intellectual Property Rights; and Law and Humanities. Whereas DROIT PENALE: INDIAN LAW JOURNAL ON CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY (ILJCC) is an already established journal and has organised the 1st NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, but through this 2nd NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM we are obliged to introduce INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS  and LAWAND HUMANITIES in the arena. We organize seminars, symposiums, awards, and free legal aid camps from time to time for the welfare of the society.


Eminent personalities from various spheres of legal profession will be attending the seminar.

The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform to students of various law schools and member of members of the allied disciplines to have a qualified discussion on various sub themes revolving around the themes.

Through this symposium, we aspire to generate interest of the students in Criminal Law, Criminology, Intellectual Properties Right, Law & Humanities, its intricate dynamics. This will also act as a platform for the students to interact with other students of varied disciplines, legal luminaries.



  1. Position of women in Vedic, Post-Vedic, Medieval, British and in Contemporary India.
  2. Causes of Crime Against Women.
  3. Feminism, its kinds and Feminist Awakening.
  4. Harassment at workplace.
  5. Domestic Violence.
  6. Rape and Assault.
  • Custodial Rape
  • Marital Rape
  • Rape Amendment laws
  1. Dowry Death.
  2. Female Foeticide and Infanticide.
  3. Female Genital Mutilation and the laws.
  4. Human Trafficking & Prostitution.
  5. Devdasi System in India- Historical Background and Supreme Court’s stance on it.
  6. Cyber Crimes against women and prevention.
  7. Insult to Modesty.
  8. Prevention of crimes against women in India and challenges.
  9. Termination of pregnancy- Forced Abortion.
  10. Laws relating to Obscenity and indent Representation of Women.
  11. Prevention of crimes against women- International Commitments.
  12. Lacunas investigation and trail procedure of rape survivor and victims of other forms of abuse.
  13. Reflection of Judicial Sensitivity- Role of Judiciary in prevention of crimes against women.
  14. Recommendation on Women’s Access to Justice.


  1. Role of Institutions, NGO’s in creating Awareness about IPR’s
  2. Pillars of IPR’s:
  • Copyrights: Covering scholarly works, designs & Trademarks, New Technologies.
  • Patents: Processes and products
  • Business and Institutional Trade Marks
  • Geographical indicatoators: Location specific community based innovations products.
  • Plant variety protection: Breeders Rights and PVPFR
  • Designs and their registration
  • Trademarks and technicalities
  • Undisclosed Information Provisions
  1. Resolving ambiguities between registration of Designs and Trade Marks
  2. Infringements of IPR’s: Law Provisions
  3. Different Systems of IPRs Globally on Plant variety Protection


This journal welcomes quality research on any theme based on law and humanities including law and aesthetics; law and literature; law and psychoanalysis; critical legal theory; legal history; law and films; and law, or any related theme as the list is not exhaustive


  1. Siddhaswari Prasad Best Paper
  2. Ashok Gulati Best Presentation
  3. Deepak Gulati Special Mention
  4. Someshwari Prasad Special Mention

The winners will be provided with a cash prize of 10,000/- in total with certificates, one year internship in the editorial panel, trophies, Medals.

How to Participate?

Authors may send their abstract at symposium.iljcc@gmail.com


Co-Authorship up to a maximum of four authors is allowed.

Guidelines for Abstract

The abstract should not exceed 350 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following:

  • Sub-Theme
  • Title of the Paper
  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Name of the Institute
  • E-mail Address
  • Postal Address
  • Contact number

Submission of Paper

  • The soft copy of the final research paper must be submitted in .doc/.docx format to iljcc@gmail.com with the subject “Research Paper Submission”.
  • A cover letter mentioning the Title of the paper and relevant sub-theme, Name of the Author(s), Course, Year Of Study(if applicable), Name of the college/University (if applicable), Professional Position (if applicable), with Postal Address, Email address and Contact Number. Apart from the cover letter, there should not be anywhere mention of any of the details of the author/s. The file name must contain the name of the author(s) along with the name of the paper.( “Name of the author”_ “Name of the research paper).
  • Registration Form- All the participants are required to send the scanned copy of the registration form
  • Copy of the scanned payment receipt/Draft.
  • The soft copies has to sent at iljcc@gmail.com
  • The hard copies of the cover letter, registration form and the payment receipt to be submitted at the time of on the spot registration 10/02/2018
  • M/s. A.D.S Associates and Arjun Das Gulati Memorial Society in keeping with the mandate of publishing original material, adopts a stringent anti-plagiarism policy. Any paper containing any unattributed work is liable to be rejected.
  • The selected author must carry 4 hard copies of their papers, for submission to the panel member, along with I-Card of the concerned university/ college.


Last date for Abstract Submission August 10th , 2018
Last date for Final Submission, Registration form and registration fee August 30th, 2018
2nd National Symposium & Awards September 22nd & 23rd  , 2018

Registration fees

The registration fee including registration kit, lunch, tea break, etc., excluding the accommodation, is as follows:


(1) For Paper Presenters – Rs 1,000/-

(2) For Participant – Rs 750/-


(1) For Paper Presenters – Rs 1,500/-

(2) For Participant – Rs 1,250/-

Absentia Presentations

  • For Paper presentation (student)- 1,500/-
  • For Paper Presentation (professionals)- 2,000/-

Once the payment has been made, please take a screenshot of the transaction and mail it along with the scanned copy of the registration form to fc.iljcc@gmail.com separate registration needs to be done for co-authors.

Publication Policy

All the submission sent must be original and should not have been published or under consideration for publication in any other journal. Plagiarized entries are liable to be rejected.

There must not be any copyright issues with the paper sent for the publication purposes, and if any such issues are later discovered, the DroitPenale: ILJCC is not responsible in any regard. The editors reserve the right to delete or edit any article or part thereof whose content is found to be offensive, defamatory, out rightly unethical, or if it is suggestive of racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal or terror activities etc. The article is subject to be rejection if its content is likely to offend the religious or political sentiments of the readers. The Droit Penale: ILJCC reserve the right to publish the shortlisted papers. The shortlisted authors have to sign the copyright agreement with the publisher.

Selected submissions on “CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR PREVENTION: – NATIONAL AND INTERNATAIONAL COMMITMENTS” will be published in Droit Penale: Indian law Journal on Crime & Criminology Volume 2 Issue 4 (December 2018)

Selected submission on “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES RIGHT” will be published in Indian Journal of Intellectual Properties Right Volume 1 (December 2018)

Selected Submissions on LAW & HUMANITIES” will be published in Indian Journal of Law & Humanities  Volume 1 (December 2018)





Contact Details

Symposium Director

Ms. Eshita: +91-7295903697; +91-9793200993


Website : www.droitpenaleiljcc.in

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Apple paid Nokia $2 billion to escape fight over old patents

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Apple’s latest patent spat with Nokia resulted in a $2 billion up-front payment from the iPhone maker, a colossal sum that seems to indicate Apple was eager to avoid a protracted and ugly dispute that could rival the one it had with Samsung. The new details of the settlement, which was first announced back in May without the disclosure of a financial amount or the new licensing terms, were spotted in Nokia’s second quarter earnings release by the blog Nokiamob.

“We got a substantial upfront cash payment of €1.7 billion from Apple, strengthening further our cash position. As said earlier, our plans is to provide more details on the intended use of cash in conjunction with our Q3 earnings,” reads the official transcript of Nokia’s quarterly earnings call with investors yesterday. Neither Nokia nor Apple have disclosed the terms of the new licensing deal, including whether it involves recurring payments or how many years it will be in place.

The lawsuit, the second high-profile patent dispute between Apple and Nokia in the last decade, began last year when Nokia accused Apple of infringing on dozens of patents it owns, as well as patents owned by Nokia subsidiaries. Given Nokia’s storied history in the phone market, many smartphone makers license the company’s patents for everything from display technology to antenna design. Apple has had a licensing deal with Nokia in place since 2011, after the two settled their last patent dispute. But Apple reportedly did not want to sign a new deal and accused Nokia of seeking unfair terms.

After Nokia filed suit in multiple countries, Apple went after the patent entities that were suing for more settlement and royalty money on Nokia’s behalf with an antitrust suit. That prompted Nokia to sue Apple directly. The dispute got ugly, with Apple briefly pulling Nokia-owned Withings’ products from its online store and from Apple Stores worldwide.

The two settled in May, striking new licensing terms and agreeing to a joint effort to explore “future collaboration in digital health initiatives.” We don’t know exactly what Nokia plans to do with the $2 billion it has in the bank. For Apple, however, it’s probably not going to hurt its bottom line: the iPhone maker reported earlier this year that it has more than a quarter-trillion dollars in cash and investments, much of it sitting outside the US because it cannot currently be repatriated without paying what Apple sees as unfavorable corporate taxes.

Courtesy: The Verge

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All You Need To Know About New President Ram Nath Kovind


A crusader for the rights of the weaker sections of the society, 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind is a lawyer-turned-politician, whose choice as the BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate was seen as a political masterstroke. A favorite in the race, it’s little surprise that he won with a wide margin of votes.


Courtesy: Times of India

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Call For Application : Senior Consultant Legal in IGNOU


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) desires to engage, Senior Consultant (Legal) in Academic Coordination Division (ACD) purely on contractual basis, initially for a period of six months and extendable further as per requirement of the University. The services can be terminated without assigning any reason thereof:
Name of the Post : Senior Consultant (Legal) Full Time
Number of Post : One
Remuneration : Rs. 50,000 – 70,000/- per month consolidated
Age Limit : Not more than 68 years as on the closing date of
Eligibility Conditions :
Qualification (Essential)
(i) Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent from a recognized University.
(ii) Must be a retired Government servant having experience in handling Court/Disciplinary cases in respect of service matters.
(iii) Should have retired in the Grade Pay of Rs. 6 ,600/- or above.
Job Requirements:
Legal expertise in Disciplinary and all kinds of Service Matters/Court Cases. Preferable having expertise in dealing with Court Cases/Service Matters.
Note :
A retired officer against whom any Vigilance Case or any Departmental Proceedings or Criminal Prosecution is contemplated or pending at the time of his/her retirement will not be considered. Complete bio-data should reach the Director, Academic Coordination Division (ACD), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidan Garhi, Ne w Delhi-110 068 latest by 31/07/2017. No application will be entertained after the date of closing. Application may also be sent via e-mail :directoracd@ignou.ac.in
The shortlisted candidates shall be called for a personal interview along with the requisite documents.
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Call For Paper: CSLSA Scholarship Conference


The Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois.

CSLSA is an organization of law schools dedicated to providing a forum for conversation and collaboration among law school academics. The CSLSA Annual Conference is an opportunity for legal scholars, especially more junior scholars, to present working papers or finished articles on any law-related topic in a relaxed and supportive setting where junior and senior scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. More mature scholars have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend.

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International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) 2017


IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates, is organizing its Third International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) as an earnest initiative with a sincere objective of spreading awareness of patent drafting as a skill across technology domains, and for helping practitioners, colleagues, and stakeholders understand various intricacies of patent drafting as a skill and learn from each other as to nitty-gritties involved therein.

IPDC is a new Initiative by IIPRD and its prestigious Indian and Foreign Associates to bring about greater awareness and respect for Intellectual Property (IP) Issues, particularly Patents, which have, over time, become more relevant to the Indian Ecosystem than ever.

With rising Patent Litigation in India, quality of patents and the scope provided thereby is a crucial aspect that is evaluated/scrutinized by the Courts/Appellate Boards. Furthermore, gone are the times when Indian Companies, Universities, and Individuals were only looking forward to create Defensive Patent Portfolios in India, whereas they are now looking towards the aggressive portfolio with sustainable commercial value. More and more PCT and Convention Applications are being filed each month/year by Indian Applicants with around 30 Indian Prioirty Taking PCT Applications being published each week. Most of these patents are filed with an objective of either Licensing, or Enforcement, or In-House Commercialization, and hence quality of patent drafting including claim drafting, scope of protection accorded, variety of embodiments presented, support in the specification, limitations provided, among other aspects are crucial to Patent Applications.

This initiative of IPDC comes with an earnest effort by IIPRD and its associates and leading sister Law Firm Khurana & Khurana, IP Attorneys (K&K) to promote development of Patent Drafting as a Skill Set and encourage more and more technical people to take up Patent Drafting as a Professional Competency, along with identifying and encouraging Top Patent Drafters.

Modus Operandi of Conducting IPDC

Step 1: On 1st August 2017, IIPRD and K&K, on their websites (www.iiprd.com and www.khuranaandkhurana.com), would put forth Three Invention Disclosures (describing three Inventions), one each in the domain of Electronics/ Hi-Tech, Mechanical, and Chemistry/Pharmaceuticals. The Competition would be active till 20th August 2017, within which timeframe, participants would need to write Complete Patent Applications/Specifications (along with Drawings, if any) .

Step 2: Drafted Patent Application can be sent to Competition@iiprd.com or can be sent in Hard Copy to IIPRD’s, Greater Noida Office. In either way, drafted patent applications should be received by IIPRD on or before 20th August 2017.

Step 3: In order to enable serious participants to submit their specification, a small Participation Fees of INR 1000 (USD 50) is to be submitted by each participant, which can either be paid by means of Bank Transfer or though a DD or a Cheque in favor of “IIPRD”. The Draft should reach IIPRD’s Office by 20th August 2017.


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Recruitment @ G.D. Goenka University


G.D. Goenka University (GDGU) aims to benchmark its systems and processes to match with the best in the world. It has already collaborated with Politecnico di Milano, Le Cordon Bleu, University of California-Riverside, KPMG, BSI, CILT-UK and has emerged as a centre for advanced studies and research in an interdisciplinary learning environment.

GDGU invites applications from highly qualified and distinguished research oriented faculty members with a proven track record in their respective discipline/specialization for positions of Professors, Associate Professors & Assistant Professors for the following existing as well as proposed schools:

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Sociology, Public Administration,Political Science,Economics, Social Work, Philosophy, History, English, Travel and Tourism, Geography, Anthropology, Library and Information Science, Spanish, Italian
SCHOOL OF LAW Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Cyber Law, IPR, Labour Law and Political Science
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Accounts & Finance, Economics, International Business, IT, Marketing, OB & HR, Operations, Retail Management and Supply Chain Management.

Qualifications and Experience as per the norms of UGC and relevant statutory bodies like BCI, CoA, PCI & NCTE.

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Call For Papers: The UMKC Law Review

The UMKC Law Review is pleased to announce a call for papers relating to the executive branch’s scope of power and its impact on administrative law and the lives of real people. Selected papers will be published in the Special Topics Symposium Winter 2018 edition of the UMKC Law Review.
This symposium invites proposals for papers exploring legal and administrative issues around the authority vested in the President of the United States. The constitutional limits on executive action, ethics and accountability in government, the separation of powers, the far-reaching economic and social effects of proposed or anticipated administrative reforms, and other considerations relating to the intersection of executive and administrative authority are all topics under the umbrella of this symposium.  We also welcome analysis of the interaction between the executive branch and areas of administrative concern and impact, such as the environment, healthcare, consumer protection, banking regulation, and other areas dependent on agency oversight. The recent proliferation of executive orders and new structural rules, such as the one-in, two-out regulatory policy and possible changes for the organization of the Executive Branch, make the use of executive orders another topic of interest.
Under the new administration, will established tests for judicial deference to executive agencies, such as Chevron deference and the arbitrary and capricious standard, change?  Will the administration’s philosophy affect the metric for analyzing regulations’ worth? Will promises of deregulation affect how agencies approach their statutory duties?  How will agencies interpret existing ethics laws and regulations?  Will the Supreme Court address questions such as the Emoluments Clause, the Take Care Clause, and the Public Trust Doctrine? These questions provide examples of the broad scope of the symposium.
Issue 4 of UMKC Law Review’s 86th Volume will explore these and related topics with the goal of advancing awareness of Presidential power. Articles and essays of all lengths and papers by single authors or multiple authors are invited. Preference will be given to works between 5,000 and 25,000 words. To be accepted for publication in UMKC Law Review, articles must not have been previously published. First drafts are due August 18, 2017, and final papers are due September 1, 2017.
Proposals for papers should be submitted by May 26, 2017 to the attention of Annette Griffin (aegr86@mail.umkc.edu), Zachary Parker (zacharyjosephparker@gmail.com), and Professor Irma Russell (russelli@umkc.edu).  

Proposals should include the following information: *Name, title and contact information of author *Title of paper *Anticipated length as an article or essay *Abstract or brief description of the topic

Questions may be addressed to Annette Griffin (aegr86@mail.umkc.edu) or Zachary Parker (zacharyjosephparker@gmail.com).

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Call for Applications: Two-Week Capacity Building Workshop for Faculty Members in Social Sciences (Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi)

Duration: 20th May to 2ndJune 2017

Eligibility: University/college Faculty Members of Social Sciencces  

Last Date for Application Submission: April 20, 2017 

Communication of Selection: April 25, 2017  

Confirmation//Registration by the Participants: April 30, 2017  

Total Number of Seats: 30 

The participation in this workshop is free-of–charge. 




Department of Politicss and Internnational Stuudies 

Pondicherrry Universitty 

Mobile: +91 9442518509 


Assistant Professor 

Department of Socioloogy 

Pondicherrry Universitty 

Mobile: +91 9486747787 

Email: caruna_lect@ggmail.com 


The chief aim of the workshop is to enable the faculty members for the use of appropriate techniques 

in research in social sciences. Specifically, the objectives are to: 

1. Facilitate the understanding of the application of appropriate quantitative techniques in various types 

of research in social sciences. 

2. Enhance skills of preparing an appropriate research design. 

3. Enhance the awareness for writing a good quality research paper for publication and  develop the capacity for planning and writing a book. 

4. Update the skill for writing competitive grant proposals and provide ideas about emerging 

researchable areas. 

5. Provide through exposure to use of PASW, STATA and E-Views for economic analysis. 


As mentioned above, the focus of the workshop will be on applications of quantitative techniques in  research in social sciences. It is aimed at providing knowledge of essential tools and techniques through  classroom exercises with practical data. The emphasis will be on providing knowledge of the operation of 

computer  software  packages  so  that  the  teachers  can  link  classroom  teaching with  research  and  self-  generated new knowledge. 


The training workshop would broadly focus on: 

• Meaning and Aspects of Research

• Research Design

• Survey Method and Sampling

• Basic Quantitative Analysis

• Analysis of Data

• Politics of Research

• Structure of Research Proposal

• Quantitative Research

• Ethics in Academic Writing

• Elements of Academic Writing

• Selection of Journal

• Submission of Research Paper

• Publication Process

• Dealing with ProofProof

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One Day Training Programme-cum-Workshop on Rights of Consumers at UILS, Chandigarh University, Punjab

About the Organizers

University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) is a department of Chandigarh University, Mohali, (Punjab) which is recognized under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. The Institute has already created a niche for itself on account of its distinct scheme and syllabi.UILS caters five years integrated BA LL.B, BBA.LL.B and B.Com LL.B course, three years LL.B and also most prestigious one year LL.M programme. The department has already successfully organized one National Moot Court Competition, various workshops, guest lectures etc. 

About the Training Programme-cum-Workshop

In 1986 The Consumer Protection Act was enacted in order to provide speedy and inexpensive redress of consumers’ grievances and also to provide for six important and basic rights to the consumers, the latest amendments taking place in 2015. However, consumer trend have become more complicated and digital since then. With the advent of technology and specifically internet and e-commerce, the demand for newer rights and protections for consumers emerged thereby insisting on developing an inter-disciplinary approach towards studying and interpreting Consumers laws and Rights. This training programme-cum-workshop focuses on discussing not only the basic laws about consumers’ protection but also the latest developments and its inter-relation with other disciplines like technology laws, human rights etc.

Registration Details

Interested Participants have to send an email with your details (name, designation, institution, address, contact number etc.) and scanned copy of the demand draft attached at uils.2k17@gmail.com on or before March 26, 2017.  

The title of the mail should be mentioned as ‘Registration for One Day Training Programme-cum-Workshop.’ Only limited seats are available.

Each selected participant needs to pay a registration fee of Rs. 500. The registration fee is to be paid through Demand Draft in the favor of ― Chd Edu Tr Univ Inst of Legal Studies, payable at Mohali. 

No accommodation or TA/DA will be provided. 

Any query may be mailed on uils.2k17@gmail.com

Important Dates

Last date for registration March 26, 2017

Date of Training Programme March 31, 2107

Recruitment: Legal Assistant at ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited released new notification on their official website ongcindia.com for the recruitment of 15 (fifteen) vacancies for Assistant (Legal Adviser). Job seekers should register from 05th May 2017 and before 25th May 2017.

Govt. Agency Name:- Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Job Name:- Assistant

Posting:- Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

Advt No.:- 02/2017 (R&P)

Official website: ongcindia.com

Assistant (Legal Adviser): 15 Vacancies

Qualification:- Candidates who wanted to participate for ONGC Assistant job should have Graduate Degree in Law (Professional) with minimum 60% marks.

Salary Structure:- Rs. 24900 – 50500/- Per Month

Age Limit:- 30 years as on 01/01/2017 relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC

Hiring Process:- Selection will be based on through CLAT-2017.

How to apply for ONGC recruitment 2017:- Eligible applicants may register through the website http://www.ongcindia.com from 05/05/2017 to 25/05/2017.

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Call For Papers: Western Regional Legal Writing Conference


Seattle University School of Law hosts the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference Aug. 25–26, 2017. Proposals are due March 24, 2017.

The theme of this year’s conference, Connections, includes possible topics such as

  1. connecting your legal writing classes with students’ other foundational courses;
  2. connecting and collaborating with other faculty to improve your students’ ability
  3. to transfer what they have learned to clinics, externships, and jobs;
  4. connecting legal writing classwork with clinics or external nonprofits;
  5. connecting with alumni and practitioners;
  6. connecting with other legal scholars; and
  7. connecting with others to help improve legal writing faculty status.

We are soliciting proposals on any of these topics or your own ideas re. connections. We invite both individual and panel proposals.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 24, 2017. To submit, please send the following information in a Word document to Janet Dickson (dicksonj [at] seattleu.edu):

  1. Name(s) and contact information of presenter(s)
  2.  Title of presentation
  3.  Brief (one or two paragraph) description
  4. Time needed (25 minutes or 50 minutes)

In the email subject line, please include “Western Regional Conference Proposal.” We hope to complete program selection by April 14.

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Call for Papers: Special issue on “China’s One Belt, One Road: Economic Changes, Power Shifts and Prospects / Consequences for the World of Arbitration”


Prof. Julien Chaisse, Prof. Manjiao Chi, Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Dr. Ahmad Manzoor, and Ms. Teresa Cheng will be editing a Special Issue of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com) on the legal aspects of the One Belt One Road initiative (‘OBOR’).

The One Belt One Road initiative has been the Chinese development strategy aiming at the economic integration of Eurasia and the growth of China’s Western Provinces, largely through infrastructural and transportation projects. OBOR’s core idea has been to revive ancient land-trade routes in the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt project (‘SREB’) supported by the Twenty-first Century Maritime Silk Road (’21MSR’) as proposed by Xi Jinping in Autumn 2013 first in Kazakhstan about the SREB, and subsequently in Indonesia with regard to the 21MSR. In addition, the OBOR/SREB also includes regional platforms of co-operation, particularly the ’16+1 Group’ gathering China and Central and Eastern European countries which was established in April 2012 in Warsaw, that is over a year ahead of the announcement of the OBOR.

The co-editors invite you to explore the legal dimensions of the controversy surrounding the OBOR by contributing to this special edition with unpublished or previously published articles, conference papers, research papers and case studies addressing the OBOR and corresponding issues.

For example, the following topics raise interesting points for discussion:

1. Institutional Framework of OBOR.

2. Expansion of public and private investment in Eurasia.

3. Legal Challenges to trade along the OBOR routes.

4. Case Studies.


Proposals or papers should be submitted to Jędrzej Górski – contact information here – and copied to info@transnational-dispute-management.com. Proposal (abstracts) shall be submitted until 30 March 2017, and full papers until 30 June 2017.

Papers shall conform to submission guidelines available at: www.transnational-dispute-management.com/contribute.asp

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Venue: Department of History, Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Mohaan Road, Lucknow

Date: 25-26 March 2017

About the event:

The Baloch are an ethnically and historically distinct people, with an unique ethno-linguistic identity, inhabiting 375,000 square mile region, roughly the rise of Egypt along the Persian gulf, and are found in the modern states of eastern Iran, Afghanistan and South-west Pakistan.

Etymologically, Baloch is derived from Sanskrit word Bal, meaning strength, and och i.e. high or magnificent.

The fact that the Baloch are facing serious human rights violations, horrendous violence against women, humiliating their socio-cultural and ethnic rights, and that too by state, directly or indirectly, it is nothing but erga-omens.

The seminar is an attempt to explore Baloch nationalism through their history, culture and their aspirations.

The seminar invites research papers along the following sub-themes.

Papers on an aspect not listed below but broadly related to the central theme can also be presented.

Abstract of paper, in 250 words, must be submitted on or before March 15, 2017 as mentioned in the brochure.

Theme-I: Baloch People: Historical Perspective

Theme- II: Baloch Region: Archaeological Perspective

Theme- III: Baloch Society: Cultural and Religious Perspective

Theme-IV: Baloch Aspirations: Socio-political Movements towards Nation-State

Theme-V: Law, Legal System, Human Rights and Baloch Nationalism

Theme – VI: Baluchistan: From Socio-Economic Perspectives

Registration Fee– Rs. 1000/-  for Indian participants and 150 $ for foreign participant.

Registration Fee for Research Scholars- Rs. 700/-

For sub themes and registration form and more details click here


Department of Political Science, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India is going to  organize a National Seminar on CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES BEFORE INDIA’S FOREIGN POLICY: ISSUES AND FUTURISTIC VISION on 28-29th March, 2017.

Foreign Policy is a dynamic concept of international politics. No country can afford to ignore the  developments taking place in the realm of international politics as the external milieu greatly  impinges upon the conduct of foreign policy. Therefore, for successful analysis and appraisal of  foreign policy of a nation it is quite essential to address the dimensions of continuity and change  from the point of view of national interest. It helps understand not only the issues and challenges  before the foreign policy rather it explains the status and direction of a country’s foreign policy too in the community nations.  
It is against this backdrop of changing dynamics of India’s foreign policy this proposed National Seminar aims at  deliberating different dimensions of India’s foreign policy in contemporary international  relations.  


 The following sub-themes are to be deliberated during this seminar. 

 1. Conceptual framework of India’s Foreign Policy. 

 2. Determinants of Indian Foreign Policy. 

3. India’s Policy towards her neighbors. 

4. India and China in contemporary world.  

5. India and Japan. 

6. India and European Union. 

7. India and West Asia. 

8. India and U.S.A. 

9. India and Russia. 

10. India and South East Asia. 

11. India and Central Asia. 

12. India and Indian Ocean. 

13. India in Asia Pacific. 

14. Contemporary challenges and Policy options.  

15. India’s Nuclear Policy. 

16. India’s Economic Diplomacy. 

17. Domestic factors in India’s Foreign Policy.  

18. Sri. Narendra Modi’s Diplomatic Style and Policy Dividends. 

 19. India and United States. 

20. Indian Diaspora and Indian Foreign Policy.  

21. India and other Regional organizations. 


 All resource persons, delegates and participants are  requested to send the abstract of their paper by 15th March 2017 and e-mail Full Paper  by 22 March 2017. Please strictly adhere to these deadlines after these dates no entry  will be entertained. 


 Delegates without accommodation= Rs.600.   

Delegates with moderate accommodation= Rs.1200   

Local sight visit may be arranged on request. 

For more details CLICK HERE

Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution – (PGDADR)” @ GNLU

GNLU is introducing new course, namely “Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution – (PGDADR)”, commencing from this academic year, 2017-18.

About The Course:

The Course seeks to introduce students and professionals to study of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms which attempts to understand the implementation of different modes and tactics to resolve the conflicts, disputes and differences. The objective of this course is to inspire a new generation Professionals from any discipline to rethink traditional approach to resolve conflicts. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, the P.G. Diploma course combines solid theoretical grounding, broad multidisciplinary training and opportunities for individual to study and develop skills towards resolutions. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for in-depth and high-profile study of international dispute settlement mechanisms from a comprehensive range of perspectives. The course covers contemporary issues, themes and subjects, including private and public international law, and probes into today’s relevant fields, such as Commercial Arbitration, Investment Arbitration, WTO dispute settlement mechanism, proceedings before the international institutions and tribunals like ICC, LCIA, PCA etc.

Duration Of Course:

One Year Full-time Course. (Eight months for teaching and Four months for research) – 2017-18

The Curriculum Includes:

  • Two Clinical Papers (two training programmes, mock advocacy and research presentations)
  • Weekly tutorials
  • Conference on Dispute Settlement Mechanism during semester interval
  • Career events (Optional)

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

Any Candidate with Bachelor’s Degree (12+3/ 12+5) from any recognised university from India or abroad is eligible to apply.

Link may be followed for detail of the said course. 

https://www.gnlu.ac.in/pgdadr. php 

For any query, kindly contact to Course coordinator. – on email ID pgdadr@gnlu.ac.in

Call For Papers: Transgender Studies Quarterly


Since the late twentieth century, scholars and activists have begun to take stock of the deep histories and politically engaged nature of trans* cultures across the diverse societies of “Asia.” Much of this groundbreaking work has cautioned against immediate assumptions about the universality of transgender experiences, while heeding the significant influence of colonial histories, cultural imperialism, Cold War dynamics, economic integration, and migration practices in shaping local categories of queerness, discourses of rights, as well as the political, social, and medical management of gender variance and non-normative sexualities. This growing body of work on Asia joins trans* scholarship and activism across the world that has similarly sought to de-universalize and de-colonize the category of “trans.” To this end, critics have begun to illuminate the historical, linguistic, and cultural complexities of gendered selfhoods, embodiments, and practices in glocalized contexts. At the same time, critiques of “area studies” continue to interrogate “Asia” as a geopolitical formation, an economic discourse, a regional imaginary, and an institutionalized object of study. In particular, critical frameworks of “inter-Asia” and, more recently, “trans-Asia” and “transpacific” have aimed to deconstruct Asia as area by examining the permeability, flows, and circulations across its myriad borders and in relation to other culture-areas.  Building on such intellectual trends, this special issue on “Trans-in-Asia, Asia-in-Trans” explores how trans* scholarship and activism from and on Asia can further challenge dominant Western-centered paradigms of LGBT knowledge. It also interrogates how nuanced studies of gender variance and non-normative sexualities in and from Asia can transform our understanding of this region as a powerful ideological construct.

We invite submissions on but not limited to the following issues:

  • How have flows of migration from, to, and within Asia impacted trans* subjectivities, practices, and communities?
  • How have new and old media facilitated the emergence of gender communities and trans* practices that are grounded in or connected to Asia?
  • How does the globalization of LGBT identities relate to representations and practices of gender variance and non-normative sexualities in Asia?
  • In what ways do critical perspectives on trans* Asia yield new theoretical positions that exceed the privileged position of the West?
  • How can we use the excavation of untapped archival and visual sources as well as the production of other “subjugated knowledges” (e.g., oral histories) to produce new outlooks on the histories and cultures of trans* Asia?
  • How can trans* Asian perspectives help us to re-evaluate the relationship between embodiment, technology, and biomedical science?

In addition to full-length articles (5000 words), we also seek to publish shorter pieces (1000-2500 words) to represent the diversity of practices and problematics, and welcome original research articles as well as theory, reports, manifestos, opinion pieces, reviews, and creative/artistic productions rooted in the themes and goal of the issue. Please send complete submissions by June 1, 2017.

To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/tsq. If this is your first time using Editorial Manager, please register first, then proceed with submitting your manuscript. Address any queries to tsqjournal@gmail.com.

All manuscripts must be double-spaced, including quotations and endnotes, and blinded throughout. You must also submit an abstract (150 words or less), keywords (3-5 for indexing), and a brief author’s biographical note (50 words or less) at the time of initial submission.

Please visit http://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/Downloads/TSQ_sg.pdf for a detailed style guide.









Call for Proposals for Special Thematic Issues: Business and Human Rights Journal



The Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ) welcomes proposals for special thematic issues – a collection of articles focused on a specific theme, issue or major event in the broad field of business and human rights.

If accepted, a thematic proposal may comprise an entire issue of the BHRJ, or a significant segment of an issue, alongside other articles. Thematic special issues may include scholarly articles, developments in the field (DiF) pieces, or a combination of both types of writings. BHRJ aims to publish its first special thematic issue in January 2019. BHRJ will accept proposals for a special issue on a rolling basis. However, the deadline for proposals for the first special thematic issue is 28 February 2017. Special issues allow for the publication of thematic collections of articles and/or DiF pieces curated by one or more Guest Editors (GEs). The BHRJ is interested in proposals that contemplate closely-connected papers, accompanied by a substantive introduction written by the GEs. Special issues should normally include 4 to 6 scholarly articles of no more than 12,000 words per article, inclusive of notes, abstract, title and appendices. For DiF pieces, a special issue should typically include 5 to 7 pieces of 1,500-3,000 words each. In identifying potential authors, diversity of gender, regions and disciplines should be kept in mind.

Proposals for a special issue should include the following information:

1. A proposed title for the special issue;

2. A one-page description of the focus of the special issue;

3. A brief description of why (i) the special issue is a good fit for BHRJ, its mandate, and readership; (ii) the topic or theme is timely; (iii) and how the proposed issue is original and further advances the scholarly debate and knowledge around a particular topic;

4. A brief biography of the GEs;

5. A list of the anticipated contributors, the titles of their articles, and a brief abstract (if available); OR an explanation of how the GEs will seek contributors via an open call for papers;

6. A proposed timeline for production; and

7. An indication of available financial or other support, if any, to assist the GEs with the editing and preparation of manuscripts. All proposals will be reviewed by the BHRJ Editors-in-Chief (EICs) and their decision shall be final. If necessary, the EICs may suggest modifications to the proposed topic, recommend possible authors or may request that the GEs identify additional authors from diverse geographies. All scholarly articles in a special issue will be subject to the normal peer review process. After peer review, GEs will be responsible for editing all articles prior to their submission to Cambridge University Press for copy editing and publication.

If anyone has any questions regarding preparing a special issue proposal or details about the submission process, please contact the BHRJ EICs: bhrj@cambridge.org














About the University:

Parul University, Faculty of Law, offers advance knowledge of Law and endeavors to disseminate learning of law and legal practices among the people at large, playing an active role in national development. It aims to make law and legal processes efcient instruments of social development. A rapidly growing global legal market in legal services and access to unlimited information has changed the structure of the legal profession in India as well. To meet this requirement of global market, a new and totally innovative legal thinking is required. With this object in mind, Parul University has introduced Faculty of Law to promote inter-disciplinary study of law in relation to Management,Arts and Commerce. Offering 5 years integrated programs such as B.B.A LLB / B.A LLB / B. Com. LLB. after 10+2 qualication. We aspire to produce several eminent service oriented lawyers and judges to serve our nation. Faculty of Social work at Parul University aims at transforming individuals by providing them a platform for gaining social work education and knowledge through interacting and closely associating with the society at large, assisting in the empowerment and upgradation of society and understanding the role of Organizations for creating a better society. It offers dynamic and relevant programs at the Bachelors & Master’s level in social work and Human resource management. The course focuses on the key importance of relevant subjects, Orientation visits, Concurrent Field work, Rural Camps, Study tours, Field work Seminars, Communicable Skills Viva Voce and Block Placements.


The Conference aims to promote exchange of knowledge and ideas of the educationalist, jurists, practicing professionals, Social activists, and individuals in area of their interest and relating to emerging legal issues. There is no area which is not affected by laws, rules and regulations. At times the laws contribute to boost the country’s economy and there are occasions when it has been detrimental for the growth of the country. The conference aims to provide platform to deliberate on various legal issues that affect the quality of life of an individual and society at large.


Suggestive areas of interest are: Emerging Legal issues in the fields of :

· Law and Governance

· National and International trade and Commercial laws.

· Intellectual Property Rights

· Labour laws in the era of Globalization

· Law relating to Women and Child

· Sexual offences · Surrogacy

· Law relating to Industry and Environment

· Human Rights

· Laws relating to cyber crimes

· Constitution

· Demonetization and its effect on country’s economy

· Criminal Law

· Uniform Civil Code (UCC)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 February 2017

Conference: 25 March 2017

For more details click national_conference_on_emerging_legal_issues-2

National Seminar on Baloch: History, Culture and their Aspirations

Venue: Department of History, Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Mohaan Road, Lucknow

Date: 25-26 March 2017

About the event:

The Baloch are an ethnically and historically distinct people, with an unique ethno-linguistic identity, inhabiting 375,000 square mile region, roughly the rise of Egypt along the Persian gulf, and are found in the modern states of eastern Iran, Afghanistan and South-west Pakistan.

Etymologically, Baloch is derived from Sanskrit word Bal, meaning strength, and och i.e. high or magnificent.

The fact that the Baloch are facing serious human rights violations, horrendous violence against women, humiliating their socio-cultural and ethnic rights, and that too by state, directly or indirectly, it is nothing but erga-omens.

The seminar is an attempt to explore Baloch nationalism through their history, culture and their aspirations.

The seminar invites research papers along the following sub-themes.

Papers on an aspect not listed below but broadly related to the central theme can also be presented.

Abstract of paper, in 250 words, must be submitted on or before March 15, 2017 as mentioned in the brochure.
Theme-I: Baloch People: Historical Perspective

Theme- II: Baloch Region: Archaeological Perspective

Theme- III: Baloch Society: Cultural and Religious Perspective

Theme-IV: Baloch Aspirations: Socio-political Movements towards Nation-State

Theme-V: Law, Legal System, Human Rights and Baloch Nationalism

Theme – VI: Baluchistan: From Socio-Economic Perspectives

For sub themes and registration form and more details click here


Second Edition of Adv. Ram Jethmalani – Symbiosis ADR Tournament, 2017




Symbiosis Law School, Pune aims at expanding the knowledge of students not only limited to theoretical base but also by providing them with practical experience. Symbiosis Law School, Pune understands the importance of practical learning and promotes the same. The competition will promote both vocational as well as reasoning skills.


The inaugural edition of the Adv. Ram Jethmalani – Symbiosis ADR Tournament, 2016 was successfully hosted by our law school as a part of Symbhav – 2016. This year, the Second Edition of Adv. Ram Jethmalani – Symbiosis ADR Tournament, 2017 encompasses varied set of legal events which includes Negotiation, Mediation, Client Counseling and Judgment Writing Competition.

After receiving an overwhelming response to the 8th Symbiosis Law School Pune’s – Annual Cultural Festival – Symbhav 2016, we are glad to inform you that its 9th edition – Symbhav 2017 will be organised from 24th February, 2017 – 26thFebruary, 2017 in Symbiosis Law School, Pune.


Adv. Ram Jethmalani – Symbiosis ADR Tournament, 2017, to promote both vocational as well as reasoning skills will encompasses varied set of legal events as follows:

(a) Client Counseling

(b) Judgment Writing Competition

(c) Negotiation,

(d) Mediation


The prospective teams should register for the Competition latest by February 16, 2017 (Thursday) by sending an email to symbhavadr@gmail.com  & adr@symlaw.ac.in with the Registration Form for the Event and scanned copy of the Transaction Receipt of RTGS / NEFT Transfer of the prescribed registration amount.

The Registration Fee for the Events are as following:

1. Client Counselling (Rs.1000/-)

2. Judgment Writing (Rs.1000/-)

3. Mediation (Rs.1000/-)

4. Negotiation (Rs.1000/-)

5. Legal Package (Rs.3000/- for one team in Client Counselling, Judgment Writing, Mediation & Negotiation each)








ADR Tournament

Overall Winner

Rolling Trophy


Client Counselling


Trophy + Rs. 10,000


Plaque + Rs. 5,000


Judgment Writing


Trophy + Rs. 10,000


Plaque + Rs. 5,000




Trophy + Rs. 10,000


Plaque + Rs. 5,000




Trophy + Rs. 10,000


Plaque + Rs. 5,000



For further details, please access official Symbhav website at www.symbhav.org or contact


Dev Raizada, Event Head: +91-95578-45357


Mayank Takawane, Event Head: +91-96233-59260

Sameer Avasarala, Event Head: +91-99700-14124


Shashank Kanoongo, Event Head: +91-99751-69571

Sameer Avasarala, Event Head: +91-99700-14124


Charitha Praveen, Event Head: +91-99237-19842

Vasu Mangal, Event Head: +91-75070-68865


Anshika Juneja: +91-94601-73028


Shreya Chaturvedi: +91-96730-67471

Steffi Punnose: +91-97667-11258

For more details visit the link



The Sadguru Education and Welfare Association (SEWA) is a registered (Regd. No.  1079/08 Thane) Society from Kalyan (west), Maharashtra, India. SEWA is working since year 2008 in the Field of Education, Research, Sports and Health related areas of the society. The overall goal of SEWA is to improve the quality of life, through social innovation and Work. Aims & Objectives of the society is

·        Promotion of Arts, Cinema, Education, Science, Literature and Philosophy.

·        Research, Reproductive, disability child care, culture agriculture income generation, economic development, peace and social justice, human rights, sanitation, ecology, medical suppler equipment.

·        Water, Women education, women, issues, education, science and technology.

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Humanities and Social Sciences are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. For complete range of sub themes Click here

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings with selected papers will be published in the ISSN Research Journal or in a form of an ISBN Book.  Plagiarism will be highly objectionable.:

The papers are invited on any of the themes mentioned above. The interested participants are requested to fill up the registration form and send the same along with the full paper.

No paper must exceed the limit of 2500 words. The contributors are requested to send their papers preferably as an e-mail attachment (.DOC FORMAT). A soft copy of the paper should be submitted on e-mail: sewaconferenceshimla@gmail.com


Paper submission: Till 10th April 2017

 Paper Acceptance Notification: After One Week of Submission.

For more details Click here


The editorial board of KSLU’s Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law (ISSN 2454-4566) hereby invites original, unpublished submissions for publication of articles/research papers, essays, case studies, books/ article reviews to be published in its Vol. No. II

The Journal aspires to promote greater interest among the legal professionals to undertake research on issues related to Sports and Entertainment Law. We accept submission from students, academicians and legal professionals. 

We welcome submissions under the following categories: 

Articles should be between 5,000 to 8,000 words (including footnotes)

Essays should be between 3,000 to 5,000 words 

Case Notes, Book/Article Reviews(1,500 to 3,000 words) 
• Comments (1,500 to 3,000 words) 

The paper should be solely based on topic relating to Sports and Entertainment Law. 

Submission Guidelines 

• All contributions should represent original ideas and interpretations coupled with critical evaluation and assessment. 

• All works must be original and unpublished. The research papers should not be plagiarized wholly or in part from any sources. 

• Submissions may be made in electronic form only 

• Co-authoriship is allowed subject to maximum of two. 

• Contributors must submit their work in MS Word format (.doc or .docx extensions), Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing with font size of 12 for main text and 10 for footnotes with 1.0 spacing. PDF/other formats will not be accepted. The articles must be mailed to kslusel@gmail.com.  

Contributors must also submit their work in Hard Copy on intimation from KSLU of the selection of their respective submissions to the Editorial Board, KSLU’s Sports and Entertainment Law, Karnataka State Law University, Navanagar, Hubballi – 580025. 

The hardcopy should be sent along with the Copyright Declaration attached with the call for papers. 

• All submissions must contain the name of the author, academic qualifications, professional information (including institutions to which they are affiliated), title of the manuscript, postal address, phone numbers and email address. 

• The copyright shall be with the KSLU. 

• The submission deadline (electronic copy) is 28th February 2017


The GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics is a biannual Journal published by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. The GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; is published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the University. The purpose of GJLDP is to provide our readers with information on recent developments affecting laws, development and various political issues.

The Goals Of The GJLDP:

  • Promotion of development, politics and issues related to legal reforms.
  • Critique of the legal system.
  • Monitoring developments in alternative practice.
  • Spreading legal education to various communities.

GJLDP  is accepting papers for its Seventh  volume Issue II and also the Eight Volume. Undergraduate students, post graduate students, practitioners, faculty and academicians may contribute in the form of essays, articles, notes and comments. 


GJLDP invites authors to submit manuscripts under following heads:

*SECTION I – ARTICLE:*. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to

8,000 words.

*SECTION II – COMMENTARIES: *The word limit for Commentaries is between

4,000 to

5,000 words.

*SECTION III – BOOK REVIEW: *GJLDP accepts books reviews, not exceeding

3,000 Words.

*SECTION IV – DISCUSSION LETTERS: *GJLDP encourages readers to comment on


published in GJLDP, not exceeding 1,500 words.

*For More Details on Editorial Policy See:*





*For Details see Manuscript Submission Guidelines and Style Sheet: *Available




Any further clarification and queries may be direct to the Editorial Board,

via E-mail at:

gjldp@gnlu.ac.in or Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue,

Knowledge Corridor,

Koba, Gandhinagar 382 007.


Online applications are invited from Indian citizens who fulfill  the following Essential Qualifications and other eligibility conditions,  as on 28.2.2017, for preparation of a panel of suitable candidates for  engagement as Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistants in the Supreme  Court of India purely on contractual basis on a fixed consolidated  stipend of Rs.30,000/- per month initially during the assignment  session commencing from 3-7-2017 till the closure of the Court for  Summer Vacation, 2018.  However, the contract can be terminated  at any point of time without any notice.   

Essential Qualifications:- 

(i) The candidate must be a law graduate (as on the date of  appearing at interview) having a Bachelor Degree in Law  (including Integrated Degree course in Law) from any  School/College/University/Institution established by law in  India and recognized by the Bar Council of India for enrolment  as an Advocate. 

(ii) Candidate studying in the fifth year of the Five-Year Integrated  Law Course will also be eligible to apply subject to furnishing  proof of acquiring Law qualification at the time of  interview/before taking up the assignment as Law Clerk-cumResearch Assistant. 

(iii) The candidate must have knowledge of computer including  retrieval of desired information from various search  engines/processes such as Manupatra, SCC Online, LexisNexis,  Westlaw etc. 

Age Limit

 Candidate must not be below the age of 18 years and above 27  years as on the last date of receipt of applications.   

Method of selection: 

 Selection shall be made on the basis of Written Test and  Interview.  On the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in  the Written Test, merit list will be drawn and candidates will be  short-listed.  Short-listed candidates, three times of actual  requirement, in the order of merit, will be called for an Interview.  A  final select list shall be prepared as per requirement on the basis of  Written Test and Interview.

  The starting date for online registration of application is  1.2.2017 at 00.00 Hours and last date thereof is 28.2.2017 at 24.00  Hours. 

For more details Click Here


The Indian Law Institute is conducting a workshop on ‘Environmental Laws:  Contemporary Issues and Challenges’ from 6-11 February 2017. This interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring  to the table academics and professionals from the realms of law, science, education,  environmental studies, sociology and other related fields, to present papers and  engage in discourse relevant to contemporary environmental issues and its effects on  human welfare and progress. Particularly, the fact that environmental problems has  brought about health and economic crises in India, does not require any more  argument. As per media reports the recent post- Diwali air pollution levels in the  National capital of Delhi were as high as 30 times above World Health Organization  guidelines. The fact that the government alone cannot handle this situation needs no  argument again. One of the central issues to which the present workshop will address  itself is how to account for this sorry state of affairs especially when right to health is  a fundamental human right. 


OBJECTIVES: The workshop intends to systematically discuss the specific issues  relating to environment through the lenses of corporate law, human rights law,  intellectual property law, criminal law, history, philosophy, religion and other  relevant fields in not only cultivating environmental awareness but also reflecting on  the scale of the environmental crisis around the world.  


THEMES:  The broad themes selected for the workshop are: 

 International Environmental Law 

 Sustainable Development vis-a-vis Environmental Impact Assessment 

 Environmental Constitutionalism 

 Climate Change and Transfer of Technology 

 Corporate Responsibility and the Environment 

 Human Rights and the Environment 

PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS: This interdisciplinary workshop offers a forum  for graduate and post-graduate students of environmental law, researchers, advocates,  scientists, policy makers, NGOs working in the area of environmental protection and  those interested in acquiring knowledge of the subject. 

Eminent resource persons from academia, Ministry of Environment Forest and  Climate Change, National Green Tribunal, implementing agencies of the government  such as the Central Pollution Control Board, Chief Inspector of Factories, , and grass  root NGOs will enrich the deliberations for the advantage of participants. Upon  successful completion of the workshop, a certificate will be issued by the institute.  


Registration: The Last date for receipt of application form is 31st of January, 2017. 

Venue: Plenary Hall, The Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi. 

 For more details Click here


GNLU has launched a Three Day Certificate Course on Gaming Laws. 

It gives us immense pleasure to launch a Three Day Certificate Course on Gaming Laws from 20th- 22nd January, 2017.  The three day certificate course covers the foundational legal principles of Gaming Laws in India as well as related contemporary issues. 

The course will apprise the participants with dynamics of gaming contracts, gaming laws around the world and the interplay of other laws with gaming laws. Our resource person will be Mr.Amrut Joshi, Founder, GameChangers Law Advisors, Bangalore. 

For any queries contact:

Mr. Tarun, Faculty Member and Course Coordinator, GCSEL (8128650863)
For Registration Form Click here

For Brochure Click here

Last date for Registration: 18 January



Call for Papers: Commonwealth Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy (ISSN 2518-4997): Submit by January 10



The Editors of Commonwealth Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy (CJCLPP) finds immense pride in inviting you to contribute from your deep array of wisdom & learning to Volume 3, Issue 1 of our law review.

CJCLPP is a biannual double blind peer reviewed journal bearing ISSN  2518-4997. It is the flagship journal from student fraternity providing incisive legal scholarship on issues that are at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse. The Journal is in its 3rd year of publication and has the student editors from Rhodes University, University of Western Cape, Amity University,  Jamia Millia University and Dhaka University.

The Journal is registered in South Africa and is being published from Cape Town.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Word limit: Articles (2000-5000 words)Case Comments (1000-2000 words) and Book Review (up to 1500 words).

2. All submissions must be 1.5 line spaced in Times New Romanfont size 12 and justified.

3. Only footnotes may be used as the form of citations. All footnotes must be in Times New Roman, size 10, single-spacing and justified.

4. Authors are requested to follow 19th Bluebook Citation.

5. Electronic submissions via email should be made in Word Format (.doc) or (.docx).

Co-authoring of papers:

Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2.

Submission Procedure

Academicians, Practitioners, researchers, students and others interested in the field may send original unpublished manuscripts by 10th January 2017. Submissions should be emailed to us at editor.cjclpp@outlook.com.


For further information or clarifications, you may write to our Senior Editor, Ms. Katherine Carroll at editor.cjclpp@outlook.com  or call our Assistant Editor, Mr. Siddhant Arora on +917859912123.  

1st IJLMS Judgment Writing Competition


About the Competition
International Journal of Law & Management Studies is organizing the 1st IJLMS Judgment Writing Competition in the month December 2016 – January 2017 in association with RostrumLegal as E-Knowledge Partner and Foundation for Democratic Reforms as Knowledge Partner. The competition is in its entirety online and we invite law students to participate in it.

1st International Journal of Law & Management Studies Judgment Writing Competition 2016 is a venture of the journal to explore into the area of legal education to increase and promote qualitative legal research by looking at practical aspects of implementation of laws studied by law students. The Judgment Writing Competition looks at a broad aspect of how laws learnt about in classrooms are actually put to effect and implemented in courtrooms where facts play a crucial role and law is applied to these facts to set binding legal precedents and pave way for judge-made law. This competition seeks to capture the spirit of judges and decision-making from young law students aspiring to join the esteemed Judicial Services and also is a small effort to infuse the vital role that judgments play in a society, especially when Judicial Activism is on such a rise and is paving way in India.

The competition shall have two rounds. The first round shall be a written judgment submission on the Proposition that is uploaded on the website. (Link: http://www.ijlms.in/jwc/compro mis.pdf) The Judgment is to be emailed by the participating teams by December 26, 2016 and a hard-copy of the same is to be sent through Mail/Courier by January 1st. The details of the second round of the competition shall only be announced after the results of the first round of the competition.

1. Proposition is available at http://www.ijlms.in/jwc/compromis.pdf
2. Rules are available at http://www.ijlms.in/jwc/rules-final.pdf
3. Provisional Registration Form is available at http://www.ijlms.in/jwcprovisional

Any team comprising of not more than two students can participate in the competition. The two students can also hail from two different law schools. The Registration Fee is Rs. 500/- (Five Hundred Rupees) and is payable only after confirmation of participation by the Organizing Committee. The last date for Registration is December 20, 2016.

All interested students are requested to fill the Provisional Registration Form within 48 hours of which we shall respond through email and confirm your registration.

Tentative Schedule

1. November 25, 2016: Commencement of Registration & Release of Proposition
2. December 20, 2016: Last Date for Registration & Payment of Registration Fee
3. December 26, 2016: Last Date for Submission of Judgments (Soft Copy) Round I
4. January 02, 2017: Last Date for Receiving Judgments (Hard Copy) Round I
5. January 06, 2017: Declaration of Results for Round I
6. January 09, 2017: Last Date for Submission of Judgments (Soft Copy) Round II
7. January 16, 2017: Declaration of Results – Final Results

Contact Us at
For any queries, all participants are welcome to reach us either through email or WhatsApp. You may email us at jwc@ijlms.in and contact us at +91-8074712527



By nature, cyber conflicts are an international issue that span across nation-state borders. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge gained for analysis and management of international cyber incidents and conflicts including for activities such as development of policy related to cybercrime and cyberwarfare.

Management of cyber incidents and conflicts requires an interdisciplinary perspective including an understanding of:
1) characteristics of the cyber threats and conflicts themselves,
2) international efforts to reduce and improve cyber security, and
3) psychological and sociopolitical factors.

The course is designed to reach an international audience and will encourage discussion on relevant current events among participants to enrich the experience with various personal and cultural perspectives on cutting-edge issues. In addition, assignments and other assessments will supplement video lectures and selected readings to ensure application of the material..

Enrolling starts 5 December

For more details CLICK HERE

Scholarship: Australian National University Honors


Australian National University is offering Australian National University Honors Scholarship to the candidates who are enrolled in Degree programs leading to Honors in any field.
International students as well as local students from Australia are eligible to make application for Australian National University Honors Scholarship.

Australian National University Honors Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing Honors programs from other universities as well.

The selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of academic merit and scholarship amount of $5,000 will be offered to the candidates selected for the scholarship.

The application for the scholarship will be made online and the last date to complete the application process is November 30, 2016.

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The University of Exeter Law School is inviting applications for LLM Excellence Scholarships in International Commercial Law, European Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Maritime Law.

Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for for enrolling on the LLM in the 2017/18 cycle at the University of Exeter.

Study Subject: The LLM offers great opportunities to study across a range of modules taught by outstanding academics in their field.  The programme offers topical, academically rigorous and professionally relevant modules in a variety of subjects, including:

International Commercial Law
• European Law
• Human Rights
• Intellectual Property
• Maritime Law

Scholarship Award: Scholarships of worth £5000 will be awarded to the applicants.

Scholarship can be taken in UK

Last date: Scholarship application deadline is 7th April 2017.

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The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (“JLIA”) is currently inviting submissions for the upcoming publication “War in the 21st Century: Cyberterrorism, Cybersecurity, and the Law of War.” Submissions related to terrorism, security, and armed conflict will be considered for publication. Please note that the journal is an interdisciplinary journal jointly published by Penn State’s School of Law and School of International Affairs.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, submissions may relate to law, international affairs, or both. Submissions will be considered for publication on a rolling basis.

Authors interested in submitting papers should refer to http://elibrary.law.psu.edu/jlia/policies.html for submission procedures and policies.

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The International Journal of Human Rights invites submissions for its special issue on The notion of maternal immunity in tort for pre-natal harms causing permanent disability for the born alive child: Human Rights Controversies.
Papers for the special issue should focus on the human rights implications for both mother and born alive child of the grant or absence of a grant of maternal immunity for negligent cause of prenatal injury that results in permanent disability for the born alive child.

Papers should focus as the central theme on the issue of the grant or lack of grant of legal capacity/standing of the born alive child in such cases and not on the question of whether a fetus should be recognized in law as a person. However the implications for fetal rights of recognizing or failing to recognize the born alive child’s legal capacity to sue the mother in tort for permanent disabilities to the born alive child caused by the mother due to harms negligently inflicted pre-natally can be considered. 

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Jurisedge is pleased to announce the Jurisedge 1st National PPT Writing Competition, 2016 on the theme “Trends, Issues and Reforms in Arbitration Laws in India”. The competition is an excellent opportunity for Law students and Professionals to express their viewpoints on Arbitration Laws in India.
The theme is broad in nature; hence, the participants may take up any Topic/Trend/Issue/Development covered under the purview of the theme.

Theme of the PPT: “Trends, Issues and Reforms in Arbitration Laws in India”

Deadline for Registration: 26th October, 2016.

Deadline for submission: 30th October, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria:

Any student pursuing any undergraduate, postgraduate or professional course in any recognized University/College in India.

Guidelines and Rules:

The PPT must be written in English.
Multiple or incomplete submissions will lead to disqualification.
Co-Authorship is permitted.
The PPT shall not be plagiarized. Only the original PPTs will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay. The participants will submit a separate undertaking with regard to originality of work.
Copyright of the PPTs shall rest with the organizers. Organizers hold the right to republish the PPTs if required.
Identification mark (name or any mark which identifies the author) must not be found in any part of PPT.

The Deadline for the submission is 30th October, 2016

The Participants must submit their essay via e-mail only with following attachments: a page containing Name, Nationality, Address, e-mail id, Contact number and name of the College/University along with address and class of the Participant.
Length of the PPT:

The PPT shall consist of minimum 10 slides and Bibliography/Sources.
Total number of slides shall not exceed 30.


First Prize: Certificate + Cash Prize Rs. 1500 INR + Gift Hampers upto Rs. 1000 INR + Work Opportunity with Jurisedge.

Second Prize: Certificate + Cash Prize Rs. 1200 INR + Gift Hampers upto Rs. 1000 INR + Work Opportunity with Jurisedge.

Third Prize: Certificate + Cash Prize Rs. 1000 INR + Gift Hampers upto Rs. 1000 INR + Work Opportunity with Jurisedge.

Consolation Prize(For Top 5 Candidates): Certificate of Appreciation + Gift Hampers upto Rs. 1000 INR + Work Opportunity with Jurisedge.

Good PPTs (including top ten PPTs) will be considered for publication on Jurisedge Portal.

Top 10 candidates will also get a chance to work with us!

All the participants will get a Certificate of Participation.


Registration fee is 150/- INR only.

NOTE: All queries and submissions must be sent to info.jurisedge@gmail.com only, with the subject: “Jurisedge 1st National PPT Writing Competition, 2016”.

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The University of Queensland is offering Scholarships for Indian Students. These scholarships are available for studying a coursework master’s degree or undergraduate degree program within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (excludes the MBA).

As one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions, the University of Queensland (UQ) is internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and superior campus environment. It is ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities according to the QS World University Rankings 2015.

Applicants must have at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for studying a coursework master’s or undergraduate degree program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (excludes the MBA).

Scholarship Award: Up to AUD$10000 tuition fee waiver. The final amount awarded to the winner/s will be at the discretion of the selection committee

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: Applicants must follow the given criteria

Citizens of India who normally reside in India.
Students who have applied to UQ and who have received an unconditional offer for a relevant program.
Students who will commence their program at UQ in Semester 1, 2017.
The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and high achieving students are encouraged to apply.

Please note that this opportunity is not available to students already studying or residing in Australia.

Nationality: Applicants from India can apply for these scholarships.

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This fellowships hosts democratic activists, scholars, and journalists for five-month fellowships, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to Washington, DC. The fellowship offers an important opportunity to explore new ideas in a comparative context, undertake individual research, and share best practices with one another.

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches.
While the two tracks share many common elements, they have different eligibility requirements and distinct goals, activities, and products associated with them.

The fellowship year begins October 1 and ends July 31 of the following year and is divided into two five-month sessions: the Fall session starts on October 1 and ends on February 28; the Spring session begins on March 1 and ends on July 31. In special cases, the program may accommodate fellows out of cycle.

General Eligibility Requirements:

Citizens of any country may apply
Proficiency in the English language
Topics focusing on the political, social, economic, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development
Availability to be in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C., during the year for which candidates are applying for a fellowship.

Fellowship Value:

Fellowship payments are calculated to cover cost of a short-term, furnished rental aprtment, plus “cost of living” for food, local transportation, and other necessities. Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including Internet access and a NED email account, plus a limited budget for long-distance phone calls and professional travel within the United State.

For more details and applying CLICK HERE



Watson U is a new model of higher education designed to maximize the impact of the next generation. Promising young leaders from around the world are convened in Boulder, Colorado, where they start and advance ventures aimed at alleviating some of the world’s most urgent problems. The program consists of:

Training: award-winning curriculum taught by the world’s foremost social entrepreneurs focused on venture development – business modeling, fundraising, scaling, etc; as well as personal development – confidence, resilience, grit, creativity, etc.

Mentorship: each scholar is matched up with two mentors from our network of 50+ top practitioners in the social impact space who meet up, mentor, advise scholars on a weekly basis over the course of the semester.

Community: a highly vetted group of the world’s top young entrepreneurial talent living together in a national historic landmark lends itself to cross pollination, emergence of new ideas, philosophies, inspiration, and life-long professional partnerships and friendships.

Students can come to Watson U for one semester, or for the full degree program and receive an accredited Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship through our collaboration with Lynn University and Naropa University. Watson U has graduated 67 alumni from 30 countries who have raised over $12.5 million and have impacted thousands of people around the world or the ventures they have founded/co-founded.


Watson U is looking for 18-23 year old early stage social entrepreneurs with a bias towards action. We evaluate each application using three main criteria:

The Person
Gritty Idealism: Watson scholars are idealistic in the sense that they believe they can make the world a better place, but gritty in the sense that they aren’t afraid to start and bootstrap a solution in a resource limited environment.
Entrepreneurial Courage: Ideal candidates protect their courage- by demonstrating they aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone with a bias towards action and prototyping- while also protecting the courage of their fellow scholars- through support and peer to peer mentorship.

Motivation: We look at applicants’ key influences and motivations behind the creation of their ventures and their interest in attending Watson U, as well as their overall character. Competitive applicants are willing and able to dedicate themselves fully to this program as well as to their venture. They are communicative, open-minded and curious.

The Venture
Addressing the Root Cause: We evaluate the extent to which the idea the scholar is developing addresses the root cause of the problem they are choosing to solve – and how well have they articulated both their solution and the problem – rather than simply putting a band-aid on a problem.

Viability of Idea: We look at how likely it is that the applicant’s venture will succeed. Does the scholar have a solid idea and model to develop, advance, and eventually scale?

The Stage
Age and Life Stage: Students can apply to Watson’s semester program before (gap year), during, or immediately after their undergraduate studies, or come to Watson U for their Bachelor’s degree, which can be completed in as little as 2.5 years. Watson scholars are between the ages of 18-23.
Venture Stage, Early Prototyping: The students we select are early stage in the development of their ideas, but in most cases a strong applicant has already implemented at least a prototype of their idea. This means that they are typically past idea stage.

Last date: 1 November 2016

For more details CLICK HERE

Capacity Development Programme on Labour and Industrial Laws



The Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance (CTAG) and National Academy of Law Teachers(NALT), NLU Delhi are organizing a Seven day “Capacity Development Programme on Labour and Industrial Laws” (Dec 12-18, 2016).
The idea behind organizing this event is that Labour and Industrial Laws teaching in India generally lacks orientation and is also affected by curriculum issues, approach to teaching and standardization of course material. Labour and Industrial Laws in India is taught at various levels, which includes a few independent departments, or as part of teaching in law. This interdisciplinary subject has tremendous potential to contribute for policy and other applied objectives.
Teachers engaged in UG / PG teaching of Labour and Industrial Laws at College/University/School would be eligible to participate. The total number of seats in this course are 50 and to be given on first come first serve basis. Research scholars engaged in teaching and research of Labour and Industrial Laws may be considered subject to the availability of seats.




 Indore Institute of Law is going to witness the V Chapter of The National Law Fest, Lex Bonanza 2016-Striving for Legal Excellence, scheduled to be held on 22nd October and 23rd October 2016 (Saturday & Sunday). 
This bonanza shall be based on the theme- “My India vs. Dream India” where we shall portray with fine legal ink the current scenario prevailing in India in relation to what this place ought to be. Based on this theme the carnival shall move forward.

For details of the Competitions of Lex-Bonanza-2016 refer the following link-


For any Query contact the registration Coordinators-

Faculty Co-ordinator:  Mr. Jaidev Mahendra: +918349175326

Student Co-ordinators:

  • Shikha Thakkar: +91-9827904185
  • Osama Ahmed: +91-8602435345
  • Ankur Vijayvergiya: +91-9977855501
  • Aishwariya Tiwari: +91-7566160600

















The Socio-Legal Review welcomes contributions for its thirteenth volume, to be released in 2017.
About the Journal
The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students and scholars to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface of law and society. The Journal features articles by eminent scholars as well as student essays, providing an interface for the two communities to interact.  From 2012, SLR has become a biannual publication, bringing out one themed issue and one general issue annually. Archives and further details are available on our website, www.sociolegalreview.com.
The Journal subscribes to an expansive view on the interpretation of “law and society” thereby keeping its criteria for contributions simply that of high academic merit, as long as there is a perceivable link. This would include not only writing about the role played by law in social change, or the role played by social dynamics in the formulation and implementation of law, but also writing that simply takes cognizance of legal institutions/institutions of governance/administration, power structures in social commentary, and so on.
Theme for the Thirteenth Volume:
The theme for the themed issue of the thirteenth volume is “Crime and Society”.
Guidelines for Submission
  1. All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. A submission is welcome as long as it fits within the general mandate of the Journal, as described above. It may alternatively be considered for publication in the themed issue should it fit the theme decided for that year.
    1. Contributions should be mailed only in a soft copy to slr@nls.ac.in andsociolegalreview.nls@gmail.com, the subject of the mail being ‘Submission for 2017 Volume’. Biographical information is to be provided in a separate document.
    2. The Journal is accepting contributions for Articles and Short Articles. With reference to Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 8000 words. With reference toShort Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 5000 words. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without review manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.
    3. The Journal also accepts Book Reviews and Notes from the Field. The latter includes shorter pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in, legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. Contributions should not exceed 3000 words.
    4. The last date for submission for the first issue is November 1st, 2016, Submissions may, nevertheless, be made after these dates.  They will be considered for publication in the issue to follow.
    5. All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc or .docx documents.
    6. SLR follows the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (20th edn.) style of referencing. Contributors are requested to comply with the same.
  3. For any clarifications, please contact us at sociolegalreview.nls@gmail.com or slr@nls.ac.in.



Japanese Government Scholarship
Young Leader’s Program (YLP) Student
(Law Course)

1. Field of Study Law Course
Kyushu University, Graduate School of Law

2. Term of Scholarship From October 2017 to September 2018(One year)

3. Degree Master’s Degree will be conferred

4. Language All lectures will be conducted in English

5. Number of Scholarships Around 2 (two)

6. Qualifications
(1) Nationality: Indian
(2) Age: Under 40 years old as of 1st October 2017
  (i.e. born on or after 2nd October 1977)
(3) Academic Background: Applicants must be college graduates who have achieved excellent results
(4) Others: At least 4 (four) years of full-time work experience after graduation, in a law office or in the legal section of a company or government department
  – A minimum TOEFL-PBT score of 550 or equivalent

7. Scholarship Benefits
(1) Allowance: 242,000 yen (appx. Rs.1.59 lakh) per month (This may be subject to change)
(2) Transportation:
To Japan: The grantee will be provided with an economy class air ticket from the international airport nearest to the student’s home address to the Fukuoka International Airport
From Japan: After the expiration of the scholarship, the grantee will be provided with an economy class air ticket from the Fukuoka International Airport to the international airport nearest to the student’s home address
(3) School Fees: Participants will be exempted from fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition
(4) Accommodation: Students can apply for a room at Kyushu University International House

8. Application – Application should be submitted to Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India (for government candidates)
CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) (for general candidates)
– Deadline of Application: 7 October 2016 (Please consult the above Department)

9. Contact For application forms and detailed information on this program, please contact:
Government candidates
–   Ms. Deepika Lohia Aran, Deputy Secretary – Training Division
     Department of Personnel & Training,
     Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
     Block 04, 3rd floor, Old JNU Campus, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
     Phone: 011-26168197

General candidates
–   Mr. R. Narayanan, Head
   CII-AVANTHA Centre for Competitiveness for SMEs,
   Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Sector 31-A, Chandigarh 160 030
   Phone: 0172-5022522/5080781/2607288 Fax: 0172-2606259
   E-mail: cii-avantha@cii.in Website: http://www.cii-avantha.org

–   Mr. S. Sinha, Embassy of Japan in India
    Phone: 011-4610 4865

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Law Commission of India in association with Lloyd Law College and Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) Asia-India is organizing the prestigious CLEA Regional Conference – 2016 on the topic ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’ from 5th to 6th November, 2016 at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida.

Freedom of speech and expression like the rights to life and liberty is an ever expanding circle. This very expansion brings with it challenges and concerns. The object of the conference is to provide an excellent opportunity for sharing of every possible understanding, ideas and views relating to freedom of speech and expression: to receive wisdom from all possible sources and fuse them into our administration of justice.

The event is open for contributions from Judicial Members and Policymakers, Lawyers and Academicians from India or abroad to investigate, appraise and review laws relating to the freedom of speech and expression to foster better understanding and insight of the law in their scope, operation, interpretation and application.

Theme: Freedom of Speech and Expression


Laws Affecting Speech and Expression Sedition Defamation Privacy, Individual Freedom and Media Right to Know v/s Right against Information Freedom of Expression in the Internet Age

Abstracts containing not more than 400 words (identifying your chosen Theme/Sub-Theme) are invited along with a short bio and a soft copy of scanned passport sized Photograph to cleaconference@lloydedu.in on or before 30th September, 2016.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 30th September, 2016.

Intimation regarding abstract selection: 3rdOctober, 2016.

Date of final paper submission: 17th October, 2016.

Date of conference: 5th & 6th November, 2016.



This program is open to all recent PhD recipients and doctoral candidates.

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for two years by The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.


The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.

Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race

How to Apply

All application materials need to arrive by the deadline of October 1. We do not accept late applications.

The completed application will include:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé
Research proposal (2500 word maximum)
Official PhD program transcript
Three letters of recommendation (uploaded through the online application)
Letters should be addressed to the “Selection Committee.”
Letters of recommendation need to arrive by the deadline of October 1.

The online application is accessed through the homepage of The Harvard Academy’s website. All parts of the application are submitted online.

Questions should be emailed to:

You may include footnotes, endnotes, and/or bibliographies in your proposed research statement, but they are not required. If you do give references, they will not count towards the 2500-word maximum for the research statement.

We require no copies of published papers or abstracts as part of our application process. Do not include them in your application packet

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Law Mantra Online Journal (ISSN: 2394-7829) is Monthly Double Blind Peer Review Academic Journal, published online, that seeks to provide an interactive forum for the publication of articles in the field of Law and Governance. Journal is currently soliciting submissions for Volume 4, Issue 2,3. The submission deadline for Volume 4, Issue 1 is 10th October, 2016. We welcome submissions from academicians, practitioners, students, researchers and experts from within the legal community. We have a strong preference for articles that assert and defend a well-reasoned position.

Journal runs under guidance of the Chief patron of Hon. Justice K.N Saikia, Former Judge Supreme Court of India, Prof. (Dr.) M.P.Singh, Chancellor Central University, Haryana,Prof. (Dr.) Ranvir Singh, Founder Vice-Chancellor N.L.U-Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) Gurjeet Singh, Founder Vice-Chancellor N.L.U.J.A Assam, Prof. (Dr.) Faizan Mustaffa, V.C NALSAR Hyderabad, Prof. Shamnad Basheer and other luminaries from the legal fraternity. It is aimed at institutionalizing and channelling the analytical and incisive articles of students towards value addition and developing inherent potentials of legal fraternity.

Call for Papers: Law Mantra Online Monthly Journal (ISSN: 2321-6417) is a monthly double blind peer reviewed journal. We look forward for submissions from members of the Bar, Bench and the academia. Submissions can be in the form of long articles, short articles, case comments, legislative notes and book reviews.

Deadline: The last date for submission of papers is 10th October, 2016

Nature of Contributions:

Articles: An article must conduct a complete analysis of the area of law, which the author seeks to highlight. It must contain a comprehensive study of the existing law, indicating the lacunae therein, and must contain an attempt to suggest possible changes which can address the said lacunae. An article should be between 4,000-5,000 words.Essays: An essay is more adventurous as it challenges challenging existing paradigms/norms and provides a fresh outlook to common problems. It is strongly recommended that essays be considerably more concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization. An essay is thus advised to be between 3,000-5,000 words.Notes: A note is a relatively concise form of an argument advanced by the author. The focus of a note should be on a relatively new debate or controversy regarding the interpretation or implementation in the law. Notes shall primarily highlight contemporary issues, which need to be addressed, and the authors are expected to offer a solution. The maximum word limit for a manuscript in the form of note is 2,500 words.Comments: A comment is where the author may decide to critique any recent/landmark judicial pronouncement or any recent legislation or bill before the Parliament or State Legislature. The word limit for a comment is 2,500 words.

Submission Guidelines:

Word Limit: As has already been indicated, the maximum word limit for articles and essays is 5,000 words (exclusive of footnotes) whereas that for notes and comments is 2,500 words (exclusive of footnotes).Citation Format: The citation format to be used is The Bluebook (19th ed.). In keeping with the same, speaking footnotes are discouraged.Biographical Information of Authors: A separate document with biographical information of the authors must also be attached including the following details: Name, E mail address, Postal Address, Name and Address of Institution, Course (if applicable), Academic Year.

Plagiarism Guidelines: As per the Law Mantra Online Journal Policy on Academic Misconduct, “plagiarism” means failure to acknowledge ideas or phrases from another source. Such source is not limited to published text. Acknowledgement of others’ work is expected even if the source was a discussion (whether oral or written) with another person, or use of materials on the internet.

Note: It is assumed that work submitted is represented as being authored by the person on whose behalf it is submitted. Falsification of Work Product is falsifying, concocting or misrepresenting of data, statistics, or other observations/ information.                          

Submission: All submissions should be made electronically at editor@lawmantra.co.in. The last date for submission of manuscripts is 10th October, 2016.

For More Details Visit:- journal.lawmantra.co.in                                                                 



The University of North Carolina is organizing its twentieth annual symposium to gather tax scholars with a common interest in current tax research.

The symposium will occur Apr. 7-8, 2017, at Chapel Hill, NC.

The symposium will be sponsored by the KPMG Foundation and the UNC Tax Center.

Submissions are due Dec. 15, 2016.

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Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research (AJMR)

Indexed / listed at: Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, ProQuest, U.S.A;
ISSN No. 2278-4853
E-mail ID: ajmr@tarj.in

TRANS Asian Journal of Marketing & Management Research (TAJMMR)

Indexed / listed at: Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, ProQuest, U.S.A;
ISSN No. 2279 – 0667
E-mail ID: tajmmr@tarj.in


Article should be in typed in 12 point-Times New Roman Font English with a single space and single column with 1″ margin on a standard A4 size paper.

The page numbers should at centre of every page. All headings must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalised. Authors must leave one line before each heading.


The sub-heading must be bold typed, fully capitalized and left aligned. The text matter must be in a 12 point-Times New Roman Font and single spaced.

The research article/paper should preferably not exceed 12-15 pages in all.

Kindly Visit Our Web-Site for Submission & Publication Guidelines

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“A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He is going to sit where you are sitting, and when you are gone, attend to those things you think are important. You may adopt all the policies you please, but how they are carried out depends on him. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities and corporations. The fate of humanity is in his hands”

-Abraham Lincoln

Children having been recognized supremely assets of the Nation. The Government of India through its National Policy for Children acknowledged that their nurture and solicitude are our responsibility. Equal opportunities for development to all children during the period of growth should be our endeavor, for this would serve our larger purpose of reducing inequality and ensuring social justice. Children ought to have been the subject of prime focus of development planning, research, and welfare in India but unfortunately, it has not been so. Despite the Constitutional vision of a healthy and happy child protected against abuse and exploitation, and a National Policy for Children, the majority of children in India continue to live without a cared, protected and meaningful childhood.

The Criminal Justice System consists of the legal provisions defining offences, providing punishment for those offences, procedures for investigation of those offences, prosecution and trial leading to conviction or acquittal of accused persons. Initially, Criminal Justice System dealt with all persons committing offences.

The Government of India has accede on the 11th December, 1992 to the “Convention on the Rights of the Child”, adopted by the General Assembly of United Nations, which has prescribed a set of standards to be adhered to by all State parties in securing the best interest of the child. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 has made comprehensive provisions for children alleged and found to be in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 has been passed by Indian Parliament.

However, since 1920, special laws have been made for children committing offences and presently it is the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2000 that prescribes different procedures for investigation and trial of cases where children are alleged to have committed an offence. The juvenile justice system as conceived by legislation aims at providing care, protection, treatment, development, and rehabilitation of delinquent and neglected juvenile.

The current debate over the Juvenile Justice Act started after the incidence of the Delhi gang rape case. This case is being used as a landmark to support the demand for lowering the age of definition of juvenile. The ramification of this demand needs to be urgently debated in order to bring a balance between protecting rights of the child and punishing the guilty.

An expert committee has been appointed by the Law Commission of India to examine the issue. The proposal however, has always been contested by the premier child rights body NCPCR, which has emphasized that there cannot be any “compromise” on the age of a child as defined by the UN and in other International Conventions.

It has been rightly pointed out that the problem is the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act is always concentrated on one part of the law that addresses only “children in conflict with the law” and ignores other category of “children in need of care and protection”. The existing law gives equal importance to both the categories but our system is always preoccupied with the first category. Under the Indian Constitution, the Government is mandated to protect the right of child and provide care and protection to them. It is important to underline that neglecting children in need of care and protection leads children to “children in conflict with law”.

India is a young nation, with about 40% or more of its 1 billion people being children. Way back in 1974, the National Policy for Children declared that the nation’s children were its most important asset. We need to lobby for the allocation of necessary resources to develop this national asset to its full potential. However our system failed to provide care and protection to him and now when such crimes are happening, certain groups have started questioning the adequacy of the law.


Understanding Trauma: Transformed Lives of Juvenile Offenders and their Families.

Effective Juvenile Interventions: Courts, Community Partnerships, and Therapeutic Responses.

Juvenile Delinquency and application of Trail Competency with regard to Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act, 2 0 0 0

Contemporary development in Juvenile Criminal Justice System in the world.



The abstract must not exceed 300 words and should be accompanied by a cover page stating the following:

Sub Theme

Title of the Paper

Name of the Author(s)


E-mail Address

Postal Address

Contact Number


Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two co-authors.

Both authors need to register separately.

In case of co-authorship, at least one author must attend the conference to present the paper.

The paper must be accompanied with the following details

A Cover Letter – Mentioning Name of the Author(s), Course, Year of Study (if applicable), Name of College/ University (if applicable), Professional Position (if applicable) with Postal Address, Email Address and Contact Number.

Registration Form – Duly filled

Copy of the scanned Demand Draft (Registration fees)

Formatting Requirements

The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.

The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with spacing of 1.0. One Inch margins should be maintained on all four sides.
Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition.

The maximum length of the paper shall not exceed 3500 words. (Including footnotes/endnotes/annexure/reports etc.).

All submissions are to be made in Microsoft Word 2007/2010 (.doc) format only.

Method of Submission

All submissions for the conference have to be e-mailed to: als2nationalseminar2016@gmail.com


Last date of abstract submission: 15th September 2016

Date of Intimation of accepted abstracts: 18th September 2016

Last date of submission of scanned copy of DD along with the registration form: 20th September 2016
Last date of receipt of DD and Registration Form: 22nd September 2016

Last date of paper submission: 25th September 2016

Date of Seminar: 14th October 2016

Selected papers shall be published in book containing ISBN Number.



International Conference on Globalization, Culture and Identity: Challenges and Prospects

25th to 26th February 2017
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Website: http://www.flame.edu.in/conferences/international-conference-on-globalization-culture-and-identity
Contact person: Dr. Sonam Mansukhani

In order to enhance debates on our prospects and challenges, the following panels are proposed – – Migration and Diaspora – Youth and Identity – Caste and Religion – Organisations and Identity – Media and Identity – Development and Displacement

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30th September 2016

For more details CLICK HERE



International Conference on Peaceful and Prosperous South Asia- Opportunities and Challenges (ICSA-2017) from 27-29 March, 2017 at JIIT, Sector 62, Noida.

27th to 29th March 2017
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Website: http://www.icsa2017.com/

Contact person: Dr Kanupriya Misra Bakhru and Mr Manas Ranjan Behera

The conference aims at bringing together academicians, researchers, business management professionals and policy makers to exchange their experiences and research on diverse aspects pertaining to Peace and Prosperity of South Asia.

Organized by: Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th September 2016

Check the event website for more details.

For more details CLICK HERE



Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow invites original manuscripts in the form of articles, essays, notes and comments on any topic of contemporary relevance in the field of law for publication in the University’s flagship Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) Journal.

The word limit for the submissions is

Articles: 5000 to 10,000 (words excluding footnotes)
Notes and Comments: 2000 – 5000 (words excluding footnotes)
Book Review: upto 2000 (words excluding footnotes)
The Editorial Committee of the Journal reserves the right to edit the manuscripts once it is selected for publication.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions are to be made in English language only.
It should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing.
Footnoting should be in accordance with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition.
The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10, single line spacing.
The final draft of the submission should be submitted in the electronic form and a hard copy of the same should also be send via post. The electronic submissions should be made only in MS Word format. Electronic copies of the submission should be emailed to journal@rmlnlu.ac.in

The electronic file of the document should also contain the Authors Name, Title of the Paper. The hard copy of the manuscript should be send to the following address:

Chairperson, Journal Committee
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme, Ashiana
Lucknow – 226012, Uttar Pradesh
Email: journal@rmlnlu.ac.in

The last date for submission of manuscripts is 15th October, 2016.

Chairperson, Journal Committee
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme, Ashiana
Lucknow – 226012, Uttar Pradesh
Email: journal@rmlnlu.ac.in
Website: http://www.rmlnlu.ac.in

For more details CLICK HERE




Vivekananda Law School, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi.

Eligibility Criteria

The Competition is open to students pursuing LL.B (3 year and 5 year) /LL.M courses from any recognized university across the country.

Theme for the Research Paper

“Globalisation, Technology and Law”

Sub-themes for the submission of the research paper may include, but are not limited to:

 Globalization and law: Trans-National Corporation; Regulation, Responsibility and Human Rights.

 Biotechnology and Medicine law: Bio-terrorism, medical patents, medical tourism.

 E-Business and law: e-commerce issues, regulation of start-ups, consumer protection, product safety and quality, intellectual property and liability, competition law violations and concerns, jurisdictional issues.

 Technology and Law: cyber-crimes, cyber-security, cyber-forensics, privacy, telecommunications.

Submission Guidelines

 The research paper must be written in English.

 Co-authorship up-to two authors is permitted.

 Only one entry is allowed per-author.

 Only original research papers will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication else-where.

 Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the research paper.

 The research paper must not be more than 3000 words (including footnotes).

 The first page of the research paper must contain the details of the author/s, title of the paper and the name of the college/institution.

Registration Fee

Single Author: Rs. 500

Co-Author: Rs. 600

Registration and Submission Procedure

Registration details and Submission procedure: The Students interested are required to send the duly completed registration form to lexquestor@gmail.com along with a scanned copy of a Demand Draft in favour of Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies and payable at Delhi of Rs.500 /- (per entry in case of single author) and Rs. 600/- (per entry in case of co-authorship) as the registration fee.

General Guidelines

The hard copy of the Demand Draft and registration form must be sent to Dean, Vivekananda Law School, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU Block, Pitampura Outer Ring Road, New Delhi -110034.

All the research papers must be submitted, both in soft and hard form.

The hard copies must reach on or before the deadline for submission at Dean, Vivekananda Law School, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU Block, and Pitampura Outer Ring Road, New Delhi 110034.

The soft copy in MS Word must be mailed lexquestor@gmail.com

Important Dates

Last date for Registration: 20th September, 2016

Last date for submission: 10th October, 2016

Announcement of result: Last week of October 2016

Declaration of Result and Prizes

The result shall be declared in the last week of October, 2016.

The names of the winner shall be displayed on the college website.

The winners shall also be intimated separately.

First prize: Rs. 3000/- and an opportunity to get published in the Vivekananda Journal of research bearing ISSN NO: 2319-8702.

Second prize: Rs. 2000/-

Third prize: Rs. 1500/-

The winners shall be given the monetary prize as well as the certificates.

Best paper will be considered for publication in the Vivekananda Journal of Research bearing ISSN 2319-8702.


Email: lexquestor@gmail.com

Contact Numbers: 9810013604; 9891807008.

For further details CLICK HERE



About this course: — —

From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law.  Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy.  We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy.  We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses.  And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom.

— Course Syllabus —

This course comprises eight units (or “modules”). Each will include an assigned reading, typically an article or book chapter, as well as a simulation designed to bring the readings to life.

I will also offer video lectures on each of the topics, accompanied by slides.  In addition, there will be online role-play exercises and debates, enabling the students to share their own insights.

The order of class sessions will be:

(1)     History: From Nuremberg to The Hague

(2)     International Crimes Part 1: War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and Torture

(3)     International Crimes Part 2: Terrorism and Piracy

(4)     Special modes of liability: command responsibility, co-perpetration, and incitement

(5)      Special defenses: insanity, obedience to orders, duress, and head of state immunity

(6)      Gaining custody of the accused: extradition, luring, abduction, and targeted killing

(7)      Pre-Trial Issues: plea bargaining, self-representation, and exclusion of torture evidence

(8)      Maintaining control of the courtroom   

— Recommended Background —

You don’t have to be a lawyer and there are no prerequisites for this course. However, the course will be conducted at the level expected of advanced undergraduate students. Therefore, for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level is desirable.

— Suggested Readings —

Students should read the assigned online materials for each unit in advance of the class session. 

In addition, students are invited to subscribe to “War Crimes Prosecution Watch,” a free bi-weekly e-newsletter that summarizes the latest developments in the field of international criminal law.

— Course Format —

This course is made up of eight content units. Each unit is based on an online reading assignment, a video lecture of about one hour in length, and one or more role play exercises to stimulate on-line discussion. The course also offers in-video enrichment quizzes (ungraded) for each unit, a ten question multiple choice midterm diagnostics exam (ungraded), and a ten question True/False Final Exam.  

— FAQ–

How will this course be graded?

This course is graded on completion. In order to complete the course each student must: (1) finish each module (or “lesson”); (2) write at least one essay response of 200 words or more for at least one simulation throughout the course; and (3) get a score of 6 out of 10 or better on the Final Exam.

What resources will I need for this course?

For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to read and discuss the exciting materials available online.

What is the coolest thing about this course?

The topics we will be discussing are ripped from the headlines.  The topics are often controversial and thought-provoking, and always exciting.

For enrolling and to know more details visit COURSERA



About Alexis Foundation

We are India’s leading and most diversified youth-led think tank which conducts research and provides consultancy in areas such as economics, information technology, international relations, law, management, public policy and strategy.

Legal Status: Registered as a Public Charitable Trust under Indian Trusts Act, 1882.

Participant: United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Civil Society Network.

Alexis Foundation hereby invites original research papers on the following themes for publication in a book series:

Theme 1 – War, Terrorism and National Security

1. Forms of Terrorism that have plagued the world
2. New forms of warfare e.g. Cyber etc and measures to counter them
3. Using National Security to violate/oppress the public. Justifiable?
4. How to prevent the youth from radicalisation
5. Indian legislative framework against terrorism, Limitations of national Security measures
6. Suggestions on “Vasudev Kutumbakam” ie “the world is a family” keeping in mind the recent solidarity against acts of terrorism

Theme 2 – Interlinking Law, Governance & Political Philosophy

1. Indian Constitutional Philosophy
2. Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence in India
3. Kautilya, Machiavelli and Foreign Policy
4. Sociological Analysis of Welfare Schemes in Rural India
5. An Analysis of the Indian Prison Set-Up

Theme 3 – Aspects of Criminal law and Social Control in India

1. Juvenile Justice System
2. Issues concerning execution of Death Penalty
3. Criminology and Penology
4. Organised and White Collar Crimes
5. Cyber crimes
6. Rights of prisoners, under-trial prisoners and need of Prison Reforms

Theme 4 – Constitutional Law as the broader theme, paired up with international regime and gender studies

Theme 5 – Interdisciplinary topics on law with a focus on human rights, international relations and trade including but not limited to:

1. Refugee and migrant rights/ LGBT rights
2. Violence against women
3. The weakening link between law enforcement agencies and human rights
4. Diplomacy and foreign policy in the nuclear era
5. International organisations and their efficacy
6. The hegemonic stability theory and decline of the American hegemony
7. New trends in WTO law and its modern interpretation in a globalised economic society
8. Analysis and future of regional FTAs with a focus on South Asia
9. Impact of the Brexit on global trade and investment

Theme 6 – Unraveling commercial law and information technology with its associated international aspects and strategies

Theme 7 – Legitimacy of the Unborn: Issues and Challenges

1. Surrogacy: Whether ethical, legal or social?
2. Rights of Child out of Rape
3. Adoption v. Modern Reproductive techniques
4. Unmarried Juvenile Mother
5. Children of Divorced Parents: Issues and Challenges
6. Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994: A Litmus Test

Theme 8 – A generic overview of pressing and pertinent contemporary issues

1. Gender sensitivity with emphasis on treatment of sex workers in contemporary times
2. Net Neutrality: Human Rights in the digital age
3. Cultural relativism as an obstacle to universal human rights
4. Methods pertaining to poverty alleviation and development strategies
5. An evaluation of the present economic system in India and its conclusive analysis
6. A critical analysis of the Labour laws in India along with the wage game debate

Theme 9 – Contemporary issues in International Law

1. Role of International organizations (keeping the legal aspect at the front) in the climate change issue
2. Conflict resolution at the international level
3. Role of non-state actors in defining the international policies
4. War Crimes, Genocide, and International Criminal Court
5. Regional groups – their law and policies

Theme 10 – Reflections on political and legal contemporary issues

1. International Refugee Law. (IDPs, migrants)
2. Euthanasia in India
3. The effectiveness of Nuclear non-proliferation laws such as the NPT in the international realm, with analysis on the pressing question – Are nuclear weapons for peace or war?
4. South China sea dispute national, international and maritime laws
5. Territorial aggression with special focus on the Iraq War and it’s legality
6. UNSC as a multilateral institution
7. How Coca-colonization changed the world


1. The submission is open to all students, research scholars, teachers and professionals around the world.

2. Co-authorship shall be permitted. There is no bar on number of co-authors.

Submission Guidelines

1. The work should be original, and must not be previously published or must not be in the stage of submission/consideration anywhere else.

2. The word length can range between 3000-7500 words exclusive of Footnotes and References.

3. Submissions should be made in MS Word format.

4. Main Text – Times New Roman, font size 12, double spacing, justified, with a margin of an inch on all sides.

5. Footnotes – Times New Roman, font size 10. Substantive footnotes are accepted.

6. Citation Mode – Bluebook (19th edition)

7. An abstract should be written at the beginning, explaining the aims and motives of the paper. Word length: 300-750 words.

8. Bibliographies are welcome but not required.

9. Each submission must be accompanied with a short description about the author(s).

Submission Policy

1. The editorial board will follow the Anonymous Peer-Review policy for judging the submissions.

2. The editorial board reserves the right to reject or edit any paper whose content is offensive or defamatory, explicitly unethical or if it supports racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal activities or terrorism; similarly an article may be refused if the Board deems that it might harm the political or religious sentiments of interested readers in any manner.

3. The editorial board reserves the right to disqualify the paper on account of plagiarism.

4. The research paper should not infringe the copyright or any other right of a third party, if so, the Alexis Foundation disclaims any responsibility for copyright violation or any other liability.

5. The research paper shall be considered the property of Alexis Foundation, which reserves the right of publication of the same in a book and in any other manner as it may deem appropriate, without providing any royalty or compensation.

6. The editorial board reserves the right to vary, repeal, alter any of the rules, if as required, as they deem appropriate.

7. A soft copy of the research paper must be uploaded on our research portal – www.alexis.in/research.htmlby 15th September, 2016 – 23:59 HRS (IST).

For any queries, please write to us atinfo@alexis.org.in



Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research

(CELAR) National Law University, Assam



Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research is delighted to invite scholastic submissions for its fortnightly online publication, Lex Terra- enviro-legal news and views (ISSN 2455-0965):-

• Short articles (2500 words);

• Enviro analysis (1000 words);

• Enviro-Legal news & views (1000 words);

• Enviro-judgment analysis (1000-1500 words)

for its 13th and following issues. We eagerly look forward to scholastic submissions and sincerely hope that this shall be a stepping stone in facilitating better and greater ideas for the care of environment.

About Lex Terra- The power and capacity vested within humankind to alter the course of nature has not been channelized in a productive manner and through this platform, we seek to achieve this very status quo which we tend to lose sight of. This fortnightly publication is an attempt to enhance the awareness of the society with regard to several contemporary enviro-legal issues. We lay special emphasis on North-East Indian enviro-legal aspects. The prime motto of CELAR is to create an enviro-legally informed and conscious populace.

Hence, we invite to all those reflective thinkers out there to use their pen and join us in our pious drive to attain the aforementioned motto.

Submissions can be mailed at celar@nluassam.ac.in by 10TH & 20TH OF EVERY MONTH.


Visit our webpage at



Call for Submissions: CILJ Volume 6(1)
Ends on 10/28/2016

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) (formerly the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal run by members of the postgraduate community at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for its sixth volume.

General call for submissions – International law

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with current themes in international law and EU law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by our Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to our Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. A full list of reviewers is available on our website.

The deadline for submissions is 28th October 2016 at 11.59 p.m. Only submissions received by this date will be considered for publication in Volume 6, Issue 1, to be published in Spring 2017.

Further submission information

The Journal accepts the following types of manuscript:

Long Articles between 6,000 and 10,000 words but not exceeding 12,000 words including footnotes;

Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes;

Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3000 words including footnotes;

Book Reviews not exceeding 2500 words including footnotes.

Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript.
All copies must be submitted in Word (.doc) or (.docx) format and must conform to our style guidelines, which are available at the following links:

OSCOLA Fourth edition:

Click to access oscola_4th_edn_hart_2012.pdf

OSCOLA: Citing International Law


Click to access oscola_2006_citing_international_law.pdf

Please ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity.

Further information is available at http://www.cjicl.org.uk.

For more details CLICK HERE



Acumen seeks enthusiastic individuals to work with the Impact team in the Mumbai Office

Passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to tackling the issues surrounding global poverty are just a few of the things that the team at Acumen have in common with our community of supporters. What we aim to accomplish with our work is no easy task, and we can’t reach our goals without the generous support of high-calibre and enthusiastic talent within our community who offer their time and skills to help us in our mission.

About Acumen:

Acumen is a non-profit that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen’s vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and pursue lives of greater purpose. This is where dignity starts – not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.

Acumen has invested more than $83 million of patient capital in more than 60 social enterprises in South Asia, East Africa and West Africa that have collectively served more than 90 million customers. We have teams on the ground in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Ghana, and New York, and we aim to build strong local structures that are deeply interconnected to the global organization through shared goals.

Acumen’s commitment to India began in 2002 when we deployed capital to Aravind Eye Care Systems and then consequently set up our India office in 2006. Today, India represents our largest portfolio with $31M approved and invested in over 28 portfolio companies across healthcare, energy, water & sanitation, agriculture and education. Some of our portfolio companies like Ziqitza Healthcare, WaterHealth International, Global Easy Water Products and Husk Power systems that are revolutionizing their sectors The office is staffed with a team of professionals from diverse backgrounds including investment banking, venture capital, management consulting, social enterprise, law, and accounting.

Learn more: http://acumen.org/

Impact Team

Acumen brings patient capital to solve some of the world’s toughest problems head-on, and our most important scorecard is social impact. Ultimately our goal is to understand with rigor the change in the lives of the poorest our investments catalyse; to understand our successes and failures; and to provide transparency for investors and organizations looking to maximize the social impact that their philanthropic and investment capital can make.

The Impact team is tasked with finding the answers to these difficult questions. To date we have developed methods and infrastructure of evaluating financial, operational, and social metrics, including environmental impact, across our portfolio. Acumen has long been a field-builder in pioneering infrastructure that has allowed for greater standardization and comparison of performance for impact investing: including co-developing a set of industry standards called the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), co-founding the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) as well as the Global Impact Investing Initiative Network (GIIN), and, in partnership with Google and Salesforce, creating the PULSE software platform for metrics collection (now integrated to B-Analytics).

This work has demonstrated that our investments can scale and improve tens of millions of lives in the poorest parts of the world, and helped improve our ability to identify investments that create greatest poverty impact. However, there is more work to do. The impact team is pushing forward ground-breaking methods of impact evaluation, tailored to the impact investing field including our in-house Lean Data approaches. Through this endeavor we aim to better understand the how and why of creating impact through patient capital investing and so improve the lives of the millions of people our investments and investees serve.

part of the Impact team in India you will work closely with the India Impact lead, as well as the whole of the India office, to drive forward Acumen’s Impact agenda.

Specifically, you will:

Implement Acumen’s Impact Measurement Systems, In Both Investment Diligence And Post-Investment Management.
Work With Acumen Investees In India To Improve Their Data Collection, Implementing Our Lean Data Programmes, With A Strong Focus On Understanding, Explaining And Winning Buy-In For ‘Why’ Of Data Collection.
Manage Data Collection And Analysis Projects, Which Will Entail Cleaning, Analyzing, And Synthesizing Large Data Sets In Excel And STATA
Assist In Research Initiatives, Especially For Education And Agriculture Sectors, With The Aim Of Creating New Knowledge For Our Sector And Beyond Regarding The Role Of Enterprise And Investing In Poverty Alleviation.

Qualifications & Characteristics

Candidate With MBA Or Similar Graduate-Level Degree

Demonstrated Success Conducting Primary/Secondary Research, Analyzing Data, As Well As Both Providing Advice And Implementing Change Based On Such Results
Experience In Data Analysis And Data Representation

Management Consulting Or Past Investing Experience Is A Plus
Academic Training Or Work Experience Focused On Agriculture And Education Is A Plus But Not Necessary.

India Or International Work Experience; Capacity To Work With A Team Across Different Countries/Cultures

Additional characteristics we’re looking for in this role at Acumen Fund:

Commitment To, And Enthusiasm For, The Organization’s Mission And Business Model, And Respect For Our Core Values: Generosity, Accountability, Humility, Audacity, Listening, Leadership, Integrity, Respect
Solid Operational Skills Including Problem Solving And Project Management Skills, Including Ability To Work And Deliver Projects Independently, Proactively And Under Pressure
Effectively Collaborates With And Across Teams, Seeks And Provides Constructive Feedback
Exceptional Relationship And Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy, Tact, Patience And Strong Team Orientation
Strong Communication Skills
A Sense Of Humor (Really)

Duration: 20-24 weeks

Acumen India are seeking someone to work from our Mumbai office for a 5 month period, subject to extension but not more than 6 months.

It should be noted that:
All Travel And Accommodation Costs Will Need To Be Borne By Applicants.
Applicants Must Be Eligible To Work In India. Acumen India Will Not Be Able To Assist Applicant In Procuring An Employment Visa.
Acumen India Will Cover Costs For Domestic Work Related Travel.

Acumen India offers a stipend

Location Mumbai, India             

Application Requirements

Please submit a resume and cover letter (not to exceed one page) via our applicant tracking system http://acumenfund.theresumator.com/apply/pr5f3W/India-Short-Term-Portfolio-Associate.html .

Feel free to reach out to Veena Shetty at vshetty@acumen.org for any queries related to the role.

For more details CLICK HERE



On 22 April 2004, the United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan concluded a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS through a new Fellowship Programme. The Programme is executed by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the Office of Legal Affairs.

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows should have an advanced awareness and understanding of key issues and best international practices in ocean affairs and are expected to return to their home-countries to contribute their experience to assist with the effective implementation of UNCLOS and related instruments and programmes. Fellows should be able to design, implement and/or evaluate specific improvement projects in their home countries related to ocean affairs, develop a core leadership capacity and have an in-depth understanding of legal frameworks, methodologies and tools to further improve implementation of instruments and programmes and to provide for their effective enforcement in conformity with international law.

Programme Structure

The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:

Phase One: 3-Month Research And Training – Normally Undertaken At DOALOS At The United Nations Headquarters In New York.

Phase Two: 6-Month Advanced Academic Research And Study – Undertaken At One Of The Prestigious Participating Host Institutions And Under The Guidance Of Subject Matter Expert(S) Who Have Recognized In-Depth Expertise In The Fellows’ Chosen Field Of Study.

Application deadline for the 2017 session is 9 September 2016

For more details CLICK HERE


The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships viawww.chevening.org/apply from 8 August until 8 November 2016.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of some 1,800 scholars who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

Speaking of the opening of the new application window, the Director of the Chevening Secretariat, Michael Scott-Kline, said: ‘Those who step forward to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are already demonstrating the kind of ambitious forward-thinking that typifies Chevening Scholars. The potential rewards for applying are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate UK education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives.’

Once succesfully selected, Chevening Scholars arrive in the UK where they experience the best Britain has to offer academically, culturally, and socially.

‘Scholars can choose almost any master’s course at any UK university,’ Louise Thomson, Programme Manager at the Chevening Secretariat said. ‘As well as an unparalleled academic experience, scholars enjoy exclusive access to year-round opportunities to familiarise them with the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people.’

‘Recent scholars have taken in breath-taking views of the UK, experienced Britain’s heritage and history through its stately homes and castles, discussed international policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and interacted with high profile academics, politicians, and even royals at a range of academic, cultural, and social events. Whether they’re inside a lecture theatre or not, scholars are constantly learning.’

Applicants are reminded to check that they are eligible, and are urged to start applying for their courses as early as possible. The deadline for all Chevening Scholarships applications is 12:00 GMT on 8 November 2016, and the selection timeline is available publicly.

Michael Scott-Kline, Director the Secretariat, concluded saying: ‘Applying – or encouraging a friend to apply – may turn out to be the best decision you ever make. Everyone who has ever benefitted from being a Chevening Scholar has one thing in common — they had the ambition to simply apply.’


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Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya in Delhi in December 2012, attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself on Wednesday night in Tihar jail.

He was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. The convict had also consumed a heavy dose of anti-depressants before trying to commit suicide, jail sources told PTI, adding that he was prescribed the medication for depression.

Sharma had in 2013 demanded extra security in jail, claiming that he was beaten up by other inmates and police officials.

“Few days ago, I met him in jail where he complained about torture inside the jail premises,” said AP Singh, Sharma’s lawyer, to IANS.

Sharma isn’t the first person associated with the gang-rape to try and kill himself. In 2013, Ram Singh , then a prime accused in the Nirbhaya gang-rape, hung himself while lodged in Tihar jail. Singh was the driver of the bus in which Nirbhaya, a paramedic student, was raped and tortured by six men,

Courtesy: Times of India