National Seminar on Migration and Regional Development in India

The Nagaland University in association with Indian Council of Social Science Research is organizing a National Multi-Disciplinary Seminar on “Migration and Regional Development in India” between March 12 and 13, 2015.


  1. International Migration in India: Pattern, routes, actions, reactions and issues.
  2. Interstate migration in India: causes and consequences
  3. Intrastate migration: Reasons, development and challenges.
  4. Migration and social well-being: Development and issues.
  5. Remittances in India: Welfare or Self-well-being ?
  6. Migration from North eastern region: Achievement, issues and implications.
  7. Any other issue related to the main theme

Inviting proposals: Submit an abstract of your paper with a minimum 400 words or maximum 500 words (excluding the title of paper and authors name address etc).

Your abstract should be typed with 12 font size, Times New Roman font type, 1.5 inter line space. Please send the full communication address, designation / engagement of the author(s), contact details (mobile no.) etc.

Send the abstract in the e-mail

Last date of abstract submission: 30th January, 2015

Notification of paper selection: 31st January, 2015

Last date of full paper submission: 15th February 2015

Last date of Registration fee payment for paper presenter: 15th February 2015

Last date of Registration fee payment for Non paper presenters (out stationed): 15th February 2015

Fee details: Indian delegate (faculty): Rs. 1500

Indian delegate (research scholars): Rs. 1200

Local participants (Faculty member): Rs. 800

Local participants (research scholars): Rs. 700

Accompanying person (Out stationed): Rs. 1300 (Non- kit category)

Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Air and Space Law IJASL

Indian Journal of Air and Space Law (IJASL) ISSN no. 2394-6091 is a bi-annual journal published by the Centre for Air and Space Law (CASL), NALSAR University of Law.

Guidelines for submission: Contributors willing to submit article to the IJASL should observe the following prescribed guidelines.

All contributions to the journal are peer reviewed by its expert advisory board subject to the editorial approval earned test of plagiarism.

Average score of borrowing or reproduction from foreign sources should not exceed 25%, including footnotes/bibliography.

Theme: ‘Air and Space Law’

Length of the Article: 3500- 5000 words: font size: 12; Times New Roman; Space: 1.5

Abstract for the Article: The article should be accompanied by an abstract of 250 to 300 words which should be placed at the beginning of the paper.

Commentary, Book Review or Short Notes on Contemporary Developments: Brief Commentary, Book Review or Short Notes relevant to subject matter of journal are invited, preferably within 1000 to 1500 words.

Copyright: The Journal shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.

Submission Deadline: The Last Date for submissions is 15th March 2015.

Mode of Submission: Online only

The manuscript should be accompanied with the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.

All contributions and correspondence should be addressed to:

Contact:  Ph.: 040-23498212, Email:

Call for Papers: National Seminar on Water Law and Policy in India

Submit by October 6, 2014

The Centre for Environment and Law, under the auspices of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, proposes to organize a National seminar on Water Law and Policy in India, on 9th October 2014, for disseminating knowledge and awareness among various sections of the society. The importance of water in sustaining life and the environment makes water conservation a major objective of environmental law. The Centre for Environment and Law is aimed at propagating and promoting discourse in the realm of environment and related legal issues. The Centre aims to provide a platform for stakeholders to collaborate over and study various policy decisions which impact the environment.

Papers are invited from students of law colleges/law schools and universities to be presented in the seminar.

The topic of the seminar is “National Water Law and Policy in India”

The seminar focuses mainly on the following themes:

  • Introduction to Water Laws and Policies in India.
  • Dams: Temples of Modern India or Death-Knell of Human Rights
  • Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes- with special reference to Mullaperiyar Dam controversy.

Suggested session topics:

  • Dam or Doom: Human rights perspective on development
  • Mulaperiyar: The way forward
  • Need for Water Law Reforms
  • Role of government in Inter-State water disputes – A rethinking?

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to
  • Each Article is expected to be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 500 words.
  • The word limit for articles is set at 3000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
  • Abstracts must be submitted on or before 26 September 2014 and articles must be submitted before 6 October 2014.
  • Submission must contain a covering letter indicating name of the author(s), institution, e-mail id & contact number.
  • By submitting an article, the author is presumed to undertake that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  • Articles found plagiarised will be summarily rejected.
  • Co – authorship is allowed (maximum of 2 authors).

Formatting Guidelines:

  • All submissions must follow the Bluebook system of citation.
  • Submissions must be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing 1.5
  • Footnotes must be in Times New Roman with font size 10 and line spacing 1.
  • Submissions may be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.

For further details or queries, please contact us at or contact: Anjali P Menon

National Workshop on Public Opinion as a Factor in Sentencing Policy

The Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Law Reforms proposes to hold a one day National Workshop on Public Opinion as a Factor in Sentencing Policy on Friday, 10th October 2014 at NUALS Campus, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala.

Public opinion sometimes plays a difficult to define role in the sentencing policy of Courts. Judges are not impermeable inanimate membranes. They too are susceptible to the influence of public discussions and opinions. Such influences may have in many cases affected sentencing.

Public opinion may have some relevance to the enquiry, but in itself, it is no substitute for the duty vested in the Courts to interpret the Constitution and to uphold its provisions without fear or favour. If public opinion were to be decisive there would be no need for constitutional adjudication. On the other hand, a mere mechanical application of the law insensitive to public opinion undermines the legitimacy of the judiciary in the eyes of the public threatening Rule of Law. The topic gains relevance in the light of impact of crime on society and since we do not have any codified guidelines or even a proper ‘sentencing policy’ as such.

Research papers of upto 3000 words are invited for presentation at the workshop. Softcopies of the same in doc or docx format with a brief biodata of the author with details of affiliation and a statement to the effect that it is an original work of the author may be mailed to on or before 30 September 2014. Acceptance of papers would be intimated by 2 October 2014. The organizers reserve the right to publish the proceedings of the workshop including all accepted papers.

Please note:

a. While a certificate of acceptance would be issued to all authors whose papers are accepted, participation certificates attesting to presentation of the paper at the workshop would be made available only to those authors who personally present their accepted papers at the workshop.

b. While working lunch and refreshments would be provided at the venue, authors presenting their papers shall not be entitled to any TA/DA or any such allowance from the organizers.

c. There is no entry fee.

National Conference: Gujarat National Law University


Gujarat National Law University’s Centre for Constitutional and Administrative Law (CCAL) in collaboration with Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat is organizing a pre-summit conference.

The conference focuses on how the present scenario of India can be improved by mainly on good governance and participatory democracy as its core issues. This conference has been aimed to produce a fruitful result by to identify the loopholes of existing system, and conducting an atmosphere which will be conducive for all to extend their horizons and learn something more on the world’s largest democracy.

Their two major themes of the conference:

  1. Participatory democracy
  2. Good governance, Principles, Practices and Perspectives

Important dates:

Last Date for Abstract: 8 December 2013

Selection of Abstract: 11 December 2013

Last Date for submission of Full Paper: 22 December 2013

Any further queries should be mailed to:

Kindly find the attached brochure for detailed information:

This information is contributed by Ms. Aastha Mehta

Call for Papers: Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal

The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal (ISSN: 2319-8338) invites articles on any of the following themes for its January 2014 Issue;

  • Law of the Sea
  • Human Trafficking
  • Law of War/War Crimes

Word limit should be between 4,000-5,000 words containing a comprehensive study of the theme and is expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, examine literature comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme.


  • All submissions shall be in MS Word 2003 OR 2007 format only. The body of the contribution should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and in 1.5 spacing. The footnotes/end notes and references should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and in single spacing.

Do’s & Don’ts

  • You must not cut copy and paste articles from anywhere (including your own articles published elsewhere on the internet.)
  • Submissions shall be made exclusively to The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal.
  • Be clear on what you are serving to the readers. Conceptual clarity is expected from the author.
  • Submissions shall accompany with an abstract of the article and a covering letter mentioning the author details and qualifications. Further, it shall accompany an undertaking as to the originality of the work as well as the same is not published anywhere before.
  • Original articles are expected to be original but in case you are taking inspiration or picking up content from an already published article then give proper credit to the source.
  • We reserve the right to edit your articles so that it attains its full potential and also adheres to the decorum of The Lex-Warrier

All your submissions shall be sent to with subject line as “Article – 2013

Last Date of Submission: November 30, 2013

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Call for Papers – Student Law Review Nirma University

The Student Law Review Committee of Institute of Law, Nirma University is pleased to announce a Call for paper for Volume III, Issue I of Student Law Review. We hereby invite submissions for the Research Articles, Case Analysis and Book Reviews.
The Student Law Review is an e-journal aimed at institutionalizing and channeling the analytical and incisive articles of students towards value addition and developing inherent potentials of legal fraternity. The prospective aim of the e – journal is to bring out monthly edition portraying contemporary developments in the legal field.

The submissions may be in the form of:
1) Articles
2) Book Reviews
3) Case Analysis
The theme for the present issue is based on the Contemporary Issues of Law. The papers selected for publication shall be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.

Submission Deadlines

a) Announcement for Call for Papers – 10/10/2013

b) Last date for submission 25/10/2013 for October Issue i.e. Volume III Issue I

1) All manuscripts (in e-mail) must be accompanied by:
a) A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone, etc.)
b) An Abstract of not more than 300 words must be attached with the Paper describing the submission of the Article.
c) Word limit:
Articles – 3500 – 5000 Words
Book Review – Not more than 2000 Words
Case Analysis – Not more than 1500 Words
2) All Submissions should be made in Word Format (.doc) / (.docx)
3) All submissions are required to be typewritten in Font Times New Roman with 12 points font size, line spacing 1.5’ justified.
4) Text and citations should ideally conform to the rules in the Bluebook: a uniform system of citation (19th edition).
All submissions must be made in accordance with submission guidelines of the Editorial Board. The Detailed guidelines are available on the website of Student Law Review.

All submissions should be mailed at:

For any further queries E-mail:

Website Link –

National Conference on Family Structure, Social Change and Law

Organisers: Vivekananda Law School (VIPS) 

19th and 20th December, 2013, Delhi

Law and society share a dialogic relationship. The nature of their relationship influences their initiation, trajectory as well as rendering in more ways than one. Law is comprehended as both the reflection as well as the aspiration of its society. This keen relationship between these institutions can be well understood and explored through the juncture of family and law. Family being the basic unit of a nation state is a subject matter of law at both the micro as well as the macro level. We at VLS understand the significance of evolving a holistic perspective as an essential tool for enhancement of understanding these overlapping categories. Vivekananda Law School, a pioneer Institute of law education proposes to organize a National Conference on ‘Family Structure, Social Change and the Law’.

In our innovative enterprise of organizing a multi disciplinary conference, we seek to involve versatile disciplinary approaches involving social, economic, political, etc. vantage points from the fields of theory and the practice. We look forward to have a dynamic discussion transcending the beaten path, opening arenas of thought and analysis through an amalgamation of experiences, ideas, interventions, reflections and academic practice. India today, stands at a critical point in time where the defined social and political limits of the institution of family are being questioned and revised through the involvement of the state and judiciary. Rights of perceived marginalized sections of society like children, women and the aged remain the focus of garnering social change, hopeful to last in the long term. However, the age-old patriarchal social structure, knowledge boom and globalization and myriad forms of modernization (many a times even regressive) continue to remain the toughest challenges.

We at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, take this opportunity to invite academics, law enforcers and research scholars to contribute to this stimulating exchange of ideas and dimensions on family, society and law.

Call for papers:

i.                    Family and law

–          Familial philanthropy and economic rights in a family (e.g. in undivided Hindu family)

–          Women as daughters and brides (social and legal rights in natal and marital homes)

–          Hindu undivided family

–          Changing patterns of family

–          Live in relationships as new form of family

–          Elderly and incapacitated persons – care and protection

 ii.                  Marriage and law

–          The institution of marriage

–          Legal and social resolution of marital conflict

–          Inter caste and inter religious marriages

–          Succession and inheritance rights

–          Marriage as a tool to achieve individual and group aspirations

 iii.                Reproductive rights of women, surrogacy and adoption

–          Abortions and women’s choices

–          Right to Abortion vs. Sex Selective Abortions

–          Traditional surrogacy contracts

–          Legal issues on surrogacy

–          India as a field for commercial surrogacy

–          Health issues and Rights of surrogate women in India.

–          Surrogacy vs. Prostitution: Use of women’s body

–          Laws of adoption

–          Adoption by single women

–          Use and misuse of DNA technology and paternity matters

 iv.                Violence against women and the media

–          CEDAW and PWDVA – the law, loopholes and implementation

–          Dowry and marital rape

–          Media and reinforcement of traditional gender roles

An abstract of 300 words with a brief profile of the author should be sent no later than 10th October, 2013, to:

The authors of selected abstracts will be informed by evening of 20th of October 2013

Last date for submission of full papers: 30th November 2013. Registration Fees for:

Paper presenters Availing Accommodation: 1500/-

Paper presenters Not Availing Accommodation: 500/-

Audience participants: 300/-

VIPS will be providing all participants with hospitality and accommodation. We request all participants to take care of their travel expenses. For more information please log on to, All queries should be directed to, contact person:

Ms. Sandhya Kumari

Assistant Professor, VIPS


*This information is contributed by Mr. Ankur Sharma, Vivekananda Law School

6th Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot Court Competition

(HNMCC)  [18th  October 2013 to 20th October, 2013].

6th Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot Court Competition (HNMCC) on Competition Law and International Trade Law will be organized by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur from 18th  October 2013 to 20th October, 2013.

The competition is open only for bona fide students of recognized Institutions/ Universities/ Organisations who are currently pursuing their Bachelors degree in Law i.e. 3-Year LL.B. or 5- Year LL.B. Integrated Programme.


  • Teams must confirm their participation by sending a scanned copy of the ‘Registration Form’ available at  -completely filled and duly signed by the Head of the Participating Institution to latest by 11:59 pm on 15th September, 2013.
  • No forms received after the deadline shall be considered for registration.
  • In case of any changes in the team composition, in terms of the members, the same must be officially conveyed to the Organizers at the time of the formal registration.
  • Formal Registration of the Participating Team(s) shall take place on 18th October, 2013, 1600 hours onwards at Hidayatullah National Law University, Uparwara, Abhanpur, New Raipur (C.G.).

Demand Draft

The selected teams shall be required to send the nominal registration fee of Rs. 2100 (Rupees Two Thousand One Hundred Only) though “Demand Draft”, drawn in favour of “The Registrar, HNLU Raipur” payable at Raipur, to be received latest by the 22nd of September, 2013 at the address given below for correspondence.

(Note: Demand Draft should be sent through speed post only as the courier services are very poor at the address for correspondence).


I. Winning Team Award.

a. Winner’s Trophy.

b. Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000.

ii. Runner up Team Award.

a. Runner’s up Trophy.

b. Cash Prize of Rs 15,000.

iii. Best Speaker Award.

a. Cash Prize of Rs. 7,500.

iv. Best Memorial Award.

a. Cash Prize of Rs.7, 500.

v. Best Researcher Award.

a. Cash Prize of Rs.7, 500.

In addition to the above awards, Certificate of Participation shall be awarded to all the participants.

The moot problem rules and other details of the moot court competition are also available at and For further queries log on to

For general queries contact:

Faculty Coordinators:

Mr. Manwendra Kumar Tiwari +91- 7509425856

(Coordinator, HNMCC Organising Committee.)

Mr. Shyamtanu Pal +91- 9770143372

Student Coordinators:

Smita Ann Andrews +91-786-907-3066

Pranjal Kishore +91-810-352-8412

Shashank Tripathi +91-888-9865681

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Information Technology and Open Source Software: Issues and Challenges

[21-22 Sept]; Submit by Sept 10.

In order to create awareness about the importance of free and open source software and its various dimensions, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, is organizing a Two ­Day National Seminar on “Information Technology and Open Source Software: Issues and Challenges “on 21st and 22nd September, 2013.

The seminar endeavours to examine the interface between free and open source software, and the legal and human right issues. Academicians, lawyers, researchers, software and hardware professionals, students, members of NGOs and Media interested in the subject are invited to participate/present papers focussing on the following sub­themes:

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS): Trends and Practices

Free and Open Source Software: Concept and Practice

Free and Open Source Software: Usage and Advantages

Open Source Software vs. Proprietary Software

Open Source Software: Need for a Legal Regime

Open Source Software and Intellectual Property Rights

Free and Open Source Software as a Subject Matter for IPR

Open Source Software and Licensing

Open Source Software and Copy Right

Open Source Software and Anti­ Trust Concerns

Information Security in a Knowledge Society

Information Security: The Key Concern

Right to Cyber Information: The Need of the Hour

Social Networking Sites and Security Concerns

Ethical Hacking and Information Security

Information Technology Act 2000: The Emerging Concerns

ICT and Data Protection

ICT, E­-Commerce and E­-Governance

Cyber Crimes and Cyber Privacy

Cyber Investigation and Forensics

Transnational Cyber Crimes and Information Technology Act, 2000

The topics specified under each of the sub­themes are not exhaustive. The authors interested in contributing to the seminar may write a paper in their area of expertise falling within the broad framework of the main theme of the Seminar.


The Registration fee is Rs. 1,000/­ for academicians, lawyers, scholars, etc. and for students it is Rs. 700/­. In case of co-­authorship, the registration fee is to be paid by both the authors separately. The registration includes local hospitality except accommodation. However, accommodation can be arranged for the outstation participants on request.

The registration fee is to be paid through Demand Draft in favour of “The Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur” payable at Raipur.

Important Dates

Submission of Full Paper: 10th September 2013

Confirmation of Acceptance of the Paper: 12th September 2013

Last date for registration: 17th September 2013

Authors are requested to submit full ­length papers on or before 10th September 2013 till 12:00 midnight through email to the following ID:

Official Website: Guidelines for paper submission and General Instructions are available at

For further details contact

Seminar Coordinator

Dr. Avinash Samal


Phone: 0771­3057633

Mobile: +919589187764

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