Call For Papers : JGLS National Student Research Colloquium; Submit by Feb 1

The JGU National Student Research Colloquium (‘SRC’) has, since its inception in 2010, become a unique avenue for nurturing graduate and undergraduate legal scholarship.

The SRC’s focus on academic rigor, creativity and interdisciplinary research is reflective of JGU’s commitment to research of the highest quality.

Following the unprecedented success of the National Student Research Colloquium in 2013, we extend this concept note for the SRC 2014-2015 in collaboration with the Faculty and Research Centers at JGU.

The official link is HERE.

Call for Papers

We propose to situate the SRC 2014-2015 within the theme of Critical Inquiries into Law and Social Transformation.

This theme is inspired by recent transitions within Indian legal academia that emphasize a textured understanding of the social concerns that inform law and the legal concerns that inform society.

This increasing commitment to uncovering the depth of law in society has been ‘critical’ in the three most fundamental senses of the word: urgent, vital and analytical.

Critical engagements with judicial decisions, statutory enactments, legal policy and the rights discourse aimed at propelling social change will be welcomed at the SRC 2014-2015.

We welcome papers, presentations, and posters that articulate the not just what the law is, but more importantly, how the law must be understood in the context of a changing society.

This interdisciplinary conference will explore a wide-range of areas in the field of law as well as welcome epistemological approaches from other fields such as sociology, anthropology, history, political science and public policy.

As the law does not exist in a vacuum, the Colloquium seeks to create dialogue on how these legal spaces lead to social transformations and social justice.

The Colloquium aims to engage with novel and unique perspectives on health law, sexuality, gender, technology family law, intellectual property law, postcolonial studies, theory of literature, and the Economics of Law, Law, Polity and Statecraft, International Law and Empire, Criminal Justice Reforms, Gender, the Body and Law, The WTO and India and the changing legal and social paradigms in which these topic areas are constructed and deconstructed.

Details:

This is open to students of B.A. LL.B., LL.B. and LL.M.

Please submit your abstract of 500 words to this email address: [email protected] and [email protected] before 1st February, 2014.

Please send the abstract along with a cover letter and proof of affiliation with a University (it will suffice if you respond to the CFP from your official University e-mail id, otherwise a copy of your current ID or similar documentation must be attached).

Papers selected will be intimated by 10th February, 2014.

Full papers selected for participation are due no later than 5th March, 2014.

JGLS is committed to keeping the Colloquium as cost-free as possible for admitted applicants, including travel, meals and lodging.

The best paper will be published in Jindal Law Journal, 2015 and other awards/certificates will be presented to the participants at the colloquium for originality and creativity.

The papers will be judged by renowned National and International Academics.

The official link is HERE.

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