Call for Papers: Glocal University’s National Workshop on Judicial Dissent, 2015 [April 4-5, Dehradun]; Submit by Feb 28

Glocal Law School, warmly welcomes the dignitaries from bar, bench, legal academia, students, researchers and experts of judicial studies for the National Conference on “Judicial Dissent: A Conceptual and Contextual Audit of the Decision Making in the Supreme Court of India”.

The conference shall take place on April 4-5, 2015.

This initiative of Glocal Law School focuses on the role of the judiciary in constitutional transitions, and commences with a “framing workshop-cum-conference” to provide in-depth discussion of key issues, experience sharing between various stakeholders, a discussion paper and the framework for a research and/or training and technical assistance programme designed to enhance the rule of law in new constitutional frameworks through strengthening the role of the judiciary.


[1] Judicial Independence, Dissent and Constitutionalism: Conceptual Framework

[2] Genealogy of Judicial Dissent: Global Experience

[3] Why Do Judges Dissent?

[4] Culture of Dissent in the Indian Supreme Court: Past & present

[5] Contribution of Dissenting Opinions of Supreme Court Judges in India

Submission Guidelines

The programme committee solicits original research papers from the bar, bench, legal academia, students, researchers and experts from different aspects of judicial study on any of the subthemes to be considered for presentation at the conference and publication afterwards in the form of an edited book.

Each participant is required to submit an abstract on any one of the six tracks above and can choose the specific issue within the selected track to discuss.

The abstracts must be of 500 words and should clearly identify the issue they are dealing with, and the argument that they seek to put forward.

The conference follows a very strict policy on plagiarism and runs all submissions through plagiarism detection software.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 28, 2015.

The results will be declared after a very strict review process by March 5, 2014. Following this, the selected authors will have to submit their final papers (word limit of 7500 words) by March 28, 2015.

All the papers will also be subject to review by the papers committee and may be rejected on content, suitability, being off the theme, poor quality, plagiarism and program scheduling requirements.

Authors may submit their abstract and final paper as email attachment to

Please use the subject line as: “Submission of Abstract/Final Paper for National Workshop-cum-Conference on Judicial Dissent”.

The structure of the paper will be as follows:

a. Title of the paper – title should be concise and expressive of the content; a subtitle may be added if required

b. Name/s of author/s, Institution address, email, and phone/fax numbers

c. Abstract not exceeding 500 words with at least 5 key words

d. Body of the paper

e. References (Harvard Blue Book 19th Ed. Style)

f. The abstract (max. 500 words) and final paper (max. 7500 words) should be in MS Word 2007 format with 1.5 line spacing, 12 font size in Times New Roman, justified alignment, 1.5 line spacing and 1 inch margin on all the sides of A4 size paper.


Participation Fees: INR 500 per participant for academicians and industry delegates.

The fees include admission to all Technical Sessions, meals (breakfast and lunch on both the days.

Accommodation and local hospitality will be arranged by the University.

Important Dates

1. Last date for abstract submission: February 28, 2015

2. Acceptance of abstract: March 5, 2014

3. Full paper submission and registration for conference: March 28, 2015.

3. Date of Conference: April 04-05, 2015


Dr. Yogesh Pratap Singh, Mobile No. +91 8392939345, E-mail:

Dr. Afroz Alam, Mobile No. +91 9438303041, E-mail:

More details can be accessed HERE.

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