Call for Papers: Law Commission of India’s National Law Day Celebrations [Nov 25-26, Delhi]: Submit by Nov 15

Every year, 26th November is being commemorated as the National Law Day to have an insight into the working of our Constitution and reaffirm the solemn pledge as enshrined in the Preamble and scheme of the Constitution of India.

The draft Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949- which laid the foundation for modern, constitutional and democratic governance in India.

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that the Law Commission of India is celebrating National Law Day on 25-26 November 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The broad theme for the Celebration of 2017 is ‘Interface between three wings of State i.e. Executive, Legislature and Judiciary towards developing of our nation, based on the theme of inclusiveness, development and justice to all.

It is proposed to have four interactive brainstorming sessions on issues of contemporary constitutional importance during the two day programme.

These are:

I. Judicial Review and Parliamentary Democracy – balancing the separation of powers.

II. Appointments in the Higher Judiciary- Constraints of Collegium System and Reforms Ahead.

III. Structural Reforms for overcoming Delays in Justice Delivery.

IV. Scope of Judicial Powers: Judicial Activism.

You will be happy to note that Hon’ble President of India will the event on 25 November 2017 and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India will deliver the valedictory address on 26 November 2017.

The Commission would like to invite research papers on each of the four topics listed above, jointly prepared by selected members of Faculty, Research Scholars and Students of your esteemed institution.

Each research paper must contain between 15 to 20 inaugurate pages. They must reach the Commission on or before Wednesday, 15th November 2017 by email at

Selected papers received from across the country will be compiled and published by the Commission during the event.

A brief guideline for submission of the research papers is given here.

This post was first published on: 9 Nov 2017

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