Call for Papers: NUALS’ Seminar on ‘Law in the Developing World’ [Jan 17-19]: Submit by Nov 30


Center for Continuing Legal Education & Extension (CCLEE), NUALS Kochi is organizing a National Seminar on  “Law in the developing world: Impediments and Advancements”.


Concept Note

The foundations of the rule of law in India can be traced back to ancient times. In more recent times, common law traditions, the Constitution of India, and the pursuant role of the judiciary have contributed to the development of rule of law.

But when it comes to enforcement, there is much to be desired. Deliberate violation of law is a reality in India, and hence there is a need to seriously work towards establishing a law-abiding society. The rule of law is protected only when there is a predicable legal system that responds to needs and problems in a fair, non-discriminatory, and effective manner, and there is access to justice.

The problem of enforcement of laws attacks the very basis of democracy in India, and the time has come to tackle it in a systematic manner. While there is no single solution, it is important to recognise that initiatives should primarily be intended to inculcate a respect for law among the Indian citizenry.

This means all legal, institutional, judicial, and constitutional measures to ensure the rule of law should be oriented towards inculcating a respect for law based on the belief that it will be enforced equally and fairly.

Legal education has an important role to play in the establishment of law-abiding society. Excellence in legal education and research is extremely important, because it will go a long way in shaping the quality of the rule of law. Law schools in India ought to create greater opportunities for faculty and students to undertake original and serious research on issues relating to law and justice that affect Indian society.

They should create a conducive research environment that enables scholars to identify issues that serve as impediments to the efficient and effective administration of justice. This will only be possible through a comprehensive examination of the legal framework and justice delivery mechanisms in India.

It could result in meaningful recommendations suitable to the social and economic needs of the people. Comparative research and development of institutional partnerships, both within the country and with developing and developed countries, would go a long way towards a broad understanding of the shared experiences of other jurisdictions in reforming the administration of justice and law in India.

With this Seminar, we aim at finding out solutions for furnishing skills and competence, the basic philosophies and ideologies for creation and maintenance of just society and to identify its problems and ensure social and economic justice through rule of law. The legal education stands for enhancement of human sensibility and injects a sense of protecting human liberty and equality before law.

Call for Papers

The organizers of the Seminar call upon the legal fraternity, academicians, research scholars, social activists, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations and students and other stakeholders to present their well-researched papers at the seminar. Selected articles would be published in a book by the CCLEE.


Original unpublished works not exceeding 5000 words in MS word format with font Times New Roman, font size 12; spacing 1.5 are invited for submission. Those who intend to submit must send an abstract not exceeding 500 words having the Name Designation, Address and E-mail ID.

Thematic break up

1. Indian Legal Education in the 21st Century: Evolution, Challenges and Prospects

  1. Revamping of Courses, Curriculum Development
  2. Skills and Ethics Education (Education while delivering Service)
  3. Role of Continuing Legal Education
  4. Foreign Collaborations – Indian and Foreign Law Schools
  5. Clinical Legal Education: The Way Forward?

2. Advancements in Science & Technology and Law

  1. Technology and Law: Conflict or Convergence?
  2. Virtual World, Cyber Crimes, Legislations and Enforcement
  3. Intellectual Property Protection and Law
  4. Forensic Law, Scientific Evidence and Admissibility Issues
  5. Judicial Pronouncements: Critical Analysis

3. Life, Liberty, Health, Privacy and Law: An Evolutionary Perspective

  1. Constitutional Safeguards: A Reality Check
  2. Affordability, Accessibility and Quality Medical Care: A Reflection
  3. Legislative and Procedural Methods, Tools and Mechanisms: Theory and Practice
  4. The Changing Dimensions: Need of a Multi-Faceted Approach

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • An abstract not exceeding 500 words shall be submitted for consideration. The abstract shall provide for the scheme of the research paper.
  • Research papers should apply research skills and must highlight specific research problem.
  • Abstracts will be subjected to blind peer review and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers can be submitted as full paper for the purpose of presentation at the seminar.
  • The final paper must contain a cover page, a brief profile of the author/s with E-mail id, contact number and address for communication.

The papers must follow the following uniform format:

  • Times New Roman, Font Size 12
  • 5-line spacing
  • Footnotes should follow 19th edition Blue Book standard of referencing. Font Size 10, single spacing.
  • No end notes allowed
  • Full paper –2000 words minimum and 5000 word maximum excluding references and footnoting.
  • Co-authorship is permitted. Maximum of 2 Authors.
  • All submissions shall be made online to
  • In all matters relating to the acceptance of the abstracts and the research papers, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and conclusive.


All submissions are to be made as soft copies to with a subject line –National Seminar Paper Submission. The Final Paper must have a declaration of the Author/Co-author regarding originality of the work.

Key Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: November 30th, 2017
  • Communication of approved Abstracts: December 5th, 2017
  • Last Date for Submission of Research Paper: December 31st, 2017

Registration Fee

Professional Participants: Rs. 1000/-

Student Participants: Single Authorship: Rs 500/- Co-Authorship Rs. 750/-

Registration fee can be submitted during on-campus registration. The same will cover food, and seminar materials on the day of the Seminar.

Publication in the Book encapsulating the discussions at the Seminar & Certificate of Merit

Certificate of Participation

Certificate of participation/paper presentation will be issued to those who participate/present their papers at the Seminar.

For submissions and queries revert at


Aibel Mathew Siby: +91 9747033742

Aslam Ahammed: +91 9496535463



This post was first published on: 10 Nov 2017

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