CfP: Seminar on Law and Justice in a Globalised World at SPPU, Pune [Feb 19-21]: Submit by Feb 8

About the University

Established in 1948 as the University of Poona and now known as Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the university has become one of the leading centres for research and teaching in India. The placid environment and state of the art facilities provide its students with an ideal atmosphere to peruse research in various disciplines of Science, Humanities and Social Science.

The University houses about 61 departments/centres which provide a wide array of academic Programmes. The university has also been ranked 2nd in India as per the Times higher education world university ranking in the year 2019. The university was also re-accredited by NAAC at “A+” level, Status of the university for the potential for excellence by UGC, Delhi.

The department of Law was established in the year 1965 in order to cater to the growing demand of post-graduate legal education in the country under the stewardship of Prof. Dr. S.K Agarwala.

The theme of the seminar

The inclusive approach mooted by our thinkers believed in, ‘entire world rests on dharma’. On other hand references to Rawls leads us to understand Justice as ‘fairness, creation of standard theory against which actual policy practices can be verified, principles for establishing just institutions in society, equal liberty for all, fair equality of opportunity and benefit of least advantaged, etc. The nature of these principles is of universal relevance’. There is no doubt that in the present context it is quintessential to deliberate and discuss the role of Law in creating ‘just, fair and justice’ oriented society irrespective of political borders, economic tussles and narrow regional interests.

We are surrounded by rising tendencies of nationalism, protectionism, privatisation in almost every sphere of economy, divergent state approaches to ethical-legal issues in emerging areas (like Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, etc.), increasing cost of access to justice etc. are posing serious challenge to very concept of ‘Law and Justice’.

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Thus in the light of Globalisation and its pervasive effects on fundamental concepts of law, creation of strong positive law, functional approach of legal institutions and evolution in approach to right-duty aspect of both legitimate government and people at receiving end, etc are immensely relevant areas of legal discourse, which this Seminar attempts to focus under comprehensive as well as inclusive title, ‘Law and Justice in Globalised World: Multidimensional Perspectives’. 

The Department of Law invites original and previously unpublished research papers for the National seminar from Researchers, Professionals, Academicians and students related to them and sub-themes of the seminar. Persons interested in paper presentation shall send an abstract on their research papers explaining the idea of the topic chosen according to the guidelines given below.

Date: 19th February to 21st February 2020

Venue: Department of Law, SPPU, Pune, Maharashtra

Eligibility criteria for submission of research paper

Academicians, professionals, research scholars and students of law can participate.

Formatting Guidelines

  • All Manuscripts must follow the SILC method of citation.
  • Submission must be in Times New Roman; font size 12 (main text) & line spacing of the main text should be 1.5, 1-inch margin space on both sides and justified.
  • All footnotes must be in Times New Roman Size 10, single spacing and justified.
  • The manuscript submitted must be made in doc/docx. format
  • Charts/Tables: These should be made a part of the main text itself.
  • Page numbering should be in the middle of the page.
  • Quotations from primary sources: In italics, within inverted commas and duly acknowledged in the footnotes.

Accommodation details

Standard accommodation will be provided in the campus of Savitribai Phule Pune University on additional payments of accommodation charges on first come first serve basis.

Registration Fee

ACADEMICIANS/PROFESSIONALS: Rs. 1500/-

RESEARCH SCHOLARS Rs. 1200/-

STUDENTS OTHER THAN THE STUDENTS OF DEPARTMENT OF LAW: Rs. 500/-

The link for registration is here.

Contact Details

For Queries relating Seminar/paper presentation

Gunjan Deshpande: 7775067850

Gayatri Kulkarni: 7507064121

For queries relating to accommodation

Mohit Boralkar: 8999927103

Suyash Deshmukh: 9403377278

E-Mail: seminar2020dol[at]gmail.com

For the brochure, click here.

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