CfP: Seminar on Social Justice for Persons with Disabilities at DU, Law Centre – I, Delhi [Feb 26]: Submit by Feb 9


Established in the year 1970, Law Centre – I is a premier unit under the aegis of the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. The motto of Law Centre – I is ‘Educate, Evolve, Excel’. Keeping in view this motto, it focuses on the holistic development of its students, teachers and non-teaching staff. Teaching in the Centre is focused on developing the practical skills required for the profession and the teachers use clinical methods of teaching like simulation, role plays, group activities and experiential learning. Social Justice has been an important theme for imparting legal education at Law Centre I. The Centre has been consistently and continuously working to develop pedagogy for teaching social justice, human rights and gender justice.


Law Centre – I is pleased to invite papers from law students, law professors and legal professionals for the ‘Seminar on Social Justice for Persons with Disabilities: Translating Rights into Reality’ organised as part of the year-long Golden Jubilee Celebrations commemorating the fifty years of Centre’s contribution to excellence in legal education since 1970.

This Seminar is part of the Seminar Series on Social Justice scheduled to be held from February to March 2020 at the Moot Court Hall, Umang Bhawan, Law Centre – I. The Series has been envisioned by Justice Mr. Madan B. Lokur (Retd.), Former Judge of Supreme Court; Prof. Dr Ved Kumari, Professor at Law Centre I and former Dean of Faculty of Law; and Prof. Dr Sarbjit Kaur, the Professor-in-Charge of Law Centre I.

Seminar on Social Justice for Persons with Disability: Transforming Rights into Reality 

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) often have lower education accomplishments, poorer health conditions, higher poverty rates and less economic engagement than people without disabilities. These challenges make PwDs among the most excluded in India. The concern universal accessibility is critical for enabling them to gain access for equal opportunity and live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life in an inclusive society.

The seminar aims to examine such challenges to transcend towards solutions for making society more inclusive in which equal opportunities and access is provided for the growth and development, employment and skill development of PwDs to lead a productive, safe and dignified life. The Seminar would, therefore, be held on February 26, 2020, at Moot Court Hall, Umang Bhawan, Law Centre I.

The seminar would have a plenary session of the expert speakers followed with sessions on decided sub-topics under the Theme. There will be time at each session to raise questions for two-way participation and learning. This call encourages submissions on the following sub-topics (although not restricted to the sub-topics):

  1. Nomenclature: Ensuring Respect?
  2. Employment Concerns
  3. Inclusive Infrastructure
  4. Addressing Multiple Disabilities
  5. Increased Participation


Students, Scholars, Professional, Academic Community from all over India with interest in the given themes are invited to participate in the Seminar and present their paper.


There is no registration fee for the Seminar Series.


  • Abstracts deadline: February 9, 2020
  • Communication of selected abstracts: February 11, 2020
  • Full-Length Paper submission: February 21, 2020


  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 (five hundred only) words and must indicate the Seminar theme, sub-theme, key arguments and 5 (five) keywords.
  • The sub-topics are suggestive and participants may make submissions on any correlated sub-topic under the Theme of the Seminar.
  • Authors of shortlisted abstracts shall be required to send their full-length papers by the specified date prior to the oral presentation.
  • Authors of accepted papers shall have the privilege of presenting their paper at the seminar.
  • There can be a maximum of only one Co-author.
  • The full-length research papers should be around 5500 – 6000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
  • Potential contributors are required to adhere to a uniform mode of citation (recommend 4th edition of the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities OSCOLA, available HERE.
  • Abstracts and papers should be submitted as Word documents (.docx), with a covering letter containing the name and designation of the author(s), and should be emailed to seminaronsocialjustice.lc1[at]
  • Best paper presentations, two from law teachers or legal professionals and two from students, would be awarded at each Seminar judged by a panel of three members.
  • From each Theme covered in this Seminar Series on Social Justice, four papers by the legal professionals or law professors and four papers by the students would be selected for publication.
  • After initial screening, selected submissions would be double-blind peer-reviewed and the papers of outstanding quality (irrespective of the selection for presentation) shall be published by Law Centre I, Faculty of Law, the University of Delhi in a book with ISBN Number.
  • Please note that paper presentation does not ensure publication.


  • Dr. Awekta Verma, Assistant Professor, +919811813477
  • Dr. Sidhhartha Misra, Assistant. Professor., +919311150190
  • Dr. Apeksha Kumari, Assistant. Professor, +919818050812
  • Dr. Upendra Nath, Assistant. Professor, +919807754536
  • Dr. Daya Devi, Assistant Professor, +919799450459
  • Dr. Vikesh Ram Tripathi, Assistant Professor, +919454643291
  • Dr. Kalidass P., Assistant Professor, +918920374536
  • Mr. Shankar Singh Yadav, Asst. Prof., +919466372085

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