Call for Papers: Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Law in India Workshop @ Jindal Global Law School [Delhi, April 6-7, 2018]: Submit by Sep 5

The workshop on “Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Law in India” is jointly hosted by Jindal Global Law School, Melbourne Law School, NUS Faculty of Law,
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and University of Oxford.

Call for Papers

There is an increasing and timely interest in Indian administrative law, both amongst scholars of Indian law, as well as comparativist scholars of public law. This workshop aims to lay the foundation for further research on Indian administrative law and promote work in this vital field, especially amongst early career researchers.

The workshop will explore foundational questions in the field, with a focus on distinctive features of Indian administrative law (compared with administrative law in other common law jurisdictions).

Papers are welcome on topics such as:

  • Judicial review, including grounds of review
  • Merits review in administrative law (rationality, reasonableness or Wednesbury review, proportionality)
  • The relationship between administrative tribunals and common law courts
  • Comparative methodology in administrative law as it relates to India
  • Administrative law and the constitution
  • Remedies
  • Error of law review
  • Procedural fairness
  • Legitimate expectations

The organisers are open to other topics and themes within the scope of the workshop. They also welcome papers employing any of the diverse methods and approaches to administrative law including doctrinal, critical, normative/philosophical, empirical,
historical, etc.

Submissions from early career researchers are particularly encouraged. Approximately 20-30 participants are expected at the workshop.

The workshop will consist of a number of plenary sessions, as well as breakout sessions
for deeper and extended discussion on papers between early career researchers and senior scholars in the field.

Participants will be expected to produce a written paper prior to the event for comment by other participants during the workshop.

The organisers will be able to provide accommodation, ground transport and some funding towards travel costs.

Papers from the workshop may be considered for publication in the Indian Law Review.

The workshop will be followed by a larger conference on Indian Public Law.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted by 5 September 2017 to [email protected].

In your application, please:

  • Complete the information the application form given here.
  • Provide an extended abstract of 1000 words (as additional pages at the end of this document)
  • Title your email subject heading ‘Application – Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Law in India’

Important Dates

  • Submission of application with abstract: Sep 5, 2017.
  • Notification of successful applicants: Sep 30, 2017.
  • Submission of full papers: March 1, 2018.
  • Workshop April 6-7, 2018
For full details, please click the official notification given here.



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