National Conference On Constitution And Marginalized Sectors: Challenges In The Twenty First Century

National Conference on Constitution and marginalized sectors: challenges in  the twenty first century

8 – 9 March 2013

Christ University is one of India’s premier universities offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programme. Christ University was established as a College in July 1969 by the Carmelites of Mary immaculate (CMI), founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It was conferred a Deemed University Status in 2008 by the University Grants Commission under Section 3 of the UGC Act.  The School of Law was introduced in 2006 and presently offers five year integrated law programme (BA, LLB and BBA,LLB), LLM (Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law), MPhil and PhD. It provides an environment to facilitate holistic development through various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

“All men are not created equal, and that is the root of social evil”

-Frank Herbert

Marginalization has been, by and large, described as blatant action or tendency of human societies whereby certain sections in our community are removed or excluded from the prevalent systems of protection and integration, thus limiting their opportunities and means for survival. Marginalization lies at the core of all social, political and economic conflicts wherein vulnerable groups undergo victimization.

The historical discrimination and exclusion encountered by certain groups and communities have been sought to be ameliorated by the Indian constitutional provisions of inclusion and positive discrimination. Steps of great magnitude, for empowerment of these excluded and marginalized groups, have been institutionalized under the Constitution of India leading to social restructuring of the entire socio-politico-economic system.

In spite of the express rights that have been embodied in the Indian Constitution, questions still loom about the sidelined fate of the unorganized sector. The condition of the unorganized sector, brings to fore the important question as to whether there is inadequacy in the giving of rights or inadequacy in terms of protection of already existent rights. A matter of serious consequence is the empowerment and integration of differently abled persons. The issues faced by this group also questions the veracity of the rights guaranteed to them. Another pertinent question relates to rights that are given to, what would become the backbone of the nation someday, i.e., the children. Issues relating to education, health and general well-being of the children in India are still highly debatable. The questions relating to the legal safeguards granted to the women and the achievement of gender justice in the Indian climate is one that has not been fully settled upon to this date. The constitutional provisions, legislative protections and the issues faced by migrants, displaced persons and refugees are an area of utmost importance especially considering the diverse populous of the country. In this National Conference on Constitution and Marginalized Sectors: Challenges in the Twenty First Century, we seek to dwell upon some of the imperative questions of these times, relating to these marginalized sectors, to understand how such adaptations fit within our constitutional framework.

Sub Themes

  1. Rights of workers in unorganized sectors
  2. Issues relating to differently abled persons
  3. Constitutional safeguards and protection of children
  4. Protection of women and gender justice
  5. Issues relating to migrants, displaced persons and refugees

Submission Guidelines


The abstract should not exceed 300 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page stating the following:

  • Subtheme
  • Title of the paper
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address and
  • Contact number


  • The paper should not exceed 2500 words. (not inclusive of footnotes).
  • Co-authorship is permitted with a maximum of two authors. But both authors should register separately.
  • In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the conference to present the  paper.
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
  • One-inch margins on all sides should be maintained.
  • Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition.
  • The paper must be accompanied with the filled in registration form, DD details, a cover page – the details of which are mentioned in the abstract guidelines.
  • All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified.
  • We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts in Microsoft Word Format and to use gender neutral language.
  • Select papers, subject to peer review, will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN No. 978-81-922281-7-4

Method of Submission

All submissions for the conference have to be electronically mailed with the subject column as “Submission-abstract/full paper” as the case may be and bearing the name(s) of the author(s) as the file name, only at the following email address: slcuconference [at] law [dot] christuniversity [dot] in

Important Dates

 10 December 2012 Submission of Abstract
 20 December 2012 Confirmation of Abstract
 20 January 2013 Submission of Full Paper
 30 January 2013 Confirmation of Selection
 8 – 9 March 2013 National Conference

Programme Schedule

8 March 2013 (First Day of Conference)

09:30 am – 10:30 am Inaugural Ceremony
10:30 am – 11:00 am Tea Break
11:00 am –  01:00 pm Presentation I
01:00 pm  – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm  – 03:30 pm Presentation II
03:30 pm  – 03:45 pm Tea Break
03:45 pm  – 05:15 pm Presentation III


9 March 2013 (Second Day of Conference)

09:30 am – 11:30 am Presentation IV
11:30 am – 12:00 noon Tea Break
12:00 noon – 01:00 pm Valedictory

2nd NLSIR Public Law Symposium On “Delimiting Media Freedoms: Discovering The ‘Delicate Balance’ Between Article 19 And Article 21″

The National Law School of India Review, the flagship journal of National Law School of India University, Bangalore is pleased to present the second NLSIR Public Law Symposium to be held on 22 December, 2012 at the National Law School campus.

Last year, the editorial board of NLSIR spearheaded the first edition of the Public Law Symposium on the “Adjudication of Socio-Economic Rights by the Supreme Court of India” in an effort to initiate a systematic study of public law jurisprudence in India.

The theme of the symposium this year is “Delimiting Media Freedoms: Discovering the ‘Delicate Balance’ Between Article 19 and Article 21″, an issue which has seen significant legal developments in the recent past. For this project, we are collaborating with the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. The symposium shall field opinions from the judiciary, practising lawyers, the media and students, and will be attended by renowned luminaries including Justice Muralidhar (Delhi High Court), Geeta Seshu (The Hoot), Apar Gupta (Partner, Advani & Co.), amongst others.

The discussion will be divided into two sessions. In the first session (scheduled between 10.30 A.M.-12.30 P.M.) the panel will discuss the right to privacy and the problems posed by its uncertain ambit of protection under Article 21. Questions regarding the balance between the right to privacy and the media’s purported objective to protect public interest as well as the standards of privacy enjoyable by public figures together with the development of procedural innovations globally will constitute an important part of the discussion.

The second session (scheduled between 1.30 P.M.-3.30 P.M.) will focus on the controversial subject of ‘trial by media’ and the propriety of the judiciary governing the content of media reports through instruments such as the recently invoked ‘doctrine of postponement’. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the Organizing Committee.

The registration fee for the symposium is Rs. 200 for students and Rs. 500 for professionals. All those interested are requested to register their attendance Register

For any further details regarding the symposium, please contact Ashwita Ambast (Chief Editor, NLSIR) at +91-9986478265 or Sahil Kher (Deputy Chief Editor, NLSIR) at +91-9739265715 or email us at mail [dot] nlsir [at] gmail [dot] com.

International Graduate Legal Conference 2013

The seventh annual IGLRC will be held on 8-9 April 2013 at King’s College London, in the heart of London’s legal district. The conference provides early career researchers with an unparalleled opportunity to present their work and engage in academic debate. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is Monday, 17th December 2012. Successful applicants will be informed by 4th February 2013. The authors of abstracts selected for presentation will be expected to submit completed papers (maximum length 6000 words) by 25th March 2013.

The subject panels will be chaired by eminent scholars and practitioners in each subject-field. The topics covered by this year’s conference include (but are not limited to):

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • European Union Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Legal Theory and Methodology
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law


  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words in length.
  • Please note that submissions will only be accepted via our website: Submissions sent by email will not be considered. Finally, please be aware that submissions from applicants without a valid university or institution email address will be rejected.
King’s Law Journal
Select papers presented at IGLRC 2013 may be considered for publication by the King’s Law Journal*.

*The General Editor of the King’s Law Journal, Professor Jeremy Horder, encourages those who have given papers at the conference to develop those papers into pieces for the Analysis, Articles or Book Review sections of the Journal. Submissions to the Journal must conform to the house style (see All submissions will be subject to the refereeing process in the ordinary way, and so there is no guarantee of publication. Professor Horder will consult the subject panel chairs on their views about the papers that might be suited for the Journal.

Further information can also be found via our website or by searching for IGLRC on facebook and Twitter. Please address enquiries to submissions [at] iglrc [dot] com.

Call for Papers: NUSRL Ranchi’s Book on Muslim Laws; Submit by Nov 25

NUSRL, Ranchi is scheduled to publish an edited Book titled “Muslim Laws In Contemporary Indian Society” with an  ISBN.

Eminent Law Scholars, Faculties and Dignitaries are invited to contribute their experience on the said theme by sending their research paper for publication.

The paper should be neatly typed on one side in double space, font- 12, Times New Roman, footnote font- 10.

The same should be sent at e-mails: & (Phone no.-08809294849) latest by 25th November, 2012.

No remuneration shall a paid to the contributors for the same.

However, the author’s copy shall be provided to the contributors and the book shall be made available by way of one complementary copy in all the Libraries of different Universities. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the paper before publication.

You May Contribute On Any Following Sub-Themes:

  1. Muslim Customs and Indian Constitution
  2. Shariaat and Firq
  3. Marital Obligation Under Muslim Personal Laws
  4. Talaq in Present Era and Its Consequences
  5. Right to Get Maintenance Of Muslim Wife
  6. Economic Policies Under Wakf
  7. Succession Law Of Muslims and Position Of Women
  8. Disposition Property in Muslim Personal Laws (Hiba, Mehar, Wasiyat, Zakat, Sadaqa)
  9. Conflict Of Laws in Muslim Personal Issues
    1. Fatwa
    2. Blashphemy
    3. Family Planning
    4. Uniform Civil Code
    5. Banning Of Veil
    6. Cow Slaughtering
    7. Goverment Subsidy On Haj Pilgrimage

Bishop Cotton Women’s Law College – Moot Court Competition 2013 – Prudentia Conscientia Ingenium Occursus

 The Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College, Bengaluru is organizing ‘Prudentia Conscientia Ingenium Occursus 2013′  from 8th to 10th February, 2013.

The essence of this meet is to provide law students with a unique platform to showcase their prudentia i.e., wisdom; conscientia i.e., knowledge; and ingenium i.e., talent through a moot court competition and legal quiz.

Moot Court Competition:

  • Students pursuing Law [3/5 years] are eligible for this competition.
  • A team must consist of 3 members [2 speakers and 1 researcher]
  • Only one team per law school/institution can participate.
  • Limited slots. Competition will be limited to the first 16 teams to register.

Registration Fee

  • Rs. 1000/- per team [Includes accommodation]


  • Registration: December 31, 2012
  • Submission of Memorandum:   January 20, 2013


  • Winning Team: Cash prize, Winner’s Trophy and the Ever Rolling Trophy.
  • Runner-up: Cash prize and Runner’s Trophy.
  • Best Memorandum, Best Researcher,
  • Best Student Advocate – Male and female:       Cash prize and Trophy.

Legal Quiz

Moot court participants can also take part in a written legal quiz which will be conducted on February 9th.

Contact Details

Ms. Malini S:         +91  81477 02060
Ms. Renain Safi:   +91 88800 21888

Program Details

  • The moot problem can be read here.
  • Registration form can be downloaded from here.
  • For additional details, click here.