2nd NLU-J Centre for Legal Theory Colloquium

2nd NLU-J Centre for Legal Theory Colloquium

The Centre for Legal Theory at National Law University, Jodhpur is pleased to invite participants for the 2ndNLU-J CLT Colloquium on Legal Theory and Family Laws, which shall be held on March 11th, 2017.

The Centre for Legal Theory was established under the auspices of National Law University, Jodhpur, in May 2015. In furtherance of its academic pursuits, the Centre for Legal Theory annually publishes the Indian Journal of Legal Theory, in an effort to encourage debate and analysis among practicing professionals and academics in this largely ignored area of law, especially in India. This would one of the first such initiatives in India that focuses on the subject matter of legal theory.

Theme: Legal Theory and Family Laws

Under this highly contentious and widely debatable theme, participants are invited to write on any of the following
sub-topics
, but strictly based on analysis with respect to legal theory:

  1. Uniform Civil Code

  2. Gender Parity (e.g., abortion laws, discriminatory laws against women)

  3. Concept of Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage in light of the new Bill

  4. Concept of family and marriage

  5. Validity and necessity of Restitution of Conjugal Rights

  6. Concept of Domestic Relationship


Submission Guidelines:


  • Participation is open to all.

  • Abstract of length 300-500 words containing keywords and the tentative conclusions must be sent to [email protected] by 2359 hrs. on 28th December, 2016.

  • Acceptance of selected abstracts will be notified by 31st December, 2016.

  • Full paper must be submitted by 2359 hrs. on 1st March, 2017.

  • Co-authorship is allowed.


For any queries, please mail at [email protected]
Or call at:

  • Shagun Jaggi: +91 9799558452

  • Sunayana Sasmal: +91-9783384675


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