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Call for Papers: International Seminar on ADR and Legal Aid at NUJS, Kolkata

 To popularize the ADR mechanisms and to provide necessary legal aid, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences has undertaken a major research project to study the position of ADR and legal aid in West Bengal with an objective to improve them. The research team of the project has conducted a study of current position and has come out with its findings. Finalising the research report is now being done with a dissemination seminar to receive inputs from different scholars in the field.

Date: 24 June 2017

 Venue: The WB National University of Juridical Sciences 12, LB Block, Sec III, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700098

Call for Papers:

Those who are interested in presenting a paper on any area of ADR or legal aid must send an abstract of 600 words along with a brief biographical note (not more than 200 words) on or before 25 April 2017.


The paper can be based on any good model of ADR or legal aid, which is practically working in any part of India or in other jurisdictions. Preference would be given to those papers that incorporate empirical method of research.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The acceptance of paper for presentation would be informed by 30th April, 2017.
  • A full length paper of 4,000 – 6,000 words must be sent by 10 June 2017.

Participants’ Registration:

There is no registration fee for the Seminar. However, the participation to the Seminar is limited to 50 participants (excluding the paper presenters). All interested participants must register by sending a mail to Ms. Amrisha Tripathi at . Registration would be done on first-come first-served basis until the seats are filled.

Financial Support:

Financial support to the extent of Rs. 30,000 (Indian Rupees thirty thousand only) would be available to selected four international participants. Financial support to the extent of Rs. 10,000 (Indian Rupees ten thousand only) would be available to selected four national level participants. Decision on financial support would be made on the basis of quality of the paper and its relevance to the project work. Those who would like to avail the financial support must submit their full length paper by 15 May 2017 along with a request for financial support highlighting their expected expenditure to enable the organising committee to take an early decision.

Email id for Submissions:

Contact Number: +9133-23357379 / 0765 (extn 1180) +91 8617705282

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