Call for Papers: Jindal Global Law School Colloquium on Judicial Reasoning and Judicial Behaviour

Call for Papers: Jindal Global Law School Colloquium on Judicial Reasoning and Judicial Behaviour

The role of the Supreme Court of India in shaping the post-colonial nation has been central to its study in the academy. The institution’s assertion of supremacy in a constitutional democracy, and its tense relationship with separation of powers have been focal points of scholarship, and rightly so.

However, there have been fewer studies on its structures of reasoning, its role as a policy maker, the impact of its structural organization as well as the role that the individual biographies of judges have played in the shaping of the institution as a whole.

With more than six decades of appellate and constitutional adjudication behind it, any analysis of the Supreme Court’s functioning is bound to be challenging.

However, this is also makes the institution ripe for study using tools drawn from a gamut of social science disciplines.

Accordingly, JGLS proposes to deepen existing scholarship of the Supreme Court with a colloquium that will bring together scholars of the Supreme Court to analyze its methods, reasoning and its institutional organization.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited on any of these aspects of the Court’s body of work from different disciplinary perspectives, and not merely those that come from a doctrinal analysis of judicial decisions.

Accepted papers may form part of an edited volume that will centre on the imprint of the Indian Supreme Court on the making of constitutional democracy in contemporary India.

Dates and Venue of JGLS Colloquium

The colloquium will be held on 29th – 30th April, 2017 at Jindal Global University’s campus, Sonipat, Haryana, India.

Submission Procedure


Please email your abstract as an MS-Word (.doc, .docx) file without any identifying references to Sannoy Das at sdas@jgu.edu.in  along with a separate document that contains the title of the proposed paper, your name and designation by 15th February, 2017.

Abstracts will be selected through a double blind peer-review process and selected authors will be notified by 25th February, 2017.

Draft papers will be due on 23rd April, 2017.

Contact: For clarifications, please write to sdas@jgu.edu.in

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