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Call For Papers: 2nd NLIU-India Foundation Constitutional Law Symposium [14th-15th Mar]

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27 Nov 2019 4:37 PM GMT
Call For Papers: 2nd NLIU-India Foundation Constitutional Law Symposium [14th-15th Mar]
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National Law Institute University, Bhopal is organizing the 2nd NLIU-India Foundation Constitutional Law Symposium. As a part of the Symposium, a paper presentation competition will be organized as well.

Dates: 14th–15th March, 2020

Theme: Contemporary Constitutional Law Issues in India


  • The symposium is open for participation to students, researchers, faculty members, academicians, lawyers and legal experts in the field of constitutional law.
  • For the paper presentation competition, entries are welcome from law students pursuing an LL.B. or LL.M. and faculty members of law.


1. Independence of the judiciary and judicial appointments

• Judicial activism versus judicial overreach

• Problems with the current system of judicial appointments

• Recusal of judges: Need for regulation?

2. Nature of the federal structure of India

• The constitutional legitimacy of the abrogation of Article 370

• A constitutional analysis of the 2019 Karnataka political crisis

3. Impact of statutory developments on constitutional rights

• Introduction of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

• Introduction of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

4. Reintroduction of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

5. Constitutionality of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019

6. Any other constitutional law topic with contemporary relevance in India

Important Dates:

  • Last Date of Submission (extended deadline): February 5, 2020
  • Declaration of Short Listed Manuscripts: February 28, 2020
  • Dates for Paper Presentation: 14th-15th March 2020


  • Winner(s): Rs. 20,000
  • Second-best participant(s): Rs. 15,000
  • Third best participant(s): Rs. 10,000
  • Best manuscript: of Rs. 5,000

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