Invitation to participate at the Fifth Annual National Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship scheduled on 10th September 2016

Symbiosis Law School, Pune is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual National Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship to be held on 10th September 2016 in the background of its flagship journals Symbiosis Contemporary Law Journal (SCLJ) and the Student Journal Symbiosis Students Law Review (SSLR).

The purpose of the conference is to bring together students to foster scholarly exchange of ideas and promote and cultivate scholarship. Ph.D scholars, PG students and UG students who have a keen interest to promote, cultivate and groom themselves in research are encouraged to apply for presenting papers at this conference. Symbiosis Law School, Pune has been organizing Annual National Conference since 2012 to provide a platform to budding scholars and researchers to discuss and share ideas on their scholastic work.

We cordially invite Ph.D, PG and UG students to submit papers or works in progress on any topic relating to the themes given below. To participate in the conference please send by email or surface mail an abstract of 300 words (max) to by 22nd of July, 2016. Please find the brochure for our conference attached below as Annexure 1 and abstract submission form attached below as Annexure 2.

Paper presenters will be selected on the basis of the abstract submitted to Symbiosis Law School, Pune and email communication will be sent to the selected authors/researchers by 20th August, 2015.

The final paper should reach Symbiosis Law School, Pune by 29th July, 2016. The final paper should not exceed 6,000 words.

Within the conference theme, papers will be grouped within broad subject areas with sessions. The conference will be held in Parallel tracks. Please find the conference guidelines for our conference attached below as Annexure 4.

The schedule of the conference is as follows:

Inaugural Session
Plenary Session: Transnational Collaboration in Research: Significance & Opportunities
Track I: International Law and Human Rights         
Track II: Public Law and Governance
Track III: Business Laws                                      
Track IV: IPR, Technology and Innovation Laws
Concluding Session

An Indicative list of sub-themes under the broad themes can be found at Annexure 5 on which the papers may be written. It is an indicative list and not exhaustive:

Kindly note that Symbiosis Law School, Pune will not be providing any TA/DA and accommodation to the participants. However we are glad to provide assistance in locating the accommodation on prior information.

For further queries or information please contact Mr. Kiran Sonar (Office Superintendent) at 020-66861125 or Raj Varma at 8380020927. We look forward to your participation and confirmation. Best three papers shall receive cash prize and certificate. Other presenters shall receive a certificate of participation.


1. Annexure 1 – Brochure SLSP_Scholarship Conference
2. Annexure 2 - Abstract-Submission-Form
3. Annexure 3 - Conference-Guidelines
4. Annexure 4 - Registration-Form
5. Annexure 5 – List of Sub-Themes