Invitation to participate at the Third Annual National Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship scheduled on 8th November 2014

Symbiosis Law School, Pune is pleased to announce its Third Annual National Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship to be held on 8th November 2014 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 500 words (max) to by 30th of September, 2014

Paper presenters will be selected on the basis of the abstract submitted to Symbiosis Law School, Pune and the selected authors/researchers will be communicated by email on 6th of October, 2014

The final paper should reach Symbiosis Law School, Pune by 31st October, 2014. 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 two Parallel tracks. The schedule of the conference is as follows:


Inaugural Session

Plenary Session: Indicators of quality legal research and how to publish.

Track I: International Law and Human Rights         

Track II: Public Law and Governance

Track III: Business Laws                                      

Track IV: IPR, Technology and Innovation Laws

There is a list of topics under the broad theme that has been provided as an attachment (Annexure 5 )  on which the papers may be written. It is an indicative list and not exhaustive:

Concluding Session

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 Ms. Satiksha, Research Assistant at 8380059480


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-2-Abtrsact-Submission-Form
2. Annexure-3-Conference-Guidelines
3. Annexure-4-Registration-Form
4. Annexure-5-List-of-Sub-Themes
5. SLS_Scholarship Conference Annexure 1