Call for Papers: Jindal Global Law School's International Symposium on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

The last day to submit the abstract is 30th May 2024
Jindal Global Law School
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Centre for Legal Empowerment of Poor at Jindal Global Law School is inviting submissions from students, academicians, researchers, policy professionals, NGOs in the form of articles, essays, photo essays and case studies for the International Symposium scheduled for 25th & 26th of October 2024

The objective of the International Symposium is to initiate discussion amongst various stakeholders on the nitty gritty of challenges faced by the poor in areas of access to justice and the rule of law, property, labour and business rights. Prerequisites such as legal identity, voice, information, and awareness support the process. and to explore and strengthen ideas for legal empowerment of the poor.

Presentations and panel discussions will be organised at the Symposium, and the presented papers will be published in the Jindal Global Law Review.


⁃ Sustainable Livelihoods

⁃ Access to Justice and Rule of Law

⁃ Inclusive property rights

⁃ Labour Rights

⁃ Business Rights

Sub themes: Attainment of legal empowerment, role of judges/ activists/ students in legal empowerment, community mobilisation, need to expand the definition of legal person, necessity to promote inclusive financial services, the role of politics in legal empowerment, role of 'identity' &'voice' in empowerment, and legal & policy reform necessary for bringing the imperative change.

Submission Categories:

Article - 8,000 and 10,000 words.

Short Essay - 5,000 and 6,000 words

Case Study/ field notes (relating to legal empowerment work) - 2,000 and 3,000 words.

Photo Essay/ Reviews of books - 1,500 and 2,500 words.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of Abstract: 30th of May 2024 [acceptance of abstract by 25th of June, 2024]

Full papers due on: 25th of July 2024

Symposium: 25th & 26th of October 2024 [Hybrid]

How to submit: Email to

Format for submission:

⁃ Times New Roman, 12-point, and double-line spaced.

⁃ Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch).

⁃ OSCOLA style of referencing

• Publication

Selected manuscripts will be published in Jindal Global Law Review, subject to the successful

outcome of the peer reviewing process.

Who is it for?

Students, academicians, researchers, policy professionals, NGOs, anyone interested in contributing to the space of legal empowerment of the poor.

Chairs: Naresh Singh & Ajay Pandey

Co-chairs: Pratik Phadkule & Sonal Hundlani

Accommodation: Limited accommodation on first come first serve basis.

Contact Information:,

About the Centre for Legal Empowerment of Poor

CLEP is a joint initiative of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). This partnership is essential to achieve this synergy between policy and law in designing various interventions to explore theoretical and practical questions related to the LEP. CLEP’s objective is to foster research, teaching, and practice of legal empowerment of the poor. CLEP is co-directed by Professor Naresh Singh, Professor and Executive Dean of JSGP and Professor Ajay Pandey, Professor, JGLS.

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