National Conference on Inclusivity in Law: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

About the college
Pravin Gandhi College of Law is an institution under the aegis of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal and is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The hallmark of this institution is the adoption of a holistic model of education dedicated to the pursuance of quality education through consistently evolving pedagogy with the objectives of resource generation and knowledge pooling. The institutional milieu is a fountainhead for new perceptions inculcating norms suited to academic and professional excellence. The initiative of academic deliberation by diverse stakeholders is an effective tool for generating novel ideas. In pursuance of these objectives, SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai is conducting a One Day National Conference on Inclusivity in Law: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.

About the conference
Creating a culture of inclusion is not an optional exercise; it’s the indispensable condition that enables us to capitalize on our diverse skills, perspectives and experience

-Dr. Susan Hockfield

Inclusivity, in ordinary parlance, is used to suggest the quality of including people from every stratum of society to ensure equal opportunities to all. In the field of law, inclusivity would mean not only the inclusion of people from all walks of life, but it would also have to ensure the inclusion of all areas of human knowledge and inquiry ever made. 
A just and fair world does not let anyone live on the fringes, nor does it let any area of inquiry stay outside the domain of law. For law to take that form, it is necessary that all the voices are heard and all knowledge is deliberated over before any policy, program or law is brought in place. Thus, it is incumbent on the members of the legal fraternity to not only be non-discriminatory, but also keep itself up-to-date with new areas of human development and thought; there needs to be a collective sense of responsibility of sharing relevant knowledge to embrace the changing norms with the changing times.  Inclusivity in law is an area of both desire and debate. While some foundation is already laid, much needs to be achieved to offer to our citizens a just legal system. Inclusivity in law requires greater participation from across disciplines; we need environmentalists, linguists, educators, medical experts, economists, political theorists, social activists, and artists to share their knowledge and expertise for a legal system that is truly inclusive.  Law can be made inclusive by providing an umbrella of protection to all, including the most marginalized. This can be achieved through designing laws that are inclusive and encompassing thereby creating a safe haven for every individual. To achieve this, members of the legal fraternity and members of varied allied fields need to get together to broaden the vision of justice and equality. We need to devote time for reflections aimed at bringing in multidisciplinary perspectives to make laws more applicable, creative, innovative, and thus – just, fair and reasonable.

Objectives of the conference
The aim of this conference is to offer a comprehensive discourse on the road map towards ensuring inclusivity in law by facilitating a common platform for members of the legal fraternity and all its allied fields. This conference seeks to invite academicians, researchers, legal practitioners, and all the members from the allied fields to offer their insights that would lead to a greater understanding of the world around us so that one can take more informed steps in the deliverance of justice. 

Call for Papers:
We invite scholarly contributions for publication in a book on the following themes
 Inclusive Education
 Disability and Inclusion 
 Environmental Inclusivity 
 Social Inclusion 
 Caste Discrimination and Social Change 
 Socio-political Dimensions of Gender Inclusivity 
 Political Inclusivity
 Inclusivity for good governance
 Peace and Inclusivity 
 Linguistic Diversity and Inclusion 
 Multicultural Societies and Diversity 
 Courts and Inclusivity 
 Justice and inclusivity
 Developmental Inclusivity 
The listed themes are merely indicative; any other topic may be covered within the broader ambit of inclusivity in law.

Guidelines for Submission
Only original, unpublished papers may be submitted.
 Language: English
 File Type: MS Word Document
 Font: Times New Roman, Size 12, footnotes, 10
 Citations are essential and footnotes must be in the format of the Harvard Bluebook 19th edition
 Abstract length: 800 word- Abstracts must contain the Name and email id of author(s), references, 3 keywords and the working title of the paper.
 Full Paper Length: Min. 3000 words – Max. 6000 words
 Papers must be mailed to
 Selected papers will be called upon to make a 15-minute presentation at the conference.
 The best paper-presentation will receive a Certificate of “Best Paper Presented”.
 E-book and a certificate will be given to all paper-presenters.

Note: Papers will be reviewed only after the payment of the Registration Fee.

Important Dates

Last date of abstract submission  – 20th September, 2021
Intimation of selection – 25th September, 2021
Full submission of paper – 5th October, 2021
Date of conference – 9th October, 2021
Intimation of selection for publication – 20th November, 2021

There will be a two-step review process for paper selection and publication. Only selected papers will be published. 
 Those papers that strictly adhere to publication guidelines will be published in a book with ISBN number.
o Plagiarism shall be less than 15%
o Must conform to Harvard style of footnoting- 19 th Edition. Only footnotes must be present
o Paper must be coherent and grammatically correct.
 The final selection of papers will be at the sole discretion of the editors
 For a hard copy, authors are requested to make an additional payment of INR 500 after selection of paper for publication.

Registration Fee

Attendee – Free
Author – Within SVKM- INR 200
Outside SVKM- INR 350
Co-author – Within SVKM- INR 400
Outside SVKM- INR 600

*fee is inclusive of GST
Mode of Payment
 DD/Pay Order in favor of Pravin Gandhi College of Law payable at Mumbai.

 Net banking payment to Pravin Gandhi College of Law Name of Account : SVKM’S
Name of Bank : HDFC Bank
A/C NO : 03210330000171
Branch : JVPD SCHEME, M-56
Type of Account : Current Account
IFSC Code : HDFC0000321
Registration Link

Dr. Nutan Madiwal
I/C Principal
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

Dr. Navashikha Duara
I/C Vice-Principal
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

Ms. Anju Singh
Assistant Professor
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

Organising Committee
Ms. Apurva Thakur
Assistant Professor
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

Dr. Kavita Rai
Assistant Professor
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

Ms. Vidya Tewani
Assistant Professor
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

For Queries
Email: pgclinclusivity2021@ailf1235

Navaz Dordi-

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