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Journal for Centre of Social Justice (JCSJ): Call for Papers

The Centre for Social Justice of Institute of Law, Nirma University cordially invites the submissions to the Journal for Centre of Social Justice (JCSJ), Vol. I, Issue I.

Center for Social Justice has been set up as a research centre to allow free expression of ideas and thoughts upon the issues that affect the closely inter-woven fabric of law and society in any manner whatsoever. The Centre as a part of its aim and object wishes to provide a platform whereby these views can be expressed and discussed upon after it comes to the knowledge of the society at large.

As the Centre has been striving hard to promote awareness amongst the law as well as non-law community upon the various social issues relating to injustice and intervention that it requires, so the need was felt to encourage academicians, advocates as well as law and non-law professionals and most importantly students to pen down their thoughts and manner in which they feel the problems now faced by the society can be resolved.

In order to realize this high ambition and also due to the constant encouragement provided by the Institute, the Centre has decided to launch the Journal for Centre of Social Justice (JCSJ) [ISSN] and seeks contributions from all the academicians, advocates, law as well as non-law professionals and students for its flagship issue.

Themes for Submission:
The recent spate of rape incidents and in light of such a situation the stand taken by the

Parliament to draft a law that would go on to ensure the protection of women has had their own share of criticism. The drastic changes expected in the law including the judgment of the Court upon the Delhi Rape case as well as the Bijal Patel rape case, lays down the backdrop for the first issue which shall focus upon the vulnerability of the she-gender and expect contributions upon the following themes in relation to Women:

  • Crimes against women and challenges in abolishing the crimes
  • Role of Legal Education in empowering women
  • Marginalization of women in the society
  • Women and Men: Issue of Gender discrimination

Submission Format:
The main text should be in font size 12 and footnotes in font size 10 with no space. All submissions must be word processed, and compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007. The Review uses only footnotes (and not end-notes) as a method of citation.

Submissions must confirm to the OSCOLA system of citation. Editorial Committee strongly recommends electronic submissions only.

Please submit the abstract to indicating which theme your paper is intended for on or before 15th March, 2013.

All submissions should contain the following details:

  • name of the author,
  • professional information,
  • the title of the manuscript, and
  • contact information

The abstract should not be more than 300 words consisting of at least three key-words bearing significance and relevance to the main article and the final submission should be within 6000 words.

Author's name should be reflected immediately below the title of the paper with font 12 size Times New Roman, italicized and professional information including e-mail id must be reflected at the footnote. The title must be font size 14 (Times New Roman bold and underlined).

The inside captions/headings must be font size 12 Times New Roman and bold only. The write up must reach through email to on or before 4th April, 2013.

Important Dates:

Last date for Submission of Abstract:

15th March, 2013

Confirmation of Abstract Selection:

20th March 20, 2013

Last date for Final Submission (in soft copy)

4th April, 2013

Last date for Final Submission (in hard copy)

15th April, 2013

Mr. Victor Nayak
Faculty Advisor
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
Ahmedabad - 382 481, Gujarat
Phone: +91 - 2717 - 241900/01/02/03/04
Fax: +91 - 2717 - 241916

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