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International Course on Legal Pluralism

International Commission on Legal Pluralism in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay is organizing an International Course on Legal Pluralism

Date: 9th - 12th December, 2015
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

About the Course:
The pre-conference course offers young scholars the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the main theories, themes and methodologies of legal pluralism in a three and a half-day intensive course taught by academics and practitioners who are experts in the field.

Course participants are warmly encouraged to participate in the International Conference that follows the course.

Some of the topics to be covered in the course:

  • Theoretical and methodological aspects of legal pluralism
  • Legal empowerment, gender and Human Rights
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Natural resources management
  • Land tenure and customary law
  • Rights of indigenous communities and economic development
  • Access to justice, legal reform and the role of International development agencies
  • Emerging issues in technology and law related to development issues

and a half-day field trip

Who should attend?
Prospective students should either be young scholars studying for a JD or PhD or having just finished one or more senior scholars who are relatively new to the field of legal pluralism, or practitioners whose work is directly related to one or more of the topics that will be covered in the course. Participants must demonstrate a level of proficiency in English that allows them to read and actively discuss relevant academic literature. Students will be selected based on their motivation to join the course.

Registration Fee:
The course fee is USD $200. The participants will be responsible for the cost of their airfare, accommodation, meals and local transportation. A limited number of tuition waivers will be awarded to participants who demonstrate extreme financial need. In allocation of tuition waivers, the priority will be given to students coming from low-and-middle-income countries. Depending on pending grant applications, some of the participants may be provided free accommodation, local transportation and hospitality during the course.

Individuals interested in participating in the course are invited to apply by 1st October, 2015.

Prof. Yuksel Sezgin

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