ABOUT SIDDHARTH COLLEGE OF LAW, MUMBAI
Siddharth College of Law,Mumbai was founded in Mumbai in 1956. It is run by the People’s Education Society which was formed by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on 8 July 1945. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The college was formed with a vision to spread legal education amongst all sections of society.
Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar Legal Research Centre (An Initiative of Siddharth College of Law, Mumbai) was inaugurated in 2010 by Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud and Hon’ble Justice Abhay Oka. Eminent legal personalities such as the Late Hon’ble Justice Krishna Iyer andthe Late Prof Madhav Menon were associated with the centre as Honorary Members.
REVITALIZATION OF THE CENTRE
ALRC is currently being revitalized by Adv. Eshan Borikar and Adv. V. Mangala under the overall guidance and supervision of Principal Ms. Sandhya Dokhe and Dr. Arunachalam Chettiar. ALRC is initiating various research projects. Furthermore, it is launching its own legal blog and the Ambedkar Law Journal.
AMBEDKAR LAW JOURNAL
The Ambedkar Law Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of law, centered at Siddharth College of Law, Mumbai.
CATEGORIES OF SUBMISSIONS
- Research Papers/Articles(5000-7500 words, including foot notes)
- Essays (3000-5000 words, including foot notes)
- Case/Legislative Analysis, Book/Article Reviews (1500-2500 words, including foot notes)
ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT
5 Year LL.B Students, 3 Year LL.B Students, LL.M Students, PHD Research Scholars Academicians ,Advocates, Legal Professionals, Bureaucrats and Experts Possessing Special Knowledge in the field of Law.
It welcomes traditional, contemporary legal articles as well as interdisciplinary work on various themes, as set out below:
- Centre for Constitution
- How Indian Constitution is different from other countries Constitution?
- Assessment of Important Amendments to the Indian Constitution.
- Developments in Schedules of Indian Constitution.
- Role of Federalism in Indian Constitution.
- India’s Collegium System: Boon or Bane.
- Transformative constitutionalism.
- Constitutional Moralism.
- Centre for Criminal Law and Justice
- Genesis of Criminal law in India.
- Criminal Justice system in India.
- Critical assessment of criminal justice system in India.
- Responsibilities of stakeholders in Criminal Justice system in India.
- Role of Legal Educational Institutions in diminishing Crimes.
- Critically analyze the need to revolutionize criminal laws in India.
- Consolidation of Criminal Laws is a new way ahead.
- Decriminalization of certain offences is a need of an hour.
- Comparative analysis of Criminal laws in India and Arab Nations.
- Centre for CorporateLaws
- Recent legal developments in Banking & Finance.
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy.
- Mergers and Acquisitions.
- Securities Law.
- Legal issues in E-Commerce Laws.
- Foreign Exchange Laws.
- Real Estate Laws.
- Labour and Employment Laws.
- Role of SEBI in the wake of ongoing Stock Market Crisis.
- A need to reform Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
- Analyze the Impact of Related Party Transactions on Indian Corporates.
- Centre for Intellectual Property Law
- Copyright and Related Rights.
- Right of traders in their trademarks.
- Right of manufacturers & producers on geographical indication in relation to such products and produce.
- Right of designers for their distinctive design striking to the eye.
- Patents or Geographic Indication.
- Centre for Human Rights and International Law
- Facets of International Human Rights
- Human rights in Indian Perspective
- Discuss an Ongoing Human rights Crisis across the world.
- Socio-economic impact of the Afghan Crisis.
- Analyze the current position of the Marginalized Community in India.
- The major landmarks in the evolution of the international human rights regime
- Evolution and Distinctions in Various Human Rights Treaties
- Importance coordination of Human Rights in different jurisdictions, etc.
- An act to protect LGBTQIA from sexual harassment?
- Human rights and black laws in India.
- Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
- Impact of Climate change.
- Various legal international agreements and treaties on climate change and environmental protections.
- Remedial actions to arrest climate degradations.
- Carbon credit.
- Climate refugees and sharing of resources.
- Critical analysis Environment impact assessment.
- ECOMARK – Lack of incentive and awareness- The way forward for success of the project.
- Town Planning is an essential mode for Sustainable Development.
- Centre for Domestic and International Taxation
- Nature, relevance and impact of domestics and international taxation from a legal perspective.
- Transfer Pricing.
- Relevance of Bilateral Treaties for Tax Concession.
- Centre for Gender Equality and Child Development
- Domestic violence and its impact on Women.
- Shadow Pandemic: – Covid and Post Covid Actions.
- Expanding interpretation of existing laws by making it more third gender inclusive.
- Domestic workers and the inequality that surrounds them.
- Denial of access to education to children of prostitutes- growing concerns over their Fundamental Rights.
- The growth of a child happens in a classroom and not in an hazardous industry- growing menace of child labour in India in the present times.
- Child marriage- an archaic practice but an existing reality- measures to curb this evil.
- Marital Rape
- Domestic Violence
- Use of child in terrorism and drug mafia- misuse of child protective laws.
- Centre for Jurisprudence
- Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws
- Legal and Regulatory Framework for jurisprudence, etc.
- Study the evolution of Constitutional Jurisprudence in India.
- How special laws erode the general law jurisprudence?
- Undertake the comparative analysis of Criminal Jurisprudence across the world.
- Centre for Law and Technology
- Legal principles of technology.
- Cyber crimes and Cyber security.
- Critically Analyze the role of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Field.
- Analyze the need for the development of an advanced legal system to tackle the crimes committed through Modern Day Technology.
- Artificial Intelligence and it’s Legal Liability.
- Analyze the impact of Metaverse in the Legal Field.
IMPORTANT NOTE: –The Above list is not exhaustive in nature. The Author(s) can also choose other topics relevant to law.
The Body of the manuscript shall be of the following format:
- Font: Times New Roman
- Heading Font Size-14
- Body Font Size: 12
- Line Spacing: 1.5
- Alignment: Justified
The Footnotes of the manuscript shall be of the following format:
- Font: Times New Roman
- Font Size: 10
- Line Spacing: Single
Citation Format: The author(s) shall provide due credit to the original work through citation. Author(s) shall insert citations as footnotes conforming to the referencing style of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th or 21st ed.)
Citations of electronic sources should include an author or editor, the title of the text, date, the title of the website, the electronic address, and page or paragraph numbers.
GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION
- The author(s) shall submit an abstract of not less than 200 words and not more than 300 words, along with 5 keywords. The abstract shall be concise and precise to the manuscript submitted by the author(s).
- Co-authorship is permitted up to 2 authors.
- Submissions shall be in English language only. The journal does not accept submissions in languages other than English.
- All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration to be published by any other journal/forum. Any form of plagiarism will lead to the rejection of the manuscript. The maximum permissible plagiarism is 15%.
- All submissions are to be made in the MS Word format document.
- The author(s) shall submit a cover letter containing details of the author(s)’s Full name, Designation, semester & course (if a student), university/organization/freelancer (specify), contact number, and E-Mail ID.
- All Submissions should include 4 to 5 key takeaways of their Manuscript.
- All Submissions for the journal must be sent to Submission@drambedkarlegalresearchcentre.com.
- The authors cannot withdraw the manuscript after submission and during the review process.
- The Editorial Board will review the submissions, and the decision of the editorial board will be final.
- The Editorial Board can recommend suggestions or make necessary changes as per requirement.
- All the selected Manuscripts will be published in Ambedkar Law journal.
- All rights regarding the manuscripts will be reserved with Bharat Ratna Dr. BR. Ambedkar Legal Research Centre.
The centre is pleased to announce that the top 5 articles will also be awarded with the opportunity to get associated with the research centre on various upcoming research projects. This will enable the authors to garner hands-on experience in the area of research. We encourage all authors to submit their best work and reap the benefits of this opportunity.
The centre is also pleased to announce that the top 20 entries will be awarded with e-certificates recognizing their effort in contributing to the field of research. These certificates will also aid as a milestone in enhancing the professional portfolios of the participants. Please Note: – All the selected Manuscripts will be published in our Law journal.
TIMELINE OF SUBMISSION
- Date of Submission of Abstract for /Articles/ Case Analysis/ Legislative Analysis/ Book Review and Article Review: – 15th May,2023.
- Communication of Selected Abstracts for /Articles/ Case Analysis/ Legislative Analysis/ Book Review and Article Review: – 31st May,2023.
- Submission of Final Research Paper /Articles/ Case Analysis/ Legislative Analysis/ Book Review and Article Review: – 21st June ,2023.
- Communication of Selected Research Papers/Articles/ Case Analysis/ Legislative Analysis/ Book Review and Article Review – 10th August,2023.
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