National Conference on
Law and Social Transformation - 2021
Towards recount of Mr. Nani Palkhivala's life and contributions

About the Conference

Main Theme:

Law and Social Transformation

Participants can present a research paper on any of the following areas connecting law to social transformation.


Date: March 6, 2021

Virtual Conference


Conference Overview

The thought of organizing a National Conference on Law and Social transformation [NCLS-2021] took roots with the desire to pay homage to legal legendary Mr. Nani Palkhivala, who was a champion of civil liberties, a far-sighted economic thinker and a par-excellence lawyer. The aim is to celebrate his birth centenary, commemorating his scholarly contribution towards "the basic structure" doctrine. Discussing all the facets of his charismatic personality will surely inspire and motivate students, teachers and the young legal professionals to follow his example of hard work, self-improvement and dedication towards the profession.

Law does not work in isolation but works in society. Law not only is an effective instrument for social change, but it also leads to peaceful social transformation. Laws like Abolition of Untouchability, Child Marriage Prohibition Act, Anti Dowry Laws, Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, the new laws relating to corporate governance and as recent as artificial intelligence have changed the society for better. The dynamic nature of law has contributed to the constant evolution of mankind. We at Alliance University, School of Law, have always strived to achieve excellence in legal research and are hence organising the National Conference on Law and Social Transformation [NCLS-2021] on March 6, 2021 and this would be annual endeavour in the years to come. We invite people from all the spheres of life ranging from judges, academicians, advocates, NGO representatives, corporate in-house lawyers, research scholars and students for this multi-disciplinary National Conference. The objective of the conference is to bring people from diverse backgrounds to one platform to discuss the lacunae in the legal system and to recommend changes such that it leads to holistic social transformation.


Main Theme

Law and Social Transformation

Participants can present a research paper on any of the following areas connecting law to social transformation.

Sub Themes

  • Business Laws
  • Constitution and the common man
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property Laws
  • International Trade Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Public Finance and Taxation
  • Social Securities and Labour Welfare
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transnational Laws
  • Personal Laws in Changing Times
  • Identity, Politics and Law
  • Industrial and Environmental Issues
  • Law, Economics and Management Studies
  • Laws, Society and Religion
  • Law, Medicine and Ethics
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Education and Research
  • Mass Media as Watchdog of Democracy
  • Law, Science and Technology
  • Gender Justice and Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Democracy and National Securities Law


Paper Specifications

Abstract: Not more than 300 words and a minimum of relevant 5 key-words
Paper: Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. However, both authors need to register separately. In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the conference to present the paper. In absentia presentations are not allowed.
Maximum Length: 6000 words including title/cover page and references
Margins: 1" on all sides
Regular Font: Times New Roman, 12 points, Line spacing 1.5 justified
Title Font: Times New Roman, 14 points, bold, Line spacing 1.5
Footnotes: Times New Roman, font size 10 with spacing of 1.0



To maintain the quality of the research papers, the final submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed. The authors of the selected papers will be invited to present the paper at the conference and their research papers will be published in an edited book with ISBN as chapters.

Two best research papers and one presentation in each track will be awarded.



Patron Dr. Anubha Singh
Alliance University
Conference Chair Prof. (Dr.) Kiran Gardner
Dean, Alliance School of Law
Dr. Rashmi K. S.
Associate Professor, Alliance School of Law
Organising committee Dr. Syam Kumar
Dr. Heena Ghanshyam Patoli
Dr. Devaiah
Prof. Keerthiraj
Dr. Upankar Chutia
Prof. Yamini Chandra Prabha
Dr. Avanish Bhai Patel
Prof. Gyanashree Dutta
Conference Secretariat Office of the Dean, Alliance School of Law
Student Convenors Mr. Tauseef Jawed
Mr. Aditya Durgvanshi
Ms. Simran Surana
Ms. Bharati
Mr. Rahul



(NCLS - 2021) – Saturday, 6th March 2021

09:30 am to 09:35 am Invocation and Lighting of the Lamp
09:35 am to 09:40 am  Welcome address by Dr. Anubha Singh
Vice-Chancellor, Alliance University
09:40 am to 09:45 am Address by Dr. Ray Titus
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academics and Research), Alliance University
09:45 am to 09:50 am Conference Opening Remarks by Dr. Kiran Gardner
Dean, Alliance School of Law
9:50 am to 10:10 am Address by Sri Ravi D. Channannavar
IPS, Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru, Rural
10:10 am to 10:30 am Address by Dr. Venkat Iyer
Director – Educational Partnerships and International Affairs and Professor, School of Law, Ulster University, UK
10:30 am to 10:55 am Address by Dr. Dilip Ukey
Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra, National Law University, Mumbai
10:55 am to 11:05 am Unveiling of Conference Book
11:05 am to 11:10 am Vote of Thanks by Dr. Kiran Gardner
Dean, Alliance School of Law
11:10 am to 11:30 am Tea Break
11:30 am to 01:15 pm Concurrent Session 1
  • Business Law / Industrial and Environment Issues / Taxation
  • Gender Justice and Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Criminal Law / Democracy and National Security Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
01:15 pm to 02:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00 pm to 03:45 pm Concurrent Session 2
  • Mass Media as Watchdog of Democracy / Legal Education and Research / Law Society and Religion / Law Medicine and Ethics
  • Personal Laws in Changing Times / Sustainable Development
  • Constitution and the Common Man
04:00 pm to 04:20 pm Valedictory
04:20 pm to 04:28 pm Closing Note & Vote of Thanks by Dr. Rashmi K.S.
Associate Professor, Alliance School of Law
04:28 pm to 04:30 pm National Anthem




Alliance University is a Private University established in Karnataka by the State Act No.34 of year 2010. The University is jointly recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. Alliance University with a vibrant and picturesque campus in Bengaluru, one of the fastest growing cities in India, offers more than 20 undergraduate and postgraduate majors to approximately 7000 students of diverse backgrounds. Alliance Education, defined by excellence in the areas of Business Administration; Engineering; Legal studies and guided by the core values of the University, has shaped the lives of over 20,000 very successful alumni across the globe.

Alliance School of Law

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University is approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi. The Alliance School of Law offers five-years integrated undergraduate courses in law, viz., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law Honors—B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) and Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Law Honors—B.B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) The courses have been carefully crafted and designed to prepare its graduates for rewarding careers for various roles and responsibilities in legal service organizations. Alliance School of Law also offers a full-time, one-year Master of Law (LL. M.) degree with specializations in Constitutional & Administrative Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law and Criminal Law. The LL.M. programme designed to develop strong research expertise in law and legal principles. Alliance School of Law also offers Ph.D. programme. The Law School has established various centers for advance legal studies and research to address the socio-legal issues and challenges. The school has been instrumental in facilitating engagements with various sections of society for deliberations over variety of socio-legal issues through publications of its flagship journal, which provides strong research base to the school of law.

Contact Us


Alliance University

Central Campus
Chikkahagade Cross
Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Anekal
Bengaluru - 562106, Karnataka, India

Phone Numbers: +91 80 4619 9000   |   9100   |   +91 80 4129 9200


Dr. Rashmi K. S.: +91 80 4619 9177 / +91 94483 55047

Mr. Aswin C. H.: +91 80 4619 9176 / +91 70191 29326




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