Law and society can never be in isolation from each other. Owing allegiance to a similar idea Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, on March 26, 2022, through the International Conference on Law and Social Transformation created a stage where important topics of law and society can be discussed and deliberated upon, to further the cause of law, that serves the society better today than it did yesterday, which means, continuous strife towards perfection. The Conference was graced by Hon’ble Justice Dhirendra H. Waghela, Chairperson, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, who previously had also been the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.
The Conference was represented by 120 participants from 20 States and 44 institutions from 3 countries. A total of 80 research papers were presented at the Conference and around 110 speakers deliberated on various legal issues. The further proceedings witnessed some thought-provoking intellectual discourses with new fields being discovered and the old ones being re-visited for a better understanding and fresher perspectives on law and society.
The inaugural ceremony of the Conference was graced by the presence of the leadership team of Alliance University with Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi, Pro-Chancellor, Alliance University, and Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Alliance University addressing the congregation while also highlighting the relevance of law as a tool for social transformation.
Dr. Kiran Dennis Gardner, Dean, Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, presented the opening address and post which the Conference book, titled, “Lex Et Mutatio”, Volume: 2 was unveiled by the members on the stage. The book contains some outstanding research work on the interplay of Law and Society. Later, under some extremely engaging and contemporary topics like Child Welfare and Law, Ethnic Pluralism and Tribal rights, issues relating to migrant workers during the pandemic, Science, Technology and Law, Religious rights, and practices, amongst others, the Conference saw some excellent papers presentations from all parts of India, and from other countries like Germany, Dubai, and Kenya, which were held in a hybrid model with two tracks of offline presentations and rest via online mode. The closing ceremony and the valedictory for the conference were graced by the presence of Dr. Nivedita Mishra, Registrar, Alliance University. The prizes were given out to the best presenter in each of the track presentations. Overall, the International Conference of Law and Social Transformation was a huge success in terms of the intellectual growth discourse while also being a great source of learning for the students at Alliance University to better understand the law and its implications. With the same aspiration, the Alliance School of Law endeavours to continue its pursuit of intellectual perfection.