“Role of Judiciary in upholding Constitutionalism”- Virtual National Seminar by School of Law, Sharda University

About the Organisation

Sharda University School of Law (SUSOL) is a dynamic and progressive Law School situated in the clean environment of Greater Noida (National Capital Region) and one of the prestigious Law schools in NCR. SUSOL offers BCI approved Five Year B.A. LL.B.(Hons.), Five Year B.B.A. LL.B.(Hons.), One Year LL.M. and Ph. D. in Law Programmes.

In the last academic session, faculty and students had the privilege to host and interact with luminaries of repute namely, Hon’ble Mr. Justice SK Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri, Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.C. Pant, Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar, Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, Late Shri Ram Jethamalani, Mr. Salman Khurshid, Prof. Upendra Baxi, Prof. B. S. Chimni, Prof. S.C. Raina, Prof. B.T. Kaul, Prof. Usha Razdan and Prof. Mool Chand Sharma among others luminaries.

About the Event

To appreciate concept of Constitutionalism, understand role of Judiciary in upholding Constitutionalism, discuss the challenges faced by courts in upholding Rule of Law and provide insights upon emerging issues on judicial sanctity and transformative Constitutionalism; School of Law, Sharda University is organizing a National Virtual Seminar and seeks submissions from academicians, lawyers, research scholars and students. 

It is my honour to invite you to Sharda’s Virtual National Seminar on the Role of Judiciary in upholding Constitutionalism on 21st November, 2020 (Saturday). We are privileged and delighted to inform you that Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra (Former Chief Justice of India) will be gracing the event as the Chief Guest for the inaugural session and Hon’ble Justice Ms. Indira Banerjee* (Judge, Supreme Court of India) will be gracing the event as the Chief Guest for the Valedictory session. (*to be confirmed)

Registration & Submission

Participants should submit the Abstract along with the full paper latest by Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 along with the requisite fee. The details are to be shared in a Google form.

Link of the Google Form: https://forms.gle/qTRivTyKuqb4AEwB8

Professionals/Advocated & Academicians: Rs. 750/-

Students & Research Scholars: Rs. 500/-

Call for Paper
The organizers of the Seminar call upon the legal professionals, academicians, practitioners, research scholars, administrators, students, social activists and the representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations to present their research papers relevant to the below-mentioned themes:

I. Politics and Constitutionalism
II. Transformative Constitutionalism and Role of Judiciary in India
III. Sanctity of Judiciary for maintaining Constitutionalism
IV. Modern Concept of Rule of Law
V. Environmental Constitutionalism
VI. Judicial Supremacy in Comparative Constitutional Law
VII. Contemporary Constitutionalism and the dialectic of constituent power
VIII. Mediated Popular Constitutionalism
IX. Judges as guardians of constitutionalism and human rights
X. New Constitutionalism and the Expansion of Judicial Authority

The above themes are indicative and the author can send the article on any topic related to the broad theme of the Seminar.

Guidelines for Seminar Paper:

1. Abstract should be a maximum of 250 words indicating the theme of proposed research with five relevant keywords. The research paper should be strictly thematic.

2. Full Paper must consist of minimum 2500 words and maximum 6000 words excluding references and footnotes (Descriptive footnotes and substantive text in the footnotes is not permitted).

3. Footnotes must follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Harvard, 19th Edition).

4. Abstract and Full paper is to be submitted in soft copy in MS-Word format (Times New Roman, font size 14 for the heading, 12 for the text and 10 for the footnotes with 1.5 spacing for the text and 1.0 spacing for the footnotes).

5. A separate MS-Word File should be submitted containing the article title, followed by Author’s Name, Co-author’s Name (if any) affiliation, communication address, email and phone details.

6. Submission of a declaration stating that the work is original and bonafide.

7. Only one co-author is permitted.

Bank Details


Account Number: 912010034705440

IFSC Code: UTIB0000624



Email ID: seminar.law@sharda.ac.in

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