Justice Education
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OVERVIEW OF THE CONCLAVE

The Regional Conclave on The Future of Justice Education in South Asia is the inaugural edition of what we hope will become a regular annual or biennial gathering of leading South Asian educators and practitioners focused on Justice Education. The two-day conclave will take place at the Institute of Law, Nirma University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 8th & 9th November 2019. The conclave seeks to bring together clinical practitioners and educators from across the South Asian region on a common platform through a series of panel discussions, interactive sessions, and informal networking conversations addressing new approaches and initiatives, best practices, collaborative opportunities and insights on recurrent challenges in the theory and practice of justice education. The organizers will be able to waive registration costs for all selected applicants who demonstrate a genuine requirement of a registration fee waiver. Accommodation and partial travel expenses for a
limited number of successful applicants will be possible depending on the availability of funding.

Main Goals

 To develop and commit to publishing a body of relevant and useful knowledge
relating to justice education in India and South Asia.
 To enable justice educators and practitioners to take stock of what has been done in
justice education in India and South-Asia
 To share and foster dialogue on new approaches and initiatives, best practices,
collaborative opportunities, and insights on addressing recurrent challenges in the
context of justice education in SouthAsia;
 To build commitment and momentum for a new collaborative network of justice
educators and practitioners in the South Asian region.

Participants at the Regional Conclave will present their work at four-panel discussions spread across two days. Panel presenters will be required to submit a short essay draft (3000 – 5000 words) to the organisers by the stipulated date in October 2019. Drafts will be circulated to all conclave participants, and panellists will also be encouraged to contribute final revised essays for a proposed edited volume on justice education in South Asia to be published in 2020.

BROAD PANEL THEMES

Theme 1: New Approaches and Initiatives in Clinical Legal Education
We are particularly interested in new initiatives from South Asia that creatively adopt the clinical legal education approach to promote learning and advance social justice.

Theme 2: Working with Communities
We are particularly interested in the foundational vision, organisational modalities, and impacts of clinical legal education initiatives that are strongly focused on working with underserved communities in South Asia. Theoretical work and practical insights on engaging with vulnerable and marginalised communities are also welcome!

Theme 3: Learning Outcomes and Justice Education
We are particularly interested in theoretical work and initiatives that reconcile learning outcomes from justice education with commitments towards social justice outcomes in specific parts of South Asia. Theoretical work and practice-based insights on designing and assessing learning outcomes for justice education in South Asia are also welcome!

Theme 4: Collaboration in Justice Education
We are particularly interested in theoretical work and practice-based insights that explore best practices for collaboration in justice education in specific parts of South Asia.

Please note that the broad themes are not exhaustive, and we welcome interesting submissions on any issue pertaining to justice education in South Asia.

Specially-invited respondents and conclave participants will provide feedback, raise questions, and contribute to a constructive dialogue based on the presentations made at the panel sessions. A longer-duration interactive special session on day 2 of the conclave will focus on a strategy road-map to create a new network for justice educators and practitioners in India and the larger South Asian region.

All participants will be conferred with Certificates of Participation and included in the proposed new network for justice education in South Asia.

Application Guidelines:

 Applications to participate in the regional conclave need to be sent by email to [email protected] by the stipulated date. Applications should include a
covering letter, a short statement relating to the need for a registration fee waiver/accommodation grant/ travel grant (if applicable), and an essay draft as an
attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 Applicants must be willing and able to participate for the entire duration of the 2-day
conclave.
 Joint applications and essay authorship are permitted up to a maximum of two collaborators. At least one applicant must attend the conclave to present the work and participate in the sessions.
 The cover letter sent as part of the application should mention the Name of the Author(s), Professional Position/ Course/Year of Study (as applicable), Name of the
Institution/College/University, Postal Address, Email Address and Contact Number.
 The Essay draft must not exceed a maximum of 5000 words (excluding
footnotes/endnotes/annexure/reports etc.) and should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF and MS Word formats along with the application.
 The statement relating to the need for a registration fee waiver/accommodation grant/travel grant should indicate the specific circumstances of the applicant’s need for funding support, any past work done in the area of justice education, and possible alternate sources of funding support for participation in the conclave.

Contact Persons

FACULTY CONVENORS:

 Dr. Tarkesh Molia Email: [email protected]
 Mr. Arpit Sharma Email: [email protected]

STUDENT COORDINATORS:

Ms. Toshit Godara +91 9971230645
Mr. Lokesh Vyas +91 8080450882

CORRESPONDING ADDRESS:-
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad Gujarat: 382481

Conference Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ilnuconference.org/rgaje

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