2nd GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society

2nd GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2017

2nd GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2017

About the 2nd GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2017

Law, while aiming at justice, more often than not aims at uplifting and protecting the marginalized and oppressed. Women, as the architects of society, hold the key to progress in a developing country like India. Their rights and duties, assimilated and crystallized within the framework of legislations and welfare schemes, mirror their status in the society. Recent amendments in laws related to women are slated to effect a metamorphosis in the social dynamics that require a thorough understanding of their newfound role in the society.

In order to encourage further research and reflections along these lines in the Indian context, the Law and Society Wing is organizing the 2nd edition of the GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2016, under the able guidance of Prof. Upendra Baxi. This year's theme is:

"TOWARD EMPOWERING THE INDIAN WOMAN: LEGAL REFORMS AND IMPLEMENTATION"

The following sub-themes have been identified as requiring academic consideration in this context:

1. One Step into a Temple, a Giant Leap for Womankind?: Women's Right to Enter Places of Worship

2. Changing Tides of Indian Surrogacy Laws: Miscarriage of Law?

3. Balancing Work and Motherhood: Desultory Reforms?

4. Lifting the Veil: Muslim Women and Personal Laws

5. Welfare Schemes for Women in India: A Paper Tiger?

6. Women's Ease of Doing Business: Evaluation of Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws in India

7. Mediation as a Panacea for Women

Important Dates:

1. The essays must be submitted on or before 23 April 2017.

2. The organizers shall endeavour to declare the results of the competition within 2 months from the last date for submission of essays. The winners will be notified by email and on the website of GCLS (http://gnlucls.weebly.com/).

For more details please refer the Website : http://gclsessay.weebly.com

 

2nd GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2017