Call for Ppaers! 7th International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law,Governance and Public Policy! Organized by GNLU Centre for Law and Economics! 12 – 14 January, 2024!


GNLU is a statutory University established by the Government of Gujarat through
Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. GNLU is recognised by the Bar Council of
India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). GNLU is a member of the
Association of Indian Universities (AIU); the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI);
and, the International Association of Law Schools (IALS). GNLU offers interdisciplinary
legal courses in five faculties namely, BA LLB, BCOM LLB, BSC LLB, BSW LLB, BBA
LLB; one post-graduate programme namely, LLM as well as doctoral programmes in
law and interdisciplinary fields. GNLU also offers PhD in Economics. This course is
offered with an interdisciplinary study of law.


The Centre for Law & Economics (CLE) is a centre of excellence for research and
training in the discipline of Law & Economics (also referred to as the Economic
Analysis of Law). The Centre values rigorous work in the discipline and aims to
promote awareness of and research in the field. It carries out courses and conferences
for scholars, practitioners and students apart from publications on the economic
analysis of contemporary legal issues. It aims to produce quality prescriptions for
legislators, regulators and government departments and provide clear explanations
and guidance to businesses and ordinary citizens alike.

This calls for a general theme of law and economics for the conference. With further
restrictions around the world due to pre and post Covid-19 effects, economic policies have
evolved impacting major sectors.
The Centre encourages the submission of manuscripts focusing on the economic analysis of
law. Manuscripts may be in any of the substantive areas of law and economics, including but
not limited to the following:

  • Basic Areas of Law and Economics: property, contract, tort law and product liability,
    forensic economics, criminal law, civil law, common law, constitutional and election law.
  • Economic Analysis of Litigations: causes of delays/pendency in judicial administration,
    costs of delays, out of court settlements, judicial reforms, legal procedures, the legal
    system and illegal behavior, enforcement of law.
  • International Law (Public and Private): international trade, law and development,
    environmental law, human rights law.

  • Regulation and Business Law: antitrust, business and securities, regulated industries,
    business and cyber, real estate.

  • Macroeconomics and Law: use of economic tools in public policy analysis.

  • Law and Finance: financial sector reforms in India, formation of monetary policy, cyber
    crimes, stock market regulations, sovereign bonds, corporate and banking bankruptcy,
    Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, tax evasion, black money, Basel and financial stability
    board norms, WTO and financial services.

  • Market Regulators: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Telecom
    Regulatory Authority of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Pension Fund
    Regulatory and Development Authority, Competition Commission of India, Consumer
    Protection Authority, Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission.

  • Other Substantive Areas of Law and Economics: labor, energy, environmental, health
    and safety, international tax, family and personal, immigration.

  • Economical Analysis of Contemporary Legal Developments: for instance: antidefection law, etc

The above themes are only indicative. We invite research papers from other allied areas of
law and economics as well.
In case the authors require some guidance for writing and research in the field of Law and
Economics, the GNLU Journal of Law and Economics can be accessed:

Note- 1st Prize to Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 20,000 (INR) Cash Prize

  • Publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics.
    2nd Prize to Second Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 15,000 (INR)
    Cash Prize.
    3rd Prize to Third Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 10,000 (INR) Cash
    Certificate of Participation will be provided to all the Presenters


Submission of Full Paper – 15th October, 2023
Confirmation of Acceptance -15th November,
Last Date of Registration and Payment– 25th
November, 2023.
Submission of PowerPoint Presentation–
25th November, 2023.

For more details, refer here

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