Tamil Nadu National Law University is organising the 2nd All India Legal History Congress. The programme is scheduled to be held virtually.
The first-ever All India Legal History Congress was organized and conducted by the Gujarat National Law University in February 2020 in Gandhinagar. It brought together teachers, students and other aficionados of Legal History. There were quite a few interesting papers presented demonstrating how much such a platform was needed and the immense possibilities for research in this field. While history of law and the judicial system, in different periods, have been taught in law colleges for quite a long time in India and a few books written, there has been very little interest shown by either historians or law teachers in India in the actual pursuit of Legal History. Most good scholarship is the result of the painstaking work of foreign scholars, mostly from Western countries. At the same time with the proliferation of the institutions offering the five years integrated Under Graduate law programmes Legal History is being systematically taught in all of them across the country.

However, till last year there was no platform for sharing their research interests and st findings. The 1 All India Legal History Congress followed by the formation of the All India Legal History Association filled that need. It is in this background that the Tamil nd Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli is organizing the 2 All India st nd Legal History Congress (AILHC) on May 21 and 22 2021 online. This Legal History Congress is being organized with the generous financial support of the Government of Tamil Nadu. We are grateful to our Pro Chancellor, the Hon’ble Thiru C. Ve. Shanmugham, Minister for Law, Courts, Prisons and Mines & Minerals of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The theme for this year is “Pursuit of Legal History of st India in the 21 Century”.
There will be 8 Sections divided on the basis of chronology and interested persons are invited to submit their abstracts on the sub-themes, enumerated at the end, according to the time period of their interest.
Academicians, Legal Professionals, Research Scholars, PG & UG students of History and law and anyone else who is interested in learning and researching in Law and History.
Research Paper Guidelines:
i. Abstract: Not exceeding 300 words

ii. Keywords (Maximum of 5)
iii. Full Research Paper: 4000-4500 words
iv. Font style & Size: Times New Roman & 12
v. Line spacing: Double & justified alignment

vi. Endnotes: Times New Roman (size 10), Endnotes style: MLA style 8 Edition
vii. Soft copy of Abstract along with a covering letter should reach to the ailhc2021@tnnlu.ac.in on or before 13 March 2021
viii. Abstract submitted by the registered participants only will be shortlisted for the online presentation
ix. Editorial Board will reserve the right to reject or edit any paper
x. Selected papers will be published in the Legal History Journal
xi. There will be cash awards for two of the best research papers one in each category:
a. Best research paper by a faculty member or other scholars
b. Best research paper by a student
Important Dates:
Submission of Abstract on or before 13th March 2021
Selected abstracts will be intimated by the Editorial Board on 20 March 2021
Submission of full Research Paper on or before – 1 May 2021
Registration opens – 1 March 2021
Registration link and the detailed programme of the Congress is available on the web site of TNNLU: www.tnnlu.ac.in
Last Date for Registration – 29 March 2021

The foreign delegates are advised to submit their abstracts on or before 13 March 2021 and the full paper before 1 May along with their bio-data after visiting the website of the Ministry of External Affairs, as it has been made mandatory by the Government of India. www.mea.gov.in.
·Only the registered participants & paper presenters will be given a certificate.
Registration Fee and Details:
1) For the Indian delegates: Registration will be Rs. 500/- & Rs. 300/- for the scholars & students respectively. Every additional co-author has to pay Rs. 500/- each, in case of students Rs. 300/- each. (Maximum of 3 authors are permitted).
2) Participants from SAARC Countries, Africa & Latin American Countries – USD 25. Every additional co-author has to pay USD 25 each.
3) Participants from other Countries – USD 50. Every additional co-author has to pay USD 50 each.
A/C No.: 30030110032442
Bank & Branch: UCO Bank, TNNLS Branch
MICR: 620028012
IFSC Code: UCBA0003003
Swift Code: UCBAINBB342
Patron: Prof. (Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth, Vice-Chancellor, TNNLU
Organising Committee: 
Dr. M. Britto Stalin, Assistant Professor of History (Convenor)
Dr. S. Amirthalingam, Associate Professor of Law
Dr. S. Subba Rao, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Hemalatha Bhat, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mr. A. Nirmal Singh Heera, Assistant Professor of Law
Student Volunteers
Ms. Nivea S R, V – B.A.LL.B. (H)
Mr. Gokul Abimanyu R, III – B.A.LL.B. (H)
Mr. Khaaviya I, III – B.Com.LL.B. (H)
Mr. Rithik Sushil AR, III – B.A.LL.B. (H)
Ms. Vagisha Tiwari, I – B.A.LL.B. (H)
Ms. Vaigai Ratna AV, I – B.A.LL.B. (H)
Dr. M. Britto Stalin
Assistant Professor of History, Tamil Nadu National Law University
Contact: +91 – 73975-58105 / 94439-56105
Email: legalhistorycongress@tnnlu.ac.in

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