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The AMU Law Society Review is the flagship journal of the Faculty of Law, A.M.U. It is an annual, peer-reviewed journal which provides an extensive platform to the academicians, practitioners, researchers and students to assimilate, exchange and extend their ideas to facilitate the debate on contemporary legal issues through their scholarly articles and research papers.

About the Organization/Institution:

The Editorial Board, Law Society of the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University aims to provide an active forum that inspires academicians, practitioners, researchers and students to engage in discussions on varied issues of contemporary importance in the sphere of domestic and international law and to provide a platform to critical insights into diverse areas of law through the medium of the yearly journal ‘AMU Law Society Review’.

Theme/topics:

The Review welcomes well researched, quality contributions on the relevant legal issues in the sphere of domestic and international law. However, the preference shall be given to the submissions based on contemporary legal issues.

Submission Types:

The AMU Law Society Review is now accepting submissions for its forthcoming issue, i.e. the AMU Law Society Review (2018-19) bearing an ISBN Number.

We invite original, well-researched and unpublished manuscripts from academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students under the following categories:

  • Research Papers/Long Articles: 5,000 to 8,000 words.
  • Short Articles: 3,000 to 5,000 words.
  • Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 1,500 to 3,000 words.
  • Book Reviews: 1,000 to 2,000 words. *word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

How to Submit:

  • The manuscripts shall be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words.
  • The works submitted shall be original and unpublished.
  • Plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited (except the ideally accepted 30%).
  • The manuscripts must not contain any indication of the identity of the author (except in cover letter).
  • The body of the paper shall be: Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line Spacing: 1.5.
  • The citations of the paper shall be: Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 10, Line Spacing: 1.
  • The Citation style shall strictly be in consonance with the rules in ILI citation. This mode of the citation must be strictly followed otherwise the paper shall not be considered for publication.
  • All submissions shall be accompanied by a covering letter indicating the title of the paper, the name of the author, official designation, institutional affiliation, email address and phone number. In the case of co-authorship, the cover letter shall contain the details of both the authors.
  • Contributors are requested to provide full details for correspondence: postal address, daytime phone numbers and email address.
  • Papers submissions to the Review shall be evaluated by the peer-review committee of the Editorial Board. Mere submission of a contribution shall not confer any claim for publication.
  • The copyright of the entry to the journal will rest with the Editorial Board once the entry has been selected and author(s) of the same has been notified.
  • All submissions are required to be addressed to The Editorial Board, The AMU Law Society Review and shall be mailed on: amuediboard@gmail.com in (.doc)/(.docx) format with the subject “Submission for AMU Law Society Review 2018-19”.

*Submission of a paper shall be taken to imply that it is an unpublished work and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

The certificate of publication and the copy of the journal shall be provided to every selected author and shall be dispatched to the provided address.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • The last date for submissions of abstracts is 20th March 2019.
  • Communication of Acceptance of abstract: 22nd March 2019.
  • Last date for final submission of full paper: 15th April 2019.
  • Publication Charges:

For Single Author: 1200 INR.

For Co-Authored Article: 1500 INR.

*Co-authorship is restricted up to two authors.

  • Last date of fee submission: 25th April 2019.

Contact Persons:

Faculty-in-charge: Dr. Mohammad Tariq (7906553208) (tariqmtariq@gmail.com).

Secretary: Faham Ahmed Khan (7351148801) (khan.faham@gmail.com).

Chief Editor: Suhail Khan (9219782517) (khan.suhail83@gmail.com).

The brochure can be accessed here.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: In the judgment quashing Allahabad High Court’s  decision in the matter relating to Institutional Preference, the  Bench of Deepak Gupta and Ashok Bhushan, JJ. held that admissions to post-graduate courses in central universities cannot be regulated by the concerned States and that benefit to doctors serving in Provincial Medical Health Services (PMHS) for admissions to post-graduate courses should be allowed irrespective of their State of graduation.

The High Court had set aside the institutional preference at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on its own cognizance without even including AMU, BHU as well as the selected candidates as parties to the case and had also held that Regulation 9(iv) of the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2000 does not give benefit to doctors who had completed their MBBS/BDS outside the State of UP.

The Court, relying on Saurabh Chaudri v. Union of India, (2003) 11 SCC 146, upheld the 50% institutional preference in AMU and BHU. It further held that Regulation 9(iv) of the 2000 Regulations does not create any divide or distinction between doctors, and extends to even those doctors who had served in remote areas under PMHS but did their graduation from an institution outside the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Court said that once the graduate doctors are selected and join the medical health service in the State of U.P., they form part of one service, i.e. PMHS and when these doctors are posted to remote or difficult areas they are posted as doctors of PMHS and not on the basis as to which State they have done their graduation from.

The court also allowed AMU, BHU and other Government run medical institutions in the state to fill up the vacant seats till 12.06.2017 disposing off all the civil appeals and interlocutory application(s) related to the State of UP in WP No. 76 of 2015. [Dr. Saurabh Dwivedi v. Union of India, 2017 SCC OnLine SC 638, decided on 07-06-2017]

High Courts

Allahabad High Court: While hearing a PIL instituted by law students of different universities against the decision of Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University which disallowed access to undergraduate women students to the main library situated in the campus of the University on the ground that it will be “overcrowded”, the division bench of D.Y. Chandrachud C.J. and P.K.S. Baghel J. without giving its final opinion observed that efforts to regulate the problem of overcrowding in a campus library must be done on a gender neutral basis and issued a notice to the Vice Chancellor of the university in that regard to file his reply.

The Court further elaborated that a breach of gender neutrality is against the constitutional norms in relation to the guarantees of equality under Article 14 and of gender identity under COI.

In the instant case, where petitioners are represented by Vishal Kashyap and Smriti Kartikeya and respondents by Ikram Ahmad and Gyan Prakash, the Court asked the statutory authorities  to resolve this controversy with due regard to the letter and spirit of constitutional provisions. Deeksha Dwivedi v. Union of India, Decided on 14.11.2014