About the Institution
Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) first established Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies as a social initiative in 1981 to cater to the rising demand of management institutes in the country, and since then it has emerged as a globally reputed university. The Kirit P. Mehta School of Law (KPMSoL) of SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed to be University) was established in the year 2013, approved by the Bar Council of India. It aims to provide quality legal education to learners of law.
About the Seminar
The Centre for Excellence of NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai, was established as the center for legal research and application, in 2018. The Centre aims to significantly enhance legal research and development, through its integration with allied disciplines, and through extensive exploration of contemporary developments in the law.
The 4th Edition of the NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law’s Seminar, as spearheaded by the Centre for Excellence, aims to be an interdisciplinary forum for the fruitful exchange of knowledge. The program will consist of plenary, half plenary, invited and contributed papers falling broadly within the scope of the conference. Some of the invited papers may be tutorial in nature from keynote speakers, while others will review recent work in specialised fields.
The winners of the seminar will be provided with cash prizes and other awards. All participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their contribution.
Theme and Sub-Themes
The seminar will revolve around the theme of Cyber Law.
“Cyber law governs the power of the cyberspace, harnessing its wonders and hindering its evils.”
Cyber law is a relatively new field that draws from traditional law. It is becoming an increasingly important field in the modern technological world. It is multi-disciplinary, covering criminal and civil issues ranging from financial crimes to cyber bullying. Privacy, control, and access are all areas with which cyber lawyers regularly engage. As a quickly developing and growing field, cyber law promises to ensure more diverse possibilities in the future. The eminent English jurist Salmond has rightly observed that law seeks to regulate the conduct of individuals in the society.
The Sub-Themes include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Offences Related to the Cyberspace and Cybercrime
- Child pornography, online grooming and issues related to minors
- Offensive speech, cyber-balkanisation and limits to the freedom of expression in the cyberspace
- Cyberterrorism and measures to curb violent online crimes
- Trolling, bullying, internet targetting and other forms of harassment online
- Cyber-extortion, crypto-jacking, and ransomware
- Illegal activities including gambling and buying and selling of contraband goods online
- Identity theft, digital forgery, phishing, fraud and economic crimes through the internet
- Criminal jurisprudence behind cybercrimes
- International Law and Cybersecurity
- International cooperation for the prevention of cyber-laundering and cyber-warfare
- Interplay of various international instruments relating to the cyberspace, and issues relating to cyber-citizenship
- Digital sovereignty, interception and surveillance
- Jurisdictional issues pertaining to cybersecurity and cyber law
- Impediments in application of international law in the cyberspace and rights of states and other entities
- Data Privacy and Protection of Personal Information
- Privacy pertaining to the information of children
- Privacy of data related to pharmaceutical transactions and healthcare
- Data theft, consumer protection and liability in case of illegal use of data
- Ethical hacking, cyber-espionage and data privacy issues involved
- Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Law
- Copyright infringement issues such as linking, software piracy, software counterfeiting, and others
- Cyber-squatting, domain-hijacking, meta-tag, domain-name disputes, and means of infringement of trademark
- Protection of content-creation on social media platforms and cyber-gaming
- Software licenses including freeware, shareware, demoware, and related issues
- Digital Forensics and Investigation of Cyber-Activities
- Efficiency and legality of mobile forensics
- Issues relating to admissibility of cyber forensic evidence and its evidentiary value
- Legality of appointment of private investigators
- Efficiency of currently used digital forensic techniques
- Judicial training and reforms effectuated by cyber police
Format of the Seminar
- Abstracts of 250 words will be invited, inclusive of 5 keywords. (submission of abstract: https://forms.gle/1nNgVA2Rp7LBEyAH8)
- Upon selection of abstract and communication of acceptance to the author, the submission of the research paper will be invited.
- Submissions in the form of research papers, 2000-5000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes, are invited from professionals, academicians, research scholars, and students.
- A presentation will be made by the participants through PPT or any other means of presentation, upon selection of their manuscript.
- Further, we will strongly encourage the presentation of new and unpublished work.
- The seminar shall be conducted on an online platform.
- Original research papers are welcomed on the above-mentioned topic but not restricted to the sub-themes as given.
- The paper can be co-authored. However, a maximum of three authors per entry is allowed.
- The author(s) shall specify in their submission:
- Title of the paper with the sub-theme.
- Names of author(s).
- Name of the College/University.
- Email address and contact number.
- Sub-theme under which submission is made.
- The Abstract and the Full paper should be submitted in .doc/.docx format with the following specifications:
- Font Type: Times New Roman
- Font size: 12 pts
- Line spacing: 1.5
- Footnotes Font Type: Times New Roman
- Footnotes: Font size: 10 pts
- Footnotes Line spacing: 1
- Margin to be of 1 inch on all sides
- Citation: Any uniform pattern of citation.
Last Date for Abstract Submission 13/12/2021
Last Date for Payment of Registration Fee 14/12/2021
Last Date for Paper Submission 17/12/2021
Date of Seminar 18/12/2021
Communication of acceptance or rejection of abstract will be within 24 hours of submission.
Student Single Author Rs. 500/-
Student Co – Authors (2) Rs. 800/-
Student Co – Authors (3) Rs. 1000/-
Professionals/Academicians/ Research Scholars Rs. 900/-
The paper submissions, and queries related to the seminar should be addressed via email to email@example.com .
Registration Form and link for submission of abstract: https://forms.gle/1nNgVA2Rp7LBEyAH8
Director of the Seminar:
Dr. Alok Misra (Dean, NMIMS School of Law)
Ms. Sohini Shrivastava (Faculty Convener)
Mail id: Sohini.Shrivastav@nmims.edu
Ms. Anu Mishra (Faculty Convener)
Mail id: Anu.Mishra@nmims.edu
Ojaswi Bhagat (Chairperson) | +91 72178 40680
Shubham Mohapatra (Vice Chairperson) | +91 96536 04317
Vedant Aggarwal (Vice Chairperson) | +91 99873 01515