National Seminar 2021 by KiRit P Mehta School of Law, NMIMS

About the Organization

The Centre for Excellence was established as a research centre of NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai in 2018. The Centre aims to significantly enhance legal research & development, through its integration with allied disciplines.

CFE engages in a discourse between various stakeholders to interact and exchange ideas. Democratic traditions of critical scrutiny of governmental institutions, executive powers, legal policies, judicial guidelines receive close examination. The centre endeavors to promote effective ideas as recommendations to various policy-making institutions for making existing legal provisions more humane. All new ideas and innovations germinating from budding legal minds that work towards access to justice is welcomed and shaped by expert resource persons. In its endeavor to promote research and training in the domain of Law and allied fields, the Centre aims to conduct National Seminar with diverse themes for soliciting quality articles from acclaimed experts, and students in essential dissemination of knowledge. Researchers can look forward to an engaging experience in CFE’s seminar during presentation of papers, and receive expert inputs for developing it into quality research worthy of publication.

About the Opportunity

The 3rd edition of the NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law’s National Level 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 specialized fields.


Submissions in the form of 700-1000 words synopsis are invited from 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 synopsis. Further, we will strongly encourage speakers to emphasize the presentation of new and unpublished work .The seminar shall be conducted on an online platform, which is yet to be decided by the organizers.

Theme of the Seminar


Text Box: Theme of the SeminarRole of Government in Media sector and Public Relations

Role of Private Bodies and Corporates in media sector and Public Relations

Media in Democracies and non-democratic polities

Ownership and control of media by government and private sector Media and Diversity

Competition and Regulation of monopoly in media Legal restrictions, regulations and self-regulation


Role of creative mediums in popular imagination

Trends in Advertising Industry and role of Advertising Standard Councils of India (ASCI)

Creativity v. Social Morality

Rise of internet-based content applications and web series

3.     Protecting Intellectual Property Rights In Media And Entertainment

Media Industry: From Innovation to IP

Protecting media and entertainment through Copyright (Protectable Works, Idea and Expression Dichotomy, Available Rights, Licensing) Copyright Infringement, Fair Use, and Available Defense Trademarks, Rights of Publicity and Merchandising

Monitoring for Piracy and Plagiarism

4. Crowd Media And Social Media Management In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence And Blockchain

Social Media v/s Crowd Media Legal Regulations for Social Media Self-regulation for Social Media

Social Media and Artificial Intelligence


Politics on Social Media Slander and Hate Speech Effect of Social Media on traditional Media Houses

Paid news and propaganda: Government and Corporate Houses Think-tanks and lobbyists: Shaping opinions through popular media Media Trial to Social Media Trials

Media coverage during Elections Media and Ethics

Abuse of power: Invasion of privacy and sensationalism Self-Regulation v/s Authority to regulate the media

Treacherous terrains: Whistleblowing and Investigative Journalism

Please Note- These Themes are not Exhaustive and the Author(s) is/are free to explore any other topic related to Media and Law

Author’s Guidelines

  1. 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 the synopsis and the full paper :
    • Title of the paper with the sub-theme.
    • Names of author(s).
    • Name of the College/University.
    • Email address and contact number.
  • The Synopsis 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.
  • Top 3 presenters will receive cash prizes
  • The participants are required to submit the final papers post the conference; the date for the same shall be communicated by the organizers during the seminar.

Important Dates

Last date for Synopsis submission – 17 January 2021

Communication for selected Synopsis -18 January 2021

Last date for payment of registration fees – 19 January 2021

Date of Seminar- 23 January 2021

Registration and Fees

Student Single Author- Rs. 500/-

Student Co-Authors (1)- Rs. 800/-

Students Co-Authors (2)- Rs.1000/-

Professionals/Academicians/Research Scholars- Rs.900/-

The synopsis, soft copy submissions, and queries related to the seminar should be addressed via email to


Director of the Seminar

Dr. Alok Misra (Dean, NMIMS School of Law)

Faculty In-Charge

Ms. Anu Mishra (Faculty Convener)

Mail id:

Ms. Jharna Sahijwani (Faculty Co-Convener)

Mail id:

Student Co-ordinators

Swastika Nandwani (Chairperson) Ph No: +91 98213 13595

Hiteshi Wadhwani (Vice-Chairperson) Ph No: +91 94078 87013

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