Lahore University of Management Sciences

Dr. Siddique to Address Conference in India

May 14, 2012

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Dr. Osama Siddique, faculty at the LUMS Department of Law and Policy has been invited to speak at the First Azim Premji University International Conference on Law, Governance and Development, to be held at the University Campus in Bangalore, India on May 18 and 19, 2012.

The Conference is being organised by the Law, Governance and Development Initiative (LGDI) of the University. The title of the conference is “Indian Legal System Reform: Empirical Baselines and Normative Frameworks” and its focus is unique as it brings together some of the leading academics in the region who are using multiple empirical approaches and inter-disciplinary techniques in order to study the challenges being faced by South Asian legal systems. Dr. Siddique will share his empirical findings on the various problems faced by litigants in the Pakistani district courts.

The Azim Premji University established the LGDI in 2010 to analyse the relationship between development and governance, especially the structure and practices of the government and the constitutive and instrumental role of the legal system. The annual conference of LGDI aims to create a forum for academic enquiry and debate on law and its relationship to governance and development, and explores empirical and theoretical questions of reform of the Indian legal system using a multi-disciplinary approach. The Conference will feature a set of original research contributions, made available to all the participants prior to the meet.

The Conference has been organised with the aim to promote informed debate on the central issues of legal system reform in India and seeks to reconnect the policy and academic engagements with judicial reforms by identifying key empirical baselines, methods and by revisiting the normative frameworks that should guide efforts towards reform of the Indian legal system.