About the Professor S P Sathe 17th International Conference on the Intersection of Law and Economics with Gender
The year 2023 heralds great glory to the prestigious institution of Indian Law Society’s Law College, marking 100 years of the college. This is just the start for many glorious years to come, for the institution is the pioneer in imparting legal education to the masses. This year, the college will be hosting its flagship event, the Remembering S.P. Sathe: Professor S.P. Sathe 17th International Conference on the theme of “Intersection of Law and Economics with Gender.” In recognition of the changing horizons in legal education, the theme for this year’s conference is interdisciplinary in nature, investigating the correlation between Law, Economics and Gender.
Law & Economics evolved as a singular independent discipline due to the contributions of Mr Ronald Coase and Mr Richard Posner, in the 1960s. The application of economic principles to law with the aim of maximizing compliance and reducing unwarranted results, better known as the economic analysis of laws, has gained significance in contemporary times. The principle of economic analysis has been applied to various legal fields such as Property Law, Contract Law, Competition Law, Torts, etc. with positive results.
The conference seeks to understand the nuances of the application of economic principles to gender-based laws and policies.
It focuses on the gender aspect of the domain of law and economics which priorly has been a relatively under-explored field.
Despite many positive developments in the past, gender-based exclusion and marginalization in terms of legislation and gender pay exist in almost every country’s workforce. Women are under-represented in the informal economy and poverty; their labour force participation has remained lower than that of men in the past decades. Legal barriers continue to prevent women from reaching their economic potential in many nations. The conference would focus on the intersection of social, economic, legal, and physiological dimensions of gender, with the intention to explore diverse patterns of gender inclusivity. The aim of the conference is to better facilitate comprehension and interpretation of gender as an important component of an economy.
Themes of the Conference
- Central Theme
The Intersection of Law and Economics with Gender
- Sub Themes
(The following list of themes is only indicative, not exhaustive) – The opportunity cost of gender-based discrimination in economics
- Prostitution: An economic and a sociological perspective
- Economics of Fertility- Abortion laws, maternal mortality, contraception, Artificial Reproductive Techniques (ART) and family planning.
- Gender-responsive economic policy for programme implementation, policy-making and advocacy.
- Non-binary gender marginalization in the context of and leading to economic exclusion
- The feminisation of poverty, inequality, and vulnerability
- Motherhood Penalty
- Role of institutions in promoting gender equality
Who can attend?
Academicians, legal practitioners, economists, research scholars, law students, activists and others may participate in the Conference.
About the Sessions
- Day 1
Session 1 – The opportunity cost of gender-based discrimination in economics
Session 2 – Gender-responsive economic policy for program implementation, policy-making and advocacy
- Day 2
Session 3 – Prostitution: An economic and a sociological perspective
Session 4 – Feminisation of poverty, inequality, and vulnerability
Session 5 – Motherhood Penalty: Role of institutions in promoting gender equality
|ILS Students||Rs. 500/-|
|Indian Students and Ph. D Scholars||Rs. 1500/-|
|Indian Academicians/ Professionals/Practitioners||Rs. 2000/-|
|International Students and Ph.D. scholars||50 USD|
|International Academicians/ Professionals/ Practitioners||100 USD|
Note: The overhead charges on the registration fees of foreign participants need to be paid by the individuals themselves.
Ninawari Ware (Assistant Professor) – 91300 24440
Akshay Ugale (Assistant Professor) – 96378 85222
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