The College of Law, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Nigeria invites law students, teachers, researchers, judicial officers and legal practitioners to submit abstracts, for her Maiden Law Research Conference with the theme: ‘Law: an Instrument of Social Change in the attainment of Sustainable Development.’

Date: Friday, 2nd December, 2022.
Time: 9:00am.
Venue: College Auditorium, College of Law, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD)

The world has gone beyond the toga of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the blue print for building a sustainable society for the growth and development of the human society for the benefit of all. the 17 SDGs address various challenges faced in the society in a bid to ensure that all hands are on deck to address these challenges and mitigate their effect. As a continent, Agenda 2063 is the blue print chaperoned by the African Union to attain the sustainable development of Africa, driven by its own citizens in order to create an integrated, peaceful and prosperous Africa.

The law is known as an instrument of social change. While the law sometimes catches up to changes in the society or adapts to societal developments, the law is also an instrument of steering the wheels of a society in a desired direction. It can be a reflection of the wishes of a people with regards to how they want their lives and other attendant matters governed. Therefore, if the desired direction is to create a sustainable society, the law is a very important tool in attaining this in various sectors of the human society.

While the conference is open to discussions on the nexus between Law and the various SDGs, special focus shall be made on the following SDGS which shall form the sub-themes of the conference:

  1. SDGs 2 – Zero Hunger;
  2. SGD 3- Good Health and Well-being;
  3. SDG 4 – Quality Education;
  4. SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and
  5. SDG 17 – Partnerships for the attainment of the SDGs.

Important Information:

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted not later than 11th November, 2022. The submission must contain the name, affiliated institution/organization, position and email address of the contributor. Abstracts must also indicate the sub-theme their paper falls under. Feedback on all submitted abstracts shall be given as soon as possible after submission.

All abstracts and submissions must be original and must not have been published or submitted for publication in any other scholarly journal.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted, shall be ready to submit their full papers on or before 25th November, 2022.

Authors shall comply with the OSCOLA reference style. All submissions shall also be made in Times New Roman font, size 12 and double spaced. Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman font, size 10 with single spacing. All submissions shall therefore be properly footnoted and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals after the punctuation mark. Cases and statutes should be italicized.

All contributors must submit updated versions of their conference papers within three weeks of the conclusion of the conference for proposed publication in a journal of international repute.

All submissions or inquiries should be tagged ‘ABUAD Law Research Conference 2022’ as part of the subject of the email and can be made to the following email address: abuadlawjournal@abuad.edu.ng