About the Event

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law & Administrative Law and the Constitutional Law Society at National Law University Jodhpur are delighted to announce a joint initiative – a National Seminar titled ‘Constitutionalism in Contemporary Times’ to be held virtually (CISCO WEBEX) on 23–24th September 2023. The deadline for the abstract submission is 14th August 2023. This seminar aims to provide a platform for legal scholars, practitioners, academicians and students to engage in thoughtful discussions and deliberations on pressing contemporary issues within constitutional law. By bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise, the seminar seeks to foster an enriching exchange of ideas, critical analysis and novel insights into the evolving landscape of constitutional jurisprudence.

Objectives of Seminar

The objectives of the seminar are as follows:·

  • To promote an enriching discussion and discourse on contemporary issues in the field of constitutional law.
  • To encourage comprehensive research and understanding of the evolution of Constitutional issues over time.
  • To impart and expand the knowledge of students and scholars on various issues and a critical understanding of the same.
  • Encourage students to develop independent thought, depth of knowledge, clear reasoning, critical analysis and persuasive styles.
  • Facilitate academic exposure to participants by organising discussions and facilitating interactions between participants and experts.


Papers are invited on the following themes:

  • Gender Equality and Constitutional Reforms
  • Democratic Governance and Political Justice
  • Socio-economic Rights as pathways to inclusivity
  • Boundaries and Changing Perspectives on Judicial Activism
  • Transformative Constitutionalism

Submission Guidelines

  • Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that reflect the core argument of the paper in clear terms with a maximum of two authors per submission.
  • The abstract shall be within 300 words. At least five keywords must be highlighted.
  • The abstract shall contain the names, email addresses and designations of the authors.
  • Formatting guidelines: font: Times New Roman; font-size: 12; justified; line space: 1.5.
  • Click on the link to upload the abstract: https://forms.gle/KEBUkFizshg6eJ6p7

Important Dates

Call for submissions25th July 2023
Deadline for abstract submissions14th August 2023
Announcement of accepted abstracts16th August 2023
Deadline for manuscript submission15th September 2023
Communication of acceptance of manuscripts18th September 2023
Seminar and Paper Presentation23rd and 24th September 2023

Eligibility Criteria and Fee Structure

We solicit participation from academicians, advocates, researchers, and PhD scholars in the field of law. The seminar is not open to undergraduate law students or LL.M. students. The registration fees for the seminar shall be Rs. 1,000 payable on the acceptance of abstracts.

Contact Details

For queries or clarifications with respect to the Seminar, feel free to reach out at seminar@nlujodhpur.ac.in

For additional support, reach out to their organising team –

Student Co-ordinators –
Himanshi Yadav: +91 88249-58039,
Jayam Jha – + 91-89697-30696

Sayantani Bagchi
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Faculty Advisor,
Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
Constitutional Law Society
National Law University Jodhpur
Contact- +91-8902297150


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