In an article published in this month’s Seminar Magazine, I argue that the debates surrounding the adoption of a fundamental right to property in the Constitution were centred around the somewhat paradoxical desire to achieve a liberal democratic legal order which guaranteed the rights to liberty, equality and property, while simultaneously embarking on a transformation…

Country specialists for international research group on proportionality analysis Five half time positions available in the following countries: South Africa, Canada, Germany, India and Poland. Academic background: A doctorate degree in law or in one of the fields in the social sciences (e.g. political science, economics, sociology, psychology); For researchers without a doctorate degree in…

In an article published in the recently re launched Frontline Magazine, I describe the history of the constitutionalisation, amendment, and ultimately, abolition of the fundamental right to property in the Indian Constitution. Articles 19(1)(f) and 31 together constituted the fundamental right to property in the Constitution as adopted in 1950. Article 31 codified what is often described in…

In celebration of the 100th year of the S.J.D. Programme at Harvard, the Harvard Law School S.J.D. Association is organising the Global Legal Education Forum where professors and S.J.D. alumni from all over the world will meet to debate and discuss challenges, opportunities and innovations relating to legal education. The Forum will be kicked off…

I wanted to bring to your attention this exciting conference at Harvard Law School later this month!Global Legal Education ForumHarvard Law SchoolMarch 23-25, 2012 Conference Organizers:Harvard Law School S.J.D. Students Association The aim of the Global Legal Education Forum is to develop a thicker understanding ofthe intellectual and professional trajectories of contemporary legal education reforms,their…

This blog recently posted an article titled “’Autonomy’ of nuclear regulator: The ideal and the reality”. The article contained an important critique of the so-called institutional autonomy of the nuclear regulatory framework in India. Some issues highlighted in the piece deserve greater consideration. This is because our nuclear regulatory framework epitomizes what is endemic to…

I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting fellowship opportunity for public interest lawyers called “Lawyers for Change”. Please see below information about this fellowship provided by Satyajeet Mazumdar, Programme Anchor for the fellowship.………………………………………………………………………Lawyers for Change is a two-year fellowship programme for leadership development designed exclusively for lawyers. The programme is an initiative of…

PRS Legislative Research is accepting applications for their Legislative Assistants for Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship Programme. Please see below for details about the fellowship and the criteria for selection. The Legislative Assistants for Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship is an opportunity for exceptional young Indians who are seeking to widen their understanding of politics…