A U.S. – India Comparative Constitutional Law Debate by the U.S. Consulate General and Loyola College, Chennai [Sep 14]: Registrations Open

The U.S. Consulate General and Loyola College in Chennai jointly present “A Comparative U.S. – India Constitutional Law Debate,” an initiative that will deliberate on contemporary issues in the context of U.S. and Indian Constitutional laws.  The debate project aims to improve the critical thinking abilities of students and foster a respect for the constitutional values of the United States and India.  The intention of the program is to increase the students’ awareness about citizens’ rights to life, freedom, property, and expression in society through discussions on contemporary issues in the context of the U.S. and Indian Constitutions.


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The preliminary rounds of the debate contest will be conducted in collaboration with the Law Universities in Kochi, Bengaluru, Tiruchirapalli, and Chennai from July 26 to August 19, 2019. The final competition is scheduled to be held in Chennai on September 14, 2019.


The winner of the debate competition will receive a MacbookPro as the first prize and subscriptions to prominent resource databases about law and a trophy.  All participants will receive certificates.

The project involves the following four highly recognized law institutions in South India.  We have planned to conduct four regional debates in the following cities, Bengaluru (Karnataka), Kochi (Kerala), Trichy (South Tamil Nadu), and Chennai (Chennai and Puducherry) to maximize the geographic reach of the selection process.  Below are the details:

No Date University/Venue



Friday, July 26


The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala


Dr. Mini. S | Email : [email protected]


Friday, August 2


The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, Karnataka


Ms. Padmavathi | Email : [email protected]


Friday, August 9


The Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli


Ms. Amrisha Tripathi | Email : [email protected]


Monday, August 19


The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai


Prof. Ranjit | Email : [email protected]


Saturday, September 14


Loyola College, Chennai






On September 13, an all-day workshop by experts on the American and Indian Constitutions will be held in Chennai for the participants.  The 16 finalists from the four cities will participate in the final debate scheduled for September 14, 2019 in Chennai. 

For more information please contact Kesav: [email protected]

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