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Genre Trouble

Danish SheikhMar 10, 202210 min read
[Ed Note: In the conclusion to our blog round-table book discussion, Danish Sheikh writes a response to the reviews for Love and Reparation: A Theatrical Response to Section 377 in…

Privacy, the shield that protects or the sword that strikes freedom of speech? Summary by Harsh Jain

Privacy, the shield that protects or the sword that strikes freedom of speech? Summary by Harsh Jain

Vishal RakhechaMar 10, 202213 min read
[As part of our New Scholarship section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to the public law-themed articles featured in Volume 5 the Indian Law Review. You can access…

The basic-structure doctrine and its German and French Origins: Response by Prasidh Raj Singh

The basic-structure doctrine and its German and French Origins: Response by Prasidh Raj Singh

Mr. Prasidh Raj SinghMar 7, 202211 min read
[Ed Note: In this post, Prasidh Raj Singh responds to the arguments made by Monika Polzin in her paper titled “The basic-structure and its French and German origins: a tale of…

The Standard of Assistance from Legal Aid Lawyers: An Indian Perspective – Response to Prof. Farzana Akter

The Standard of Assistance from Legal Aid Lawyers: An Indian Perspective – Response to Prof. Farzana Akter

[As part of our New Scholarship section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to the public law-themed articles featured in Volume 5 the Indian Law Review. You can access…

Monthly Round-Up: February 2022

Monthly Round-Up: February 2022

Dyuti AnandMar 3, 20225 min read

Law and Other Things published a range of interesting articles and new scholarship discussions to further scholarship in public law. Below we bring you an update on the Blog’s activities…

The Standard of Assistance from Legal Aid Lawyers: An Indian Perspective

The Standard of Assistance from Legal Aid Lawyers: An Indian Perspective

[As part of our New Scholarship section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to the public law-themed articles featured in Volume 5 the Indian Law Review. You can access…

Dismantling the Marital Rape Exception: Constitutionality and Consent

Dismantling the Marital Rape Exception: Constitutionality and Consent

Unnati Ashish GhiaFeb 14, 202216 min read

Ed Note:  The article presents a constitutional argument against marital rape, grounded in the anti-stereotyping principle. It attempts to answer a persistent question in the marital rape debate – what…

Aadhaar and Exclusion: The Right to Social Security

Aadhaar and Exclusion: The Right to Social Security

Nitya RavichandraFeb 13, 20228 min read

This piece is Part 2 of a two-part series discussing the exclusionary effect of the Aadhaar Act. Section 142 of the Social Security Code was notified in May 2021 and…

Explainer: Delhi HC held that a public promise by a CM is enforceable in Court, to what extent and what does it mean?

Explainer: Delhi HC held that a public promise by a CM is enforceable in Court, to what extent and what does it mean?

Mrityunjoy RoyFeb 12, 202211 min read

Ed Note:  In this post, our analyst Mrityunjoy Roy, writes about the case of Najma v. GNCTD of the Delhi HC where it ruled that an Oral promise made by…

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Call for Papers – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly Journal (CALQ) – Vol. 6 Iss. 1 – Submit by August 15, 2021

Call for Papers – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly Journal (CALQ) – Vol. 6 Iss. 1 – Submit by August 15, 2021

DGV RithvikJul 2, 20215 min read

1. GENERAL GUIDELINES  1.1 The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal [“Journal”] attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law keeping…

Life and Law in Delhi’s Terrorism Trials | Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Research, NALSAR

Life and Law in Delhi’s Terrorism Trials | Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Research, NALSAR

DGV RithvikMar 23, 20212 min read

Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Research Invites you to a talk Life and Law in Delhi’s Terrorism Trials by Dr. Mayur Suresh. Mayur Suresh is a Senior Lecturer at…

Call for Papers – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly Journal (CALQ) – Vol. 5 Iss. 2 – Submit by 15th March 2021

Call for Papers – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly Journal (CALQ) – Vol. 5 Iss. 2 – Submit by 15th March 2021

Shanthan ReddyFeb 22, 20213 min read

About The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal [“CALQ”] is an open-access online journal initiated at National Law University, Jodhpur, aiming to foster debate on contemporary issues in comparative…

Call for Papers | DAKSH Report

Call for Papers | DAKSH Report

DGV RithvikFeb 11, 20211 min read

In its upcoming volume, DAKSH is looking to examine the role of the Indian Judiciary in engaging with the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution. Keeping with DAKSH’s focus on…

IDIA Legal Workshop 2021 | NUJS x NLSIU x NALSAR

IDIA Legal Workshop 2021 | NUJS x NLSIU x NALSAR

DGV RithvikJan 5, 20212 min read

IDIA was the brainchild of late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, an acclaimed academician, and scholar, and a beloved teacher, whose vision was to mentor and help students from underprivileged backgrounds…

Karnataka High Court’s Hijab Order Explained

By Harsh Jain / April 22, 2022 / 1 Comment
A three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court passed a 129-page order  in Reshma v. State of Karnataka on March 15, 2022 upholding  the Government Order dated February 5, 2022 restricting pre-university students from wearing head scarfs (hijabs) or head...

Analysis of the Provisions of the NDPS

By Harsh Jain / May 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
Introduction The provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (“NDPS Act”/ “the Act”) have come under scrutiny following the recent arrests of celebrities like Rhea Chakraborty and Aryan Khan. Bombay High Court (“HC”) granted bail to Aryan...

LAOT Podcasts: #Episode 2 – Interview with Jhuma Sen & Rachna Chaudhary on the Indian Feminist Judgments Project 

By Jhuma Sen, Rachna Chaudhary and Gayatri Gupta / May 5, 2022 / 1 Comment
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4pLXwV0LVMMzKB281gXd9Q Jhuma Sen, Rachna Chaudhary and Aparna Chandra anchor the Indian Feminist Judgments project [IFJP], a collaboration between feminist legal academics, litigators and judges, practitioners, activists from law and other disciplines, who are using a feminist lens to re-write alternative...

Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities: Review by Siddarth Narrain

By Siddharth Narrain / April 30, 2022 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be runing a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is the first review by Siddarth Narrain. The introductory post by Adil Hasan Khan can be found here....

Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities: Review by Nivedita Menon

By Nivedita Menon / May 10, 2022 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be runing a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is the second review by Nivedita Menon. The introductory post by Adil...

On Matter, Manner, Method: Notes on Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities­­­ [Part II]

By Atreyee Majumder / May 16, 2022 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be runing a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is Part II of a two-part review by Atreyee Majumder. Part I can be found...

On Matter, Manner, Method: Notes on Oishik Sircar’s Violent Modernities [Part I]

By Atreyee Majumder / May 16, 2022 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: Over the next few days, we we will be running a book discussion on Oishik Sircar’s “Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in New India”. This is Part I of a two-part review by Atreyee Majumder. Part II can be found here. The...

LAOT Monthly Round Up- April 2022

By Nitya Ravichandra / May 9, 2022 / 1 Comment
We at LAOT are back with an update of all the interesting things that we have been up to over the past couple of months. Happy reading! Introducing LAOT Podcasts! LAOT, in an attempt to expand its reach in terms...

The Courts and the Constitution: 2020 and 2021 in Review Conference- Summary

By Nitya Ravichandra, Khushi Mittal and Mrityunjoy Roy / May 9, 2022 / 0 Comments
We bring to you a summary of the discussions in ‘The Courts and the Constitution: 2020 and 2021 in Review’ conference that was held this year. This summary of the conference was compiled and drafted by Khushi Mittal, Mrityunjoy Roy...

 LAOT Podcasts: #Episode 2.1 – Interview with Sannoy Das & Ananyaa Mazumdar on the Indian Feminist Judgments Project (Rewriting of the Charan Lal Sahu case)

By Ananyaa Mazumdar, Sannoy Das and Shravani Shendye / May 16, 2022 / 1 Comment
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4xIFfYxG20iVE6qv4SxcDR The Indian Feminist Judgments project [IFJP] is a collaboration between feminist legal academics, litigators and judges, practitioners, activists from law and other disciplines, who are using a feminist lens to re-write alternative opinions to existing judgements. Indian Law Review, Volume 5 (Issue...