Abhinav Chandrachud’s Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (2017) is not Gautam Bhatia’s Offend, Shock and Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (2016). Admittedly, both books are examinations of free speech law in India by young advocates who, between their legal practices and busy careers as legal writers, seemingly never…

DESCRIPTION The Alex Chernov JD Scholarship/Alex Chernov Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2017 to students from India commencing at Melbourne Law School in 2018. The scholarship is named for Melbourne alumnus the Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, former Governor of Victoria, Judge of the Court of Appeal…

We are delighted to announce that the first issue of Volume 1 of the Indian Law Review is now available for free download on our website (for a limited period). The issue contains many manifestos expressing the hopes and expectations of our potential readership. It also includes contributions from Krithika Ashok, Lawrence Liang, Mrinal Satish, Adam Perry, Shraddha Kulhari,…

Posted on behalf of MyLaw We’ve written here previously about Part 1 of The Case That Triggered An Emergency. That video was about how a group of underdogs managed to unseat Prime Minister Indira Gandhi through an unprecedented verdict of the Allahabad High Court. The story, as we all know, did not end there. What…

By  Jhuma Sen The Feminist Judgment Project India imagines the possibilities of collaborative writing of alternate judgments for several Indian cases across a broad range of legal issues having a significant bearing on women. At the heart of the project are a set of basic questions—can one formulate a distinctively feminist judicial practice? If so,…

In a recent piece for Bar and Bench, Arvind Datar examines whether a fundamental right can be waived. I had long assumed that this question was settled in Basheshwar Nath’s Case. The Court declared, we learnt many years ago in law school, that there could be no waiver of fundamental rights. But the issue has lingered…