Organizer: Department of Law, University of Kerala, Kerala

  • When: 24th November 2023 at 10.00 AM
  • Venue: Senate Chamber, University of Kerala
  • Call for Papers
  • Mode of Presentation: Offline

Who can participate?
Research papers are invited from all walks of socio-legal fraternity including Academicians, Researchers, Advocates, Social Workers Students, etc.

Perquisites of attending the Seminar

  • Chance to interact with legal luminaries.
  • Certificate of Participation will be provided for registered participants.
  • Certificate of Acknowledgement will be provided for papers selected for presentation

INAUGURAL ADDRESS: Shri. A M Basheer, Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof(Dr.)Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai, Former Dean, School of Law, and Former Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Valedictory Address: Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque, Judge, High Court of Kerala

Felicitation: Shri.Prabhath Kumar.B, District Judge & Judicial Member , Taxes Appellate Tribunal Thiruvananthapuram

Main Theme

Deliberations on Constituent Assembly Debates

Sub Themes/ Thematic Breakups-

  • Changing facets of Federalism, Preamble, Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Basic Structure doctrine and Constitutional Morality
  • Secularism, UCC, Reservation policies, Centre State Relationships in contemporary perspective, Taxation and Constitution, Anti-Superstition laws, Child Abuse
  • Environment & Wildlife, Data Protection, Internet shutdowns, IP & Constitution, Law Making, Executive, Amendment, judicial review and Judicial System.
  • Media Trials, Corruption, Juvenile Justice, Inter-State disputes on Resources, Emergency, Authority of CAG, New developments in right to education.
  • Surrogacy, Homosexual v. Heterosexual Marriages, Workplace Sexual Harassment, Constitutional bodies, Tribunals and Local Self Governance

The paper shall include discussion on any one Article of the Constitution of India which need to be connected with your selected sub theme and with the following inclusions:

  • The views of the framers of Constitution about the Article
  • How the Article was approved and finally incorporated into the Constitution
  • Judicial interpretation and changes made to the Article in post-independent India
  • Suggestions with respect to contemporary perspective on the subject (if any)

Guidelines for Submission:

  • The abstract and full paper must be submitted only in Microsoft Word format.
  • Every submission should be accompanied by an abstract of 250- 300 words describing the relevant conclusions drawn in the manuscript.
  • The abstract must also contain details such as the sub-theme in which your manuscript comes, the Title of the paper, Name of the Author, Institution/ University/Organization, E-mail address, and Contact number.

The abstract and full papers must be submitted electronically via e-mail to

  • The full paper should be between 2500 – 3000 words (excluding footnotes).
  • All references must be in the form of footnotes .The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 with single spacing.
  • Authors should follow Bluebook Citation 20th Edition.
  • Co-authorship is allowed only up to 2 authors.
  • All entries must be original and unpublished work of the authors and should not have been submitted for publication / published elsewhere. Any sort of plagiarism will not be entertained

Last date of submission of Full paper – 21st November 2023


Prof (Dr.) Sindhu Thulaseedharan, Honorary Director
Dr. B.R. Amedkar Chair, University of Kerala, Phone: 0471 2308936

Faculty Convenor: Dr.Rakendu C K, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, University of Kerala.
( 9497850014 )

Programme Coordinators:-

  1. Nair Swathy Balasaraswathi, , Research Scholar- 9061566925
  2. Neethu S.T, Research Scholar – 90372 43284
  3. Ajay Krishna S. P, Research Scholar – 9633555622
  4. Akhila S T, Research Scholar – 82812 11393
  5. Anju R V, Research Scholar – 99955 16384

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