Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly – Issue 2

The Editorial Board for CALQ is inviting submissions for the second issue (Issue 1. 2) from legal academicians, professionals and students.


The Comparative Constitutional Law & Administrative Law Quarterly (CALQ) attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of administrative law and constitutional law from a global perspective.

Articles on Constitutional Law should be comparative in nature, involving any legal regime. However, articles in the area of Administrative Law are not subjected to this requirement.

Notes should be based on certain specific issue associated with any policy or legal issue. The comments of the author must be comparative in nature.

Case Comments with respect to recent judgments of significance in the field of Constitution Law with a comparative analysis of a judgment from another legal regime are invited.


1. Abstract: The manuscript must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 350 words.

2. Word Limits:

– Articles – Not exceeding 6000 (six thousand) words
– Notes – Not exceeding 4000 (four thousand) words.
– Case Comment – Not exceeding 3000 (three thousand) words.

3. Formatting specifications: The manuscript must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 with 1.5 Line Spacing.

4. Language: The Journal shall follow British English.

  • The manuscript submitted should be original and unpublished.
  •  Upon the selection of the article by the Editorial Board of CALQ, the copyright of the article shall transfer to the Board when the Author/s has been intimated about the choice.
  • Author/s may be asked to revise or resubmit the manuscript within a stipulated time. Upon re-submission of the manuscript, the author/s would be required to mention the suggestion made by the Editorial Board and the subsequent changes made by the author/s.

In case of an offer of publication from another journal for the submitted manuscript, the author/s may request an expedited review via a mail to editorcalq [at] gmail [dot] com with the details about the Journal which has extended the offer and the manuscript attached.


  1. The Author/s are required to email the manuscript to editorcalq [at] gmail [dot] com
  2. The manuscript may be mailed in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.
  3. The subject of the mail must clearly mention ‘Submission for CALQ (2013) Volume 1.2?.
  4. The mail must be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ providing the name of the author/s with the name of the institution affiliated to and the contact details.
  5. A mail confirming the receipt of your manuscript and subsequently the acceptance of your manuscript for publication would be duly conveyed to the author/s through the email id mentioned on the Covering Letter of the manuscript.
  6. Last date for submission – May 31, 2013

In case of any clarifications, kindly send a mail to ‘editorcalq@gmailcom’.

You can find more information at our website,

Herbert Smith Freehills India Essay Competition 2013

The Herbert Smith Freehills India Essay Competition, 2013 is open to undergraduate law students from NLSIU, Bangalore, NALSAR, Hyderabad, WBNUJS, Kolkata, NLU, Jodhpur, NLU, Delhi, GNLU, Gujarat, NLIU, Bhopal, NLU, Odisha, Jindal Global Law School, and School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

The topics for this year’s Competition are:

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility in the new Companies Act: A Critical Perspective.
  2. The implications of BALCO v. Kaiser Aluminium: A practitioner’s perspective

The two best essays per topic win prizes of Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 12,500 respectively along with certificates.

The winning essays will also be considered for publication in the next issue of NLSIR in accordance with the Editorial Policy of the journal.

Submission guidelines

  • Entries submitted for the competition must be the original, unpublished and undistributed work authored by the participant submitting it.
  • Joint authorship of entries is not permitted.
  • The word limit for the entry is 3500 words inclusive of footnotes but excluding the abstract and bibliography. Substantive footnoting is not permitted.
  • The entry should be accompanied by a 300-word abstract.
  • All entries should be submitted in Microsoft Word 97-2003 format in Times New Roman Font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman Font size 10.
  • The footnotes used should follow a uniform and complete system of citation.

The essays will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Identification of issues and legal analysis (25%);
  • Clarity of presentation (25%);
  • Suggested solutions to issues identified (20%);
  • Depth of legal and commercial research (20%); and
  • Formatting and proofreading (10%).

Participants shall structure their entries to include the following:

  • Cover sheet (this should include (a) the name of the Participant; (b) contact address, e-mail address and contact telephone number; (c) name and address of his/her University; and (d) his/her academic year – (none of this information should appear anywhere else in the essay);
  • Executive summary (this section should identify the key issues and set out the conclusions reached);
  • Main body; and
  • Conclusion (this section should place the topic in the context of what has gone before in the legal/regulatory and commercial environment), identify implications for various stakeholders and suggest solutions).

Submissions are to be sent via e-mail in electronic form as a PDF document to

The last date for accepting submissions is 11.59 P.M, 29 May, 2013. A penalty of 5 marks per hour will be applied for late submission.

For any clarifications or queries, please email us at

UGC Sponsored National Seminar On “Ever Greening Of Patents (Patents V/S Patients)”




  • Ever Greening of Patents.
  • Effects of Trips Agreement on Patents.
  • Health Care And Pharmaceutical Sectors.
  • Access V/S Protection.
  • Judicial Activism And Patent Law.


Abstract:  The abstract should not exceed 300 words and must be accompanied by cover page stating the following:-

  • Sub-theme
  • Title of the Paper
  • Name of the author(s)
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address and
  • Contact Number


  • The paper should not exceed 3000 words (not inclusive of footnotes).
  • Co-authorship is permitted with a maximum of two authors. But both authors should register separately.
  • In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the seminar to present the paper.
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
  • One inch margins on all sides should be maintained.
  • Citation style: Blue Book, 19th Edition.
  • The paper must be accompanied with the filled in registration form, DD Details, a cover page, the details of which are mentioned in the abstract guidelines.
  • All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work.
  • Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified.


All submissions for the seminar have to be electronically mailed with the subject column as ‘Submission – abstract/full paper’ as the case may be and bearing the name (s) of the author(s) as the file name, only at the following e-mail address:


  • Submission of Abstract: 1ST MAY 2013
  • Confirmation of Abstract: 3RD MAY 2013
  • Submission of full Paper: 6TH MAY 2013
  • National Seminar: 10TH MAY 2013

Registration Fee: Rs. 500/- (Teachers, Lawyers, Judges), Rs. 300/- (Research Scholars and Students). This includes seminar material, breakfast, lunch, refreshments etc. during the seminar.


Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of Registrar, Chanakya National Law University, Patna payable at Patna and addressed to: The Registrar, Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna (Bihar), Pin code – 800001.

The delegates can register after selection of Abstract by paying Cash on the day of Seminar (10.05.2013) subject to submission of full paper by 6th MAY, 2013.

Venue: Chanakya National Law University

Date : 10th May, 2013.


Mobile – 9431622508 (Dr. S. P. Singh), 9430470747(Dr. Ajay Kumar),
9431619749 (Dr. S. C. Roy)

Call for Papers: NUALS’ National Seminar on Company Law; Submit Abstracts by March 5

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi is conducting a national seminar on Company Law on 15th and 16th March, 2013. It is being organised by Centre for Law and Development at NUALS.

Representatives from corporate entities, institutes like CA/CS, regulatory bodies, government officials, members of the public, academicians, lawyers, NGOs, researchers, students and others interested in the subject are invited to present papers on the themes mentioned below.

An abstract not exceeding 150 words shall be submitted.

The abstract with details and the full paper may kindly be posted to the address above or e‐mailed to

Thematic breakup of topics

  • Structure of new Companies Bill/ Act
  • Management and Corporate Governance
  • Investor Protection and Democracy
  • Impact on Securities law and Role of SEBI
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Important dates

  • Last date for abstract(150 words abstract) submission :05 March 2013
  • Last date for full paper submission : 08 March 2013

See more details here

Symbiosis Law School Pune presents Symbhav 2013!

In the year 2009, a group of enterprising law students decided to work together and give Pune it’s biggest college fest – Symbhav! The fest has continued its steady rise as a platform for college students from across the country to showcase their talent, and have a good time while they’re at it!

Symbhav features a wide variety of events ranging from quizzes, debates, legal events to sports, theatre, music and fine arts events.

We have something for everyone, quite literally.

From the very beginning, Symbhav has been successful in playing host to renowned musical artistes and bands in the form of Pronights.

Artist over the years include Indian Ocean, Parikarama, Junkyard Groove, Jalebee Cartel, Them Clones, Advaita, Avial, Agnee, Cyanide, Navin Kumar, Niladri Kumar and Sivamani among others.

This year, we bring you the Fifth Edition of Symbhav :Symbhav 2013! and it’s going to be ‘Essentially Desi’!



Fashion Show:

Group Dance : Dance Vance

Solo Dance : Zara Nacke Dikha

For Those About To Rock

War Of Djs :Lord of the Beats



Tech-Biz Quiz : Biz Ipsa Loquitor

Entertainment Quiz : Les Quizrables

Legal Quiz :  The Shantanu Tomar Memorial Quiz on Law Economics and

International Affairs

Informals Quizzes

(Bollywood, Taboo And Testosterone)

  • General Quiz : Jigyasa
  • India Quiz : The Desi Quiz
  • Bollywood : Kitne Aadmi the


Whats The Good Word

Jam : Whiplash

Extempore : Ramble On

Debate : Behas Ki Bochaar

Ersatz – Beyond Words –  A Documentary Making Competition

Creative Writing

4th Estate


Gum Art – Chabao aur Chipkao

Face Painting : Rangrez

Finger Painting : Aaunguli Maar



Client Counselling : Farmayiye Huzoor

Moot Court : Tareeq Pe Tareeq

Negotiation : Jugaad

Mock Indian Parliament


Mr And Ms Symbhav

Photography : India Framed

Culinary Event : Rasoi Art

Dumb Charades: Dramebaaz

On The Spot Acting :

Mad Ads : Aachaar Prachaar

Street Play: Shank Naad

Gaming : Xenos

Stand Up Comedy : Boink


Western Solo Singing : Room Full of Mirrors

Hindi Solo Singing : Ninaad




Table Tennis







For registrations, contact us at:

reg [dot] symbhav [at] gmail [dot] com

Trishla Harish  9503491742

Ridhima Mandhar 9561125302


For Sponsorships, contact us at :

symbhav [dot] sponsorship [at] gmail [dot] com

Shruti Garg    9324796021

Nirma University’s National Law and Governance Essay Competition; Submit by Jan 31

Institute of Law, Nirma University’s National Law and Governance Essay Competition

The Centre for law & Governance, ILNU is proud to announce its 1st  National Law & Governance essay Competition. As an aspiration to stimulate its aim of proliferating new thoughts and research skills,  the competition is designed to motivate students and young  professionals to apply their tenderfoot genius to the complex world  of Legal governance.


  • Judicial Accountability Bill – Need & Consequences
  • Right to Information Act – Analysis & activism
  • Inference of Lokpal & Lokayukta – Transparency and accountability
  • Evolving Role of CAG in ensuring transparency & accountability
  • Impact of promotion in SC/ST & OBC quota in public employment
  • Social Networking websites vis-à-vis Art. 19(1)(a) of the Constitution
  • Role of Communication & Communication Management in Law


1st Prize – Rs. 10,000
2nd Prize – Rs. 7,000
3rd Prize – Rs. 5,000
4th prize – Rs. 3,000
5th prize – Rs. 2,000

Consolation Prizes:

  • 2 General consolation Prize – Rs. 1000 
  • 3 exclusive 1st year student prize – Rs. 1000

Publication: All the selected Essays would be published in Centre’s Publication.


Any undergraduate law student (3 years/5 years course) &  L.L.M can participate in the competition. No more than 2 authors can participate together.


Every participant of the essay competition has to submit a Demand Draft of Rs. 200 in the name of ‘Institute of Law, Nirma University, payable at Ahmadabad.

Note: If there are two authors then both has to pay individually.

Submission: You can submit your essay at

Important dates

Last Date of submission of essay – 5th December, 2012
Result declaration – 16th January