U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law Workshops

June 21, 2021 | Meenakshi Ramkumar

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) in collaboration with its partnered Indian and American universities will organise a series of workshops on U.S.- India Comparative Constitutional law in October and November 2021. Four Indian law universities will be paired with four U.S. law universities for an interactive session. These workshops are supported by the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai.


Indian Law Schools

1. Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai

2. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

3. Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli

4. National Law School of India University, Bangalore


U.S. Law Schools

1. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles,

2. Seattle University School of Law, Seattle

3. TBA

4. TBA




The workshops are designed to be intense and will focus on critical constitutional law issues from a U.S.- India comparative lens. Each workshop will be divided into distinct sessions led by Indian and American legal experts and academics. A key component of the workshop is a video interaction session, between students of an Indian law school and an American law school.


The sessions would facilitate a series of conversations between participating students of both Indian and U.S. law schools. It will provide an opportunity to understand the shared constitutional origins of U.S. and India. It will further analyse the trajectories of Indian and U.S. constitutional law practice. The workshops will be online and will have both synchronous and asynchronous components.


Following is the schedule of the workshops:

1. 23-24 October 2021 – Workshop 1 at Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai

2. 30-31 October 2021 – Workshop 2 at The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

3. 13-14 November 2021 – Workshop 3 at Tamil Nadu National Law University, Trichy and

4. 20-21 November 2021 – Workshop 4 at National Law School of India University, Bangalore





Our Advisory Committee has helped us shape the design and pedagogy of the workshops. The Advisory Committee comprises:

1. M.P. Singh, Research Professor of Law, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University; and

2. Kamala Sankaran, Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.




Watch this space for curated educational material, activity worksheets and videos from the workshop.






[Last updated on 21 October 2021.]

Meenakshi Ramkumar


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