India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it

November 28, 2018 | Vineeth Krishna

In this article, published on Consitution Day 2018, Vineeth Krishna warns against assuming that India will always remain a constitutional democracy. He argues for viewing the Constitution as a ‘civic’ and emphasises the need to create a popular constitutional culture in India.

India’s Supreme Court is making landmark judgements in social change

November 22, 2018

In this article Jayna Kothari argues that – In the last few years, public interest litigation at India’s Supreme Court has brought significant wins for human rights—but success is best assured when litigation is linked to broader mobilization.

ThePrint asks – Bigger hurdle for Indian democracy: Unchecked institutions like courts or autocrat leaders?

November 2, 2018

While unchecked institutions can pose a hurdle for constitutional democracy in India, autocrats with their ability to subvert the entire institutional landscape are far more dangerous

ThePrint asks: CJI Gogoi’s no leave formula for judges: Fighting backlog in courts or mere rhetoric?

October 12, 2018 | Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Sudhir Krishnaswamy argues that the no leave policy for judges is a partial and incomplete way to understand delay and congestion in the court system. He puts forth three ways in which this problem could be tackled.


Jan 2019

NCS Friday Lecture Series #1: Interactive Discussion on Rafale and CBI Judgements

Venue National Law School of India University Gnana Bharathi Main Rd, Opp NAAC, Teachers Colony, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560072

Time 3.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M

The NCS Chapter of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) will host an interactive session on the Rafale Fighter Jet Deal Case and the CBI Dispute Case.

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Jan 2019

Workshop on Constitutional History & Freedom of Speech

Venue Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College, South Campus

Time 10.30 AM to 12.30 AM

The Centre for Law and Policy Research conducts a workshop for undergraduates on Constitutional History and Freedom of Speech. Disha Chaudhry leads the workshop.

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Nov 2018

National Constitution Society Convention 2018

Venue IIHS, 16th Cross Rd, Sadashiva Nagar, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560080.

Time 8.30 A.M to 7.15 P.M

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Oct 2018

Shaping Law. Shaping Gender – Experiences from India

Venue Humboldt University of Berlin


Jayna Kothari participated in the Interdisciplinary Workshop held on 11 – 13 October 2018 at Humboldt University of Berlin. She was one of the panelists in ‘Systems of Inequality’ and presented her paper titled ‘Is the Supreme Court Cherry Picking its Gender Battles?’

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End of ‘face value’ in senior designation, towards transparency in legal elevation

November 25, 2018

The Karnataka High Court example amply demonstrates that the new process of senior designation gives confidence to the young lawyers without ‘connections’ in the legal profession. It gives them hope that if they are deserving, no one can take away their opportunity to be one day considered for the senior designation. Conferral of this distinction has been duly democratised

Noted women rights and child rights lawyer Jayna Kothari — who has worked with Jaising in the past — has also been designated as a senior advocate.


Gujarat and Delhi students emerge winners in ConQuest national quiz finals

September 29, 2018

We conducted the South Regional Rounds and National Final Rounds of ConQuest 2018 on 28th September 2018. ThePrint carried a report on these rounds.


ConQuest defending champions continue their winning streak by acing western region round

September 16, 2018

ThePrint’s report on the West regional rounds of ConQuest 2018.


ConQuest 2018 finalists from eastern region were chosen in Kolkata

September 8, 2018

ThePrint carried a report on the East Regional Round of ConQuest 2018.

Constitution Day Lecture on the ‘Construction of Exclusion under the Indian Constitution’

December 1, 2018 | Deekshitha Ganesan

In her Constitution Day Lecture on 26 November 2018, to an intimate group of lawyers and members of civil society, Dr Amita Dhanda, professor of law at NALSAR University, spoke on the ‘Construction of Exclusion under the Indian Constitution’. She argued that legal education and training must inculcate a sense of injustice and pay greater attention to groups and communities that are excluded by constitutional text.