CfP: National Symposium on Improving the Quality of Laws in India by CCAL, NLUJ: Submit by Jan 15, 2023

Centre for Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law, NLU Jodhpur, in collaboration with Centre for Civil Society, is organising a National Symposium on ‘Improving the Quality of Laws in India’.

About the Organisation

National Law University, Jodhpur is a public law school and a National Law University established under the National Law University, Jodhpur, Act, 1999 enacted by the Rajasthan State Legislature.


All submissions must fit under one of the following:

  • Analysis of laws and rules that have a bearing on agriculture, education, ease of doing business, healthcare, environment, and Science and Technology, among others using the Quality of Laws toolkit;
  • Critique of the Quality of Laws Toolkit based on the literature on law review

The participants are expected to engage with the QoL Toolkit in their paper. Please note that the policy areas listed under the first point are only indicative. Authors may analyse other laws and rules using the Toolkit.


The symposium shall be open only to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and early career scholars of law.

Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract shall be under 300 words. At least 5 keywords must be highlighted.
  • The abstract should primarily be based on the Quality of Laws Toolkit, critically assessing policies, existing laws or the toolkit itself.
  • Formatting guidelines: font: Garamond; font-size: 12; footnote size: 10; justified: line space-1.5, between footnotes 1.0; verbatim quotes must be put in double quotes and italicised with a 0.5” indent.
  • Co-authorship of up to 2 authors is permissible.
  • In the case of co-authorship, the author submitting the abstract is requested to mention all required details of their co-author.
  • For the purpose of convenience, kindly ensure that the abstract reflects the core argument of the author(s) and is complete in all respects.

How to Submit?

The abstracts may be submitted at ccalcentrenluj[at], with the subject “QoL Abstract Submissions | title of submission”. The body of the mail should include the name of the author(s), and their institutional affiliation/designation.

Registration Fee

The registration fees for all participants shall be Rs. 1000. Registration fee is required only upon acceptance of the abstract.


  • Co-authors shall register separately.
  • Evaluation of papers shall occur at the stage of the Virtual Seminar.
  • The selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Centre’s flagship journal, Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law Journal, in June 2023.
  • The top three papers will be awarded cash prizes up to Rs. 30,000.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submissions: January 15, 2023
  • Announcement of accepted abstracts: January 25, 2023
  • Deadline for payment of registration fees: February 5, 2023
  • Virtual Seminar & Paper Presentation: February 16-17, 2023
  • Offline Seminar & Paper Presentation: February 24, 2023
  • Publication of Selected Papers: Tentatively June 2023, alongside Volume VII, Issue 2 of CALJ.

Contact Information

For any query feel free to mail at editorial[at]