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About CLS-TNNLU

The CLS-TNNLU is an active academic society that has been working diligently towards making all of the student fraternity aware of their constitutional rights and duties.

They have been a robust group in advancing legal knowledge by conducting seminars, webinars, debates, guest lectures, and essay competitions for both the students of TNNLU and other universities. The CLS-TNNLU has conducted many successful events, such as the flagship Annual Quiz in collaboration with the National Commission for Women and the India-US Constitutional Law Debate in association with the US Consulate General, Chennai.

Call for Blogs

CLS-TNNLU is elated to announce the launch of its latest call for submissions on the theme- Principles of Constitutional Democracy and Indian Elections.

About the Blog

The CLS Blog is a forum created by the Constitutional Law Society, TNNLU to enrich the dialogue surrounding contemporary issues of Constitutional Law.

The blog aims to provide a platform for the TNNLU fraternity including practitioners, academic scholars, and students to contribute to the growing discourse.

Constitutional Law Society of Tamil Nadu National Law University (CLS-TNNLU) primarily accepts submissions related to Constitutional Law but welcomes and actively encourages interdisciplinary engagement. This is in keeping with their goal to spread awareness of all aspects of Constitutional Law, and its intersection with other fields of study. 

This month, submissions are invited on the theme- Principles of Constitutional Democracy and Indian Elections.

A Note on the Theme

Elections in India function as the reins that bind the spirit of democracy, and as citizens, we must keep the reins as taut as possible. Election Laws in India have evolved over the years, with the Election Commission(s) carefully constructing regulations for elections, to fulfill the promise of free and fair elections. 

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The world’s largest and most eclectic democracy cannot afford to compromise on a robust and efficient electoral mechanism. Thus, there arises the need for a  thorough understanding of the existing system, its merits and demerits, and possibilities for improvement. It is with this motive that the Constitutional Law Society, TNNLU has decided to explore the system of elections in this theme. 

Sub-Themes for Engagement

  • Enforcement of Model Code of Conduct  
  • The Election Commission of India as a Judicial Body 
  • Anti-Defection Laws and Freedom of Expression 
  • The Right to Recall Elected Representatives 
  • Electoral Reservations 
  • Impact of NOTA on Electoral Outcomes 
  • Binding Effect of Election Manifestos   
  • Hate Speech in Election Campaigning 
  • Analysis of First Past the Post as a Voting System
  • Electoral Bonds Scheme: A Constitutional Analysis

In this call, we welcome your insight on the above topics in the form of articles, opinion pieces, case comments, legislative comments or book reviews. The submission guidelines are available here. 

Submission Deadline

The deadline for the thematic submission is March 21, 2022. 

How to Submit?

To submit a piece, kindly fill out the Google Form through the link given at the end of this post.

Aside from thematic submissions, we also accept submissions on a rolling basis.

They welcome pieces that address contemporary issues and nuances in Constitutional Law, both in India and internationally. They discourage posts that merely summarize cases or discuss basic aspects of Constitutional Law. The blog is keen on creating a dialogue between posts so feel free to cross-refer to and comment on other posts from the Blog!

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Contact Information

For any queries, substantive questions, clarifications, or proposals for consideration, feel free to contact our editors at [email protected]

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