Cfp: International Seminar (nineteenth virtual) on ‘Judicial Review: Trends and Forecasts’ [January 27th]: Submit Abstract by 5th January 2024

Kerala Law Academy Law College is inviting submissions for its 19th International Seminar on ‘Judicial Review: Trends and Forecasts’scheduled on January 27th 2024

About the Organization

The Kerala Law Academy Law College (KLA), established in 1966 is a Centre for legal studies, legal research and law reforms. Its acclaimed peer-reviewed Research Journal has been published continuously since 1977.

The College, affiliated to the University of Kerala, offers Undergraduate programs in BA LL.B. and B. Com LL.B. five-year integrated courses, LLB Unitary three-year course and post-Graduate courses of LL.M (Administrative Law), LL.M (International Law) and MBL (Master of Business Law).

About the Seminar

Kerala Law Academy Law College in association with Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (CALSAR) and IQAC, KLA is organizing a One Day International Seminar on ‘Judicial Review: Trends and Forecasts’ on January 27th, 2024 from the Kerala Law Academy Campus, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

27th Jan 2024

Last date of Registration:
23rd Jan 2024

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee is calling for Research Articles from Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers, Social Workers, Policy Makers, and Officials from various Departments- Representatives from Institutions and Professionals; NGO, Social Activists, Social Science Researchers and Faculty and Research Scholars.

Judicial review in India stands as a cornerstone of the Constitution, ensuring that both legislative and executive actions conform to the constitutional framework. This vital process, inspired by the U.S. system yet uniquely tailored to the Indian context, serves as a guardian of citizens’ rights and a bulwark against arbitrary governance. In this exploration, we delve into the multifaceted nature of judicial review, tracing its historical origins, understanding its expansive scope, and appreciating its profound impact on India’s legal landscape.

This Seminar aims to focus on the concept of judicial review. The scope of judicial review in India is quite broad, and it covers not only the laws passed by the legislature but also the actions of the executive. The courts have the power to strike down any law that is in violation of the Constitution, and they can also issue writs like Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Prohibition, Certiorari, and Quo Warranto to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens.

Moreover, this seminar provides an idea about separation of powers, grounds of judicial review, about its categories and other concepts like rule of law, Abusive Judicial Review. judicial review is a crucial aspect of the Indian Constitution, it has also been subject to criticism from various quarters. Critics argue that it undermines the democratic process, can lead to judicial overreach, and may be time-consuming and expensive. However, supporters of judicial review argue that it is necessary to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and ensure that the government functions within the limits set by the Constitution. Ultimately, the balance between these two perspectives will depend on how well the judiciary can strike a balance between protecting the Constitution and respecting the democratic process.


The Seminar is conducted through the online platform ZOOM. All the participants should have good access to the internet and be able to access the above said online platform.


  1. Separation of Powers
  2. Grounds of Judicial Review
  3. Judicial Review and its Categories
  4. Judicial Review the Contemporary World
  5. Judicial Review and Constitution of India
  6. Judicial Review and the Rule of Law
  7. Alternative Forms of Judicial Review
  8. Judicial Review of Administrative Discretion
  9. Abusive Judicial Review
  10. Judicial Review and Enforcement- Law making

Kindly send the abstract on or before 15th November 2023 by e-mail to:

Publication Opportunity

The Research Articles received would be published in Proceedings with ISBN.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Kindly confine yourself to the areas identifiable with the title of seminar.
  • The papers must be in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, single line spacing, in justify not exceeding 2500 words including Title, details of the Author/s and Footnotes.
  • Authors are encouraged to use The Bluebook (20th ed.) citation format for footnoting and it should be in Times New Roman Font 10 size. Further, speaking footnotes are discouraged.
  • An Abstract not exceeding 250 words shall be submitted for consideration.
  • The Abstract shall contain the Synopsis of the Paper, Subtitles, Reference materials and conclusion indicating author’s perspective.
  • The Abstract must be mailed to on or before November 15th, 2023. It must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following: Title of the paper; Sub-Theme; Name of Author(s); Name of Institute/Organization; Official Designation; E-mail Address; Postal Address, Contact Number.
  • The Submission should be in WORD FORMAT.
  • All footnotes must adhere to 20th edition of Bluebook standards and must be styled using the footnote option in word. Borders, underlines or other design objects must not be included in the paper.
  • References need not be mentioned at the end of a paper and must be included within footnotes.
  • Precedents may be in Italics but not bold.
  • All sub headings must be left aligned, in bold.
  • The Papers shall be screened by a Committee. The Full Papers (2500 words) approved by the Committee shall be accepted for presentation in the Seminar. The intimation of selection will be made through E-mail.
  • The final paper should contain a cover page which includes Name, Designation, Relevant Discipline and Year of Study, Address, E-mail id and Contact number. Authors are to give details in the Full Paper.
  • Abstracts and papers should be written in English, and the working language of the Seminar will be English, and presentations shall be done in English.
  • Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the Seminar.
  • Co-Authorship is allowed but limited to one Co-Author only.
  • Only one paper per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.
  • No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication. Any form of Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • The Organizers will take earnest effort to publish the best articles selected from among those received, subject to their acceptance by reputed journals as per their criteria.
  • Publishing Charges if any demanded for the journal is to be paid by the author.

Submission Procedure

Kindly send the abstract on or before November 15th, 2023 by e-mail to

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: 5th January 2024.
  • Communication of Abstract Acceptance: 6th January 2024
  • Submission of Full paper: 17th January 2024
  • Intimation of Full paper Acceptance: 18th January 2024
  • Date of payment of Registration fee: 23rd January 2024
  • International Seminar: 27th January 2024

Registration Fees and Payment Details

There is a registration fee of INR 1000 per Author (Additional fee of INR 500 should be paid in the case of maximum one Co-Author).

For Seminar Participation only: INR 200.

The payment can be made through the online link provided in the Kerala Law Academy website.


All the Participants registered for Presentation and Participation will be awarded with a respective E-certificate.

Contact Information

  • Faculty Convenor
  1. Adv. Radhika R.P. (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College) – +91 9656830914
  • Faculty Co- Convenors:
  1. Dr. Dakshina Saraswathy (General Secretary- MCS, Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College): – +91 9744169215
  2. Adv. Vidya V.V (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College) – +91 7907838598
  3. Adv. Nair Swathy Balasaraswathi (Moot Trainer, Kerala Law Academy Law College) – +91 9061566925

Student Convenors:

  1. Arya M A- +91 7356877165
  2. Megha M L- +91 9847003074
  3. Lekshmi Ramesh- +91 8547706242
  4. Roshni S- +91 8838785373
  5. Nandakishore S- +91 7306241424
  6. Krishnapriya M- +91 9037512560
  7. Anjana Ajay- +91 7034745237
  8. Krishna Biju- +91 7012286474

For more details visit The Kerala Law Academy website (