The Academy of legal Publications is the publication wing of the Academy. The Academy is publishing the ‘Academy Law Review” continuously for the past 33 years since 1977 without interruption. The Academy Law Review is a refereed research law journal and is acclaimed as one of the best in the country and is published bi-annually.

Two law magazines one in Malayalam titled “Niyamavum Neethiyum” and the other in English titled “New and Views” are published by the Academy. A journal which deals with current legal problems and which would serve the needs of laymen, was considered a necessity. This gave rise to the “News & Views”, the first issue of which was published in October, 1969, under the editorship of Dr. N. Narayanan Nair. Justice P. Govinda Menon released the first issue at a meeting held on 10th October, 1969, at V.J.T. hall, Thiruvananthapuram. Mr. M. Prabha and Mr. M. Sivaram, veteran journalists, spoke on the occasion. The Academy launched the monthly law journal in Malayalam “Niyamavum, Neethiyum” in 1979. This venture, has served as an effective means to bring the common man into closer contact with law. It was a catalyst in the process of making the language of the people and the language of the law, one and the same.

Other Publications

A separate publication wing for the Kerala Law Academy was established in 1971. This was the Academy of Legal Publications. This was established for the purpose of indepentently undertaking printing, publication and distribution of treatises and other books. The first publication of the Academy of Legal Publications was “The Civil Servant Under the Law and the Constitution” written by Dr. N. Narayanan Nair based on his doctoral thesis for which he was awarded the first ever Ph.D. degree in law from the Kerala University. This book was released by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer on 5th October, 1973 at a meeting held at the V.J.T. Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. Mr. C. Achutha Menon, Chief Minister of Kerala, and Mr. K. Karunakaran, Home Minister, spoke on the occasion. The Academy of Legal Publications has published a number of other authoritative books and titles. The Academy also publishes “Aids to Study” series meant for students of law. The Academy has published the following legal treatises and “Aids to Study”.

  1. Dr. N. Narayanan Nair, “Civil Servant under the Law and Consitution”
  2. Peter. G. Sack, “Constitutions and Revolutions”
  3. J.A.G. Griffith, “Private rights Vs Public rights”
  4. V.D. Sebastian, “Federation under the Indian Consitution”
  5. V.R. Krishna Iyer, “Social Justice and handicapped Humans’”
  6. Administrative Law
  7. Company Law
  8. Constitutional Law-I
  9. Constitutional Law-II
  10. Conflict of Law (Private International Law)
  11. English-I & II
  12. English-III
  13. Environmental Law
  14. Economics
  15. Family Law-I
  16. Family Law-II
  17. History of Courts
  18. Indian History
  19. Interpretation of Statutes, Principles of Legislation & Legislative Drafting
  20. Introduction to Legal Process
  21. Intellectual Property rights
  22. Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  23. Land Laws Including Ceiling Law & Land Reforms
  24. Law of Evidence
  25. Law of Arbitration
  26. Law of consumer Protection
  27. Law, Poverty and Development
  28. Legal Language Including Legal Writing
  29. Law of Crimes
  30. Law of Property
  31. Labour Laws
  32. Law and Society
  33. Legal Drafting, Professional Ethics & Accountancy fancy for lawyers
  34. Public International Law
  35. Political Science-I
  36. Political Science-II (Foundation of Political Obligation)
  37. Political Science-III (International Relations & Organizations)
  38. Pychology and Law
  39. Sociology
  40. The Law of Elections
  41. The Law of Criminal Procedure
  42. The Law of Civil Procedure
  43. The law of Contract
  44. The Law of Torts
  45. C P C Supplement