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About the Centre

​The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law (CCAL) is established under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor of National Law University Jodhpur, Professor Poonam Pradhan Saxena. The Centre publishes its flagship Journal and Blog under the guidance of our Director, Professor I.P. Massey and members of the Advisory Board such as Former CJI M.N. Venkatachaliah, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhawan and Professor Timothy Endicott amongst others. We attempt to create a niche in the field of comparative constitutional law and administrative law discourse by discussing existing precedents and the constant changes that are taking place in the field. Our endeavour is to promote a wide-scale engagement not only limited to students pursuing law, but also academicians and other legal luminaries alike. 

Writ[e] & Talk

Writ[e] & Talk podcast is a recent initiative of the Centre started in 2022. With the help of this podcast, the Centre aims to bring clarity and to build discussion when it comes to writing on Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. We aim to interview authors of academic papers on varied subject matters that the journal deals with.

We seek to go in-depth with the theme of their piece, the arguments they raise in their article, their journey of discovering the topic, the methods and techniques used by them to derive their arguments and so on. This initiative is an attempt to increase dialogue, discussion and engagement with legal writing.

Our podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Youtube. Transcripts of the episodes and links to relevant reading material can be found on our blog, Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog.


The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal (ISSN: 2582-9807) ["CALJ"] is the flagship journal of the Centre for Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, published under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) I.P Massey, Dean, Faculty of Law, National Law University Jodhpur. It is an open-access online journal published bi-annually,  aiming to foster debate on contemporary issues in comparative constitutional law and administrative law, with a comparative perspective. The first issue of CALJ was published in 2013. The issues of CALJ are indexed on SCCOnline and Manupatra.

CALJ aims to promote scholarly excellence in the area of comparative constitutional and administrative law with a diligent editorial board, an eminent advisory board and an institution known for its academic excellence. Each issue contains articles, notes, case comments and book reviews based on contemporary issues of comparative constitutional and administrative law.

Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog

Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog, is a recent initiative of the Centre, to enhance and contribute to discussions on contemporary issues in the fields of constitutional law and administrative law. We seek to provide a space where scholars, students as well as legal practitioners can share opinions on constitutional and administrative law themes.

Board of Advisors


Justice (Retd.) M.N. Rao Venkatachaliah

25th Chief Justice of India


Judge (Dr.) Georg Nolte

Judge, International Court of Justice, Hague




Dr. Rajeev Dhawan

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India


Prof. (Dr.) Susan Rose-Ackerman

Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Law & Political Science, Yale University


Dr. Menaka Guruswamy

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India


Prof. (Dr.) Timothy Endicott

Professor, Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

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