Tamil Nadu National Law University , Trichy will host the first edition of the India-US comparative constitutional law debate on Friday. The debate, organised in collaboration with the US consulate general and Loyola College in Chennai, aims at initiating an inclusive discourse and fostering a better understanding of the constitutional values of the two countries.
The competition has called for participation of students across streams including law, science and technology, arts, commerce and humanities. TNNLU has received more than a hundred entries from universities and colleges, where rules of debate allow students between the age of 18 and 25 to participate in the debate. The preliminary round of the debate will be a knockout round which will require all the participants to argue on motions to be provided to them shortly before the rounds commence.
The debate will then progress into round of 16, round of eight and finally selecting the top four participants who will compete in the final rounds to be held in Chennai. The judges of the debate include eminent members of the Madras Bar and the US Consulate General, Chennai. Institutions such as National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy, Shartha College for Women Salem, Mother Teresa Women’s University, SASTRA University Tanjavur, Holy Cross College Trichy, Bishop Heber College Trichy, St. Joseph’s College Trichy, GLC Madurai, GLC Chengalpattu, GLC Coimbatore, Lady Doak College Madurai and Cauvery College for Women Trichy have registered to attend the event.