Centre for Legal Theory

The Centre for Legal Theory was established under the auspices of National Law University, Jodhpur, in May 2015. It remained dormant due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but resumed operation in 2023. In addition to running the Indian Journal of Legal Theory (IJLT), it aims to enhance debate and discussion in the field of law and jurisprudence in India, as well as around the world. It seeks to contribute towards developing legal thought and research in this largely neglected, but highly relevant field of law. Advised by distinguished scholars in the field of legal theory from across the world, the Centre hopes that it can bring to the fore scholarly deliberation and dialogue with regards law, legal theory and jurisprudence. In furtherance of its academic pursuits, the Centre has also introduced the Indian Journal of Legal Theory. This would be one of the first such initiatives in India that focus on the subject matter of legal theory. The Centre hopes that this, in turn, will enhance the understanding as well as build curiosity towards the study of and research in legal theory