CED&L in association with Government Law College, Thrissur,has launched the inaugural edition of Elenchus Law Review, flagship academic journal of the institution. The journal was launched by Prof. N.K Jayakumar, former Vice Chancellor, National University of Advanced Legal Studies on March 9th 2015. The day was later addressed by Mr. K J Jacob, senior editor, Deccan Chronicle and he received the first copy. The program was graced by the august presence of Dr. M.C Valsan, Dr. Arathi P.M, Dr. Mathew Varghese, and Prof. Suhruth Kumar. Within the third day of release the Journal has already reached 300 hands. The Journal’s Advisory Board constitutes of Prof. M P Singh, Prof. N K Jayakumar, Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon, Prof. N S Gopalakrishnan, and Prof. Prabat Patnaik.
Dr. Sonia K Das, chief editor, welcomed the gathering and Dr. Mercy Thekkekkara rendered the patrons message. Speakers discussed various aspects of the journal that makes the content exemplary. The interdisciplinary nature was well appreciated by all. Prof. N. K. Jayakumar stated “the focus on inter-disciplinarity singles out Elen. L R from the run- of- the mill law journals in our country, and is a manifestation of the recognition that the meta-disciplinary research heralds as a means to dismantle the walls around academic disciplines.” The inaugural issues discussed in varied subject from law and anthropology to Intellectual property laws. The inaugural issue speaks of the journal’s aim to bring in various socio-economic and political forces evolving itself to law and justice and to review the state policies based on that.
The editors Mr. Nithin Ramakrishnan and Mr. Sreenath Namboodiri felicitated and shared their view about how to go about the forth coming issues of the journal. The director of the CEDL and Chief Editor Mr. Abhilash Gopinath conveyed formal vote of thanks and said that the larger aim of the Journal is to be an academic voice form the southern part of India, capable of influencing the Delhi’s Policy decisions. The editorial board of the journal has called for papers for the second issue of the journal which would be released in the latter half of 2015.