National Legal Writing Competition


The National Legal Writing Competition is an opportunity to discover and recognize India’s most talented legal communicators. This is the chance to show off your ability, gain recognition among your legal peers, and help others better understand the Indian Legal system in an effective manner.

Articles should pertain to an element or concept of law from any Indian jurisdiction and should aim to explain it in language and a style that would be understandable by, and targeted towards, the majority of Indians. Part of the competition is for you to find a topic that is interesting and informative, and will be useful for a member of the general public should they find themselves facing a legal matter in your chosen area. As a result, there are no restrictions on the area of law about which you can write, except that it should be about something that is likely to still be relevant in 12 months time or longer.

Articles should be between 800 and 1500 words in length. External resources and references mentioned in your article should include URLs or hyperlinks to the 3rd party website or source. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will reflect on the quality of your entry and should be of an exemplary standard and befitting a legal professional. Sub-headings are encouraged where they can add clarity to your article structure.

The National Legal Writing Competition is open only to law students pursuing three year and five year law courses at law schools in India. You will be required to submit a soft copy of your institutional identity card or letter in order to participate in the competition.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished, and not submitted to, or accepted by, any other publisher or producer. Anything posted online, including in a personal blog, is considered published.
  • All submissions will be checked for plagiarism, and if found in breach, the submission will be disqualified. You will also be prohibited from entering any future Competition.
  • In submitting an article for the Competition you relinquish all rights to the content to, and you acknowledge that your article may be published online, in whole or part, with or without amendment, with appropriate credit given to you
  • Only electronic submissions will be considered. Submissions should be in 12 pt Times New Roman font, double-spaced text and in Word files (.doc or .docx).

Online Registration:

Submission Deadline:
The last date for submitting your entries is 20th August, 2016.

National Legal Writing Competition
B-3, Vardhman Green Park,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Phone: +91-8223988007

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