1st GNLU Essay Competition on Environmental Law, 2017

1st GNLU Essay Competition on Environmental Law, 2017

Gujarat National Law University Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development (GCESD) announced its 1st GNLU Essay Competition on Environmental Law, 2017, a national-level essay competition in collaboration with M.V. Kini, Trilegal and Enviro Legal Defence Firm (ELDF).

Theme/Topics



  • Ban on fire crackers: judicial intervention or intrusion?

  • The river as being: rights without duties?

  • Tackling trash: Where have we 'bin' wrong?

  • Resuscitating a failed idea: Interlinking of rivers?

  • Switch to non-polluting alternative fuels or get bulldozed: E-vehicles or e-mobility?

  • Compensatory Afforestation: Subverting Forest Rights Act?

  • Proposed amendments to Environment Protection Act: Whitelisting illicit projects?


Submissions Guidelines:



  1. The essays must be submitted in English only.

  2. The essays should be the original work of the authors. Any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.

  3. The essays published elsewhere or selected/submitted for publication elsewhere shall be disqualified.

  4. Abstract should not be more than 300 words.

  5. The name(s) of the author(s) should not be mentioned anywhere in the essay

  6. The word limit for the essay is 3000 - 4000 words, not including footnotes.

  7. The submission should include Abstract, Essay, and Bibliography.


Submission Procedure:



  1. The essays must be sent by email to [email protected] with the subject ‘1st GNLU Essay Competition on Environmental Law, 2017’.

  2. The body of the e-mail must specify the name(s) of the author(s).

  3. The essay may be attached in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.

  4. The participants are required to send the following details in a separate word document attached to the e-mail:

  5. Sub-Theme Chosen:

  6. Title of the Essay:

  7. Name(s) of the Author(s):

  8. College/ Institute/ University of Author(s):

  9. Programme Enrolled & Year of Study of Author(s):

  10. E-mail address & Contact No. of Author(s):


Prizes:



  • 1st Prize: ₹25,000 (Twenty Five Thousand only) with Internship opportunity at Trilegal.

  • 2nd Prize: ₹15,000 (Fifteen Thousand only) with Internship opportunity at Trilegal.

  • 3rd Prize: ₹5,000 (Five Thousand only) with Internship opportunity at Trilegal.

  • Top five submissions shall be given merit certificates. Internship shall be provided to both the authors in case of co-authorship.


Important Dates:



  • The essays must be submitted on or before Friday, 15 December 2017.

  • Declaration of Results: 30 January 2018. The winners shall be notified by email and results shall be published on the website of GNLU.


For any queries, e-mail at [email protected] or contact:



  • Amit Agrawal, Student Convener, GNLU Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development, Mobile: +91 9998923457; [email protected] com

  • Sharon Mathew, Student Co-Convenor, GNLU Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development, Mobile: +91 9537760839; [email protected]


 For official Brochure click here