NLUJ: IDIA-ICUL Essay Writing Competition [[Register By April 20]]


28 March 2024 8:55 AM GMT

  • NLUJ: IDIA-ICUL Essay Writing Competition [[Register By April 20]]
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    National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India's leading Law Schools situated at the vibrant and colourful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Since its establishment in 1999, NLUJ has endeavoured to produce exceptional lawyers and legal scholars aimed at pushing and challenging the existing boundaries of knowledge. NLUJ attracts students coming from diverse social, cultural and religious backgrounds from all corners of India. NLUJ is committed to the advancement of knowledge and learning and is striving to become a centre for excellence in legal studies. It is dedicated to churning out committed lawyers of highest academic and professional standards and producing top quality legal scholars.

    IDIA Rajasthan

    Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) is a non-profit organisation working in India which aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education. It was initially started by late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer in the year 2010 from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. It is a pan-Indian, student-run movement to train underprivileged students and help them transform into leading lawyers and community advocates.

    The IDIA Rajasthan Chapter, led by students from the National Law University, Jodhpur, operates with more than 67 volunteers. Engaging in training sessions for law entrance exams, hosting fundraising activities, and organizing events across the state of Rajasthan, the chapter underscores IDIA's dedication to social responsibility and the advancement of accessible legal education.

    IC Universal Legal

    IC Universal Legal is a full-service law firm that provides comprehensive guidance and assistance to clients in navigating the dynamic interplay of various laws and regulations. With a focus on the volatile global investment climate and changing business landscape, they offer effective and strategic advice. The firm has a successful track record of handling transactions of significant ticket sizes and is widely recognized as India's leading law firm in the financial services legal-regulatory space. Global ranking agencies have acclaimed them for their domain expertise, consistency, and commitment to client service.

    In Collaboration With NLUJ Law Review Blog

    The inception of the NLU Jodhpur Law Review Blog in 2023 marked a significant milestone in the academic landscape of legal scholarship. Established under the esteemed flagship journal of NLU Jodhpur Law Review, this digital platform has swiftly emerged as a cornerstone for the exchange of ideas, insights, and analyses within the legal fraternity. With its dynamic interface and rigorous editorial standards, the blog provides a space where legal luminaries, scholars, practitioners, and students converge to explore emerging legal trends, dissect pivotal case law, and deliberate on pressing socio-legal issues. As a testament to its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, the blog continues to uphold its reputation as a premier destination for legal thought leadership, making invaluable contributions to the advancement of legal scholarship and practice.

    The Essay Competition

    IDIA Rajasthan Chapter is thrilled to announce its inaugural Essay Writing Competition in partnership with IC Universal Legal. The collaboration aims to bring together legal minds in a collective effort to delve into the contemporary issues of law. Funds raised through this competition will contribute to the IDIA Charitable Trust, supporting its impactful initiatives.

    In addition to the noble cause, participants stand a chance to win exciting prizes. The competition offers attractive rewards, including cash prizes and an esteemed internship opportunity at IC Universal Legal for the winning author(s). These incentives not only recognize outstanding contributions but also encourage participants to engage actively in exploring and presenting their perspectives on the crucial theme of corporate governance.

    Themes Of The Essay Competition

    A. Emerging Trends in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Zee-Song Merger Collapse: A Dramatic Saga
    • New Merger Control Regime in India: What Lies Ahead?
    • Competitive Concerns in Reliance-Disney Merger

    B. Recent Developments in the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law

    • Cross Border Insolvency in India: Challenges and Solution with the Case Study
    • Interplay of IBC and Competition Law
    • Inherent powers of the NCLT to recall an Insolvency Resolution Plan

    C. Artificial Intelligence and it's Interplay with Law

    • IPR Concerns of AI-created works
    • Interplay of Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 with AI
    • Intersection of AI and Antitrust

    D. Exploring Modern Avenues for Dispute Resolution

    • Third Party Funding in Domestic Arbitration
    • Novel Contours of Group of Companies Doctrine in India
    • Pre-litigation Mediation in the aftermath of Mediation Act, 2023

    E. Securties Market reforms and their impact on fund raising in India

    • The future outlook for AIFs under SEBI's regulatory oversight
    • SEBI's protection measures for AIF investors;
    • Role of institutional investors in the Indian investment landscape

    Eligibility Criteria

    All students pursuing bachelor's degree in law i.e. three year LL.B./five year LL.B. or a post graduate course from any law school/university/college recognised by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the Competition.


    Prize Money: Top 3 winning entries will be awarded the following exciting prizes:

    1. Winner: Rs. 25,000

    2. First Runner-Up: Rs. 15,000

    3. Second Runner-Up: Rs. 10,000

    Publication with NLUJ Law Review Blog: The winning essay will also be published in the wellreputed NLU Jodhpur Law Review Blog.

    Internship with IC Universal Legal: Top Three winning entries of the Competition will also get the opportunity to intern with IC Universal Legal.

    Note The Dates

    Commencement of Registration: March 21, 2024

    Last date of Registration: April 20, 2024

    Last date for Submission: May 10, 2024

    Declaration of Winner/ Results: July 31, 2024

    Registration Fee


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