1st DNLU Student Law Journal Essay Writing Competition, 2023 On The Theme 'Capital Markets And Securities Laws'


8 Nov 2023 6:46 AM GMT

  • 1st DNLU Student Law Journal Essay Writing Competition, 2023 On The Theme Capital Markets And Securities Laws
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    Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was established in 2018. The University is established for the advancement of learning, teaching, research, and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law.

    About the DNLU Student Law Journal

    Dharmashastra National Law University– Student Law Journal (DNLU SLJ) is a peer-reviewed, student-run academic journal with the mission of disseminating high-caliber research on law and legal studies from all angles, including comparative, global, and transdisciplinary views. As a flagship initiative of DNLU, the journal was conceptualized to provide a peculiar platform for the expression of opinions, thoughts, and views of the student fraternity through publications in the forms of scholarly articles, research papers, book reviews, and case studies. The journal has the Hon'ble Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court as Patron-in-Chief and the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor as Patron. Moreover, the advisory board of the Journal has an esteemed panel of Mr. Manan Lahoty, Prof. Richard Albert, Prof. Yaniv Roznai, Prof. Prabhakar Singh, Mr. Abhijit Das, and Mr. Ajar Rab, amongst others.

    About our Law Firm Partner – Regstreet Law Advisors

    Regstreet Law Advisors is a leading boutique law firm based out of Mumbai having expertise in niche corporate and financial regulatory affairs. The firm supports clients and creates legal solutions related to the regulatory laws of RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, PFRDA, IFSCA, and IBBI. It has won the ‘Financial Regulatory Law Firm of the Year’ award at Business World Legal Awards, 2023. Headed by founder and Managing Partner Mr. Sumit Agrawal, a former SEBI officer, the firm benefits from his extensive experience and high standing in the financial regulatory field. He has been recognised amongst the Top 100 Individual Lawyers by Forbes India in their Legal Power List 2022 and amongst the 50 Future Legal Leaders by IBLJ in 2021.

    About the Competition

    The competition is an opportunity for legal enthusiasts to engage with the intricate dimensions of Capital Markets and Securities Laws. It aims to foster critical thinking, innovative analysis, and scholarly exploration of the challenges and prospects within the field of Capital Markets and Securities Laws. Through this competition, the Student Law Journal strives to bring together a community of legal experts and scholars who can contribute to advancing the study and understanding of securities law.

    The theme of the Competition

    The theme for the Essay Writing Competition is ‘Capital Markets and Securities Laws.’ Under this some of the suggestive sub-themes that the students can explore include:

    i. Jurisdiction of SEBI.

    ii. Regulating the regulators.

    iii. Constitutional issues in Securities Law.

    iv. Regulations on Market Manipulations.

    v. Cross-Border Regulations in Capital Markets.

    vi. Sustainable Finance and ESG Reporting.

    vii. Regulations on Alternative Investment Funds.

    viii. Future of security - ICOs, Blockchain & Digital Currency.

    ix. Artificial Intelligence in the Securities Markets.

    x. Corporate Governance challenges in the 21st century.


    i.Student/ research scholars enrolled in any UG/PG/Ph.D. course from any Indian University are eligible to participate in the competition.

    zii. Co-authorship (maximum two) of entries is allowed.

    iii. Multiple entries are not allowed from the same authors.

    Important Dates

    • Release of Call for Essays Brochure: 2nd November 2023
    • Last Date of Submission: 27th November 2023
    • Declaration of Results: 27th December 2023

    Awards and Prizes: Cash Prizes

    Winner: INR 10,000/-

    First Runner-up: INR 7,500/-

    Second Runner-up: INR 5,000/-

    Internship Opportunity

    The author(s) of the top three essays i.e., (i) Winner, (ii) First Runner-up and (iii) Second Runner-up, will be granted an opportunity to intern with Regstreet Law Advisors as per the Internship Policy of the firm.


    The top five entries will be published in the DNLU Student Law Journal (Online Blog Platform).

    Certificate of Merit: A ‘Certificate of Merit’ shall be provided to the top ten entries.

    Certificate of Participation: A ‘Certificate of Participation’ shall be provided to all the entries.

    Registration and Submission: Interested applicants may directly submit their manuscripts through the Submission Form.

    Registration Fee

    Single authorship: INR 200/-

    Co-authorship (up to a maximum of two authors): INR 300/-

    *A QR Code for Payment through UPI is given in the form.

    Further details about the Competition can be found in the brochure of the event.

    Submission Guidelines

    1. Word limit: 1500-2000 words, exclusive of the abstract and footnotes.

    2. Word limit for the abstract: 100 to 150 words.

    3. Essays must be original, unpublished, non-plagiarised and shall not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.

    4. Main body of the essay: Times New Roman, Font Size 12, line spacing 1.5, and justified alignment.

    5. Footnotes must be cited strictly in accordance with the latest OSCOLA (4th edition) format. No end notes or descriptive footnotes are permitted.

    6. Footnotes: Times New Roman font, Font Size 10, and line spacing 1.0.

    7. Copyright of the essays selected for publication shall vest with DNLU.

    Contact Information

    All communication for requisite clarifications can be made to the following:

    Editor-in-chief, Mr. Shantanu Singh: +91 9461291886

    Managing Editor, Samriddhi Saxena: +91 9826576770

    Managing Editor, Devyani Sahu: +91 8462926922

    Email: dnlu.slj@mpdnlu.ac.in

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