Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA):
Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA), is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower underprivileged and marginalised children by giving them access to quality legal education, in a bid to enhance the diversity in law schools across India. To this end, IDIA sensitises students from across the country to Law as a career option, selects underprivileged and marginalised students with an aptitude for law, trains them, and provides scholarships to the students on gaining admission to law schools. Conceptualised in 2010 as the brainchild of late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, IDIA has since expanded to over 600 volunteers across 20 states, and the IDIA Delhi Chapter specifically has rapidly grown since 2011 and a robust set of approximately 75 to 100 volunteers at National Law University, Delhi prepares scholars for legal entrance examinations each year.
3rd IDIA Delhi Chapter Article Writing Competition:
The IDIA Delhi Chapter is thrilled to announce the 3rd edition of its flagship Article Writing Competition, in collaboration with Saraf and Partners, a leading full-service Indian law firm, and the Centre for Labour Law Research and Advocacy at National Law University, Delhi. Based on Labour and Employment Law, the theme for this edition will be ‘New Work and New Workers: Rethinking the Labour Law Framework.’
Following are the sub-themes on which participants can write articles:
1. Change in Work, Women at Work and Future of Labour Law: Gender Dimensions
2. Towards a New Terminology for ‘Political Economy of Labour’ in Indian Context: Inquiry
into Intersectional Language in Labour Law.
3. Legal Understanding of Trade Unionism: Gaps in Practice of Different Stakeholders
4. Debate on Flexible Labour: Justiciable Approach in Labour Law
5. Road to Social Justice: Labour Constitutionalism in India
6. Covid-19 and Labour: Labour Law approach
The above list of sub-themes is merely suggestive and not exhaustive. Participants are free to select any topic falling under the broad theme. The articles will be judged by Mr. Akshay Jain, Partner at Saraf and Partners.
The IDIA Delhi Chapter is also pleased to offer exciting prizes to the winners of the competition: The author of the best article shall be awarded an internship opportunity with Saraf and Partners, and the 2nd and 3rd position holders shall get an opportunity to intern with the Centre for Labour Law Research and Advocacy, NLU Delhi. Additionally, the top 5 Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Merit by the IDIA Delhi Chapter.
Register: Interested participants can register for the competition by making a minimum contribution of Rs. 499. All the monetary proceeds from the competition will go to the IDIA Charitable Trust.
The registration window shall close on 25 March 2023 and the deadline for submission of article entries would be 1 April 2023.
To register for the competition as well as further information and guidelines, visit https://bit.ly/3SHbvMH.
Contact: In case of any queries, feel free to write to [email protected]