Treaty Appreciation Competition at 7th Government Law College International Law Summit

Treaty Appreciation Competition at 7th Government Law College International Law Summit

SPIL, Mumbai invites participation of Law Schools from across the world in furtherance of the initiative to bring to the legal fraternity a fresh approach to problem analysis and crisis resolution. The Treaty Appreciation Competition has been modelled on the procedures of various bodies in the international sphere entrusted with the task of evaluating and appraising the legality, consistency and rationality of treaties, codifications or other legislative documents. TAC aims at mobilizing a culture of innovation and problem solving.

Participants are expected to launch an examination of the Competition Module presented to them, which will comprise a legislation, or a codification, or amendments to the aforementioned relevant to the theme of the Summit. The participants critique the proposition therein and recommend alteration, deletion or additions.

Team Member Eligibility: All students of any university on a full-time or part-time basis in a 3-year LLB or a 5-year Integrated BA/BBA/BSC/BCOM/BLS LLB course at the time of the competition are eligible to compete in the Competition.

Team Composition and Selection:  Each team will consist of two (2) members. Each team shall be assigned a country for the purpose of adherence to procedure. Change in team composition shall not be permitted once the names are registered with SPIL Mumbai, except at the sole discretion of the organizers.

Format of the Critique



  1. Critiques must be typed and reproduced on white standard A4 paper (21 x 29 ¾ centimeters) except for the cover page, where green colored paper must be used. The font and size of the text of all parts of the Critique must be the same and must be in Times New Roman 12-point. (except cover page).
  2. The text of all parts of each Critique must have one and a half spacing, except that the text of footnotes and headings may be single-spaced.
  3. Quotations of 50 words or more in any part of the Critique shall be block quoted (i.e. right and left indented) and may be single-spaced.


Registration Details

Each Team shall submit all Team members’ names to spilmumbai@gmail.com by 1st November, 2015. The mail must contain the registration form sent to the University/College with the required details and stamp of the college/university. Alternatively, Teams may register online at www. spilmumbai.com. Such online registrations must be followed by a mail from the concerned authority of the University/College confirming such participation. Team members’ names must be clearly typed in the mail, giving special attention to the spelling of each Team member’s name. Participation Certificates will be awarded to Teams with names spelt in the manner thus provided.

The registration fee for Treaty Appreciation Competition 2016 is INR 3000 for all the invited Indian Universities/Colleges. Registration fee of USD 150 will be charged to all the Overseas Universities. The same shall be submitted through a demand draft drawn in favor of “SPIL Government Law College Mumbai” payable at “Mumbai, India” which should be submitted before 1st November, 2015 to the following address:

Aayush Kevlani President, Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai Government Law College, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 Maharashtra, India

Submission of the Critique

All Critique submissions must conform to the following general requirements. Teams will be penalized for failure to abide by these requirements. Each team shall prepare a critique. Five (5) Hard Copies of the Critique must be sent to the following address, postmarked 20th December, 2015:

Aayush Kevlani President Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai Government Law College ‘A’ Road, Churchgate Mumbai 400 020 Maharashtra, India

Soft Copies must be e-mailed to spilmumbai@gmail.com  on or before 20th December, 2015.

Awards



  1. Best Team INR 20,000
  2. Runners - Up INR 15,000
    (To be decided on the basis of cumulative scores of the team for the Written Critique, as well as Oral Rounds)
  3. Best Member: INR 10,000
    (To be awarded on the basis of individual scores of participants during the Oral Rounds)
  4. Best Critique: INR 7,000
    (To be awarded solely on the basis of the score for the Written Critique)


The Module for the Treaty Appreciation Competition, 2016 will be released in July, 2015

Click here for detailed information.