NATIONAL PIL DRAFTING COMPETITION AT THE SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW DISCUSSION (TSCLD) REGISTER BEFORE 8TH OCT

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Society for Constitutional Law Discussion is a student-run blogging society established by few students of the Chanakya National Law University, Patna with a vision to provide a platform for public discourse and deliberation vis-à-vis Constitutional Law. The primary aim of the Society is to serve as a platform for students, academicians, practitioners & other constitutional law associates eager to engage in Constitutional Law discussion and writing. This Society primarily focuses on its e-magazine and blog as two prominent instruments to achieve its set goals

ABOUT THE EVENT

What does PIL mean?

Public Interest Litigation (PIL) stands for a legal action taken by a public-spirited person to protect the public interest at large (any act for the benefit of the public).

Brief about the event and its structure

In light of the above, The Society for Constitutional Law Discussion is conducting its first National PIL Drafting Competition 2020. This competition will consist of two rounds- Memorial Submission round and Oral Pleading round.

Memorial Submission – All the participating teams are required to submit their memorials abiding all the rules as prescribed under the sections of  rule-book before 20th October 2020. The submitted memorials will be evaluated and shortlisted by the editorial board of the organizing committee and the judges of the event.

The Oral Pleading– The qualifying teams will be intimidated for the oral pleading rounds and based on their performance of this round, ranks will be decided. The winners will be declared post complete evaluation of the oral rounds.

Kindly note that only the top 12 teams will be selected to appear for the oral rounds subject to the decision of the organizing committee and the judges.

Important Dates

Last Date for Registration – 8th October 2020

Last Date for Memorial Submission – 20th October 2020

Declaration of results of the memorial rounds – 29th October 2020

Date of oral rounds – 1st November 2020

Rules –

Theme

  • Environmental law issues in contemporary context
  • Labour laws and migrants issues in the contemporary context
  • Health issues in India

Eligibility & Team Composition

All law schools, faculties of law, and other Universities offering a law-related degree program are eligible to participate in the competition. Each member of the team must be an undergraduate program student pursuing a recognized Bachelor of Law degree.

Team composition – either individually or in pairs. 

Eligibility of cross University teams – cross University teams shall be allowed to participate in the competition.

Registration

Registration is mandatory for all the participants. For registration all teams are required to fill the online registration form after paying the registration fee amount of INR150/- for a single participant and INR200/- for two participants. After paying the amount, attach the photo/screenshot of the receipt in the form.

Please access the link for the registration form here click here

Mode of Payment

The participant may choose to pay the registration fee using any of the following platforms –

G-Pay/Paytm- 8920666746

Bank Details- Name: KHURRAM AZIZ

  • Account Number: 881017784535
  • Bank Name: DBS Bank
  • Bank IFSC: DBSS0IN0811
  • MMID: 9641744
  • VPA: khurramaziz66746@dbs

Please note payment once made is non-refundable.

Competition format and procedure and Oral Arguments

The top 12 teams will be selected based on the submitted memorial for the oral rounds. Selected teams will be invited for the oral pleading of their arguments via video conferencing on zoom app. Further on the basis of the oral rounds and submitted memorials, the final result will be declared. Note – rule-book for the oral rounds will be intimated to the teams via mail after a successful registration. 

Perks & Prizes

  1. All the participants will be awarded an appreciation certificate.
  2. The top 12 selected teams for the oral round will be awarded a certificate of merit and INR 100/- discount on all memo pundit courses.
  3. The top 3 teams shall be awarded the certificates of excellence along with a cash prize.
  4. 1st prize – INR 1500/- 
  5. 2nd prize – INR 1000/-
  6. 3rd prize – INR 700/-
  7. A certificate of excellence will be provided to the team with Best memorial and to the Best speaker of the oral rounds.

Contact Details

In case of a query related to submission or registration feel free to contact on above mentioned any email address or phone no. – contactus@tscld.com or thesocietyforconstitutionallaw@gmail.com or +91 7050933301 (Mr.Himanshu Raj). Submit the memo to submit@tscld.com

Event Convenor –Mr.Mukesh Kumar (+91 74939 42030)

Event Co-Convenor –Mr.Khurram Aziz (+91 89206 66746)

Website link of TSCLD – click here

1st National Quiz Competition by rexQuizite on 27th September

rexQuizite is an organization which believes in spreading knowledge through quizzing.

 Founded by and run by students, the initiative aims at a more informal way of enriching students with information and believes in a greater role of the non-traditional methods of teaching students.

The organization mainly operates in the field of History, Law, Politics and Constitutional Law.

About the Competition

rexQuizite is organizing its 1st National Quiz Competition on Constitutional Law and Polity. Constitution of India is the Supreme Document of the Country. It is important that everyone has a basic idea about the provisions of the Constitution and hence this Quiz.

Important Dates

Date of Competition- 27/09/2020 (5:00pm -5:15 pm)

Last date for registration- 25/09/2020

Eligibility

Anyone who loves quizzing can take part.

Registration

A nominal fee of Rs.50 is required for participation.

GPay or Phonepe- 9096619991

After payment of the fee, keep a screenshot of the same which needs to uploaded while filling the registration form

 The registration link for the quiz is here :-

https://forms.gle/8TQtxTFPiAjcnCtA6

Prize

1st place- Rs. 700/- & merit certificate

2nd place- Rs. 500/- & merit certificate

3rd place- Rs. 300/- & merit certificate

4th place- Rs. 150/- & merit certificate

5th place- Rs. 100/-& merit certificate

Participation certificate will be provided to all.

Rules

  • The quiz shall be held through Google forms.
  • It shall consist of 40 questions.
  • The time limit is 15 minutes.
  • Participants shall take part individually and not in groups.
  • Correct answer will fetch 1 mark & incorrect answer -0.25.
  • In the case of a tie, the winner would be determined on the basis of least time taken by the participant.
  • No entries shall be accepted after the time limit
  • The registration amount shall not be refunded in any case whatsoever.
  • Any technical glitch faced by any participant shall entirely be their responsibility and organizers owe no liability towards the same.
  • The decision of the organiser shall be final and they have the authority to modify rules.
  • Participants shall be added to the WhatsApp group after registration.

For further queries contact us at:-rexquizite1@gmail.com

Or contact: Sachin- 9096619991

2ND ONLINE DEBATE COMPETITION BY JLSR : REGISTER NOW!!

ABOUT 

Journal for Law Students and Researchers [JLSR]  is an Online Journal with ISSN[O]: 2582-306X and 9 indexings, which is quarterly, Peer-Reviewed, published online and JLSR seeks to provide an interactive platform for the publication of Short Articles, Long Articles, Book Reviews, Case Comments, Research Papers, Essays in the field of Law.

JLSR welcomes contributions from all legal branches, as long as the work is original, unpublished, unplagiarized and is in consonance with the submission guidelines.

TOPICS :

1.Are we lacking in the implementation of legislation?

2.Uniform Civil Code – A need for the hour

3.Should Artificial intelligence claim IP- Ownership?

Note : Video/Audio recording should be either for or against one of the topics

LANGUAGE :

English/Hindi

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Anyone pursuing undergraduate or post-graduate courses from recognized University or College.

JUDGE

Md. Wali Iftikhar, Advocate, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, Lucknow Bench BENCH

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Fee- Rs.100/-

Link- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ukUiFK8RDGsK75zWwbO7neNDNnCc61mkCEqS7g_YsXA/edit

PAYMENT DETAILS :

Googlepay/Paytm/Phonepe at 7660899180

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline to register : September 27th, 2020

Deadline to submit : September 28th, 2020

Note : Participant can either mail( jflsrjournal@gmail.com) their recording after registration or else upload in the googleform while registering.

GUIDELINES

  1. MAKE A VIDEO THROUGH CAMERA(MAKE SURE YOUR GESTURE AND VOICE ARE CLEAR) OR AUDIO.
  2. VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN 1 MINUTE AND MORE THAN 10 MINUTES.
  3. DROP YOUR VIDEOS/AUDIOS IN THE MENTIONED SECTION OF THE GOOGLE FORM OR ELSE MAIL AT jflsrjournal@gmail.com AFTER REGISTERTING.

PERKS

  1. Cash Prizes : 1st position-  600, 2nd position- 400, 3rd position- 300
  2. Certificate of Participation to all successfully registered candidates.
  3. Online internship opportunity at our legal world for top 3.
  4. Internship opportunity at Jus Corpus for top 2.
  5. 20% Discount on Legal Box (Professional CV Making Services by Law Laboratory) for all participants.
  6. Publication opportunity in JLSR(Discounted) for all the participants.
  7. Free blog publication to top 5 students in Jus Corpus journal.
  8. Publication opportunity in legal fumes blog for all the participants for top 10.
  9. 10 percent off in KATOG (A unit of KATOG EDU LLP) courses for all the participants.
  10. E-book on Criminal Law by Legal Fumes for all the participants.

FOR ANY QUERY

Write to us at-jflsrjournal@gmail.com

Or contact 9389658270 (Hemant)

Note : Participant will be added in a Whatsapp group within 24 hours once he/she registers.

WEBSITE : www.jlsrjournal.in

NATIONAL CASE COMMENTARY COMPETITION BY LAWTSAPP.COM

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

Changes are often difficult but always done to bolster the society, its important to stop for a while and anatomize. Lawtsapp.com is an extensive portal registered with Government of India, MSME endeavors to provide detailed and credible writing/news in the socio-legal realm, and trying to create a space for first-generation law students.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:

The 1st National Case commentary competition has been conceived with an objective to give exposure to the students to assimilate complex situations and observe the legal problems or lacunae in the case. A case comment, as the name suggests, is an extended commentary on a particular court case. The purpose of a case commentary is to give the writer an opportunity to assess not only how a specific case was disposed of in court, but also, to survey the development of that area of the law represented by the selected case and social, economic and political consequences of the decision. This competition will encourage students in reaching the verdict of any case by adopting any particular approach.

Lawtsapp.com invites UG/PG students from both law and humanities background interested in law or public policy matters to write a comparative case commentary on the given case-laws.

TOPICS:

The broad themes for the comparative case-commentary shall include case-laws relating to the Landmark Court Cases that changed Indian Laws.

  1. Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors vs. The State of Kerala & Ors. (Sabarimala Case)
  2. Common Cause (A Regd. Society) vs Union Of India ( Passive Euthanasia Case)
  3. Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India ( Homosexuality case)
  4. Vaisakha and others v State of Rajasthan ( Sexual Harassment)
  5. M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India (Ganga Pollution Case)

CONTENT HEADINGS

The case commentary shall include only the following

I.   Cover Page
II.    Introduction
III.     Background of the Case
lV. Analysis
V. Conclusion

PAGEWORD LIMIT

  1. The Cover Page shall encompass not more than these details- “The selected Theme Comparative Case Commentary on-Name of the Case)”:all center aligned: Participation Code” on top right corner of the page: The header should illustrate the name of the Competition, i.e., Lawtsapp.com’s National Comparative Case Commentary Competition-2020.
  2. The Cover Page should not exceed 1 page
  3. Introduction: maximum half page
  4. Background of the Case maximum half page.
  5. Both ‘Introduction’ and ‘Background ” have to be on the same page and should not exceed 1 page.
  6. Analysis: 3-5 pages maximum 7.Conclusion- maximum 1 page
  7. The Conclusion shall start from the next fresh page.
  8. In total, the maximum number of pages should not exceed 8 pages.

INTRODUCTION

The Opening should ideally commence with a short paragraph specifying the subject of the case so as to give the reader a fair impression regarding the issues you are going to address in the comment. It should be a very brief statement of facts asserting only the part of the factual matrix which is vital to the issue being discussed. Thereafter, you should write the disposition and what was ultimately held in the case in a very precise manner.

BACKGROUND

The objective of writing this section is to let the reader get the general idea about the Factual subject matter of the case before you start your analysis. The very first step to do is to draw an outline of the development of the law leading up to the case under review by touching upon the landmark cases and significant statutory developments. This helps the reader to appraise the court’s decision and understand your arguments more clearly.

ANALYSIS

This comprises of the main part of the case comment and for the purpose of this competition it can be divided into two parts. For the first part, the participants may focus on the following questions while attempting the case comment (These are merely suggestive):

  1. Was the Court’s decision appropriate?
  2. Does this decision change/conform with existing law?
  3. Was the reasoning consistent with previous reasoning in similar cases?
  4. Is it likely that the decision will significantly influence existing law?
  5. Did the court adequately justify its reasoning?
  6. Was Its Interpretation of the law appropriate?
  7. Was the reasoning logical /consistent?
  8. Did the court consider all/omit some issues and arguments? And, if there was omission, does this weaken the merit of the decision?
  9. What are the policy implications of the decision?
  10. Are there alternative approaches which could lead to more appropriate public policy in this area?

The second part shall include the COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS focusing on the following questions (These are merely suggestive:

  1. Whether the same subject matter has been addressed in any case of a foreign jurisdiction?
  2. Whether the decision by the foreign court was progressive and practically feasible? If yes, then how can the same be incorporated in India?

NOTE: Interdisciplinary approach to the analysis is allowed. The participants can discuss the relevance of other laws In their analysis. It is mandatory to bring about a comparative analysis with another jurisdiction.

CONCLUSION

The conclusion to the case comment should encapsulate the main essence of the author’s findings and arguments, It is not always necessary to reach a conclusion to decide upon whether or not the court’s decision was right. You can simply end your analysis by briefly stating the Impact of the case and pointing out certain lacunae (if any).

FORMAT

  1. 1.    Font style: Times New Roman
  2. 2.    Size: body-12 pts
  3. 3.    Heading bold-12 pts 4.Line spacing: 1.5
  4. 5.    1-Inch margin on all sides of the pages
  5. 6.    Citations: Only footnotes are allowed and the mode of citation must be Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC)
  6. 7.    Plagiarism limit 10%
  7. 8.    Should be sent only in docx format bearing the registration number.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The criteria for evaluation shall include the following:

  1. Knowledge of Facts – 5
  2. Knowledge of Laws- 5
  3. Knowledge of Background – 5
  4. Proper organization and Articulate Analysis – 5
  5. Extent of Research- 5
  6. Correct Format and Citation -5
    Total Marks: 30

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Implementation and interpretation of rules regarding the practice and procedures, the final decision lies with Lawtsapp.com.
  2. The copyright of the entries submitted by the participants shall solely lie with Lawtsapp and acceptance of such vesting is a precondition to participation in the Competition. The rules governing the Competition should be strictly adhered to and any deviation thereof will attract disqualification of the participant.
  3. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  4. Lawtsapp can amend, change or include any changes to the given rules and regulations if the need arises to do so.
  5. In case of a draw between two participants, the participant with more marks in the ‘Proper organization and Articulate Analysis’ will be declared as the winner and runners up.
  6. There will be no rule governing a tie breaker for rest of the positions.
  7. Participants should refrain from writing a descriptive essay for the Analysis.

MODE OF PAYMENT

The payment can be made through BHIM, UPI, Google Pay/PhonePo/PayTM UPI.

PRIZES

  • Winner: Cash prize of Rs 300/- + E-Certificate of Achievement + Blog Publication + Certificate of Publication + Internship Opportunity as a Content Writer at Lawtsapp.com
  • Runner up: Cash Prize of Rs 150/- + E-Certificate of Achievement + Blog Publication+ Certificate of Publication + Internship Opportunity as a Content Writer at Lawtsapp.com.
  • 2nd Runner up: E-Certificate of Achievement + Blog Publication + Certificate of Publication + Internship Opportunity as a Content Writer at Lawtsap.com.
  • E-Certificate of Appreciation shall be given to participants securing Top 10 position, publication and certificate of publication will also be given.

    NOTE: E-Certificate of Participation to all the other participants shall be given.

1st LEX MACULA VIRTUAL CLIENT COUNSELLING COMPETITION

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS-

The following are the rules and regulations for the 1st Lex Macula Client Counselling competition.

  1. The competition will be held virtually for a period of 3 days from 10th to 12th October 2020.
  2. The registration fee for the competition is INR 800 per team.
  3. Each team shall consist of 2 participants who qualify the eligibility criteria.
  4. The competition shall be conducted in accordance with the rules mentioned hereunder. Participants are required to comply with the rules and procedures prescribed herein.
  5. Official email for all correspondence with respect to the Competition is info@lexmacula.org.
  6. The Inaugural Function and Orientation of Participants will be held on 10th October, 2020 at 9:00 am and is to attended by all participants.
  7. The Competition shall consist of the following Rounds: (a) The Preliminary Rounds (10th October 2020); (b) The Quarter-Final Rounds (11th October 2020) (c) The Semi- Final Rounds (11th October 2020); and (d) The Final Round (12th October 2020).
  8. No approval from the respective institute of the participants is required for participation.
  9. There are a limited number of seats and the registration of participants will be confirmed on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

ELIGIBILITY

Students of three year and five-year law degree courses from any University/Law School/College/Department are eligible to apply for registration of their team.

TEAM COMPOSITION

Each team shall consist of two persons that qualify the eligibility criteria. The participants may be from different University/Law School/College/Departments.

REGISTRATION

  1. The registration fee shall be Rs. 800/- (eight hundred only) for each team. The registration fee shall be non-refundable and non-transferable.
  2. The last date for registration is 11:59 p.m. IST, 5th October 2020.
  3. ONLINE GOOGLE FORM to register – https://forms.gle/qx6PJngBKjJ8M4LB9
  4. Once a team registers by completing the formalities given, a Code (hereinafter “Team Code”) shall be assigned to the team by 8th October 2020.
  5. According to Draw of lots, which will be conducted on 9th October 2020, the office for all the sessions will be conveyed to the participants prior to the event.
  6. The organizing committee has the exclusive right to decide in case of any dispute related to the registration. The decision of the organizing committee in such a case shall be final.

LANGUAGE

The official language for the Competition shall be English only.

DRESS CODE

The dress code for the competition is business formals. Gowns and bands are not permitted to be worn by the participants in the competition. Non adherence to dress code shall attract penalty

THEME

The Client Counselling preposition for the 1st Lex Macula Client Counselling Competition 2020 is based on Family Laws, Constitutional Laws, Law of Crimes, Contract Law, Property Laws and the Law of Torts.

Note: The participants are expected to have knowledge of other ancillary laws and procedures.

TRAINING SESSION

A training session will be organised for all participants of the 1st Lex Macula Virtual Client Counselling Competition on 3rd October 2020. The guest speaker will discuss the general rules and procedure of the competition. The speaker will also discuss efficient means of client counselling with all attendees. It is not mandatory to attend the training session. The meeting details of the training session will be sent to all participants via email prior to the session.

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS (10th October 2020)

  1. Each team of two participants will present themselves as Advocates in a lawyer’s chamber. It is not necessary that both participants join the meeting room jointly and may join the session individually.
  2. All teams will go through a 25-minute session in the preliminary round. The session will include- a Consultation Session (15-Minutes) with the client, a private Discussion Session (5-Minutes) and a Post-Consultation Session (5-Minutes) with the judges.
    1. The Consultation Session: The first 15 minutes are allotted to the team for a consultation session with the client. The counsels are required to extract the necessary information from the client during this session. The counsels are expected to elicit the relevant information, articulate the problems and create a summary of the problems faced by the client.
    2. The private Discussion session: During the discussion session of 5 minutes, the counsels will be discussing the client’s concerns and the legal work to be undertaken, without the client present in the meeting chamber room. The participants should talk to each other loudly enough to be overheard by the judges. Judges may question the teams during the post consultation period.
    3. The Post-Consultation session: The remaining time from the total time as specified above will be for post-Consultation period i.e. the last 5 minutes in all the respective rounds are devoted for post consultation. The counsels are expected to summarize the consultation session and indicate what legal work has to be undertaken to assist the client. They are expected to indicate the scope of the legal work to be undertaken, and state the legal issues that should be researched. During this session, the counsels need to be clearly audible to the judges. The participants may discuss fees at any appropriate point in the consultation.

QUARTER FINAL ROUND (11th October 2020)

Qualified teams will go through a 25 minutes Session in the Quarter- Final round. The session will include both – a Consultation Session (15 Minutes), a Discussion Session (5 Minutes) and a Post-Consultation Session (5 Minutes).

SEMI FINAL ROUND (11th October 2020)

Qualified teams will go through a 30 minutes Session in the Semi – Final round. The session will include both – a Consultation Session (20 Minutes), a Discussion Session (5 Minutes) and a Post-Consultation Session (5 Minutes).

FINAL ROUND (12th October 2020)

Qualified teams will go through a 40 minutes Session in the Final round. The session will include both – a Consultation Session (25 Minutes), a Discussion Session (5 Minutes) and a Post-Consultation Session (10 Minutes).

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judging CriteriaMarks Allotted
ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP10
LEARNING THE CLIENT’S GOALS, EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS20
FACTUAL AND LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE CLIENT’S PROBLEMS20
GIVING ADVICE AND ASSISTING THE CLIENT MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE20
TEAM WORK10
RESPONSE DURING THE POST CONSULTATION PERIOD20
TOTAL100

GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

  1. Misconduct, whether behavioural or otherwise, is not allowed and if indulges shall result in disqualification of team.
  2. Any discussion with client before competition.
  3. Cheating or using unfair means.
  4. Intimidation in any form is prohibited, and if found indulged shall result in disqualification of the team.

MISCELLENEOUS

  1. The Organizers shall not be responsible for any loss due to slow or non-functional Internet Connection during the Competition. We request all the participants to arrange a sound Internet Connection.
  2. The decision of the Judges shall be final regarding the outcome of the Rounds.
  3. No additional documentation or screensharing will be allowed.
  4. The Organizers reserve the right to take any action against unethical, wrongful or unprofessional conduct.
  5. Scouting is not allowed under any circumstances and may lead to disqualification. You are requested to exit the call after your session is over.
  6. If there is any situation, not covered by the Rules, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and binding.
  7. The Organizers reserve the right to amend the rules. However, due notice shall be provided to all participating teams.
  8. Selection will be on first come first basis as there will be limited seats.
  9. The participants are always required to comply with the rules formulated by the Organizing Committee during the competition. In case of any non- compliance with the rules of the competition, penalty may be imposed by deduction of marks and the teams may also be disqualified after they have been warned once.
  10. The clients for the competition will be provided internally by Lex Macula.

PRIZES:

  1. Best Team – 6,000/- (Six Thousand Rupees)
  2. 1st Runner up to Best Team – 4,000/- (Four Thousand Rupees)
  3. Best Counsel – 3,000/- (Three Thousand Rupees)

The announcement of the results will be provided on our Website, our social media handles as well as through the emails. All participants will be given an e-certificate to acknowledge their efforts and hard work throughout the course of this event.

For further assistance, please contact the undersigned.

Email: info@lexmacula.org

  1. Raghav Singhal 8860190782
  2. Aryaman Sharma 9953745660
  3. Krisha Baweja 8860059481