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.
Date of Competition- 27/09/2020 (5:00pm -5:15 pm)
Last date for registration- 25/09/2020
Anyone who loves quizzing can take part.
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
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JLSR welcomes contributions from all legal branches, as long as the work is original, unpublished, unplagiarized and is in consonance with the submission guidelines.
1.Are we lacking in the implementation of legislation?
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.
The broad themes for the comparative case-commentary shall include case-laws relating to the Landmark Court Cases that changed Indian Laws.
Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors vs. The State of Kerala & Ors. (Sabarimala Case)
Common Cause (A Regd. Society) vs Union Of India ( Passive Euthanasia Case)
Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India ( Homosexuality case)
Vaisakha and others v State of Rajasthan ( Sexual Harassment)
M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India (Ganga Pollution Case)
The case commentary shall include only the following
I. Cover Page II. Introduction III. Background of the Case lV. Analysis V. Conclusion
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.
The Cover Page should not exceed 1 page
Introduction: maximum half page
Background of the Case maximum half page.
Both ‘Introduction’ and ‘Background ” have to be on the same page and should not exceed 1 page.
Analysis: 3-5 pages maximum 7.Conclusion- maximum 1 page
The Conclusion shall start from the next fresh page.
In total, the maximum number of pages should not exceed 8 pages.
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.
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.
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):
Was the Court’s decision appropriate?
Does this decision change/conform with existing law?
Was the reasoning consistent with previous reasoning in similar cases?
Is it likely that the decision will significantly influence existing law?
Did the court adequately justify its reasoning?
Was Its Interpretation of the law appropriate?
Was the reasoning logical /consistent?
Did the court consider all/omit some issues and arguments? And, if there was omission, does this weaken the merit of the decision?
What are the policy implications of the decision?
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:
Whether the same subject matter has been addressed in any case of a foreign jurisdiction?
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.
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).
1. Font style: Times New Roman
2. Size: body-12 pts
3. Heading bold-12 pts 4.Line spacing: 1.5
5. 1-Inch margin on all sides of the pages
6. Citations: Only footnotes are allowed and the mode of citation must be Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC)
7. Plagiarism limit 10%
8. Should be sent only in docx format bearing the registration number.
The criteria for evaluation shall include the following:
Knowledge of Facts – 5
Knowledge of Laws- 5
Knowledge of Background – 5
Proper organization and Articulate Analysis – 5
Extent of Research- 5
Correct Format and Citation -5 Total Marks: 30
Implementation and interpretation of rules regarding the practice and procedures, the final decision lies with Lawtsapp.com.
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.
The registration fee is non-refundable.
Lawtsapp can amend, change or include any changes to the given rules and regulations if the need arises to do so.
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.
There will be no rule governing a tie breaker for rest of the positions.
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.
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.
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.
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).
No approval from the respective institute of the participants is required for participation.
There are a limited number of seats and the registration of participants will be confirmed on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.
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.
Each team shall consist of two persons that qualify the eligibility criteria. The participants may be from different University/Law School/College/Departments.
The registration fee shall be Rs. 800/- (eight hundred only) for each team. The registration fee shall be non-refundable and non-transferable.
The last date for registration is 11:59 p.m. IST, 5th October 2020.
Once a team registers by completing the formalities given, a Code (hereinafter “Team Code”) shall be assigned to the team by 8th October 2020.
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.
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.
The official language for the Competition shall be English only.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP
LEARNING THE CLIENT’S GOALS, EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS
FACTUAL AND LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE CLIENT’S PROBLEMS
GIVING ADVICE AND ASSISTING THE CLIENT MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE
RESPONSE DURING THE POST CONSULTATION PERIOD
GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
Misconduct, whether behavioural or otherwise, is not allowed and if indulges shall result in disqualification of team.
Any discussion with client before competition.
Cheating or using unfair means.
Intimidation in any form is prohibited, and if found indulged shall result in disqualification of the team.
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.
The decision of the Judges shall be final regarding the outcome of the Rounds.
No additional documentation or screensharing will be allowed.
The Organizers reserve the right to take any action against unethical, wrongful or unprofessional conduct.
Scouting is not allowed under any circumstances and may lead to disqualification. You are requested to exit the call after your session is over.
If there is any situation, not covered by the Rules, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and binding.
The Organizers reserve the right to amend the rules. However, due notice shall be provided to all participating teams.
Selection will be on first come first basis as there will be limited seats.
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.
The clients for the competition will be provided internally by Lex Macula.
Best Team – 6,000/- (Six Thousand Rupees)
1st Runner up to Best Team – 4,000/- (Four Thousand Rupees)
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.