IDIA ICUL Essay Writing Competition [Cash Prize Worth Rs. 50k]: Register by April 10!

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IDIA Rajasthan Chapter in partnership with IC Universal Legal is inviting submissions for the IDIA ICUL Essay Writing CompetitionRegister by April 10!

About NLUJ

National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India’s leading Law Schools situated at the vibrant and colourful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Since its establishment in 1999, NLUJ has endeavoured to produce exceptional lawyers and legal scholars aimed at pushing and challenging the existing boundaries of knowledge. NLUJ attracts students coming from diverse social, cultural and religious backgrounds from all corners of India. NLUJ is committed to the advancement of knowledge and learning and is striving to become a centre for excellence in legal studies. It is dedicated to churning out committed lawyers of highest academic and professional standards and producing top quality legal scholars.

About IDIA Rajasthan Chapter

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) is a non-profit organisation working in India which aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education. It was initially started by late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer in the year 2010 from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. It is a pan-Indian, student-run movement to train underprivileged students and help them transform into leading lawyers and community advocates. The IDIA Rajasthan Chapter, led by students from the National Law University, Jodhpur, operates with more than 67 volunteers. Engaging in training sessions for law entrance exams, hosting fundraising activities, and organizing events across the state of Rajasthan, the chapter underscores IDIA’s dedication to social responsibility and the advancement of accessible legal education.

About ICUL

IC Universal Legal is a full-service law firm that provides comprehensive guidance and assistance to clients in navigating the dynamic interplay of various laws and regulations. With a focus on the volatile global investment climate and changing business landscape, they offer effective and strategic advice. The firm has a successful track record of handling transactions of significant ticket sizes and is widely recognized as India’s leading law firm in the financial services legal-regulatory space. Global ranking agencies have acclaimed them for their domain expertise, consistency, and commitment to client service.

About NLUJ Law Review Blog

The inception of the NLU Jodhpur Law Review Blog in 2023 marked a significant milestone in the academic landscape of legal scholarship. Established under the esteemed flagship journal of NLU Jodhpur Law Review, this digital platform has swiftly emerged as a cornerstone for the exchange of ideas, insights, and analyses within the legal fraternity. With its dynamic interface and rigorous editorial standards, the blog provides a space where legal luminaries, scholars, practitioners, and students converge to explore emerging legal trends, dissect pivotal case law, and deliberate on pressing socio-legal issues. As a testament to its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, the blog continues to uphold its reputation as a premier destination for legal thought leadership, making invaluable contributions to the advancement of legal scholarship and practice.

About the Call for Paper

IDIA Rajasthan Chapter is thrilled to announce its inaugural IDIA ICUL Essay Writing Competition in partnership with IC Universal Legal. The collaboration aims to bring together legal minds in a collective effort to delve into the contemporary issues of law. Funds raised through this competition will contribute to the IDIA Charitable Trust, supporting its impactful initiatives.


  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recent Developments in the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law
  • Artificial Intelligence and it’s Interplay with Law
  • Exploring Modern Avenues for Dispute Resolution
  • Securities Market reforms and their impact on fund raising in India

Submission Guidelines for IDIA ICUL Essay Writing Competition

  • Word limit: The word limit for the submission is 2000 – 3000 words (excluding footnotes).
  • Plagiarism: Any submission found to be plagiarized beyond 25% shall be disqualified.
  • Anonymity: Participant shall not include his/her name in the submission’s text in any form.
  • Co-Authorship: Co-authorship, up to two authors, is allowed. Submissions shall be made in MS-Word format (.doc/.docx) only.
  • The article submitted must be exclusively in English.
  • Copyright of the submission shall remain with IDIA Rajasthan Chapter.
  • In case of any conflicts, IDIA Rajasthan Chapter shall be the final authority on the guidelines.

Formatting Guidelines for IDIA ICUL Essay Writing Competition

  • Font and size of main text and footnote: Times New Roman, 12 point for main text, and Times New Roman, 10 point for footnotes.
  • Size and alignment: A4 Size with 1 Inch Margin; all text except headings should be justified.
  • Footnoting: The participant has to adopt the OSCOLA [4th ed.] format of citation uniformly throughout the document.
  • Spacing: Submission should be 1.5 spaced (except footnotes which may be single-spaced).

How to Register for IDIA ICUL Essay Writing Competition?

  • Click on the link provided below to register.
  • Registration Fees:
    • Single Authorship: 300/-
    • Co-authorship/Two Authors: 500/-

How to Submit?

Click on the link provided below to submit the paper.

Important Dates

  • Commencement of Registration: March 21, 2024
  • Last date of Registration: April 10, 2024
  • Last date for Submission: May 10, 2024
  • Declaration of Winner/ Results: July 31, 2024


  • Winner: Rs. 25,000
  • First Runner-Up: Rs. 15,000
  • Second Runner-Up: Rs. 10,000
  • Publication with NLUJ Law Review Blog: The winning essay will also be published in the well reputed NLU Jodhpur Law Review Blog
  • Internship with IC Universal Legal: Top Three winning entries of the Competition will also get the opportunity to intern with IC Universal Legal

Contact Information

In case of any query, please contact:

  • Ujjwal Meena: +91 98981 28663
  • Sharia Shoaib: +91 85830 02204

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