IDIA-ICUL Essay Writing Competition [Prizes Worth Rs. 50k]: Register by 20th April 2024

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.

About IDIA Rajasthan Chapter

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 IC Universal Legal

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.

About the Essay Competition

IDIA Rajasthan Chapter is thrilled to announce its inaugural 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.

In addition to the noble cause, participants stand a chance to win exciting prizes. The competition offers attractive rewards, including cash prizes and an esteemed internship opportunity at IC Universal Legal for the winning author(s). These incentives not only recognize outstanding contributions but also encourage participants to engage actively in exploring and presenting their perspectives on the crucial theme of corporate governance.

Theme for the Competition

  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Zee-Sony Merger Collapse: A Dramatic Saga
    • New Merger Control Regime in India: What lies Ahead?
    • Competitive Concerns in Reliance-Disney Merger
  • Recent Developments in the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law
    • Cross Border Insolvency in India: Challenges and Solution with case study
    • Interplay of IBC and Competition Law
    • Inherent powers of the NCLT to recall an Insolvency Resolution Plan
  • Artificial Intelligence and its Intersection with the Law
    • IPR concerns of AI-created works
    • Interplay of Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 with AI
    • Intersection of Antitrust and AI
  • Exploring Modern Avenues for Dispute Resolution
    • Third Party Funding in Domestic Arbitration
    • Novel Contours of Group of Companies Doctrine in India
    • Pre-litigation Mediation in the aftermath of Mediation Act, 2023
  • Securities Market Reforms and their impact on Fund raising in India
    • The future outlook for AIFs under SEBI’s regulatory oversight;
    • SEBI’s protection measures for AIF investors;
    • Role of institutional investors in the Indian investment landscape

Note: These topics are merely indicative & non-exhaustive in nature.

Eligibility Criteria

All students pursuing bachelor’s degree in law i.e. three year LL.B./five year LL.B. or a post graduate course from any law school/university/college recognised by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the Competition.


  • Prize Money: Top 3 winning entries will be awarded the following exciting prizes:
    • Winner: Rs. 25,000
    • First Runner-Up: Rs. 15,000
    • Second Runner-Up: Rs. 10,000
  • Publication with NLUJ Law Review Blog
  • Internship with IC Universal Legal

Click Here to Register!

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Commencement of Registration: March 21, 2024
  • Last date of Registration: April 20, 2024
  • Last date for Submission: May 10, 2024
  • Declaration of Winner/ Results: July 31,2024

Submission Guidelines

  • 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.
  • The manuscripts need to be submitted through Google form only (The same can be accessed at last page).
  • Submissions made by any other means shall not be considered. Submission and publication of manuscripts that purposefully target or intend to harm the religious, sociocultural, and/or political sentiments of any reasonable reader are strictly prohibited.
  • Submission should deal with relevant and contemporary legal and policy issues under the broad themes provided herein.
  • The submissions must strictly be limited to legal analysis of the given themes.

Click Here to Submit!

Contact Details

For any further queries, one can reach out to:

  • Ujjwal Meena: +91 98981 28663
  • Sharia Shoaib: +91 85830 0220

Official Brochure

Checkout the complete details with respect to the competition:


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