“Jusrista 2024”: International Essay Competition by Symbiosis Law School, Pune [Prizes worth Rs. 30k]: Submit by June 9!

About SLS, Pune

The law school in Pune was established in 1977 under the banner of Symbiosis Society, under the patronage of S. B. Mujumdar, President and Founder Director. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and the Bombay Public Trust, Act, 1950.


  • The role and responsibilities of youth in shaping climate change policy and activism.
  • The responsibilities of businesses and industry in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable practices.
  • The impact of climate change on indigenous communities and their role in shaping climate change policy.
  • The role of technology in mitigating the pollution of costal and marine ecosystems.
  • The intersection of climate change and social justice, including issues of environmental racism and inequality.
  • The potential impact of geoengineering and other large-scale interventions in addressing climate change.
  • The role of intergenerational equity in climate change policy and decision-making.
  • The potential of community-based initiatives and grassroots activism to drive climate action and policy change.
  • Traditional Knowledge For Sustainable Practices: Indigenous Tribal People Cognizance on Climate Change.


Participation is open to all Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Students enrolled in any institution in India or Abroad.


  • The organizers reserve the right to refuse any entries that do not comply to any of the fore-mentioned guidelines.
  • All entries must be formatted in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, and Line spacing 1.5
  • The Essay must not be less than 4500 words and not more than 6500 words, including footnotes.
  • The Essay should be accompanied with a 250 word abstract which will not be counted towards the word limit.
  • All entries should contain footnote citations formatted in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Single Line spacing.
  • Footnotes must follow the citation system specified in Harvard Blue Book, 20 Edition.
  • All entries should include a cover page specifying the name of the author, institutional affiliation, course and year of study, email address, postal address and contact number.
  • Any identifying information is not to be mentioned anywhere in the abstract or the body of the essay. Violation of this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Submission of entries are to be made in soft copies to [email protected], with the subject of the mail being “JURISTAS 2024”.
  • The paper must be the original and unpublished work of the author, and should not be in consideration for publication or in a contest elsewhere.
  • Co-authorship is permitted but restricted to a maximum of two individuals per essay.
  • Plagarism of any nature will attract immediate disqualification.
  • A similarity index of up to 10% will be permitted.
  • Essays will be judged anonymously.
  • Essays will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of impartial Judges and Academicians.
  • Once submitted, the essays will be the sole intellectual property of Symbiosis Law School, Pune.


  • First place – Rs. 15,000 /-
  • Second place – Rs. 10,000 /-
  • Third place – Rs 5,000 /-
  • All participating students will be issued participation certificates.
  • Prize money is subject to TDS.

Deadline for Submission

June 9th, 2024


Email: [email protected]

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