NLSIR – Herbert Smith Freehills India Essay Competition 2013

[The following is an announcement from the National Law School of India Review (NLSIR)]

The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) in association with Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the Herbert Smith Freehills India Essay Competition 2013. The Competition is open to undergraduate law students from NLSIU, Bangalore, NALSAR, Hyderabad, WBNUJS, Kolkata, NLU, Jodhpur, NLU, Delhi, GNLU, Gujarat, NLIU, Bhopal, NLU, Odisha, Jindal Global Law School, and School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

The topics for this year’s Competition are:

(1) Corporate Social Responsibility in the new Companies Act: A Critical Perspective

(2) The implications of BALCO v. Kaiser Aluminium: A practitioner’s perspective

The two best essays per topic win prizes of Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 12,500 respectively along with certificates.

The winning essays will also be considered for publication in the next issue of NLSIR in accordance with the Editorial Policy of the journal.

The deadline for submission is 11.59 P.M., 29 May, 2013.

The word limit is 3000 words inclusive of footnotes but excluding the abstract and bibliography.

Joint authorship is not permitted. The entries must be accompanied by a 300 word abstract and should follow a uniform system of citation. For further details regarding the structure and evaluation criteria, please refer to the submission guidelines that have been sent to the participating colleges.

All entries are required to be submitted via e-mail as a PDF document to

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