1st Annual SLR-Sage Essay Competition

The Socio-Legal Review, the student edited peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in collaboration with Sage Publications, is organising the 1st Annual SLR-Sage Essay Competition. The topics are as follows:

1.John Milbank argues that, “Liberal principles will always ensure that the rights of the individual override those of the group.” For this reason, he concludes, “liberalism cannot defend corporate religious freedom.” Discuss the 2010 Babri Masjid verdict in light of this statement.

2. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy: On Whether and How the Indian Companies Act, 1956 can be used to make a case for imposing social responsibility on corporations?

3. Are Whistleblowers the New Age Journalists? Critique in Light of WikiLeaks.

First Prize: 10000 INR
Second Prize: 5000 INR
Third Prize: 2500 INR

All three essays will be published on SLR’s website: www.sociolegalreview.in.


1. Submissions should be sent as soft copies to “[email protected]” in .doc or docx format only. Please state your name and contact information, including your university and year of study,on a separate page and not in the text of the essay. The title of the mail should be “Essay Submission 2011”.
2. The deadline for submissions is 1st April, 2011.
3. The length of the essay should be between 2500 and 3000 words.
4. Any clarifications should be sent with the title “Essay Competition Query” to
[email protected]. Joint submissions are not permitted.
5. The competition is open to any student anywhere in the world pursuing an undergraduate degree during the course of this event. It is open to students from all streams, including law.

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