1st Article Writing Competition on Legal Aspects of Coronavirus Pandemic by NLU Odisha: Submit by May 10

About the Institute

National Law University Odisha is a National Law University in India located at Cuttack, Odisha. It was established in 2008 under the National Law University Odisha Act, commencing its first batch from July 2009.

About the Competition

National Law University Odisha is organising its 1st Article Writing Competition on Legal Aspects of Coronavirus Pandemic.

There are seldom times when the survivability of humanity is tested and the current situation is one of those. The recent outbreak of Covid-19 has to put test people’s patience, resilience and determination to survive against the unseen enemy.

One of the ways in which such pandemic can be prevented is through the implementation of different kinds of laws addressing a variety of issues like the supply of essential commodities, ban against public gathering, implementation of section 144 and varied other issues.

The idea of the competition is to make analyse the different action taken by the government in such drastic times and whether such action is being taken under the ambit of law or not.

Who can Participate?

  • Academicians, Researchers and Ph.D./Doctoral Scholars from the field law.
  • Law students pursuing bachelors or masters in law (UG and PG)
  • Advocates, NGOs and Think Tank.
  • Government officers and employees of Government undertaking
  • Representatives of Regulatory Bodies.


The centre invites articles on the theme of “Legal Aspects of Coronavirus Pandemic”. Some of the topics under the theme are as follows:

  • Public Health and Human rights
  • Evaluation of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
  • The legality of Quarantine powers
  • Assessment of Emergency Health Powers
  • Is Coronavirus pandemic an Act of God?
  • Fake news and Covid-19
  • Prisons – Parole – Pandemic
  • Legal issues between employers and employees during epidemic/pandemic
  • Legal implications of a PHIEC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) by WHO
  • Justification of imposing Article 144 in various parts of the country
  • The course of Legal Development: Spanish Flu 1920 to Covid-19.
  • Legal issues of Academic institutions' closures
  • Medical Law and coronavirus

The above topics are only suggestive in nature and any article dealing with any other topic related to the theme shall be due consideration.

Submission Details

All the articles should strictly adhere to the guidelines. Any article found not following the same shall be outrightly rejected. The guidelines are as follows:

  • The title of the article should be appropriate.
  • The article must be within 2000 words excluding footnotes.
  • Plagiarism up to 15% is allowed.
  • Full names of both author and co-author along with designation and contact number(s) must be given.
  • Method of citation must be Oscola.
  • The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing.
  • A margin of 4 centimetres shall be left on all sides of the paper.
  • The paper shall be in MS Word Format.
  • Co-authorship is allowed not more than 2 people.
  • The copyright of the article shall lie with the centre.
  • The results shall be declared on 18th June 2020.
  • All the entries shall be sent to cdml[at]nluo.ac.in.

There will be no registration fee for the competition. The last date of submission is 10th May 11:59 PM. Any articles received after the deadline shall not be given any consideration.


  • Top 10 articles shall be published in the blog of the Centre.
  • Every participant shall be given participation certificate provided articles follow the necessary guidelines.

Contact Details

Faculty Advisor: Megha Sadhu: 9777008438/7978106100

Convenor: Sagnik Sarkar: 7044091480/9348024929

Co-Convenor: Mukesh Kumar: 8077806022

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