Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) started out as a student-run movement in 2010 from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. Founded by Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, the movement seeks to empower underprivileged students and help them transform into leading lawyers and community advocates by giving them access to quality legal education.
As a step towards its objectives, IDIA – Kerala Chapter wishes to provide a platform for the voices of the people to be heard. They intend to provide an opportunity for interested students to showcase their legal articulation proficiency and test the legal acumen of the budding minds.
About the Judgement Writing Competition
IDIA Kerala Chapter which is run by the students of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is organizing a judgement writing competition for law students. This is the 1st edition of the IDIA (Kerala Chapter) Judgment Writing Competition 2019.
Participation and Qualifications
Qualifications of Team members: The Competition is open to students enrolled full time in a university, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Law, at the time of Competition. Students enrolled in research degrees are not eligible to participate.
Authorization for Team Members: Students registered to participate in the competition may be required to produce a bonafide letter/a copy of the college ID card from their institution.
Number of Members: The participation is open to an individual entry or a team of no more than two members.
Registration and Nature of the Competition
Registration for the competition can be completed by filling the google form. The judgment writing competition will be conducted in online form and submissions can be emailed to nualsteam[at]idialaw.com.
The last date of registration and payment of fees shall be 18th October 2019. The registration fee shall be Rs. 150 for an individual participant and Rs. 300 for a team of two members.
Changes to the registered information will not normally be permitted. Exceptional circumstances may be brought to the attention of the OC through email, who may permit modifications on a discretionary basis. The decision of the OC shall be final in this regard.
After registration, participants will be provided with a Code, which will serve as their unique identifier for submitting the judgment.
Google Pay: aashnadev04@oksbi
Name of the Account Holder: Ashna D
Account Number: 36959802328
IFSC Code: SBIN0070664
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Branch: Thiruvambady, Thrissur (Kerala)
Note: All participants shall inform the OC, through email, about the payment of registration fee with relevant transaction details.
Submission of the Judgement
The Judgment must be sent to the OC (nualsteam[at]idialaw.com) latest by 11:59 p.m. 26th October 2019. It is the responsibility of the teams to ensure that there are no technical problems with the attached files. Amongst other reasons, delays on account of technology, infrastructure, equipment and conflicting schedules will not be condoned.
The subject line should only contain Team/Participant Code. For example, the subject line for team 13 will read as follows: ‘Team 13’. No other identifying information should be included in this mail.
Each judgment should be electronically submitted in both Microsoft Word (.docx) and PDF (.pdf) formats. Each PDF file must be saved directly from the corresponding MS- Word file and the two must be alike in all respects.
Date of Notification: 26th September 2019
Last date for Registration: 25th October 2019 [Extended]
Last Date for seeking clarifications: 10th October 2019
Date of release of clarifications: 19th October 2019
Last date for submissions: 30th October 2019 [Extended]
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