IJLMS 1st Justice HR Khanna Memorial Essay Competition 2016: Submit by May 15 [UPDATE]

* This is to intimate you that due to the high volume of registrations received for the Essay Competition 2016, it is decided hereby that there shall be an Abstract Selection Round where the Top Twenty Abstracts shall be chosen for the Competition.


IJLMS is hosting the 1st Justice H.R. Khanna Memorial Essay Competition 2016 in association with IP Markets, Hyderabad.

It is a unique medium of identifying and recognizing one of the most important contributions that the judge has made to the Constitution and the democratic spirit of India.

The competition shall look into various insights about how the Constitution has evolved and principles and seeds of integrity and nationalism sown by judges like H.R. Khanna have reaped in light of the Judicial Activism in India today.

Judicial Activism is on the rise in India. Judges like H.R. Khanna have, for long, preserved the integrity of the judiciary and protected the Fundamental Rights in desperate times. Such spirit of the Judiciary is indomitable in India.

Today, Judicial Activism is understood by many as Judiciary transgressing into the dominion of the Legislature. There is a need to relook at how Judicial Activism is paving in India as opposed to other countries.

A comparative analysis would be imperative to make.

We consider that the area of law is too vast in the current theme.


The theme for the competition is: “Is Judicial Activism paving the right way in India?

The Sub-Themes include

  1. Comparative Analysis of trends of Judicial Activism
  2. Growth of PIL & Judicial Activism
  3. Judicial Appointments and Activism
  4. Obsolete Laws and Judicial Activism
  5. Intolerance and Freedom of Speech & Judiciary’s Response

Any other sub-theme may be chosen by the authors

Early-Bird Waiver

The Early Bird Registrations is free for the first 25 Participants.

The Participants may use ‘EARLYBIRD’ coupon code at the time of checkout.


The competition is open for LLB and LLM students of all law colleges/departments of law of all universities.


The Winner shall get a Cash Prize of Rs. 4000/- and publication of his essay in IJLMS Special Edition May 2016 and an Internship offer with IPMARKETS.

The Runner-Up shall get a Cash Prize of Rs. 2000/- and publication of his essay in IJLMS Special Edition May 2016 and an Internship offer with IPMARKETS.

All Participants shall receive their Certificate of Participation via email. 


The last date for registration is 15th May, 2016

The last date for submission of abstracts is 20th May, 2016

The Top Twenty Abstracts shall be chosen for the competition and shall be notified by 22nd May, 2016

The authors are then advised to work on the complete essays and the last date for submission of essays is 29th May, 2016

No extensions shall be granted for the submission of essay.

The Results of the competition shall be declared by 15th June, 2016

Submission Procedure

The Participants have to register HERE at the earliest and submit their essay at the prescribed deadline mentioned therein.

The candidates may email their essay to [email protected]


Email Address – [email protected]

Phone Number – +91-7773901458

For further details, click HERE.


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