Article Writing Competition by NotJustLex: No Registration Fees, Register by April 5

About NotJustLex

NotJustLex offers certain specialised moderated classroom programmes and online programmes, with the intend to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and expectations of law firms, corporates, and clients. They focus primarily on participatory learning. It’s a platform for young lawyers and law students.

About the article writing competition

NotJustLex is organising an article writing competition around COVID-19 related legal issues.

All law students, management students, research scholars and young legal professionals are invited to explore their own views on the below-mentioned topics. This theme has been decided to test the legal knowledge, research aptitude, comparative analysis and writing skills of the participants.

This competition will be conducted and managed by NotJustLex.


COVID-19: Impact on Commercial Contracts (guidance note: focus on clauses pertaining to “force majeure” and “ doctrine of frustration”)

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COVID-19: Your Legal Rights In a Quarantine (guidance note: focus on Indian laws; you may make a comparative analysis with the laws of other jurisdictions)


Category A: Law students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), management students, research scholars and other undergraduate students interested to write on this theme are eligible to participate.

Category B: Young legal professionals with not more than PQE of 2 years.

  • Co-authorship is not allowed.
  • The article should be the original work of the participant and must not exceed 3000 words. All articles should only be in English. Any kind of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Bluebook 20th edition should be adhered to for the purpose of citations.
  • The submission shall be made in both (a) “doc. or docx.” and (b) “PDF” format.
  • The submission should strictly be in the following form: Font: Time New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line
  • Spacing- 1.5, Alignment: Justified


All participants must register themselves by sending an email to info[at] specifying the category, topic and their personal details, with the subject line, clearly mentioning: “Registration Cat [A/B]- Topic [1/2].

Registration can be done anytime before the 5th of April 2020.

Submission Procedure

The submission should only be sent to info[at] with the subject line clearly mentioning: “Submission Cat [A/B]- Topic [1/2]”.

Important Dates

  • Last date for ‘Registration’: 5th April 2020
  • Last date for ‘Submission’: 14th April 2020
  • Announcement of ‘Results’: 26th April 2020
  • Dispatching of ‘E-certificates’: 3rd May 2020


For each Category A and Category B, separately:

  1. First place will be awarded a cash prize of INR 8000 and a ‘Certificate of Excellence’
  2. Second place will be awarded a cash prize of INR 3000 and a ‘Certificate of Excellence’
  3. All participants will be provided with a certification of participation.

Contact Information

E-mail ID: info[at]

Official Link: click here.


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