Category: Essay Competitions

NUJS Kolkata’s 1st Environmental Law Essay Competition 2013; Submit by Sep 15

Themes: 1. A Critique of the Biodiversity Act: Legal Loopholes and Suggestions 2. Environment Impact Assessment: Do we really need a shift from EIA? 3. Implementation of the Forest Act, 2006 in Tiger Reserves: An interplay between the Indian Forests Act, 1927 and the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 in areas declared to be critical habitats for tigers

Christ University’s National Legal Essay Writing Competition, 2013; Submit by Oct 30; Prize Money of 15k, 10k, 7.5k

Themes: Death Penalty – Is It Ever Justified? Judicial Activism v. Judicial Restraint: The Indian Disarray Guarding the Guardians – Need For Stronger Judicial Accountability? Is Constitution On Par With The Philosophy of Intellectual Property Rights? Retrospective Amendments – Constitutionally Legitimate?

2nd Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition, 2013; “Age of Criminal Responsibility”; Prizes of 10k, 8k, 5k; Submit by Sep 30

The topic "Age of Criminal Responsibility" is one that bears extreme social relevance upon criminal jurisprudence relating to juvenile justice system in India. The 'Nirbhaya Case' has generated strong discussion for revisiting and broadening the age range for fixing criminal responsibility for heinous serious criminal offences by Juveniles.

NHRC’s Hindi Essay Competition on “66 Years of Independence & the Condition of Dalits”; Submit by June 30; Only for Dalits

National Human Rights Commission is organizing Essay writing competition in Hindj for the Dalits (Scheduled caste) on the subject "66 years of independence & the condition of Dalits : An evaluation" in a bid to encourage creative writing in Hindi on various subjects pertaining to Human Rights.