DES Law College’s Judgment Analysis Competition, 2014 [Feb 14-15]: Submit by Feb 11; Prizes Worth 15K

DES Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune is organising a National Seminar and Judgement Analysis Competition on the 14th and 15th February in the college’s premises.

The cases for judgement analysis are:

1. Lily Thomas v. Union of India and Others, (2013) 7 SCC 653: AIR 2013 SC 2662

2. People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and Another v. Union of India and Another, (2003) 4 SCC 399: AIR 2003 SC 2363

Date of Submission of Entries: Feb. 11


The participant shall choose one judgement only for both the Qualifying and Final Round.


First place gets a cash prize of Rs. 7,000
Second place gets Rs. 5000
Third place gets Rs. 3000

Date and Venue:

The National Judgment Analysis Competition (Qualifying Round) shall be conducted on 14th February 2014 at the Navalmal Firodia Law College, Fergusson College Campus, Fergusson College Road, Pune.

Final Round will be conducted on 15th February, 2014 in Kundanmal Firodia Auditorium, Physiotherapy Building, Gate No. 3, Fergusson College Campus, Pune -411 004.


Each College may send maximum individual two entries.


The competition shall be in English only.

Dress Code:

Suitable professional formal attire.

Identity Card:

Participant must carry his / her valid I-card of the College.

Structure of the Competition & method of short listing:

11th February, 2014: Deadline for participants to submit their analytical papers.
14th February, 2014: Participants visually present their analysis to the panel (Qualifying Round).
15th February, 2014: Participants visually present their analysis to the panel (Final Round) and Declaration of the result.

Structure of Analytical Paper:

1. Cover Page (including case name & citation)
Must be Red if the case primarily involves Criminal & Constitutional provisions of law
Must be Green if the case primarily involves Tort & Constitutional provisions of law
Must be White if the case involves purely Constitutional provisions

2. Table of contents

3. Statutes (including sections) involved.

4. Brief summary of facts (not exceeding 350 words)

5. Abstract of Analysis (not exceeding 350 words)

6. Analysis (not exceeding 2500 words)

7. Index of Authorities
Including case law, bibliography, publications, weblinks etc.
Not including authorities cited in the judgment itself

8. Text of Judgment


Font: Times New Roman

Font size:

for headings: 16 or 14, bold.
for text: 12 with double spacing.
for footnotes: 10 with single spacing.
Pages must have a one inch margin on all sides.

For other details regarding the format and submission, please refer to the rules, regulations and guidelines of the competition HERE.


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