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Essay Competition in Constitutional Law by NLSIU, Bangalore [Gold Medal]: Submit by Aug 28 [Extended Deadline]


National Law School of India University, Bangalore invites entries for the 26ᵗʰ Annual H.M. Seervai Essay Competition in Constitutional Law.


The National Law School of India University is a public law school and a National Law University located in Bangalore, Karnataka. 

About the Competition

In 1997, Senior Advocate Navroz Seervai instituted a Gold Medal in the name of the distinguished jurist, the late H.M. Seervai, for the best original essay written on the themes specified in Indian Constitutional Law. Over the years, this essay writing competition has become a prestigious event for law students all over India. The significant rise every year in the number of contributions from the student community shows their mark of respect and tribute to one of the greatest legal luminaries of our country, Hormasji Maneckji Seervai.

Topic for 2022

How should the Supreme Court of India reshape the law of arrest and bail?


Students currently enrolled in an LL.B. / B.A., LL.B. / BBA, LL.B./B.Com., or LL.B. regular mode programme in any recognised Law School / College / University in India may make a submission.

Submission Guidelines

  • Each entry should be an original, unpublished, single-authored essay in English.
  • Every essay must clear anti-plagiarism checks.
  • Entries should be formatted in Times New Roman, size 12 font, double-spaced on an A4 sheet, & carefully referenced using the OSCOLA citation style.
  • Word limit: 7,000-10,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
  • Submit the entries on the link provided at the end of this post.

Awards & Prizes

Participants in this pan-India essay competition stand a chance to win the prestigious H.M. Seervai Gold Medal from NLSIU.

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please write to hmse[at]nls.ac.in

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Click here for the official notification of the Essay Competition by NLSIU


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