ILS Alternate Judgment Writing Competition 2016: Register by Dec 1; Prizes Worth Rs.23K

ILS Pune is organising an Alternate Judgment Writing Competition in 2016.


Any Law College or Law University can send only one entry.

The team of student researchers shall consist of 3 members. The student authors of the alternate judgment shall be pursuing the 5-year or 3-year law course.

The Competition

The competition will have two rounds:

First Round – All alternate judgments received will be assessed, and 5 will be selected for the second round. Each of the 3 members of the teams shall author any two of the below mentioned parts of the judgement:

  1. Relevant Legislations
  2. Position in other jurisdictions
  3. The arguments of the petitioner;
  4. The arguments of the respondents;
  5. Issues
  6. Reasoning of the court

The members shall specify which parts have been authored by them in their entries.

Second Round – 5 selected teams shall make oral presentations of their drafts in the ILS Law College, before a distinguished panel of jury. By draw of lots the roles of the team members can be switched. This is done to assess team-work and a thorough understanding of the judgement by all team members.

The selected teams will be informed by 1st week of February 2016. The teams shall be given a reasonable period of time to prepare for oral presentations.

The Alternate judgment

The subject of the alternate judgment writing is the Supreme Court order in D.K. Aruna v. Sate of Telangana and ors [Writ Petition No. 512/2015]. A copy of the mentioned order has been attached. The teams may refer to the following link for further details of the order;

For more information click HERE.

The alternate judgment may be submitted as follows:

  • Language- English
  • Word limit – 4000 words (including foot notes)
  • Format – MSWord
  • Font – Times New Roman
  • Font size- 12 for text, 10 for footnotes
  • Page numbers – bottom center
  • A cover page stating the name of the competition, the name of your institution and the names of student authors, with the signatures of each student author
  • The alternate judgment shall begin on the next page.
  • Do not state any matter in the alternate judgment (except the cover page) that might reveal your identity or of your institution.


To register for the competition

  • Prepare and print the alternate judgment
  • Pay registration fees of Rs.500/- by Demand Draft drawn on a nationalized bank in favor of ‘Principal, ILS Law College’
  • Prepare a covering letter by typing in Bold the Title of the Competition as Subject. This letter shall contain the details of the Student Researchers of the team and should be signed by the Head of the Institution or Department, stating
    • the name of your institution,
    • email and local address of your institution
    • names, emails, mobile / telephone numbers of each student author,
    • Photographs and signatures of each student author.
  • Post the copy of the alternate judgment, Demand Draft and covering letter to the following address: Principal, [in the care of Centre for Public Law], ILS Law College, Law College Road (Chiplunkar Road), Pune 411004, Maharashtra State, India.
  • Also send a Scanned Copy of your DD and a soft copy of your alternate judgment in MSWord format by email to with “Second Alternate Judgment 2016” in the subject of the mail.
  • The Printed and Soft Copy of the Draft of the Alternate judgment and DD of Rs. 500/- must reach us on or before 1 December 2015.



Dr. Sanjay Jain

Student Coordinators

Aishwarya Gupta 8806516757, Gauri Shidhaye 9920265547, Manav Mutneja 8698063435, Akrity Abhilasha 9561780236.

For more information click HERE.

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