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 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:
Position in other jurisdictions
The arguments of the petitioner;
The arguments of the respondents;
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;
The alternate judgment may be submitted as follows:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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