Lexshastra in its endeavour to promote legal writing among law students is hosting the 1st edition of the article writing competition, “LEKHSHASTRA”.
Lexshastra is an emerging and highly regarded Indian legal portal focusing on laws, government, and more. LexShastra serves as a platform that aims at providing knowledge and advancements in legal literature, in all it’s a one-stop destination for everything related to law.
Details the Event
The students by participating in this competition will get a chance to deliberate and elucidate on various contemporary legal issues.
Not only do the winners get a chance to intern under a reputed law firm and avail discounts, but this competition will also act as an opportunity for all the young and ambitious students who aspire to sharpen their legal research and writing skills.
Word limit: 1500-2000 words
Medical Negligence Law
Please note that the above mentioned are merely categories under which a participant is allowed to write their article, a title for the same must be made by each participant.
All students across India enrolled in UG/PG programs.
Registration and Submission Procedure
To abide by the guidelines and to maintain the quality, sanctity, uniformity, and smooth sailing of the article writing competition, there are a number of guidelines the participant(s) need(s) to follow before submitting their article.
The guidelines are as follows:
The Competition is open for all the students currently pursuing their under-graduation/post-graduation courses from any recognized university/college in India or across the world.
All the participants will have to mail their submissions to: email@example.com with subject. (Eg: Subject- Submissions for Lekhshastra & Body- Authors details)
The article needs to be submitted in Microsoft Word (.docx) and PDF format. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style. Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5. (For Endnotes Font size: 10, Line spacing:1)
The participant/participants need/needs to complete the whole Article in 1500 – 2000 words. This limit shall be exclusive of any explanatory endnotes that are added. Non-adherence of the word limit shall lead to strict disqualification from the competition.
Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 persons is permitted, the registration fee for a single participant is Rs. 100 and for co-authorship, the registration fee is Rs. 200. There will be a restriction of one article per author/one article per co-authors. Multiple submissions from the same author will not be entertained and the latest shall be accepted.
No citation is allowed, only references are permitted as it is an opinion-based Article Writing Competition. Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news article and other legal texts must be added as hyperlinks in-text. Where sources are not available as open-source documents, Endnotes may be added adhering to the uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.
The submissions should be unpublished, original and not under review with any similar platform. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in the rejection of the article summarily with no chance for improvement. The organizers are very particular about plagiarism as it defeats the purpose of the competition. Hence, the participants are advised to take care of the same.
Every participant shall give a signed undertaking that the article has not been published on any other platform.
The last date for submission is 3rd May 2021 before 6 p.m. and the results will be announced on 10th May 2021.
Fee and Payment Details
Single author: INR Rs. 100/-
Co-author: INR Rs. 200/-
Name: Shyam Sunder
IFSC Code: SBIN0030456
Account Number: 20339192405
Bank: State Bank of India
Account Type: Savings
UPI/PAYTM/GOOGLE PAY: +91-7417973799
A certificate of participation shall be e-mailed to all participants who have successfully submitted the article.
The top 3 authors will get the opportunity to intern at the esteemed P & P Law Chambers.
The top 5 articles will be published on the Lexshastra website.
The authors of the top 3 articles can avail of a 60% discount on the Moot Masters Club of The Legal Chronicles.
The authors of the consecutive 5 articles can avail a 60% discount on the Training Program of Legal Research and Writing by The Legal Chronicles.
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