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NLUO – Ganesh & Co. National Maritime Law Essay Writing Competition [July 28]: Results Declared!

NLUO - Ganesh & Co. Essay Writing

TheĀ Centre for Maritime Law, NLUOĀ andĀ Ganesh & Co., MumbaiĀ areĀ pleased to announce the resultsĀ of theĀ 1st NLUO-Ganesh & Co. National Maritime Law Essay Writing Competition, 2019.Ā We sincerely thank all the participants for their stupendous effortsĀ in submittingĀ the essays.

Following are the results of the competition:Ā 

PositionTitle of the EssayAuthor(s)Author’s University
WinnerIs Shipbreaking along Indian Coasts Really Green? A Comparative Analysis of Indian Domestic Laws in light of International LawAnanya SharmaArmy Institute of Law, Mohali
1st Runner-upRefugees at Sea: New Dimensions to Maritime Search & RescueDisha VermaSymbiosis Law School, Pune
2nd Runner-upSouth China Sea: China’s Inroad to Global DiplomacyDebby JainLaw Centre-1, Faculty of Law, Delhi University

Additionally, the following essays have been selected for publication:

Title of the EssayAuthor(s)Authorā€™s University
Deep Sea Mining: A Benefit to the Mankind or Commercialisation of Common Heritage of MankindSwetha SethubaskaranSchool Of Excellence in Law
Pre-eminence of Preferred Seats in Maritime Arbitration – A Critical Review of Relevant Factors and Global TrendsAditya SethiSchool of Law, Christ
Piracy and Prosecution ChallengesVivek Pandey,

Geetika Vyas

Symbiosis Law School, Noida
Blockchain Bill of Lading: The Way ForwardDevika Radha,

Neel Vasant

Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Effect of Climate on Maritime ZonesAshish SinghNational Law University Odisha
The Role of Arbitration in International Maritime DisputesRam KumarChanakya National Law University, Patna
Piracy and Marine Terrorism: An Indian PerspectiveRishank TiwariNational Law University Odisha

We congratulate the winners and wish them all the success for their future endeavours.

Here is the link to theĀ official office order.Ā 

Original Post

About the organisations and competition

The Centre for Maritime Law, NLUO in collaboration with Ganesh & Company, Mumbai is organising the 1st NLUO – Ganesh & Co. National Maritime Law Essay Writing Competition, 2019.

This competition bestows to act as a perfect opportunity for students to nurture their research and writing skills in the field of Maritime Law. Maritime Law is a fundamental branch that governs commerce and navigation on the sea.

It regulates a broad ambit of claims related to customs and excise regulation; fishing industries; insurance claim; employment issues of crew members; pollution by vessels; salvage operation; and piracy, etc. Awareness of such an important field is very much required among law students and legal fraternity.

Also, through this essay competition, the Centre seeks to encourage scholarly discussion among the students from the field of law.


We welcome submissions from all law students enrolled in 5 Year Integrated LLB, 3 Year LLB, LLM programme.


  • Jurisdictional and enforcement issues in International Maritime Laws.
  • Drafting of national laws to complement international law for effective enforcement: Indian context.
  • Maritime boundaries and dispute in Indian Ocean Region.
  • The role of arbitration in shipping law.
  • Piracy and Maritime Terrorism.
  • Autonomous Ships, and investment decisions.
  • Effect of climate change on Maritime Zones.
  • Emerging technological trends in Shipping and Maritime Industry.
  • Environmental impact through shipping.
  • Intersection of Human Rights and Maritime Law Enforcement.

Note: The above-given themes are merely illustrative, participants are free to choose any theme/topic which pertains to maritime and shipping law.

Submission Procedure

  • There is no registration fee for this competition.
  • The participants are required to register through this Google form on or before 11:59 pm, July 25, 2019.
  • Essays must be sent by email at cmlnluoessay[at] with the Subject ā€œSubmission for 1st NLUO – Ganesh & Co. National Maritime Law Essay Writing Competition 2019ā€. Kindly attach your University/college identity card or bonafide certificate with the mail to help us verify your credentials.
  • The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm, July 28, 2019. Any submission received beyond the deadline will be rejected.

Note: Both the registration date and the date of submissions are different.

Prizes and Affirmative Benefit

  • All the participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.
  • First Prize: Cash reward of 10,000 INR, one-month Internship with our Partner Ganesh & Co. and publication on official Centre for Maritime Law Blog.
  • Second Prize: Cash reward 6,000 INR and publication on official Centre for Maritime Law Blog.
  • Third Prize: Cash reward 4,000 INR and publication on official Centre for Maritime Law Blog.
  • In addition to the top three winners, 7 selected essays will be published on the official blog of Centre for Maritime Law (CML Blog) and the participants will be awarded a publication certificate.

Important Dates

  1. Last Date of Registration: July 25th 2019
  2. Last date of Submission: August 1st 2019
  3. Date of Declaration of Results: September 20th 2019

Contact info

E-mail:Ā cml[at]

Avni Sharma: +91-6265074179

Kartik Bhalotiya: +91-7990316348

Important links

For more information refer to theĀ Brochure.

Please find the official notificationĀ hereĀ 

The website link isĀ here.


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  1. Can I somehow see the articles that won? If yes, where are those available…?