You, Amend Your Constitution! 4.0 by UPES, Society of Constitution Law & Human Rights: Cash Prize, E-certificate of Merit, Register by Nov 21

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Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights, UPES is organising the 4th edition of You, Amend Your Constitution.

AboutUPES School of Law

UPES, School of Law was established in the year 2007 to produce competent legal professionals. Since, then it has been a pioneer in grooming modern-day legal professionals with a multi-disciplinary edge by providing specialized courses in Energy Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Taxation Law, Techno-legal Law, Media Law, and others.

About Society of Constitution Law & Human Rights

SCLHR is a forum dedicated to promoting research, increasing students’ ability to interpret the law to the changing situations, spread awareness of issues dealing with Comparative Constitutional Law & Human Rights. The Society’s mission is to promote research dealing with Constitutional Law & Human Rights topics; to make the Constitution and human rights a subject matter to read, explore, discuss, debate and deliberate upon by the students beyond the classrooms.

About the Event

It gives us immense pleasure to apprise you that the Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights (SCLHR), established under the aegis of UPES School of Law, Dehradun, celebrates 72 years of our Indian Constitution. The Society has planned a week-long celebration to mark this auspicious occasion. In this furtherance, we are pleased to announce the fourth edition of “You, Amend Your Constitution.”

The objective of this event is to provide an opportunity to the students to propose amendments to the Constitution based on their rational thoughts and defend it with their analogy and reasoning. The competition is divided into two segments, the first being the written submission followed by oral arguments.

Theme

The theme of the event is Comparative Constitutionalism. This could include any article, principle, and jurisprudence in the Constitution of the world that participants might want to have/repeal/amend in the Indian Constitution.

Round 1

The first round of the competition involves the written submission. The participants will be required to submit a written draft about the amendments they are proposing. A panel of Judges will review the submission and hold the right to select and reject it based on the choice of arguments and reasoning, knowledge of the law, and concluding remarks.

Submission Guidelines (Round 1)

  • The submission should be an original work.
  • The written submissions should be of minimum 500 words and maximum 1000 words.
  • Citations can be included as endnotes in the Bluebook format (20th edition)
  • The body of the submission must be in Times New Roman, Font Size-12, and with 1.5 line spacing,
  • The main text of the submission should be justified.
  • The submission shall not contain the name of the participant. The name of the participant should be provided in a separate cover letter (Link will be provided to all participants to upload the written submissions)
  • Plagiarism should not be more than 10%.
  • The submission must be sent MS Word format.

Format of the Written Document

  1. Title
  2. Identification of Chapter/Article you want to amend
  3. Jurisprudence of the other Constitutional Article (Only if it’s included)
  4. Arguments and reasoning
  5. Conclusion

Round 2

Based on the marks obtained in the first round, ten written drafts will be selected for the second round, the oral round. The said round would be hosted in hybrid mode.

Each participant will be given 15 minutes, out of which 7 minutes will be allotted for the opening statement by the participant, and the remaining 8 minutes are saved for a question-answer round by a panel of judges. The participants will be judged on how comprehensibly they bring out their analogy for the proposed amendment and based on their answers to the judges’ questions.

Participation Eligibility

Students pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees in any field of study can participate in the competition.

Registration link is here: https://bit.ly/3DiBFgq.  

Important Dates

  • 21st November 2021: Last date for Registration
  • 23rd November 2021: Last date for Write-up submissions (till 12 am)
  • 26th November 2021: Result Announcement for Round 1(till evening)
  • 27th November 2021: Orals Round and Results (through hybrid platforms)

Award

  • Winner: Rs. 7000/- + E-certificate of Merit
  • Runner up: Rs. 5000/- + E-certificate of merit
  • Second Runner up: Rs. 3000/- + E-certificate of merit

Note: Certificate of merit will be provided to the top 10 participants and participation certificates to all the participants.

Contact Information

In case of any query contact:

Reet Kaur: Student Convenor, SCLHR: +91 7905031958

Krishna Singh: Student Co-Convenor, SCLHR: +91 9771882431

E-mail ID: sclhr@ddn.upes.ac.in

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