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4th Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam National Legal Essay Competition in India, 2019

Legal Aid & Awareness is essential for just and proper society as well as the effective judicial system. Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides for equal justice and free legal aid. There have been significant developments in the area of legal and awareness in the last one year in India.

Looking at these changes, the theme of the 4th edition has been chosen aptly. This competition will result in very good quality essays deliberating various issues & challenges
with regards to legal aid and awareness in India.

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Theme:- Legal Aid & Awareness in India: Issues & Challenges

Eligibility and Awards:

The Competition is open only for LL.B., LL.M. & Ph.D. students studying in any of the recognized Law Schools / Colleges / Departments of the Universities in India. No Coauthorship is allowed. Certificate, Cash prizes & Memento will be given to best three essays.

First Rank: INR 5,000, Second Rank: INR 3,000 & Third Rank INR 2,000. In case of a tie, the essay will be sent for further evaluation to experts. All participants will be given an e-certificate of
participation for submission of an essay.

The essay should be original (not published earlier or extracted from other sources) in English, 5000 to 7000 thousand words (Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing) including footnotes and references (endnote). Title of the page should carry all details like name, affiliation, email id, mobile no. of the participants. Students should also send a scanned copy of a valid ID card along with the essay.

How to Apply: 

Essay to be sent in a word file to email id probono.in-at-gmail.com on or before November 15, 2017. All good quality essays will be published in the form of a book/journal/magazine/electronic.

All good quality essays will be published in the form of a book/journal/magazine/electronic resource or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate, subject to a sufficient number of essays. All entries shall be deemed to be the property of the organizer. The organizer has complete discretion about the publication of the essay in any form. Essays will be judged by faculties from elite law institutions in India based on parameters like content, the flow of the presentation, critical & innovating thinking, reference, language, etc.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2019

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