The Rostrum Essay Competition, 2014

The competition is meant for undergraduate law students interested in academic legal writing. The competition aims to cater to a large number of law students by enabling them in writing on legal topics of their own choice and 230 Abstracts were contributed to Rostrum Essay Competition 2013 out of which 100 got selected The competition was bundled with lots of rewards to compliment the hard work of the participants.

The essay must be written in English.

Only one submission is allowed per author.

Co- Authorship is allowed for the maximum of 2 students.

The essay should be original work of the authors and should not have been published in any form or manner before. Alkemia Legal Education Ventures will not be responsible for any claims made by any parties regarding copyright infringements in the works submitted by authors.


The Paper should be typed in MS Word format only. The sub heading should be in Font size 14, Bold, Times New Roman, Left alignment. The main text should be in Font 12, Normal, Times New Roman and Justified and end notes should be in font size 10, Left aligned.1.5 inter cellular spaces.

In case if you are using the graphs, tables and figures in the paper. Also attach photo of the particular item to the email with the paper.


The submission shall consist of an abstract, essay and bibliography.

The abstract should not exceed 350 words, and a title and keywords must be attached.

The paper must have an introduction and conclusion. Authors should use endnotes and use of footnotes is prohibited.

The essay should not be less than 3,000 and more than 4,000 words (excluding endnotes).

Endnotes must conform to authoritative standard rules of legal citation and must include a description of each authority adequate to allow a reasonable reader to identify and locate the authority in a publication of general circulation.

It is advised that Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition) be followed.


Submission of Abstracts: October 15, 2014

Notification of Abstract Selection: October 18, 2014

Last date of Registration (Online): October 25, 2014

Submission of Final Essays: November 30, 2014

Declaration of Result and Publication of Selected Essays: December 20, 2014


1.Cash Prize:

Winner – Rs 25,000

1st Runner up – Rs 15,000

2nd Runner up – Rs 10,000

A registration fee of Rs. 1000 (One Thousand Rupees) shall be required to be paid by the participants to register for the competition.

Only those participants whose abstracts are selected will be required to register and pay the respective amount. Provision of waiver of registration fee is also available for eligible participants.

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