7th edition of the Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition

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7th edition of the Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition

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About us

CLS was founded in 2014 with the primary objective of providing a platform to foster discussions and debate on issues of corporate law and related topics, inculcate an interest in the subject and allow students to gain a practitioner’s perspective. This is facilitated by inviting our eminent alumni to deliver lectures on developments and emerging trends in the realm of corporate law and related areas. We also hold our flagship event, the Essay Competition, which provides a platform for students from Universities of Law all across the country to contribute to the corporate law academia, and to forward the discourse on the subject matter. 

About Pranita Mehta Memorial Article Writing Competition

The Essay Competition is annually organized by CLS in memory of the Late. Ms. Pranita Mehta, an extremely talented student of NLUJ was accorded several laurels for her academic endeavors. She was among the first ones to get recruited from the Batch 2017 by one of India’s top law firms. The Essay Competition attracts participation from hundreds of law students from premier law schools across India and offers prizes worth Rs. 50,000/- to the winners. In the previous years, we have associated with leading law firms such as L&L Offices, J. Sagar Associates, Khaitan & Co., and so on – the Partners of such firms have judged the Essay Competition. The Competition aims to foster stimulating and innovative discussions on contemporary developments in the corporate law sphere through academic research and writing.

Eligibility Criteria

All students pursuing undergraduate (three/five year) or post-graduate law degrees from any law school/university/college recognized by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the Competition.


The winners will be awarded the following exciting prize money:

  • First Prize: Rs. 25,000/-
  • Second Prize: Rs. 15,000/-
  • Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
  • Publication with JCLG: The winning essay will also be published in the well-reputed Journal on Corporate Law and Governance [“JCLG”].
  • Internship with IndusLaw: Top three winners of the Competition will also get the opportunity to intern with IndusLaw.
  • Merit Certificates: Top ten submissions will also be given merit certificates.


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Submission Guidelines

  • The submission shall be made only in MS Word format (.doc/.docx). PDF form shall not be accepted.
  • Formatting Guidelines:
    • Font and Size of Main Text and Footnote: Times New Roman, 12 Points for the main text, and Times New Roman, 10 Points for footnotes.
    • Size and Alignment: A4 Size with 1 Inch Margin; all text except headings should be justified.
    • Footnoting: The participant has to adopt a uniform style of citation throughout the document.
    • Spacing: Submission should be 1.5-spaced (except footnotes which may be single-spaced).
    • Word Limit: Word limit of the submission is 2500 – 3500 words (excluding abstract and footnotes). The abstract should not be more than 300 words.
    • Plagiarism: Any submission that is found to be plagiarized beyond 25% shall be disqualified from the competition.
    • Anonymity: The participant shall not include his/her name in the submission’s text in any form.
    • Co-Authorship: Co-authorship, up to two people, is allowed.
  • Any previously published entry would not be permitted.
  • Copyright of the submission shall remain with CLS.
  • In case of any conflicts, CLS shall be the final authority on the guidelines.
  • In case a participant is submitting an assignment/project, which has been submitted to their university’s Turnitin repository, CLS requires the participants to submit the associated Turnitin report via email indicating that the plagiarism percentage is less than 25%.
  • No registration fee is required to participate in the competition.

Important Dates

Registration: Interested students must register with CLS by December 31, 2022 [11:59 PM] in order to confirm their interest in participation. Click here to register.

Submission: Participants must submit their essays by January 26, 2023 [11:59 PM]. Click here to submit your article.


In case of any queries, CLS may be reached at cls@nlujodhpur.ac.in or at +91-99712 50775 (Nishant Sharma) and +91-9760514464 (Anurag Singh).

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7th edition of the Pranita Mehta, Essay Writing Competition