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AmicusX National Essay Competition

Welcome to the third edition.

We understand that the legal field can be competitive and challenging, and that's why we're dedicated to helping students inculcate their legal acumen beyond the traditional wisdom. We intend to foster legal creativity among the students, which help us come up with an unique blend of simple, yet challenging topics that involve law, as well as the larger landscape in which the law operates. 

Important Details


Registration starts

May 7, 2024

Registration ends

June 7, 2024


Registration fee

Rs. 500/- (Single author essays),

Rs. 700/- (Co-authored essays)

Submission & Result

Submissions start

May 28, 2024

Submissions end

June 28, 2024

Result Declaration

July 7, 2024


First Prize

Rs. 5,000/-

Second Prize

Rs. 3,000/-

Certificate of Participation will be e-mailed to every author who submits an essay. 

Broad Themes 

​Participants are encouraged to pick and choose any topic that is covered under the following broad themes.

  • Constitutional Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Insolvency Law

  • Arbitration Law

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Suggested Topics

While the Participants have the liberty to choose any topic from the above specified broad themes, additionally, we are suggesting the following topics, should anyone wish to write on them:

  • Role of law in sustainable business practices: The law and its application

  • Analysis of the "Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita", "Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita" and the "Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam".

  • Same-sex marriage judgment of the Supreme Court of India (Supriyo @ Supriya Chakraborty & Anr. v. Union of India)

  • The law of stamping Arbitration Agreements in India

  • Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 and how it impacts the role of intermediaries

  • The Basic Structure Doctrine vis-a-vis the recent debate on its applicability

  • Reforms in India's Criminal Code

  • The Telecommunications Act, 2023

Formatting Guidelines

  • Font Type: Times New Roman

  • Font Size: 16 (Heading), 14 (Sub-Heading), 12 (Body), 10 (Footnotes)

  • Line Spacing: 1.5

  • Page Margin: Default (2.54 cm on all sides)

  • Headings should be in upper case, bold and underlined.

  • Sub-Headings should be in bold. 

  • Every page must have a page number at the bottom. 

  • Pages must not have borders.

  • Word Limit: 5000 (excluding footnotes)


Any person with a 3-year, or 5-year law degree at the undergraduate level can submit an essay. 

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions are to be made in .docx format.

  • All registrations are to be done at the Registration Portal. Please keep the screenshot of the receipt of registration fee handy (Rs. 500/- for single authored submissions, and Rs. 700/- for co-authored submissions).

  • Payment of registration fee must be through UPI - aritradeb63-3@okaxis

  • Once participants have registered for the event, the submission link would be shared with the registered email IDs.

  • Submissions made through E-mail will not be accepted.

  • In the essays submitted by the participants, usage of references are compulsory. Any statistical data, fact or any other informative text when being used, needs to have references to it in the form of footnotes/bibliography/webliography. 

  • For the sake of anonymity, participants are advised not to mention their name or their institute’s name anywhere in the body of the essay. The .docx file should be named as “(NAME OF ESSAY)”. 


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