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PIL Drafting Competition by National Law Institute University, Bhopal [Prizes worth Rs.22k]: Register by Nov 20

PIL Drafting Competition by National Law Institute University, Bhopal [Prizes worth Rs.22k]: Register by Nov 20

National Law Institute University, Bhopal is organizing a PIL Drafting Competition on the occasion of 73rd Constitution Day.

About NLIU Bhopal

National Law Institute University Bhopal is a public law school and a National Law University located in Bhopal, India.

About the Competition

The competition is aimed at providing an opportunity to the students to understand the legal and practical aspects of Public Interest Litigation. The PIL must be drafted on any issue of contemporary relevance.


The participants may submit a PIL draft on any issue of contemporary relevance that they deem fit.


  • The competition shall be open for the students currently pursuing their bachelor’s degree in law i.e. 3-Year LL.B. course or 5-Year LL.B. course from any recognized university/college in India.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entries from any college or university.

Submission Guidelines

  • Each Participating Team must submit one PIL draft.
  • If a participant/team wishes to submit any annexure to support his/her arguments contained in the Draft [for instance Reports, Commentaries, News Clippings, Pictures, etc.] a compendium of all the relevant annexures must be prepared and should be sent along with the memorial.
  • Any submission made after the deadline will not be considered for evaluation, and will result in the cancellation of candidature as well as forfeiture of the registration fee.
  • Any submission with any name reference of the participant will be disqualified.
  • Substantial Plagiarism shall amount to disqualification; therefore, the Participants must not submit plagiarised content (as the Drafts will be put through ‘Turnitin’).
  • In case the draft of two or more participants/teams is found “substantially similar” to each other, both the participants/teams shall be disqualified.

Formatting Guidelines

  • All the drafts must be submitted in both Microsoft Word Document format (.doc/.docx)
  • and PDF Format (.pdf) [i.e. each participant is required to send 2 files- One in MS Word format and one in PDF format].
  • The body of the submissions must be in the font “Times New Roman” with font size 12, with line spacing of 1.5 and justified.
  • The Font size for the Headings can be formatted as per the choice of the participants.
  • The Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman, size 10, single line spacing, justified. Authorities shall be cited as per the 21st edition of the Bluebook.

How to Submit?

All PIL drafts must be sent on the email address: legalaidclinic[at]nliu.ac.in with the Subject of the email as “PIL Draft, Team Code”.

How to Register?

Interested candidates must fill out the form available towards the end of this post to register for the competition.

Registration Fees

INR 100 per participant.


  • 1st Prize – INR 10,000
  • 2nd Prize – INR 7,000
  • 3rd Prize – INR 5,000

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline – November 20, 2022
  • Submission Deadline – November 26, 2022

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please contact legalaidclinic[at]nliu.ac.in

Click here to register


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