National Legal Article Writing Competition, 2022 by SPIL, Mumbai [Cash Prizes 13K]: Submit by Oct 25

About SPIL, Mumbai

In an increasingly integrated world with growing trans-national interactions, the significance of International Law has never been greater. We, at SPIL Mumbai, strive towards taking legal studies to an empirical level and promoting law as an area of enquiry and study far beyond the realms of classrooms.

This student-based organization of Government Law College, Mumbai has successfully organized several events, including a lecture on the working of the International Criminal Court by Professor William Burke White of the University of Pennsylvania, a Model United Nations – Student Exchange Program with students of the School of International Relations, Tehran and the Government Law College International Law Summit- which is held annually.

SPIL, Mumbai also regularly organizes workshops on the basics of International Law, which have an overwhelming response from law students across colleges and holds various competitions, guest lectures, workshops and also publishes an International Law Journal.

About GLC, Mumbai

Government Law College enjoys the distinction of being the oldest law school in Asia and has, since its inception in 1855, essayed a seminal role in the evolution of the legal and judicial landscape of India.

Government Law College, with its illustrious history and a heritage spanning over a century and a half, has nurtured some of the greatest minds of today, not only in the field of law but in various other walks of life.

The generations of distinguished legal luminaries who have been nurtured by this unique institution, have made a seminal contribution globally, to the evolution of the legal fraternity.

Accordingly, SPIL, Mumbai is pleased to hold the National Legal Article Writing Competition calling for articles from law students across the country.


Students/Participants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, i.e., 3-year LL.B. Course or 5-year LL.B. course from any recognized College or University or pursuing LL.M from any recognized University.


Changing role of International Sports Law in the 21st Century.

Sub-Topics: (Participants are required to choose from one of the following Sub-Topics)

1. Lex Sportiva vs. Lex Judica – Analysis by the Court of Arbitration for Sports. 

2. Analysis of framework on Gambling and Sports Betting: Threat to the integrity and the nature of sports?

3. Usage of drugs, illegal substances and doping in sports: Does the World Anti-Doping Code 2021 deliver proportionate restrictions? 

4. War and Peace: Sports as a tool of Serenity. 

Analysis of E-Sports Regulations: Integrity of Technological Innovation and International Law.

6. International Sports Law: An evolving discourse or a need for paradigm shift.

Awards and Merit

  • Best Paper: INR 8000 + Publication in the GLC SPIL International Law Journal + Internship Opportunity at Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter + Certificate of Merit
  • 2nd Best Paper: INR 5000 + Internship Opportunity at Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter + Certificate of Merit
  • Participants whose articles are considered in the entries will receive a Certificate of Participation

Submission Deadline

Participants must send in their submissions to [email protected] before the 25th of October, 2022.

Submission Rules

1. Only a single submission may be made from each participant. 

2. The articles should be the original work of the authors. Any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.

3. Each entry must be previously unpublished work of the participant. The articles published elsewhere or selected/submitted for publication elsewhere shall be disqualified.

Articles co-authored by two participants will be accepted. 

5. The entries shall be the property of SPIL, Mumbai which reserves the right of publication of the same in any periodical, journal, newsletter, digital material or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate. 

6. The organizing committee’s decision as regards the interpretation of the rules or any other matter related to the Competition shall be final and binding.

Submission Guidelines

1. The name of the author should not be mentioned anywhere in the article.

2. The article is to have a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 4000 words, inclusive of footnotes. 

3. The article should be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Line Spacing double-spaced (2.0) and the article should be justified. 

4. The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.0. 

5. The margins on all pages must be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides. 

Every citation must follow the Harvard Bluebook, 20th Edition. 

7. The submissions must be sent by email to [email protected] with the subject “Submission: National Legal Article Writing Competition”

 8. The body of the e-mail must specify the name of the author, theme & sub-topic, title of the article, college/ institute/ university, programme enrolled & year of study, e-mail address & contact no. of the author. 

9. The submission must be attached in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ and ‘.pdf’ format.

Submission Procedure

The submissions must be sent by email to [email protected] with the subject “Submission: National Legal Article Writing Competition”

Contact Details

For any further queries please feel free to write to us at [email protected]

OR Kartik Goenka: (+91) 96653 32316; Darshni Kapadia: (+91) 76207 59318

Official Notification

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