The Journal Committee (“Committee”) at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law
University, Lucknow is organising the 11th edition of the RMLNLU International Legal
Essay Writing Competition (“RILEC”) along with the RMLNLU – Conference on
Since its inception in 2013, RILEC has expanded to greater horizons and today it is an
internationally anticipated event. Every year, the Committee labours to promote legal
scholarship. We provide intellectually challenging and contemporarily relevant themes for
the legal fraternity to research and write on. During the course of our journey, we have
covered numerous themes of law ranging from International Trade Law to Financial
Regulatory Laws. For the 9th edition, the Committee invited submissions on Labour and
Employment Laws and collaborated with Khaitan & Co. RMLNLU International Legal
Essay Writing Competition 2023 was the 10th edition of RMLNLU’s flagship essay writing
event conducted in collaboration with Nishith Desai Associates.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law
University was established in 2006 to
match the new challenges in the legal field
and to strengthen the vision that was
given by the establishment of the first
National Law School in the country.
ABOUT THE JOURNAL COMMITTEE
The Journal Committee has been constituted with
the objective of promoting legal research and
writing. The RMLNLU Law Review is the annual
peer-reviewed law journal of the committee which
runs parallel to the RMLNLU Journal on CMET
(Communication, Media, Entertainment, and Technology) Law. Both these journals publish
articles, essays, case notes/comments, and book reviews from contributors all over the world.
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THEMES AND SUB-THEMES
This year the Committee is inviting original submissions from authors in the form of essays
falling within the indicated contours of the theme of the offline conference – “Competition
Law”. The list of the indicated sub-themes is given below to aid the participants:
- Assessing the Efficacy of Deal Value
- Balancing IPR and Competition Law
- Merger Control: The Introduction of the Green Channel Route
- ESG Collaborations and Competition Law Concerns
- MSME & Competition Law
- CCI’s jurisdictional issues
ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS
Authors must be pursuing their 5-year integrated LL.B. (Hons.) course/3-year LL.B.
course/LL.M. from any recognised university in India and equivalent law degree, abroad for
the academic year of 2023-2024, to be eligible to participate in the competition.
All entries will be judged and ranked by the Committee and Khaitan & Co. The top three
entries will be selected after an intense review procedure for an offline paper presentation.
The participants may adopt any suitable means for presenting the papers including audio-
visual aids, such as PowerPoint presentation. The final rankings of the authors will be
determined on the basis of the cumulative score of the paper presentation in the offline
conference and that of their essay. The entries selected for the offline conference will also be
considered for publication in the next issue of the RMLNLU Law Review Journal & the
RMLNLU Law Review Blog and will be monetarily rewarded by the Committee.
Winner – INR 15,000/-
First Runner-up – INR 10,000/-
Second Runner-up – INR 5,000/-
The authors of the top three entries to the competition will upon the discretion of
Khaitan & Co get an opportunity to intern at Khaitan & Co. Khaitan & Co reserves all
rights to determine the office, dates and team under which the internship is granted.
The top three entries will receive a ‘Certificate of Merit’.
Top three entries will be published on the RMLNLU Law Review Blog.
Top three entries may be considered for publication in the next issue of the RMLNLU
Law Review Journal.
All participants shall be receiving a ‘Certificate of Participation’.
Co-authorship of entries (maximum two) among individuals from the same or different
institutions is allowed. Multiple entries from the same authors are not allowed. Entries
should be original, unpublished and non-plagiarized.
DATES & DEADLINES
Last date for submission of manuscript: 27th August 2023. Late entries will not be
The dates of the offline conference will be announced soon.
For more details, refer to the brochure here