The 4th Rostrum Essay Competition, 2016: Submit By December 20

micromax-40t2820fhd-original-imadzk5ypzebqmsfThe Rostrum Essay Competition is organised every year by Rostrum Legal to promote original legal writing and research work in the field of law. We are delighted to announce the fourth edition of the competition.

Are you passionate about Legal Research and Writing? If yes then put pen to paper and get ready to participate! There is no specific theme for this year’s completion. Participants can write on any topic of their interest from the field of law. We encourage all the participants to be creative and innovative in how they express their arguments in the essay.

The competition has received an incredible response in the past three years, we have received 700+ abstracts and 240+ essays by participants from all around the world.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to all undergraduate law students and postgraduate law students pursuing Master of Laws or an equivalent masters degree in law.

How to participate?

Step 1: Submit your abstract.

Step 2: Register online if abstract is selected for participation

Step 3: Submit your essay along with copyright agreement by email

Important Dates

October 25, 2016 – Last day for abstract submission by email. (Submit by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)

November 1, 2016 – Results: Release of abstract selection list. (16:00Hrs. Indian Standard Time)

November 8, 2016 – Last day for online registration (Register by 23:59Indian Standard Time)

December 20, 2016 – Last day for submission of essays by email. (Submit by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)

Submission and Contact Details

Send your abstracts to Please provide your name, phone number, name of college/ university and your address of correspondence in the body of the email. Please do not use this email id for posting queries.

If you have any queries regarding participation in the competition please write We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Awards and Prizes

1st Prize – Rs. 15,000/- Cash

2nd Prize – Rs. 10,000/- Cash

3rd Prize – Rs. 5,000/- Cash

Rank 4th to 10th – Rs. 1,000/- Cash for each participant.

Essay of all the participants ranked 1st to 10th will be published online in Rostrum’s Law Review, ISSN: 2321 – 3787.

All the participants submitting abstracts for the competition will receive a RostrumLegal gift voucher worth Rs. 2000 each.

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all the students selected for the submission of essays for the competition.

Selection Criteria

The abstracts and essays will be selected keeping in mind the following criterion:

1. How dynamic, contemporary is the topic.
2. The quality of arguments made.
3. Referencing and citation of the legal authorities.
4. How focused the approach to discuss the issues in the essay.
5. Manner of organizing the content.
You can read the essays and articles publisehd on Rostrum’s Law Review. Click Here
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