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About the 2 nd GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2017
Law, while aiming at justice, more often than not aims at uplifting and protecting the marginalized and oppressed. Women, as the architects of society, hold the key to progress in a developing country like India. Their rights and duties, assimilated and crystallized within the framework of legislations and welfare schemes, mirror their status in the society. Recent amendments in laws related to women are slated to effect a metamorphosis in the social dynamics that require a thorough understanding of their newfound role in the society.
In order to encourage further research and reflections along these lines in the Indian context, the Law and Society Wing is organizing the 2nd edition of the GNLU Essay Competition on Law and Society, 2016, under the able guidance of Prof. Upendra Baxi.
This year’s theme is:
“TOWARD EMPOWERING THE INDIAN WOMAN: LEGAL REFORMS AND IMPLEMENTATION”
1. The essays must be submitted on or before Sunday, 16 April 2017.
2. The organizers shall endeavour to declare the results of the competition within 2 months from the last date for submission of essays. The winners will be notified by email and on the website of GCLS (http://gnlucls.weebly.com/).
1. The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in any discipline in a recognized University/ College/ Institute in India.
2. Only one submission per author shall be entertained.
3. Co-authorship by a maximum of 2 students is permitted.
Guidelines for Submission
1. The essays must be submitted in English only.
2. The essays should be the original work of the authors. Any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.
3. The essays published elsewhere or selected/ submitted for publication elsewhere shall be disqualified.
4. The name(s) of the author(s) should not be mentioned anywhere in the essay.
5. The word limit for the essay is 3000 – 5000 words, not including footnotes.
6. The essays should be typed in: Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and Line Spacing 1.5. 7. The footnotes must be typed in: Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1. 8. The margins should be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.
9. All text should be justified. 10. Every citation must follow the Harvard Bluebook, 19th Edition.
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