About UPES 

Established in 2003, the UPES is a multidisciplinary institution renowned for its industry-aligned  curriculum and leading-edge specialisations. It is recognised by India’s University Grants Commission  and is NIRF-ranked by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Accredited Grade ‘A’ by NAAC  and awarded QS 5-Star rating for Employability, Academic Development, Facilities, and Program  Strength, UPES enables the new generation of learners to realise the best in themselves and the world  they will help shape.  

About School of law 

The School of Law, UPES combines a carefully crafted curriculum with interactive learning methods to  prepare students who can contribute towards shaping the legal landscape. The School of Law offers  undergraduate programs such as Bachelor of Legislative Law (LL.B.), Bachelor of Business  Administration (BBA) + LL.B. (Hons.), and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) + LL.B. (Hons.). The  School of Law also offers postgraduate programs such as Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy Law,  International Trade Law, Corporate Law, and Intellectual Property Rights Law. The faculty at the School  of Law includes experienced legal professionals and academics who are experts in their respective fields.  The School of Law at UPES is known for its focus on practical learning and hands-on experience, with  opportunities for internships, moot court competitions, and legal aid clinics.  

About Legal Aid Clinic 

Ascertaining the ones in need, helping them by providing legal advice, and guiding them through the  difficulties they might face on their way to acquiring the ends of justice, are the major tasks of the legal  aid cell. At UPES Legal Aid Cell, we are a team of aficionados for “we must do what serves the best  interest of the ones in need.” We stand for the protection of rights and the collective best interest of 

people. The very purpose of our existence is to raise awareness, bridge the gap between the authorities  and the general public and help the vulnerable by providing them with the most effective solutions.  


The theme of the competition will be related to Legal Aid and Social Awareness.


  1. Access to Justice and Legal Aid: Bridging the Gap 
  2. The implications of ChatGPT for Legal Services and Society. 
  3. National Legal Services Authority Legal Aid Management System. 
  4. Access to Justice through use of legal technology. 
  5. Analysis of Functioning of Legal Aid Cells in Various Law Schools. 
  6. Analysis on National Legal Services Authority Schemes. 
  7. Legal Aid and Criminal Justice system 
  8. Legal Aid and technology 

Guidelines of the Competition 

  1. The Competition is open for all the students studying in any discipline in the recognized  Colleges/Departments of the Universities in India. 
  2. Participants are advised to focus on Legal Aid & Services system in India, critical analysis of  present legislations, government policies and schemes, role of judiciary with regards to legal aid  and services. 
  3. Article must reflect some concrete suggestions/recommendations which can be implemented by  concerned ministries and authorities. 
  4. Article should be original (not published earlier or extracted from other sources) in English, 3000  to 4000 words (New Times Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing) including endnotes with proper  citation. 
  5. Citation must be according to Bluebook 20th edition. 
  6. Articles having a plagiarism percentage exceeding 20% will not be acceptable. 7. Last Date of Registration is November 26, 2023. 
  7. Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/NYTtZuSWXr
  8. Submission of abstract must be done on mail id: lac@ddn.upes.ac.in.
  9. Participants will be intimated after successful acceptance of their acceptance. 11. Articles and Abstract submission to be done on lac@ddn.upes.ac.in
  10. Last Date of Submission is November 26, 2023. 
  12. The participants will be duly informed of other details or subsequent changes. 15. Announcements of Results – January 2024.

Awards & Certifications 

  1. E-Certificate to all the Participants. 
  2. Cash Prizes to the best three articles: 
  3. Winner Rs. 5,000 
  4. 1st Runner Up Rs. 3,000 
  5. 2nd Runner Up Rs. 2,000 

Publication Opportunities 

All good quality articles will be published in the form of a book/journal/magazine/Electronic resource or  any other manner as it may deem appropriate, subject to a sufficient number of good articles. 

Outcome of the competition 

All entries shall be deemed to be the property of the organizer and the organizer has complete discretion  about publication of articles in any form. Articles will be judged by experts, faculties from diverse fields  based on parameters like content, language, flow of presentation, critical & innovative thinking,  recommendations and references. 

Contact Information 

Faculty Coordinators: 

  1. Dr. Kanchal Gupta, Faculty Convenor, Legal Aid Clinic 

Email-Id: kgupta@ddn.upes.ac.in 

  1. Yatish Pachauri, Faculty Co- Convenor, Legal Aid Clinic 

Email-Id: Yatish.pachauri@ddn.upes.ac.in 

Student Coordinators: 

  1. Vishalakshi Keshari, Student Convener, Legal Aid Clinic 

Contact: 9695858013 

  1. Akshma Gupta, Student Jt. Convener, Legal Aid Clinic 

Contact: 8104177760 

Student Committee:  

  1. Lakshya Handa, Student Co-Convenor, Legal Aid Clinic  


  1. Simran Andrade, Para-Legal volunteer, Legal Aid Clinic  

Contact: 9892503031  

  1. Veeksha Murthy, Para-Legal volunteer, Legal Aid Clinic  

Contact: 8800912353 

For any queries mail us at: lac@ddn.upes.ac.in

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