Article Writing Competition By The Society of Law and Literature, National Law University Odisha, Cuttackin collaboration with ProBono India : Submit By April 30th, 2020

The Society of Law and Literature, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack is pleased to announce its first collaboration with ProBono India with regards to the Article Writing Competition on the tentative theme “Teaching of Legal Language in Indian Law Schools needs Urgent Attention”.

ProBono India is India’s first platform that started in 2016 and which focuses on highlighting all legal aid and awareness activities around the world on one platform. It is a platform which provides free legal aid service to serve the needs of people. The objective of the organization is to provide legal aid, conduct legal awareness activities, disseminate legal aid, promote legal awareness activities of various organizations of the world and conduct research on all aspects of legal aid and legal awareness.

The Society of Law and Literature, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack was established in the year 2020. The objectives of the Society are to create an atmosphere where literature is to be read and promoted through artwork, theatre, article writing, article/book review, film making, street play and the analysis of the literary aspect of judgments, to publish a cumulative research paper inclusive of new findings and the emerging topics by bridging the gap between literature and law and to create a forum where literary activities can be conducted and promoted.


As we all know, the law is a complex subject, especially for laymen. Efforts are being made to simplify the same for the benefit of the larger public. Many a time it becomes difficult to understand the legal language because of the usage of legal jargon which is derived from Latin, French and English languages and which are in use for decades. The Law Curriculum covers a subject on Legal Language in the very first year of study in a law school. This subject is of utmost importance to understand the law and its intricacies but we have observed that this subject is not very well received by students in most law schools. Most of the time it is left to the students to study on their own which leads to difficulty in understanding various law subjects while subsequent study, as well as, in practice. This situation needs urgent attention and we can come up with some feasible solutions. The main objective of this competition is to discuss and deliberate the challenges faced by legal education in the linguistic aspect.

  • Students of Five/ThreeYears’ law, LL.M., M Phil, PhD can participate in the said competition. Only one co-author is allowed.
  • The word limit for an article should be between 1200 to 1500words.
  • Font typeshould be Times New Roman, Heading size is 14, Text size is 12, Spacing is 1.5, Footnote is size 10, and no spacing is allowed.
  • All referencesare to be mentioned in the footnote and using OSCOLA referencing style only. Any plagiarised article will be outrightly rejected.
  • The cover page must contain Name, Affiliation, MobileNumber, and E-mail ID.
  • Articles to be submitted to marking a cc to by April 30, 2020.
  • The result will be declared on May 31, 2020.
  • 10best articles will be compiled and published on the website of National Law University, Odisha and ProBono India. 3 of the best articles will be given a certificate of merit and all participants will get a certificate of participation.
Contact Info

Mukesh Kumar, Convenor

Aayush Akar, Co-Convenor,

Society of Law and Literature,

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

Mobile : 7014286027

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