About the Organisation:

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education commonly abbreviated as IDIA is a non-profit organisation working in India, which was founded by late Dr. Shamnad Basheer. It aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education. It is a student run movement to train underprivileged students and help them transform into leading lawyers and community advocates. For more information, visit:

About the Event


With an aim to promote legal research and scholarship, IDIA Uttar Pradesh Chapter feels delighted to announce the 2nd edition of National Essay Writing Competition, 2021 as a part of its fundraising initiative in collaboration with the Centre for Criminal Justice Administration (CCJA) of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University.  

The authors are encouraged to submit essays, concerned with Criminal Law. The theme mentioned herein is to be construed broadly to include Criminology, International Criminal Law, Comparative and Procedural Criminal Law as well as allied socio-legal disciplines. 

Due to the several request, we have devided to extend the registrations and submissions deadline.  For registrations it has been changed to March 2nd, 2021 and for submissions the deadline is March 5, 2021.

Register at: latest by March 2nd, 2021 


  • The winner shall  receive a cash prize of Rs.1000.
  • Top 10 entries shall receive an e-certificate of Merit
  • Top 3 entries shall receive an e-certificate of Excellence alongwith a publication of their essay on the CCJA website.
  • Every participant shall receive an e-certificate of participation. 

To download the brochure and fetch elaborate details on the event, visit:

Last date of Submission: March 5th , 2021

Minimum Contribution for Registration:

Single authorship: Rs. 150/-

Co-authorship: Rs. 200/-

For any kind of queries, please reach out to –

Saurav Kumar: +91-9546150571

Akanksha: +91-6396476980

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