About SPIL, Mumbai

In an increasingly integrated world with growing trans-national interactions, the significance of International Law has never been greater. We, at SPIL Mumbai, strive towards taking legal studies to an empirical level and promoting law as an area of enquiry and study far beyond the realms of classrooms. This student-based organization of Government Law College, Mumbai has successfully organized several events, including a lecture on the working of the International Criminal Court by Professor William Burke White of the University of Pennsylvania, a Model United Nations – Student Exchange Program with students of the School of International Relations, Tehran and the Government Law College International Law Summit- which is held annually. SPIL, Mumbai also regularly organizes workshops on the basics of International Law, which have an overwhelming response from law students across colleges and holds various competitions, guest lectures, workshops and also publishes an International Law Journal.

About GLC, Mumbai

Government Law College enjoys the distinction of being the oldest law school in Asia and has, since its inception in 1855, essayed a seminal role in the evolution of the legal and judicial landscape of India. Government Law College, with its illustrious history and a heritage spanning over a century and a half, has nurtured some of the greatest minds of today, not only in the field of law but in various other walks of life. The generations of distinguished legal luminaries who have been nurtured by this unique institution, have made a seminal contribution globally, to the evolution of the legal fraternity.

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About Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter

Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter, ‘SLPRR’ in short is an initiative for building a platform which can facilitate academic research in the area of ‘Sports & Law’ or ‘Sports Law’. The ‘SLPRR’ idea originated in a conversation about sports literature and availability of academic works in the field of Sports Law in India. As a multi-sporting country, the need for Sports Laws in India has become evident due to the commodification and commercialisation of Sports in the last few decades. SLPRR is a platform to encourage conversation about Sports Law, developments in the field and everything else related to it!

Created by two sportspersons, SLPRR aims to ultimately enable the development of Sports Jurisprudence to accommodate the general technicalities of Sports and the growing interrelation of Sports and Law; to ensure that research and academic works are brought to the fore-front of the discourse about Sports, owing to the crucial role they play in the profession. It is to be noted that especially in the Indian context, amidst the growing judicial intervention in recent years which has led to extensive reforms in the sport governing bodies, there is an imminent need for developing the discourse regarding ‘Sports Law’ and giving it due recognition to enable scholarships and advanced studies in this area. Academic research in this area will undoubtedly help in furthering the cause of Sports Law in India, from both public law as well as private law perspective. With a wide spectrum of issues involved in the realm of Sports Law, SLPRR’s objective is to bring forward multiple opinions and viewpoints about relevant topics so as to do justice to this subject and help it become more noticeable in India.


In an attempt to facilitate legal studies, Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai publishes a legal magazine called the ‘GLC SPIL International Law Journal’, its yearly publication. The International Law Annual comprises literature on the myriad aspects of International Law through an engaging confluence of short articles, analytic works on landmark cases, and interviews with legal luminaries on contemporary issues, discussions and analysis on international legislation, and book reviews.

Accordingly, SPIL, Mumbai is pleased to hold the National Legal Article Writing Competition calling for articles from law students across the country.


Students/Participants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, i.e., 3-year LL.B. Course or 5-year LL.B. course from any recognized College or University or pursuing LL.M from any recognized University.


Changing role of International Sports Law in the 21st Century.

Sub-Topics: (Participants are required to choose from one of the following Sub-Topics)

  1. Lex Sportiva vs. Lex Judica – Analysis by the Court of Arbitration for Sports. 
  2. Analysis of framework on Gambling and Sports Betting: Threat to the integrity and the nature of sports?
  3. Usage of drugs, illegal substances and doping in sports: Does the World Anti-Doping Code 2021 deliver proportionate restrictions? 
  4. War and Peace: Sports as a tool of Serenity. 
  5. Analysis of E-Sports Regulations: Integrity of Technological Innovation and International Law.
  6. International Sports Law: An evolving discourse or a need for paradigm shift.

Awards and Merit.

Best Paper: INR 8000 + Publication in the GLC SPIL International Law Journal + Internship Opportunity at Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter + Certificate of Merit

2nd Best Paper: INR 5000 + Internship Opportunity at Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter + Certificate of Merit

Participants whose articles are considered in the entries will receive a Certificate of Participation

Submission Deadline.

Participants must send in their submissions to before the 25th of October, 2022.

Submission Rules.

  1. Only a single submission may be made from each participant. 
  2. The articles should be the original work of the authors. Any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.
  3. Each entry must be previously unpublished work of the participant. The articles published elsewhere or selected/submitted for publication elsewhere shall be disqualified.
  4. Articles co-authored by two participants will be accepted. 
  5. The entries shall be the property of SPIL, Mumbai which reserves the right of publication of the same in any periodical, journal, newsletter, digital material or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate. 
  6. The organizing committee’s decision as regards the interpretation of the rules or any other matter related to the Competition shall be final and binding.

Submission Guidelines.

  1. The name of the author should not be mentioned anywhere in the article.
  2. The article is to have a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 4000 words, inclusive of footnotes. 
  3. The article should be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Line Spacing double-spaced (2.0) and the article should be justified. 
  4. The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.0. 
  5. The margins on all pages must be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides. 
  6. Every citation must follow the Harvard Bluebook, 20th Edition. 
  7. The submissions must be sent by email to with the subject “Submission: National Legal Article Writing Competition”
  8. The body of the e-mail must specify the name of the author, theme & sub-topic, title of the article, college/ institute/ university, programme enrolled & year of study, e-mail address & contact no. of the author. 
  9. The submission must be attached in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ and ‘.pdf’ format.

Contact Details.

For any further queries please feel free to write to us at


Kartik Goenka: (+91) 96653 32316 

Darshni Kapadia: (+91) 76207 59318

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