About the university

CUSB was established under the Central Universities Act, 2009, with the motto, “Collective Reasoning”. The University has been conducting its academic and other activities in its campus which extends over 300 acres at Panchanpur (near Gaya town, Bihar – 824236).

About the school of law and governance

The School of Law and Governance is a pioneer in grooming modern day legal professionals with a multidisciplinary edge by providing specialization in Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law, Constitutional Law, Taxation Law, International Trade & Investment, Banking, Finance & Insurance, IPR, Environment Law and Medical & Forensic Law. The department purports to provide quality legal education to the law students taking into consideration the changing needs of the society and in the changing era of globalization. At the same time, this department purports to provide traditional views of legal education and research as well because they have become relics of the past. The mission of this school is to equip the students with critical, analytical and applied skills and also to make both transactional and litigating lawyers.

About the legal aid clinic

The Legal Aid Clinic of any law school is one of the most important student bodies with an attitude to provide the students through practical experience that goes hand in hand with the academics. The Legal Aid Clinic, SLG, CUSB is in its 9th year of continuous functioning since its inception. The Legal Aid Clinic has organized prison visits and conducted various social awareness programs in schools and villages. National Conferences & Quiz competitions have also been organized to raise awareness about the importance of legal services among the budding lawyers.

About the event

The Article Writing Competition is being organized to provide young minds a platform to share their views on various socio-legal and contemporary issues related to Alternative Dispute Resolution. Judiciary plays a significant role in safeguarding the constitution. The judiciary is already overburdened by cases and due to the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic, there has been an exponential increase in the number of unsettled cases. This has attracted the attention of Parliament to draft the Mediation Bill, 2021. In the era of COVID19, Online Dispute Resolution as a means to resolve disputes has been very significant. It cannot be denied that the Alternative Dispute Resolution is supplanting Indian Judiciary and is the need of the hour. The idea of this Article writing competition is to bring different viewpoints and new insights on various issues of national and international importance of ADR-ODR. The competition also aims to create awareness among the student community over the importance of Legal Services Authority Act and Legal Aid Clinic in educational institutions. The objective is to sensitize the
students with the philosophy behind and need of remedy to socio-legal challenges.

Theme of the competition

Relevance of Alternative Dispute Resolution in contemporary times.

  1. Importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  2. Online Dispute Resolution in COVID19
  3. Legal Services Authority: A bridge between society and law
  4. Lok Adalats – Anti thesis to an overburdened judiciary
  5. Legal Aid Services and Human Rights
    Note: Abovementioned sub-themes are merely suggestive in nature. Any other topics related to Legal Aid, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Lok Adalat are welcomed.

Formatting details

  1. The word limit for the article is 1200– 2000 words.
  2. The font should be Times New Roman, Font size – 12 & line spacing – 1.5
  3. The footnote should be Times New Roman, Font size – 10 & line spacing – 1.0.
    Footnote style to be followed is Bluebook 20th edition.
  4. The body of the article should in no manner disclose the name & institution of the
  5. After the registration process completes, all the participants will be provided with a
    unique id which shall be mentioned at the end of the article.


Students of all UG/PG courses of all recognized universities are eligible to participate in the competition.

Awards and accolades

Winner – Cash Prize + E-Certificate + Publication opportunity on Legal Aid’s Blog + other exciting awards
Runner up – Cash Prize + E-Certificate + Publication opportunity on Legal Aid’s Blog + other exciting awards
3 Consolation Prizes – E-Certificate + Publication opportunity on Legal Aid’s Blog + other exciting awards
E-certificate to all the participants.

Registration details

Single Author – Rs. 40/-
In case of co-authorship, the registration fee is Rs. 60/-
(Cross institutional teams are also allowed.)

Payment details

Account Name: Department of Law And Governance- CUSB
Account no: 39141156006
Bank: State Bank of India
IFSC: SBIN0061174

Registration link


Important dates

Last Date for Registration – 27th November 2021

Last Date for submission – 29th November 2021 (11:59 P.M.)

Result Declaration – 2nd December 2021 

All submissions should be mailed to legalaidclinic@cusb.ac.in with the subject “Article Submission 2021 – Constitution Day – Unique id”. The article should be attached in docx. format. Plagiarism to the extent of 10% can be considered.

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