About competition

Symbiosis Law School, Pune is organising the “Juristas-International Law Essay Competition 2022”. 
This competition aims to promote research and knowledge creation in the field of international


The Topics for this year are:

  • Climate change versus Modernization
  • Discourse on Climate Change- Influenced Human Migration: Its Legal Implications with special emphasis upon COVID- 19
  • Construction of a clear course for the ‘Net-Zero’ Emission target: Backing common but differentiated responsibilities or forced compliance.


Participation is open to all UG and PG Law students in any institution in India and abroad.

  • Participation is open to all the Undergraduate and Post-graduate Law Students enrolled in any institution in India and abroad.
  • Co-authorship is allowed but resticted to a maximum of two individuals per essay.

Submission Guidelines

  • All entries should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and line spacing 1.5
  • The Essay should not be less than 4500 words and not more than 6500 inclusive of all footnotes.
  • The essay should be accompanied with a 250 word abstract which shall not be counted towards the word limit.
  • All entries should contain footnote citations which should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and single line spacing.
  • The footnote should conform to the system of citation specified in the Harvard Blue Book, 20th Edition.
  • The use of end-notes and other citation methods is not permitted.
  • All entries should include a cover page specifying name of the author, institutional affiliation, course and year of study, e-mail address, postal address and contact number. Any identifying information is not to be mentioned anywhere in the text of the essay and violation of the same shall lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Paper must be original and unpublished work of the authors. The paper should not be under consideration for publication or in a contest elsewhere.
  • Plagiarism of any nature will attract immediate disqualification. Plagiarism of up to 10 percent would be permitted.
  • The organizers reserve the right to reject the entries that do not conform to the above mentioned guidelines.
  • Essays will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of impartial Judges and Academicians.
  • Essays will be judged anonymously.
  • The Essays once submitted will be the sole intellectual property of Symbiosis Law School, Pune

How to Submit?

  • Send the soft copy of the essay to ilsaessay@symlaw.ac.in with the subject of the email written as “JURISTAS 2022“
  • The participants must attach an attested copy of their students Identity Card along with the essay.
  • The deadline for the submission of entries is March 31, 2022.
  • All the submitted entries shall be forwarded for ranking, to a panel of eminent experts in the field of International Law. 

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee.


The first, second, and third place holders, thus ranked, shall be awarded cash prizes and certificates.

  • First Place: Rs. 15,000
  • Second Place: Rs. 10,000
  • Third Place: Rs. 5,000
  • Besides, all the participants shall be issued with participation certificates.

Contact details

Mail at: ilsaessay@symlaw.ac.in

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