National Law School of India University, Bangalore 

extends deadline to July 15, 2020


National Law School of India University, Bangalore extends deadline for submission of entries for the 24th annual edition of the HM Seervai Essay Competition in Constitutional Law to July 15, 2020.

Participants in this pan-India essay competition stand a chance to win the prestigious HM Seervai Gold Medal from NLSIU. 

Why is the competition prestigious?

Shri Navroz Seervai, Sr. Advocate, instituted a Gold Medal in the name of the distinguished jurist, late H.M. Seervai for the best original essay written on the themes specified in Indian Constitutional Law.

Since 1997, this essay writing competition has become a prestigious event for law students all over India. The significant rise every year in the number of contributions from the student community shows their mark of respect and tribute to one of the greatest legal luminaries of our country – H.M. Seervai.


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Students currently enrolled in an LL.B. / B.A., LL.B. / BBA, LL.B./B.Com., LL.B. regular mode programme in any recognised Law School / College / University in India may make a submission.

Submission guidelines:

Each entry should be an original, unpublished, single-authored essay in English.

Every essay must clear anti-plagiarism checks & be supported by a bonafide certificate duly signed by the Registrar / Vice-Chancellor or other Appropriate Authority.


Entries should be formatted in Times New Roman, size 12 font, double-spaced on an A4 sheet, & carefully referenced using the OSCOLA citation style.

Word limit:

7000-10000 words

Submission Deadline:

Midnight, July 15, 2020

Submission Link: 

Click here

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