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Center For Studies in Banking & Finance Presents THE THIRD NLUJ


About Essay Writing Competition

Essay Writing Competition is a flagship yearly event organised by the Centre for Studies in Banking and Finance, National Law University, Jodhpur. The event receives submissions from law students across the nation and reviewed by industry leaders. The winning submissions of the past editions can be accessed on our blog page.

The Third NLUJ CSBF Essay Writing Competition, 2022 Submission Open!
Eligibility Criteria
All students pursuing under-graduate (three/five year courses) or postgraduate law degrees from any law school/university/college
recognised by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the Competition.


Future of Alternative Investment Funds: New Investment Market and Corporate Governance Competitor.

Validity of ESOPs to Non-permanent Employees: Implications of SEBI’s Recommendation
RBI’s crusade against IPO financing

MSME stress and the efficacy of Pre-packs
Analyzing the liability of a guarantor after completion of CIRP

Issues with Over Valuation of Startups getting listed

First Prize: INR 25,000 /- and a merit certificate;
Second Prize: INR 20,000/- and a merit certificate;
Third Prize: INR 15,000/- and a merit certificate;
Certificate for special mention to the Fourth and Fifth best entry

The authors of the top five entries will be considered for an internship at JSA.
The top five entries will be considered for publication on the CSBF blog.

One year access cards to SCC Online Platinum Edition to the five winning participants.

One year access cards to EBC Learning to the five winning participants.

Submission Guidelines
The first page of the submission should only contain the title of the paper, followed by the 200-word abstract.

The second page must contain a table of contents, and the main body of the manuscript should begin immediately thereafter.

The word limit for the essay is 3500 words. The word limit is exclusive of the footnotes.

Disclosure of information regarding identity of the author(s), including, but not limited to name, institutional assistance,professional details, etc., within the body of the manuscript or other properties of the document submitted is strictly prohibited. Any violation of the anonymity requirement will lead to disqualification of the manuscript for the purposes of the competition.

All the submissions must be an original and unpublished work of the author(s). All the submissions will be checked for plagiarism and those with plagiarism percentage over the permissible limit (i.e., 20%) will be summarily rejected.
The participants are required to submit their manuscript by filling a Google form.
Citation Guidelines
All authorities must be cited in the form of footnotes.
Citations must follow a uniform format of citation throughout the submission.
The participants are required to provide the title of the name of the author, article/report/blog, date of publication, and active web-link for the authorities cited wherever possible.
In case of large documents such as reports, long articles, cases, etc. the authors must include the relevant paragraph/page of the authority being cited.
Speaking/explanatory citations are discouraged.
Assessment Criteria
All the submissions will go through a blind review process, wherein at-least two reviewers from the organizing team will assess the submission based on the following criteria:

Depth of research;
Structure of the submission;
Novelty, innovation, and application of mind in the analysis by the author(s); and
Original suggestions provided by the author(s), if any.

As a general guideline, research regarding a restricted aspect, with detailed in-sights within the prescribed themes would be appreciated.

Competition Guidelines
A co-authorship of not more than two authors is permitted.

By submitting the article, the author(s) forfeit their copyright over their manuscript in favour of the organizers.

In case of any dispute, the decision of the organizers will be final and binding. The Centre retains absolute discretion inmarking the manuscript.


Call for registration and announcement of the competition: February 05, 2022.

Deadline for submitting entries: March 05, 2022.

Announcement of result for the Competition: First week of May, 2022.

Registration & Submission Form :-