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FAUX PAS: ALTERNATIVE JUDGEMENT WRITING COMPETITION

ORGANISED BY

Centre for Excellence: The Centre for Legal Research & Application of

NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law

Email: sol.centreforexcellence@gmail.com



PROBLEM JUDGEMENT

  • The judgment to be re-written for the competition is – Union of India v/s Naveen Jindal.

  • Equivalent Citations: - AIR (2004) SC 1559.

INCLUSION OF FACTS

  • The participants are free to re-state the facts of the case as per their convenience however no other source other than judgement can be cited for covering the factual matrix of the case.

  • The factual matrix must be adequately covered at the beginning of the judgment draft.

TIMELINE OF THE COMPETITION


Release of the judgement-------------------------------------------09/08/2021

Last date of registration----------------------------------------------14/08/2021

Last date of Submission of the Judgment---------------------14/08/2021

Declaration of the Results-------------------------------------------15/08/2021


AIM AND PURPOSE


  • The Judgment Writing Competition by Centre for Excellence 2021, has been conceived with the aim of promoting researching abilities of law aspirants and the creative skills of interpreting and applying various legal provisions and drafting judgment.

  • The Judgment Writing Competition will have the following principles and purpose:

  1. To introduce law aspirants to the mechanism of judicial drafting;

  2. Application of various legal provisions in a particular set of facts;

  3. To develop the principles of justice, equity and good conscience in the mind of budding legal professionals;

  4. Drafting the judgment in an eloquent manner reflecting the clarity in their thoughts;

  5. To promote the spirit of rule of law and justice; and,

  6. To interpret the law in a justifiable manner to meet ends of justice.




TEAM COMPOSITION

  • Each team shall consist of a minimum of 1 member and a maximum of 2 members.

  • The participants shall be pursuing a 3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB programme from any college within India.

  • The team composition may not be altered after registration.

  • There is no Registration Fees for Alternate Judgment Writing Competition.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

  • The font of the entire body of the judgment must be ‘Times New Roman’ with the font size of 12.

  • There shall be no endnotes in the entire document, the authorities must be cited within the main body of the judgment itself or can be footnoted by adhering to the 20th Bluebook citation format.

  • A line spacing must be kept at 1.5 points, uniformly throughout the document.

  • The document must be neatly bordered from all the 4 sides.

  • Any verbatim copying of any part of the judgment or the legal provision must be italicized and written within inverted commas only.

  • The margins of the document must be set in Normal leaving 1” all four sides.