The Socio-Legal Review: Essay Competition

The Socio-Legal Review, the student edited peer reviewed journal of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore is holding the 2nd Annual SLR Essay Competition.
Students from law schools and other undergraduate courses in India and around the world can participate and submit their essays on the topics mentioned below.
1. Emergent Civil Society: Redefining or negating participative democracy?
2. Rule of Law in Fledgling Societies: Is parliamentary democracy still the best solution? Discuss and highlight possible alternatives in light of the Arab Spring and Occupy Protests.
3. Freedom of Speech and Role of the Media: To what extent can and should the Press Council of India regulate content and reduce sensational Journalism
Word Limit: 2,500 to 3,000 words (exclusive of footnotes) and the essay is to be submitted via email to[email protected] and the deadline for submissions is 30th April, 2012

The essay competition is supported by a trust floated by Smt and Sri S.V.Joga Rao (visiting professor, NLSIU) In memory of their parents.

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.


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