NLS Law and Technology Legislative Analysis Competition 2014-15

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of
the Law and Technology Society of the National Law School of India University,
The Law and Technology Society is proud to present the 3rd edition
of ‘NLS Law and Technology Legislative Analysis Competition,
. This National level competition aims to continue the effort to
involve students in research and analysis on pending bills that blur
the interface between law and technology. Considering the large number of
entries received in our last two editions from law institutions across the
country, we hope to expand our outreach even further this year.
The two bills selected for consideration in this
edition are:
a) Draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment)
Bill, 2014
b) 2014 Amendment to Karnataka Prevention of
Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Gamblers, Goondas, Immoral
Traffic Offenders and Slum Gamblers Act, 1985 (“The Karnataka Goondas Act”),
with a special focus on the extension of the scope of legislations to “copyright
violation”, “video or audio pirates” and “digital offenders”.
The deadline for the submission of the paper is 5:00 PM on
February 25th, 2015
. Those students whose entries are adjudged
as best by our panel of judges, would be offered an opportunity to intern with
PRS Legislative Research Organization ( and
Centre for Internet and Society ( The best submission would
also be considered for publication in the Indian Journal of Law and Technology.
Furthermore, prize money worth Rs. 5000/- for the best submission on each bill
would be awarded.
For further details of the Competition and rules, as well as any queries,
please email at [email protected] . 
For any further clarifications, contact:
Annie Jain: (Ph:
Garima Singh: (Ph:

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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