Jagran Lakecity University Online National Essay Competition, Register by April 10

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About the Organizer

Ambitions define a man’s future whereas education designs his pathway towards it. At Jagran Lakecity University, we are committed to providing our students with a holistic environment that promotes self-awareness and competency. Founded on life-enriching values, we are a complete government recognized and approved state private university under section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956, Government of India. The University has been recognized as Global League Institution 2015-16 by The Great Place to Study Research Institute and awarded as ‘University of the Year’ by FMPCCI; the university is a vital part of Bhopal.

GRO Global is a non-profit organization with a global presence that is dedicated to elevating the practice of mediation and serving our local communities.  They strive to achieve this through their international training partners, local free mediation clinics, certification standards for mediators and trainers, code of conduct, resources and platforms.

About the Essay Writing Competition

JLU Centre for International Commercial Arbitration & Alternate Dispute Redressal in association with GRO Global is organizing an Online National Level Essay Writing Competition.


The competition is open for all the law students enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate courses from any recognized university/college across India.

Only one submission per author will be accepted. Multiple or incomplete submission will lead to disqualification.

The Essays can be written by a maximum number of 2 Co-authors.

The theme for the Essay Competition

The theme of the Essay Competition is “Changing Landscape of Mediation”

Registration Fees

Registration Fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only).

The registration is to be done by filling the online form available here (form).

Guidelines for Submission

  1. The title of the essay should be followed by the Name of the student(s), Name of the University/ Institution and E-mail address.
  2. The essay should be typed in MS Word format preferably 2007 or 2010.  The essay must be in a single-column layout with margins justified on both sides.
  3. The length of the essay should not be more than 3,500 words (including footnotes).
  4. The sub-heading should be in Font size 12, Bold, Times New Roman and Center aligned.
  5. The main text should be in Font size 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing and Justified.
  6. All references must be in the form of foot-notes with Font size 10 single spacing.
  7. For citation Bluebook style – 20th Edition should be followed.
  8. Co-authorship up to a maximum of two authors is permitted
  9. Participants not adhering to the word limit will be marked negatively.
  10. The Essays are strictly meant to be an original work of authors/co-authors. Plagiarized essays will be disqualified.
  11. Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx format only.
  12. In addition to sending the essay as an attachment, you must include your name, mailing address, and the university or school that you’re enrolled in.
  13. All submission of essays shall be made in soft copies to ([email protected]) and the subject of the mail should be “Essay writing competition”.

Important Dates

  1. Last date of registration: 10th April 2020
  2. Last date for receiving the submission: 20th April 2020
  3. Declaration of results (tentative): 10th May 2020

The Jury for the Competition would be:

  1. Ms. Kimberly Schreiber
  2. Mr. David Adams
  3. Mr. Cezary Rogula

Proposed Prize money is as follows:

1st Prize Rs. 7,500 and Certificate and Books Worth Rs 3000
2nd Prize Rs. 5,000 and Certificate and Books Worth Rs 3000
3rd Prize Rs. 2,500 and Certificate and Books Worth Rs 3000
3 Consolation Prize – Rs. 1,000 and Certificate and Books Worth Rs 3000
University would issue participation certificates to all the participants.

Contact Details

Dr. Apoorva Dixit
Assistant Professor
Coordinator – Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
JLU School of Law
Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
[email protected]

Ms. Saumya Shaji
Assistant Professor
Co-Coordinator – Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
JLU School of Law
Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
[email protected]

Download the Official Brochure for the Essay Competition

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