1 ST PRANITA MEHTA MEMORIAL ESSAY COMPETITION, 2016

Corporate Law Society [“CLS”], National Law University [“NLU”], Jodhpur is pleased to announce the 1st Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition, 2016 in memory of Ms. Pranita Mehta, an exceptional student of NLU, Jodhpur.
About Ms. Pranita Mehta
An epitome of excellence and diligence, Ms. Pranita Mehta was an outstanding student at NLU, Jodhpur (Batch of 2017). She had been a part of the CLS since its inception and was associated with the Society as an Adviser in 2016. In addition to leading a formidable academic career both at school and university, she was second to none when it came to extra-curricular activities. Throughout her time in NLU, Jodhpur, Pranita performed
exceptionally well in her academic endeavors and was the recipient of several accolades at various international moot court competitions. Pranita, a corporate law enthusiast, was also amongst the first ones in her batch to get recruited by one of India’s Tier-1 law firms. She personified not just the ideal student but also embodied the right mix of charm and cheerfulness. Also known as a dynamic all-rounder, Pranita touched everyone’s lives by
becoming a major source of inspiration and delight.
About Corporate Law Society
The CLS was founded in the year 2014. Its primary objective is to provide a platform to foster discussions on corporate and commercial laws, and get a practitioner’s perspective. This is facilitated through inviting our eminent alumni to deliver lectures on developments and emerging trends in the realm of corporate law. These lectures cover topics which are usually outside the purview of classroom discussions including Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Competition laws and any other practice areas. Post lecture sessions are also organized, wherein students get an opportunity to interact with alumni regarding a career in corporate law, internships and recruitments. The CLS also publishes a monthly bulletin with domestic and international updates related to all fields of commercial law.
Eligibility Criteria:
All students pursuing under-graduate (three/five year) or post-graduate law degrees from any law school/university/college recognized by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the Competition.
Topics:
1. Self-listing of stock exchanges: Should it be permitted?
2. Fantasy trading and legality thereof
3. Effects of gender diversification in the Company’s Board of Directors
4. Amendments to the Indo-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty: A step in the right direction?
Submission Guidelines:
1. Submission shall be made only in MS-Word format (.doc/.docx). PDF form shall not be
accepted.
2. Submission shall be in English language.
3. Submission shall be typewritten in an A4 sized document with 1-inch margin on all sides and
be justified. Main text of the submission shall be in Font Times New Roman 12-point. Further,
footnotes shall be in Font Times New Roman 10-point. Participant has to adopt a uniform
style of citation throughout the document.
4. Submission should be 1.5 spaced (except footnotes which may be single-spaced).
5. Word limit of the submission is 3,000 words (excluding abstract and footnotes). Abstract
should not be more than 300 words.
6. Any submission that is found to be plagiarized shall be disqualified from the Competition and
the participant would not be entitled to any certificate.
7. Participant shall not include his/her name in the submission’s text in any form.
8. Co-authorship is not allowed.
9. Any previously published entry would not be permitted.
10. Copyright of the submission shall remain with CLS.
11. In case of any conflicts, the CLS shall be the final authority on the guidelines.
Registration Procedure:
‘Consent of Participation’ shall be mailed to cls.nluj@gmail.com, along with a bona fide certificate from the participant’s university and the following details:
i. Name of the participant:
ii. Year and Course (UG/PG):
iii. University Name:
iv. Contact Phone Number:
v. Address (for delivery of the certificate):
No registration fee is required for participation.

Submission Procedure:
A soft copy of the submission has to be mailed to cls.nluj@gmail.com. Subject of the e-mail should be “Submission: Pranita Mehta Essay Competition, 2016”. Participant shall name the file as “Participant’s name_Topic”.
Important Deadlines:
Last Date of Registration: November 15, 2016 (11:59 pm)
Last Date of Submission of the Essay: January 15, 2017 (11:59 pm)
Declaration of the results: First week of March, 2017
Prizes:
Winners shall be awarded the following prize money:
i. First Prize: Rs. 15,000/-
ii. Second Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
iii. Third Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
Top ten submissions shall be given merit certificates.

Contact Persons:
Any queries may be directed to cls.nluj@gmail.com or the following:
1. Shivesh Aggarwal, Convenor, CLS (+91-9799558526)
2. Dishi Bhomawat, Convenor, CLS (+91-9001921926)
3. Khusboo Agarwal, Adviser, CLS (+91-9799568309)
4. Varun Mansinghka, Adviser, CLS (+91-8094860084)

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