8th Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition

8th Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition

  04 Jan 2024

Corporate Law Society (CLS) of National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) is inviting participation for the 8th Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition.

About NLUJ

National Law University, Jodhpur [“NLUJ”] is one of India’s leading law schools situated in the vibrant city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India. NLUJ offers holistic courses like B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.); B.A., LL.B. (Hons.); LL.M., LL.D., Ph.D. to generate especially skilled global legal professionals.

About Corporate Law Society (CLS)

CLS was founded in 2014 with the primary objective of providing a platform to foster discussions and debate on issues of corporate law and related topics, inculcate an interest in the subject and allow students to gain a practitioner’s perspective. This is facilitated by inviting eminent alumni to deliver lectures on developments and emerging trends in the realm of corporate law and related areas.

CLS also holds the flagship event, the Essay Competition, which provides a platform for students from Universities of Law all across the country to contribute to the corporate law academia and to forward the discourse on the subject-matter.

About the Competition

An epitome of excellence and diligence, Ms. Pranita Mehta was an outstanding student of NLUJ (Batch of 2017). She had been a part of the CLS since its inception and was associated with the Society as an Advisor in 2016. Throughout her time in NLUJ, Pranita performed exceptionally well in her academic endeavours as well as 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.

The Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition is conducted annually in memory of the Late Ms. Pranita Mehta. By now, we have successfully conducted seven editions of the Essay Competition with collaboration from premier law firms from the country.


  • Stamping Requirements and the Validity of Arbitration Clauses: Examining the Indian Legal Landscape
  • Enhanced Governance, Active Investor Participation: A Closer Look at SEBI LODR 2.0’s Provisions for REITs
  • Harmony in Antitrust: Insights to the Settlement and Commitment Mechanism under the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2023
  • Unlocking Global Opportunities: A Comprehensive Analysis of the MCA’s Amendment Allowing Indian Companies to Directly List on Foreign Stock Exchanges
  • Enhancing Transparency and Liquidity: A Critical Analysis of the Compulsory Dematerialization of Shares in Private Companies
  • The Need for Speed: Enhancing Efficiency in Insolvency Proceedings

Eligibility Criteria

All students pursuing bachelor’s degree in law i.e. three year LL.B./five year LL.B. or a post graduate course
from any law school/university/college recognized by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the Competition.

Submission Guidelines

  • Plagiarism: Any submission that is found to be plagiarized beyond 25% shall be disqualified from the competition.
  • Anonymity: Participant shall not include his/her name in the submission’s text in any form.
  • Co-Authorship: Co-authorship, up to two authors, is allowed.
  • Submissions shall be made in MS-Word format (.doc/.docx) only. Submissions made in PDF format shall not be accepted.
  • In case a participant is submitting an assignment/project, which has been submitted to their university’s Turnitin repository, CLS requires the participants to submit the associated Turnitin report via email indicating that the plagiarism percentage is less than 25%.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Font and size of main text and footnote: Times New Roman, 12 point for main text, and Times New Roman, 10 point for footnotes.
  • Size and alignment: A4 Size with 1 Inch Margin; all text except headings should be justified.
  • Footnoting: The participant has to adopt a uniform style of citation throughout the document.
  • Spacing: Submission should be 1.5 spaced (except footnotes which may be single-spaced).
  • Word limit: The word limit for the submission is 2500 – 3500 words (excluding abstract and footnotes). Abstract should not be more than 300 words.

How to Submit?

Click on the link provided below to submit.

Submission Deadline

January 29, 2023


  • Cash prize of:
    • First Prize: Rs. 25,000/-
    • Second Prize: Rs. 15,000/-
    • Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
  • The winning essay will also be published in the well-reputed Journal on Corporate Law and Governance (JCLG).
  • Top Three winners of the Competition will also get the opportunity to intern with IndusLaw.

In case of any query, please contact at [email protected] or

  • +91-9898-128663 (Ujjwal Meena)
  • +91-7986-563154 (Prateek Singh)
  • +91 -91100-43329 (Diksha)

Click here to submit.

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