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The National Law University, Jodhpur is a premier law university located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

About the Competition

Considering the rising powers of the States globally and increasing spheres requiring cooperation, the need has been felt to study the same and provide different perspectives on the issues at hand. Encouraging legal research and writing is one way of achieving the said goal, thus, our Centre is pleased to announce the NLUJ International Law Blog Writing Competition. The essay competition will be based on different themes reflecting the current geopolitical issues.

Our Sponsers

The competition for the 2023 edition was sponsored by Majumdar & Partners. Established in 1943, they have evolved into one of India’s premier law firms representing the who’s who of global companies, banks, and financial institutions. They specialize in inbound investments into India, corporate/M&A, competition, banking and finance, private equity and venture capital, tax, technology, media and telecommunications, employment, projects and energy, and disputes.


(I) Conflict and International Law:

(A) Sanctions and International Law

(B) Responsibility to Protect under International Law

(C) Cyber security and AI under International Law

(II) Environment and International Law:

(A) India and International Environmental Law

(B) Evolution of Common but differential responsibility principles

(C) Effectiveness of Anti-wild life trafficking treaties


Winning SubmissionTreading the Tightrope between Migrant Rights and Digital Border Technologies by Jayalakshmi Sankar


1ST Runners Up: Battling the Unseen Threat: Insufficient regulation of Cyber Attacks on Healthcare in times of warfare by Sarfraz Alam & Kushagra Tiwari


2ND Runners Up: Reassessing ICC'S Effects Doctrine: The Alcoa Predicament and and Its Consequences by Utkarsh Sharma 


  1. Publication: The submissions will be selected after rigorous peer reviews and further the top three submissions will be published by the NLUJ CPRIL blog.

  2. Cash Prizes: The top three prizes will be awarded cash prizes of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 respectively.

  3. Internships: Subject to availability, the top three authors might be given internships.

Word Limit

1200 to 1800 words


Students/research scholars enrolled in any UG/PG/Ph.D. course from any university are eligible to participate in the competition.


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