The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was established as a National Law University by a legislative act of the State of Punjab in 2006 in order to fulfil the need for a centre of excellence in legal education.
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy Laws (CASEL), RGNUL, was established in 2016 with the objective to cater to the need for research in Energy Law, an area of law which is becoming increasingly important and pivotal in the conversations about sustainability and the future. The Centre, since its inception, has evolved constructively with a special focus on organizing various workshops and sensitization Programmes. Apart from a focus on renewable energy resources, CASEL also aims to undertake research on and critically analyse energy-related legislation in India, research reports and suggest amendments to the same.
About the Collaborators
L&L Partners [formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices] is a leading full-service law firm in India. Since its inception in 1990 which coincides with India’s economic liberalization, L&L has assisted numerous multinational corporations to set up their presence in India, and navigate the complex Indian legal system. Offering kosher solutions to the complex legal issues, the firm advises on transactions and matters involving a wide range of corporate and commercial laws.
About the Competition
Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are a significant ladder for sourcing power from renewable energy sources and overcoming the paucity faced due to the use of traditional funding sources. The Competition attempts to promote awareness about PPAs in the legal community. It seeks to engage with the community of law students to promote the art of modern legal drafting, in the less popular area of Energy Law. It aims at providing opportunities to the students to initiate research about legal certainties and further the skill of drafting. In a collaborative effort, the Competition will be judged by a panel comprising of members of the judiciary, legal experts from L&L Partners, experts from ISRO and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd., and academicians from RGNUL Patiala, NLSIU Bengaluru and HPNLU Shimla.
The Competition is open to all undergraduate law students enrolled in any recognised educational institution within or outside India.