BLOG WRITING COMPETITION
LEGALPHILE in collaboration with CORPORATE INDIA BLOG is organizing an Open Blog-Writing competition. The competition is open to every Corporate Law enthusiast. Entries shall be judged by professionals engaged in the field of corporate law. Best three entries shall be published on both LEGALPHILE BLOG and CORPORATE INDIA BLOG.
Initiated by a group of like-minded law students LEGALPHILE is a platform to encourage legal education by making it more accessible to masses. Its vision is to create a platform that integrates all the limbs of legal education from different spheres. The platform is intended for students, professionals and law enthusiasts with its sole inspiration to make legal knowledge accessible, by creating better opportunities for learning, networking and above all, value-creation.
ABOUT CORPORATE INDIA BLOG
Corporate India Blog is a private venture of Mr. Dheeraj Kumar Sharma. Mr. Sharma is both a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Certified CSR Professional, who holds great value for legal education. His primary area of interest is drafting of commercial contracts and corporate legal consulting. He also has keen interest in guiding students in their professional engagements especially within the discipline of corporate law. Some of his recent blogs have dwelled on critical issues in corporate laws, consumer law, law of taxation, POSH Act etc.
Every individual(s) passionate about the study of law is welcome to contribute to this competition. We value your interest in the subject. Your age, professional affiliation, and/or personal achievements (we believe every one of us is an achiever) is no bar to participate in the competition; nor does it give you an edge.
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SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 20TH SEPTEMBER
REGISTRATION FEE : NO FEE
All submissions must adhere to the following standards:
- Last date of submission of entries is 20th September
- Microsoft Word format within the range of 800-1000 words.
- The title should be mentioned like this – Title with Commentary written within brackets, as in Martin v. King (Commentary)
- The manuscript shall be original and unpublished.
- There should not be more than 5 notes. The notes should be brief and not speaking notes and they should be arranged as end-notes.
- The references should be provided in-text and through hyperlinks. Those which cannot be represented in that manner should be numbered with details provided in the notes.
- The document shall have no borders.
- There can be joint authorship of not more than 02 authors.. No need for this as this will be a hindrance to free flow of writing
- There should not be any unsolicited or unacknowledged copying. In any case, copying of more than three lines from any source is not allowed. Data shall be run through plagiarism software and if found copied, shall be discarded without notice.
- The manuscript should neither be plagiarized, nor it should have a conflict of interest.
- The text should be arranged as provided in the table.
|Title Heading||Sentence case; bold|
|Bookman Old Style|
|16 (headings), 14 (sub-headings) and 12 (body)|
|Justified and aligned; same for headings|
|Numbering||For headings (1, 2, 3)
For sub-headings (1.1, 1.2, 1.3)
For bullet points (square bullets)
|Endnotes||Font style: Bookman Old Style; justified
Font size: 10
Line spacing: 1
|Bottom of the page; centre|
|Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th Edition (Hart Publishers, 2012).
OSCOLA Quick Reference Guide may be accessed here.
FORMAT OF THE CASE-NOTE
The Case-Note should be structured using the IRAC Method (Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion) used in drafting case analysis throughout the world. Further details about IRAC can be accessed here.
COMMENDATION LETTER CLAUSE
The best three entries shall be provided with a Letter of Commendation signed by the subject-expert and endorsed both by LEGALPHILE and CORPORATE INDIA BLOG
GUARANTEED PUBLICATION CLAUSE
We will ensure that every blog entry that meets the minimum academic standards gets published as a blog piece. We will be ready to work with you to get it done, provided you are passionate enough.
The winners will have the option to join LEGALPHILE either as an Intern or an Extern.
ENTRY REVIEW PROCESS
All entries shall be judged on merit and by professionals working in the field of Corporate Law. We follow the academic best practices of double-blind peer review accompanied by a disclaimer/no conflict of interest clause by the author. Plagiarism in all its forms is prohibited and shall disqualify the entry immediately. We are also committed to providing feedback on every entry submitted. This takes time but we will do it!
The submission must not contain details about the name and/or affiliation of the author(s). All such details must be submitted in a separate word document.
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