The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore instituted
in the year 1997 aGold Medal in the name of the distinguished jurist, late H.M.
Seervai for thebest original essaywritten on the themes specified in Indian
Constitutional Law. Over the years since 1997,this essay writing competition has
become a prestigious event for the law students all over India.
The significant rise every year in the number of contributions from the student
community shows their mark of respect and tribute to one of the greatest legal
luminaries of our country – H.M. Seervai.
The theme selected for 2010 is "PROTECTION OF THE SCHEDULED
The Competition is open only for LL.B. students studying in any of the recognised
Law Schools /Colleges / Departments of the Universities in India. The essay that is
adjudged to be the best will be awarded a Gold Medal at the Annual Convocation
of NLSIU, Bangalore.Essay should be original (not published earlier or extracted
from other sources) in English, not exceeding 10,000 words (approximately 30
double space typed pages, New Times Roman, font size 12) including footnotes
and references, typed on one side of the A4 size papers.
We request you to staple all the pages with an additional white page for first
(title cover) and last page. Plastic wrappers and spiral bounds are generally
discouraged to follow the eco-friendly practice.
Four copies of the essay should be sent to the following address on or before
June 15, 2010 (5.00 P.M. ) to
Prof. V. S. Mallar
C/o. Examination Department
National Law School of India University
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 242

A soft copy of the same should also be sent to before the last date. Both the
hard copy and the soft copy should be submitted before the last date.
Students should also produce a bonafide certificate through the Principal or
Head of the institution. The covers may be properly sealed and
superscribed – "HM Seervai Gold Medal Essay Competition" .
Those who participate will be informed of any other details or subsequent
changes to their email addresses which they have used for sending the essay
to the above mentioned email address.
The NLSIU may award Certificates of Merit to select essays which receive the
commendation from the panel of judges. Essay may also be considered for
publication in the National Law School journal.
For any further information or clarification, please contact:

Nagarbhavi, P.B. No. 7201, Bangalore – 560 242
Phone : 91-80-23160525 /2316 0532/33/35
Fax : 91-80-23160525

Prof. V.S. Mallar,
Tel. No. 080-23160525, 23160532 / 33 –
Email : mallarvs


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