20th Dinesh Vyas Memorial Government Law College National Legal Essay Competition

Writing is a proclivity that a lawyer must never detach from himself, and thus, each year the Magazine Committee of GLC organizes the national level legal essay writing competition.
Government Law College(GLC), Mumbai
Government Law College(GLC), Mumbai


With a heritage spanning over 150 years and a seemingly endless list of eminent alumni, Government Law College, Mumbai has been considered as a premier institute of legal education since its inception in 1855. Having humbly begun as evening classes in a borrowed premises, this college that first lit the candle of legal education in India, stands tall amongst all its contemporaries.

Government Law College has a distinguished tradition. The College has, over the years, produced a number of eminent Judges, whose erudition and independence has been and continues to be, a great source of inspiration to the members of the Bar and the Bench. The list of alumni includes statesmen, distinguished lawyers and activists who have been at the forefront of social reconstruction. The interaction of the students with the distinguished members of the legal fraternity in a cultivated institutional environment that is constantly attempting to redefine the parameters of education, adds to the charisma of this institution.

About the Essay Competition

Writing is a proclivity that a lawyer must never detach from himself, and thus, each year, the Magazine Committee of Government Law College, Mumbai, organizes a national level legal essay writing competition, The Dinesh Vyas Memorial Government Law College National Legal Essay Competition.

The Dinesh Vyas Memorial Government Law College National Legal Essay Competition is sponsored in the memory of Late Mr Dinesh Vyas, one of GLC’s most distinguished alumni, who obtained his LLB degree from Government Law College in 1967.

The Magazine Committee of the Government Law College now invites entries for the same.

The topics this year are:

1. In light of the recent decisions of International Arbitration Courts in the Vodafone and Cairn Energy cases, discuss India’s tryst with international arbitration and the retrospective tax policies of the Indian government.

2. Comment upon the glorification and normalization of mob justice and vigilantism in current media and its impact on the perception, in and outside India, of the legal system established by law in India.

3. With the Pandemic bringing India’s mental health crisis to the fore, discuss the existing laws related to Mental Health in India and the need for reform.

4. Comment upon cyber snooping, with special reference to the Pegasus Spyware.

5. The law of sedition: A boon or a bane?


Students pursuing LL.B. (3 Years or 5 Years Courses)/ LL.M. course from any recognised University or College can participate in the competition.


The Essay must be written in English.

Each entry must be the original and previously unpublished work of the participant.

A copy of the entry should be e-mailed to melawnge@glcmumbai.com in both the PDF and Word formats.

Participants must submit a short bio-data in the body of the e-mail containing the following information:

Full name, year, college name, telephone number & postal address along with personal contact number, email-id & postal address.

In the body of the same email, participants are required to specify which topic they have chosen to write on. Such specification must not be included in the entry itself.

Participants must submit a scanned copy of their College Student Identity Card or equivalent Fee Receipt. Entries which do not contain the same, will not be accepted.

No Registration fee is to be paid by the participants.

Co-authorship is permitted within students from the same educational institution


1st Prize ₹12,000/-

2nd Prize ₹9,000/-

3rd Prize ₹7,000/-


The entries must be submitted on or before 20th November, 2021.

No submissions made after that shall be accepted.

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