Internship Challenge by GameChanger Law Advisors (Submit by 28 Feb)

Moving into their second decade as a law firm, the firm wants to build on their previous efforts and make a contribution to improve legal writing in Indian law schools.
GameChanger Law Advisors
GameChanger Law Advisors

GameChanger Law Advisors (GLA) is a Bengaluru-based boutique corporate and commercial law firm that has been providing high quality legal services to clients all over the world since 2011.

To know more about our Firm, our Practice Areas and the Industries we work in, visit our webiste or our LinkedIn Page.

We have always believed that the ability to “simplify law” will be a critical differentiating factor that will separate the winners from the also-rans in the legal services industry of the 2020s and beyond. In this context, a skillset of law students and lawyers that is often underrated is the expression of views through writing. Over the last decade, we have taken a great amount of pride in helping a number of law students and attorneys express themselves through well-articulated essays, blogs and articles.

As we move into our second decade as a law firm, we now want to build on our previous efforts and make our humble contribution to improve legal writing in Indian law schools. After the success of the inaugural essay and internship challenge in November 2021, we are happy to launch the 2nd GLA Essay and Internship Challenge.

We have cash prizes on offer for participants that submit the best 3 essays! Not just that, the authors of the best 6 essays shall also be offered internships with the Firm!

2ND GLA ESSAY AND INTERNSHIP CHALLENGE REGULATIONS

ELIGIBILITY

The Challenge is open only to students who are currently studying in the third, fourth, or fifth year of a 5 year undergraduate programme in law from any university that is recognized by the Bar Council of India OR the third year of a 3 year undergraduate programme in law from any university that is recognized by the Bar Council of India.

TOPIC: “5 Key Legal Issues in an Esports Player Contract”

WORD LIMIT: The word limit for the essay shall be a maximum of 4000 (Four Thousand) words, including all footnotes and references. Essays that exceed the word limit shall be automatically disqualified.

NO CO-AUTHORSHIP: No essay shall be co-authored. Co-authored essays shall be automatically disqualified.

NO PLAGIARISM: Only original essays will be considered for the Challenge. Any form of plagiarism shall result in immediate disqualification of the submission.

NO PRIOR PUBLICATION: No part of the essay should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

FORMAT OF SUBMISSION: All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Georgia font (Main text: size 12 and double spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced).

MODE OF SUBMISSION: The essay must be submitted ONLY through e-mail to contentmarketing@gamechangerlaw.com with the subject ‘Submission for the 2nd GLA Essay and Internship Challenge’.

CITATION STYLE: Submissions must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities. Please note that SCC citations for cases must be provided wherever available.

FOOTNOTES ONLY: Only footnotes are permitted as a method of citation. Endnotes, as a method of citation, is not permitted. No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgments should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the cover letter accompanying the manuscripts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED: The essay must be accompanied by a covering letter containing the following:

(a) Full name of the participant

(b) Participant’s current year of study and name of degree being pursued

(c) Name and address of participant’s university

(d) Title of the essay

(e) Phone number and email ID of the participant

(f) Copy of the participant’s identity card issued by their university

(g) An abstract of not more than 250 words shall have to be provided.

DEADLINES

(a) Final date of submission of essays: 6:00 PM IST on February 28, 2022

(b) Declaration of results: March 31, 2022

(c) Notification of internship dates for those participants chosen for internships: April 7, 2022

No requests for extension of deadline shall be entertained. Any essay submitted post the Deadline stipulated in Regulation 10 (a) above shall not be considered and shall be deemed to be automatically disqualified.

The selected participants will be notified via an e-mail sent to them. If you do not hear back from the Firm by March 31, 2022, you can assume that your submission has not been shortlisted within the Top 6 submissions received by the Firm.

PRIZES

FIRST PRIZE ₹25,000/-

SECOND PRIZE ₹15,000/-

THIRD PRIZE ₹10,000/-

AWARD OF INTERNSHIPS: The authors of the top 6 (six) essays only shall each be awarded virtual/remote internships with the Firm for 1 (one) month between May 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, subject to the respective internship dates being strictly compliant with each student’s university regulations on internship programmes. The award of internships will also be subject to the selected student’s internship dates matching the internship calendar and schedule finalized by the Firm.

Our promise is to help every intern to hone their legal research and writing skills in the various Practice Areas and Industries that the Firm operates in. We will be offering only 1 internship during each calendar month so as to ensure that the selected students get to benefit from a high quality internship program that is designed to give them a well rounded exposure to the various Practice Areas and Industries that the Firm operates in.

No participation certificates will be awarded by the Firm.

JUDGING CRITERIA: All submissions will be judged by the team at GLA, and on parameters that are determined by the team at GLA at their sole discretion and judgment. No questions on the scoring/judging criteria will be entertained by the Firm.

GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION: These Regulations shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Courts in Bengaluru, India, shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any disputes arising out of, under, or in relation to, the provisions of these Regulations.

If you require any clarifications, please write to us at: contentmarketing@gamechangerlaw.com

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