National Article Writing Competition by SPIL, Government Law College, Mumbai (Submit by 25 Oct)

The theme of the competition is "Changing role of International Sports Law in the 21st Century."
National Article Writing Competition by SPIL, Government Law College, Mumbai (Submit by 25 Oct)

Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Government Law College, Mumbai, is holding the National Legal Article Writing Competition, 2022 in collaboration with the Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter. 

Participants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, the 3-year LL.B. Course or 5-year LL.B. course from any recognized college or university or pursuing LL.M from any recognized university.

Theme

Changing role of International Sports Law in the 21st Century.

Sub-Topics: (Participants are required to choose from one of the following Sub-Topics) 

1. Lex Sportiva vs. Lex Judica - Analysis by the Court of Arbitration for Sports.  

2. Analysis of framework on Gambling and Sports Betting: Threat to the integrity and the nature of sports? 

3. Usage of drugs, illegal substances and doping in sports: Does the World Anti-Doping Code 2021 deliver proportionate restrictions?  

4. War and Peace: Sports as a tool of Serenity.  

5. Analysis of E-Sports Regulations: Integrity of Technological Innovation and International Law. 

6. International Sports Law: An evolving discourse or a need for paradigm shift.

Awards and Merit

  • Best Paper: ₹8000 + Publication in the GLC SPIL International Law Journal + Internship Opportunity at Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter + Certificate of Merit 

  • 2nd Best Paper: ₹5000 + Internship Opportunity at Sports Law and Policy Review Reporter + Certificate of Merit 

  • Participants whose articles are considered in the entries will receive a Certificate of Participation

Submission Deadline 

Participants must send in their submissions to spil.glc@gmail.com before the 25 October, 2022.

Submission Guidelines 

  1. The name of the author should not be mentioned anywhere in the article. 

  2. The article is to have a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 4000 words, inclusive of footnotes.  

  3. The article should be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Line Spacing double-spaced (2.0) and the article should be justified.  

  4. The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.0.  

  5. The margins on all pages must be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.  

  6. Every citation must follow the Harvard Bluebook, 20th Edition.  

  7. The submissions must be sent by email to spil.glc@gmail.com with the subject “Submission: National Legal Article Writing Competition” 

  8. The body of the e-mail must specify the name of the author, theme & sub-topic, title of the article, college/ institute/ university, programme enrolled & year of study, e-mail address & contact no. of the author.  

  9. The submission must be attached in ‘.doc’ or '.docx’ and ‘.pdf’ format.

Submission Rules 

  • Only a single submission may be made from each participant.  

  • The articles should be the original work of the authors. Any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification. 

  • Each entry must be previously unpublished work of the participant. The articles published elsewhere or selected/submitted for publication elsewhere shall be disqualified. 

  • Articles co-authored by two participants will be accepted.  

  • The entries shall be the property of SPIL, Mumbai which reserves the right of publication of the same in any periodical, journal, newsletter, digital material or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate.  

  • The organizing committee's decision as regards the interpretation of the rules or any other matter related to the Competition shall be final and binding.

Contact Details 

For any further queries please feel free to write to us at spil.glc@gmail.com 

Kartik Goenka: +91 96653 32316 

Darshni Kapadia: +91 76207 59318

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