Participate: IDIA Hyderabad Chapter's National Essay Writing Competition (Register by Dec 31)

IDIA is a student-run organization that aims to train underprivileged students and transform them into leading lawyers and community advocates.

The Hyderabad Chapter of IDIA is organizing the National Essay Writing Competition with multiple themes, because we believe that the art of writing holds utmost significance as a way to enter other people's bodies and see the world through their eyes, not only as a tool of communication.

The IDIA project was initiated to reach out to marginalized and under-represented groups to sensitize them about law as a viable career option and help students from these communities to secure admission in India's leading law colleges.

IDIA hopes that such access to legal education will pivot the empowerment of marginalized and underprivileged communities. IDIA is a pan-India law school movement, the cause of which the Hyderabad Chapter at NALSAR hopes to further.

About IDIA

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) is a non-profit organization working in India which aims to empower underprivileged children by providing them with equal access to quality legal education. IDIA founded by Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, it is a student-run organization that aims to train underprivileged students and transform them into leading lawyers and community advocates.

The IDIA movement has now spread to at least 18 different states and union territories. Local teams have visited a large number of schools across India, from the Sunder bans in West Bengal and Pelling in the Northeast to Jitholi in Uttar Pradesh and Srinagar in the North to Tumkur in the South. The modus operandi for selection and training is thus: A simple aptitude test (involving mostly logical reasoning questions) is administered to check the students' aptitude for the study of law.

About the Event and Competition

The Hyderabad Chapter of IDIA is hosting an essay writing competition with multiple themes, and the competition is open to all law students, academicians, and legal practitioners. Co-authorship up to two authors is allowed. To know more about IDIA, visit the website here.

The entries selected from the competition will be published on the following blogs:

  • Law and Other Things (LAOT)

  • NALSAR Legal Practice Hub

  • The Language Rights Blog

  • NALSAR Student Law Review (collaboration with IDIA)


Open to all Law students, Professors and Legal Practitioners and all the intending participants have to fill this form by 31st December, 2021.

All the entries are to be emailed at with "IDIA Essay Writing Competition" as the subject.

The submission must be made in .doc or .docx format.

Note: The submission for IDIA's collaboration with NSLR will not be published in the journal but on their blog under the collaboration.


The competition's principal goal is to collect funds for the IDIA Charitable Trust while also channelling students' creative talents to encourage meaningful engagement with fresh and diverse ideas.


Prizes for entries selected under each Blog and NSLR's collaboration with IDIA are as follows:

Winner: ₹2500

First Runner Up: ₹1500

Second Runner Up: ₹1000

Top two first prize winners out of 4 first prize winners will get an internship opportunity with Majmudar and Partners. Lastly, all the winners will get a one hour session by Rohan Bilimoria on Leadership Skills.


Last Date for Registration: 31st December, 2021.

Last Date for Submission: 31st December, 2021.

Registration Fee:

₹80/- for single author and ₹100/- for co-authors.

Payment Details

Name of the Account Holder: Yash Jitendra Dodani

Account Number: 50100428479112

IFSC Code: HDFC0000963

Branch: Gondia

Account Type: Savings

Google Pay Number: 9834544709

UPI ID: yashdodani04-1@okhdfcbank

Contact Details

For more information or any other queries, please contact:

Yash Dodani +91 9834544709 or mail him at

IDIA Hyderabad Chapter - Essay Writing Competition, 2021.pdf

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