Tenth RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition and Conference on IPR and Technology Law

The Journal Committeeat Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow is organising the tenth edition of the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition along with the RMLNLU Conference on IPR and Technology Law.

Since its inception in 2013, RILEC has expanded to greater horizons and today it is an internationally anticipated event. Every year, the Committee labours to promote legal scholarship.


This year the Committee is inviting original submissions from authors in the form of essays falling within the indicated contours of the theme of the offline conference – “Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law”. The list of the indicated sub-themes is given below to aid the participants:

  • Intellectual Property theft
  • Metaverse and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Copyright issues pertaining to Live Streaming of Gameplays, Online Reviews, and Walkthroughs
  • Technology transfer and Intellectual Property
  • No Specialised Intellectual Property Courts in India
  • Quantum computing and Intellectual Property Rights


Authors must be pursuing their 5-year integrated LL.B. (Hons.) course / 3-year LL.B. course / LL.M. from any recognised university in India and equivalent law degree, abroad for the academic year of 2022-2023, to be eligible to participate in the competition.


  • Winner – ₹15,000
  • First Runner-up – ₹10,000
  • Second Runner-up – ₹5,000
  • The authors of the top three entries to the competition will upon the discretion of Nishith Desai Associates get an opportunity to intern at Nishith Desai Associates. Nishith Desai Associates reserves all rights to determine the office, dates and team under which the internship is granted. The top three entries will receive a ‘Certificate of Merit’.
  • Top three entries will be published on the RMLNLU Law Review Blog.
  • Top three entries may be considered for publication in the next issue of the RMLNLU Law Review Journal.
  • All participants shall be receiving a ‘Certificate of Participation’.


Participants are requested to adhere to the following submission guidelines:

  • Word Limit for the Competition: 4000-5000 words (excluding footnotes).
  • Individual Attachments: Name; e-mail; contact number; current academic status (year of study, name of university etc.); undertaking as to guarantee of originality.
  • Formatting specifications:- Font and size for the essay: Times New Roman | 12- Font and size for footnotes: Times New Roman | 10- Line spacing: 1.5- Page size: A4- Margin – 1′ from all sides- Alignment: Justified
  • Citation Style: Footnotes must be properly cited strictly in accordance with the latest OSCOLA (4th edition) format. No endnotes or speaking footnotes (descriptive footnotes) are permitted.
  • Entries should be emailed to under the subject title “Entry for 9th RILEC – [Name(s) of Author(s)]” in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Any queries relating to the Competition should be addressed to


Last date for submission of manuscript: 3 December, 2022. Late entries will not be entertained.

The dates of the offline conference will be announced soon.


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