5th Rostrum Legal Essay Competition: Submit by Oct 30, Cash Prize of Rs. 50k +

The Rostrum Essay Competition is organised every year by RostrumLegal to promote original legal writing and research work in the field of law. We are delighted and proud to announce the fifth edition of the competition.

The competition was first conducted by RostrumLegal in the year 2012. Prizes worth Rs. 3 Lakh 57 Thousand will be awarded to the participants.

Are you passionate about Legal Research and Writing? If yes, then put pen to paper and get ready to participate! There is no specific theme for this year’s competition. Participants can write on any topic of their interest from the field of law.

We urge all the participants to be creative and innovative in the way they express their arguments in the essay.

The competition has received an incredible response in the past four editions. We have received more than 1000 abstracts and more than 300 essays from participants from all around the world. The participating students hail from top law schools and universities from India and the world.

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Important Dates

  • October 30, 2017 – Last day for the abstract submission by email. (Submit by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)
  • November 5, 2017 – Results: Release of the abstract selection list. (16:00 Hrs. Indian Standard Time)
  • November 15, 2017 – Last day for online registration (Register by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)
  • December 20, 2017 – Last day for submission of essays by email. (Submit by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)

Submission and Contact Details

Send your abstracts to essay@rostrumlegal.com. Please provide your name, phone number, the name of college/ university and your address of correspondence in the body of the email. Please do not use this email id for posting queries.

If you have any queries about participation in the competition please write to info@rostrumlegal.com.

Awards and Prizes


  • 1st Prize – Rs. 20,000/- Cash
  • 2nd Prize – Rs. 15,000/- Cash
  • 3rd Prize – Rs. 10,000/- Cash
  • Rank 4th to 10th – Rs. 2,000/- Cash for each participant.


Essay of all the participants ranked 1st to 10th will be published online in Rostrum’s Law Review, ISSN: 2321 – 3787. Rostrum’s Law Review is one of the very few law journals approved by the University Grants Commission.


All the registered participants will receive a RostrumLegal Gift Card worth Rs. 4000/- each.

All the participants submitting abstracts for participation in the competition will receive a RostrumLegal Gift Card worth Rs. 2000/- each.


Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all the registered participants.

Submission Guidelines

Participants can write on ANY TOPIC ON LAW of their interest.

Co-Authorship is allowed up to 2 co-authors.

The abstract should not exceed 500 words.

The word limit for the essay is 6000 words (Including Footnotes and References).

All the submissions shall be made in .doc or .docx format.

An essay should be in compliance with the Rostrum’s Law Review’s publication policy.

Further guidelines for citation and submission will be emailed to the selected participants after registration.

Registration and Fees

Participants whose abstracts are selected are required to register for the competition.

Registration can be done online by filling up the form and by online payment of registration fee.

The registration fee for this edition of competition is Rs. 1000/- (One Thousand Rupees Only).

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