VLS National Essay Competition: Submit by Feb 20

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About Virtual Law School

Virtual learning is the newest and most popular form of education today. Within the past decade, it has had a major impact on postsecondary education and the trend is only increasing. There is a shift away from top-down lecturing and passive students to a more interactive, collaborative approach in which students and instructors co-create the learning process. The Instructor’s role is changing from the “sage on the stage” to “the guide on the side.”

We invite you to join VLS for various reasons like It offers more flexibility over traditional classroom learning, we deliver instruction to a geographically dispersed audience at one time, both the instructors and learners will have rich experience of collaborating with other learners and instructors from around the world & also it provides an informal atmosphere of learning from the best legal minds for more creative interaction.

About the VLS National Essay Competition

VLS launched National Essay Competition on Constitutional Law on November 26, 2021, on the 72nd Constitution Day. This competition is planned to be conducted twice a year. We aspire to make this one of the leading national essay competitions on competition law in Indian legal academia.

Essays are an integral part of learning and expressing the thought process in an analytical way. Essays on legal issues enable a researcher to indulge in detailed reading on a subject matter, think through the narratives of distinguished scholars on the subject line and sort information, various ideas to analyse and produce a critical analysis. Essay writing is one of the core skills that shape legal writing, enriches research aptitude, compels a person to think and articulate in a stipulated word limit and evolves a thought process of a researcher.  Developing this skill enhances an ability to coherently structure the arguments, channelise information and present it in a lucid manner for the readers. This Essay Competition is an initiative to promote legal writing amongst law students and enable them to think critically and express with cogent reasoning while maintaining the stipulated economy of the words.

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Details of the VLS National Essay Competition

  • Topic: Appointment & Removal of Judges and Doctrine of Separation of Powers
  • Word limit: 5000-6000 {excluding footnotes}
  • Formatting Style: Times New Roman {Font}, 12 {Font Size}, 10{Font Size for Footnotes}, 2.0 {Line Spacing}, Text should be justified. Proper bifurcation of headings & subheadings shall be included.
  • Citation Method: OSCOLA {4th Edition}
  • The entry shall be original, plagiarism-free & unpublished.
  • One person is eligible for one entry only. Co-authorship is not permitted.


  • Winner {1st}: Cash Prize of 5000 INR+ Internship Opportunity+ Merit Certificate
  • 1st Runner up {2nd}: Cash Prize of  3500 INR + Merit Certificate
  • 2nd Runner  up {3rd}: Cash Prize of 2000 INR + Merit Certificate
  • All the participants will get a certificate of participation

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Registration Details

  • There is no registration fee.
  • Only 3 years & 5 years law students (currently enrolled) are eligible to participate.
  • Please fill this form to submit your essay.
  • VLS Essay Competition Page
  • Last date of Submission: February 20, 2022
  • Date of Announcement of Results: March 12, 2022


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Palak Gupta

Palak Gupta

Palak is an Assistant Publishing Editor at Memo Pundits. She is from Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur. She is highly organized and uses a series of tools to help herself stay on top of deadlines. Always proactive about seeking new opportunities, she seeks growth in every aspect of her life.

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