National Law University Odisha, Cuttack was established by Act 4 of 2008 by the Odisha State Legislature keeping in mind an enunciated vision of advancement of learning, teaching, research, diffusion of knowledge in the field of law and catering to the needs of society by developing the professional skills of those intending to take up the professions of Advocacy, Judicial Services, Legal services, and so on. National Law University, Odisha is committed to providing an atmosphere in which academic excellence is the foremost priority for students. Along the lines of this vision, NLUO has significantly catered to the needs of the research in various legal fields by paving way for various dedicated research centres and societies. Such endeavours enable students to pursue individual interests and take part in various literary and recreational activities throughout the academic year.


The Constitutional Law Society (CLS) is one of NLUO’s initiatives to promote study, research, and informed deliberation in constitutional law and allied subjects with a policy and application-oriented purpose. It was founded in 2018. Its mission is to facilitate discussions and research in constitutional law and related areas, focusing on practical applications. CLS NLUO provides a platform for intellectual discourse through rigorous scholarship, public lectures, seminars, independent research projects, conferences, and collaboration with like-minded individuals and institutions dedicated to constitutional studies.


  1. One Nation, One Election

  2. Uniform Civil Code

  3. Data Protection Laws

  4. Democracy vs. Popular Support: Constitutional Safeguards to Majoritarianism

For the other details, kindly refer to the attached Competition Brochure Brochure for Essay Writing Competition and Poster for Essay Writing Competition.


We welcome participation from the following categories of students:

  1. Students pursuing Five-Year/Three-Year LLB Discipline

  2. Students pursuing One-Year/Two-Year LLM Discipline

  3. Students pursuing any other undergraduate or postgraduate law degree from any recognized university


  1. Call for Submissions: November 1, 2023

  2. Last Date for Registration: November 30, 2023

  3. Last Date for Submission: December 10, 2023

  4. Declaration of Results: January 10, 2024


The registration fee is as follows:

  • Single Authorship: ₹150

  • Co-Authorship: ₹200

After payment, kindly register your participation here.

For submitting your manuscript after successful registration, please visit here.


The competition offers attractive prizes for the winners, runners-up, and second runners-up, including:

  1. Winners: INR 5,000 Cash Prize

  2. Runners Up: INR 3,000 Cash Prize

  3. Second Runners Up: INR 1,000 Cash Prize

The top three winning entries will also be eligible for publication in the CLS-NLUO Blog. Further, all participants will be given certificates.


Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

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