Call For PapersLaw School News

The Centre for Parliamentary Studies, NLIU (CPS) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for Volume – II of the NLIU – Journal for Legislative Drafting and Parliamentary Research (JLDPR). The Journal is an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed publication of CPS. It aims to generate interest in the realm of constitutional law, administrative law and public policy research.

All submissions for Volume II are to be made through our email id ( before or at 23:59 hours, 15th November 2022. Emails must mention the subject: “Call for Papers — JLDPR | Volume II” followed by the title of the paper.

To Know More, refer CPS JLDPR – Volume II Brochure

Law School NewsMoot Court Announcements


National Law Institute University, Bhopal takes immense pleasure in announcing the 10th edition of the INSOL India – NLIU National Corporate Law Moot, 2022, scheduled to take place from 11th – 13th November, 2022.

About the Moot

The NLIU National Corporate Law Moot is one of the most prestigious corporate law moots organized in the country. It is our flagship event, continuing the legacy of the erstwhile NLIU Juris Corp National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition. The 9th edition of the competition was organized in collaboration with YONO-SBI. The final rounds of the last edition were judged by an illustrious panel comprising Shri. Unnikrishnan A (Legal Advisor-in-charge, Legal Department, Reserve Bank of India), Hon'ble Justice (Retd.) S.J. Mukhopadhaya (former Judge, Supreme Court of India and first Chairman (retd.) National Company Law Appellate Tribunal), and Hon’ble Justice Shekhar B. Saraf, (Judge, Calcutta High Court).

The Moot has grown by leaps and bounds within a very short period through its excellent outreach & recognition in both legal as well as non-legal fields. This moot has also witnessed participation from all leading law schools from India in the past editions. We look forward to making the 10th edition of the moot a huge success and a memorable learning experience for all the participating teams. 

About INSOL India

For this edition, we have INSOL India as the Joint Organizer of the Moot. INSOL India is one of the leading institutions in developing the insolvency regime of the country. It is an independent leadership association conceived in 1997, aimed to provide a platform for practitioners and other professionals specializing in the fields of restructuring and insolvency. The moot is structured to give students an opportunity to explore the regime of insolvency laws and the support received from INSOL India will immensely contribute to the successful organization of the competition. 

Format of the Competition

All the registered teams shall submit the memorials as per the rules of the competition. The top 12 teams to score the highest marks in their respective memorials would be invited to compete in the physical oral rounds of the competition to be held in the premises of NLIU, Bhopal. The Registration Fee for the Moot is INR 4000 for a 3-member team. The teams advancing to the oral rounds shall submit an additional fee of INR 2000.

The Moot proposition, Brochure, and the Rulebook can be accessed through this link. The respective moot court societies can confirm their institutions' slots by filling the provisional registration form attached here.

Timeline for the Competition

  • Last Date for Provisional Registration: 20th September, 2022

  • Last Date for Final Registration: 27th September, 2022

  • Last date for sending Clarifications: 28rd September, 2022

  • Submission of Memorials (Soft-Copy): 20th October, 2022

  • Declaration of results of the Memorial Qualification Round: 31st October, 2022

  • Oral Rounds: 11th – 13th November, 2022

For further regular updates on the moot, we request you to follow us on Facebook & LinkedIn

Please feel free to reach us at or contact us at below mentioned contact numbers, should you require any assistance/clarification.

Khushbu Turki                                                                                                         Vikramaditya Sanghi

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Cell for Law and Technology
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About the Cell for Law and Technology (CLT)

Cell for Law and Technology (CLT) is a cell constituted in National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal. It aims to create and promote an environment of debate and discussion on issues relating to Technology Law.

About the Blog for Law and Technology (BLT)

The Blog for Law and Technology (BLT) is one of our many initiatives to further the aim of contributing to the academic discourse in the field of Technology Law.

BLT is a student-run, blind peer-reviewed blog founded with the objective of facilitating research in the field of technological advancements and their interaction with law. It introduces students to myriad aspects of technology laws by organizing academic endeavors which include talk shows, workshops, fests and regular snippets on the related contemporary issues.

Innovation in Telecommunication, Media and Technology (TMT) is moving at a much faster rate for legal institutions to regulate the pace of technological advancement. Technologies like virtual reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain are bringing a paradigmatic shift in the physical world. This paradigmatic shift calls for a much-needed overhaul of TMTs interventions in our lives. Hence, the Blog aims to facilitate discussions related to the legal and regulatory policy considerations for technological advancements and much-needed legal framework around them.


The submission could be about any technological development or any aspect of the technology law regime.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Word Limit: 900-1200 words.

  • Submissions will only be accepted via the Blog Submission Form.

  • Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 persons is permitted.

  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.

  • Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with CLT.

  • All moral rights shall vest with the author(s).

  • Detailed Guidelines –

Submission Dates: Submissions to the blog shall be accepted on a rolling basis and shall be open to students, academicians and professionals.

Contact Details: In case of any queries, please write to us at

Official Website: For more details please visit

Call For PapersLaw School News

The Indian Arbitration Law Review (“Journal”) is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU). It is supported by L&L Partners Law Offices.

Submissions for scholarly, original and unpublished written works from people across the legal profession – students, academicians and practitioners – are invited, to be published in Volume 5 of the Journal.


The Indian Arbitration Law Review is a specialized periodical devoted exclusively to arbitration law, which offers legal professionals, academicians and students an up-to-date review of the field. The Journal is published by EBC and indexed on SCC Online as well as HeinOnline. Published pieces include long articles, short articles, case comments, and book reviews on the law and practice relating to arbitration.


The Journal welcomes submissions on any of the following sub-themes:

  • Summary Determinations in International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Validity of Pre-arbitral Dispute Resolution Clauses.
  • Intersection of International Arbitration and Sustainable Development.
  • Analysis of the ICSID Arbitration Rules, 2022.
  • International Arbitration as an Instrument of Economic Development.

Note: The above sub-themes are only illustrative, and the Journal would welcome submissions on any topic related to arbitration.


Submissions can be made under the following categories:

Long Articles (4000-8000 words*): The article must be a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a contemporary issue in arbitration law and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.

Short Articles (2000-4000 words*): The article must be an analysis of a contemporary issue in arbitration law and should include a reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.

Case Comments (1500-4000 words*): The comment must be an analysis of a recent judgment, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of arbitration law, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.

Book Reviews (1000-3000 words*): The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book on arbitration, including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

*The word limit is exclusive of footnotes and abstract. The prescribed word limit may be relaxed up to 10%, at the discretion of the Editorial Board.



  • Submissions are accepted only in the English language.
  • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. Case Comments and Book Reviews do not need abstracts.
  • The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.
  • Co-authorship (with no cap on authors) is permitted for all articles.
  • The manuscript should not contain any references to the identity of the authors. However, authors are allowed to cite their previous published work.
  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and 1.5-line spacing.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and single line spacing.
  • The citations must conform to the style of OSCOLA (4th Edition) – Key available Here.
  • Manuscripts should only use footnotes as a means of citation. No other method shall be permitted.
  • Substantive footnotes are permissible.
  • Kindly send your manuscript in MS Word (.docx) format to The subject of the email should be “Submission for Volume 5 -<Title of the manuscript>”. The submissions must be sent by 11:59 pm, 31st August, 2022
  • IALR accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis. Manuscripts received after the deadline shall be considered for publication in Volume 6.
  • The submission should be accompanied by a Covering Letter, which must include the following details:
  • Name of Author(s)
  • Contact Details– Address and Mobile No.
  • Institutional Affiliations (if any)
  • Academic Qualifications

For further submission guidelines refer HERE



The author agrees to give the Indian Arbitration Law Review all the necessary rights to produce, distribute and publish the manuscript, including but not limited to offline or online media.



In case of any queries, kindly drop an email at or contact:

Aadya Bansal, Editor-in-Chief (+91-6265315646)

Navya Saxena, Managing Editor  (+91-7349063005)

For further information, the detailed Call for Papers can be accessed HERE

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About JLEL
The NLIU-JLEL is a peer-reviewed annual labour and employment law journal which aims to create meaningful debate and discourse to build a fair and equitable regime of workspace laws and to study the dynamic confluence of the academic and the human resource represented by such laws.
We welcome original, genuine and unpublished contributions from students, academicians and practitioners for the Journal. The Journal is accepting submissions under the broad theme of “Labour and Employment Laws” including inter alia industrial disputes, discrimination, gig economy, exploitation, minimum wage, restraint of trade, and whistleblowing. However, the submissions must be of contemporary relevance.Categories of SubmissionsThe submission can be made under any of the following categories:

  • Articles (4000 to 8000 words) The article must be a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt with by the author and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Essays (2000 to 4000 words) The essay must be an analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt with by the author and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Case Comment (2000 to 5000 words) The comment must be a critical analysis of a recent judgement, bringing out its relevance in light of development of laws, views expressed in the judgement and views of the author(s). The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Book Review (1000 to 3000 words) The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book including the issues explored and the related arguments of the author. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Legislative Comment (2000 to 4000 words) The comment must analyse a recent legislative enactment. It must examine the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

(NOTE: Submissions in the categories of Book Review(s), Case Comment(s) and Legislative Comment(s) will be highly appreciated.)Submission Guidelines

  • All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words which is exclusive of the word limit and should be included within the document of the manuscript. A separate document containing only the Abstract must also be submitted. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, the practical utility of their recommendation. The abstract must also contain 5 keywords at the end.
  • All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Times New Roman font (body: size 12, line spacing: 1.50; footnotes: size 10, line spacing: 1.00).
  • The Journal uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. The footnotes must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA, 4th Edition). Non-compliance with this may lead to disqualification.
  • The submissions made should not be plagiarised. Any submission in contravention of this rule shall be summarily rejected.
  • The manuscript itself must not contain any information as to the name(s) of the author(s), the institution, address or any other information that may reveal or indicate their identity.
  • Co-authorship is permitted for up to 2 authors. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Book Review and Legislative Comment.
  • Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties. If the submission is found to be violative of any of the rights of the other party, the author(s) shall be solely responsible for such violation.
  • Submissions made should be on an exclusive basis i.e., submission should be unpublished and should not be under any concurrent consideration.
  • The editorial board reserves its rights to suggest changes/make amends/request to add or delete any portion in the submitted manuscript, based upon the discretion of the editor. The author(s) are supposed to incorporate the suggested changes within the specified time limit.
  • All submissions must be made on this form only, before 23:59 hours, 31st October 2021.
  • If the manuscript is selected for publication, the Centre for Labour Laws will have the copyright over the same, and the authors will be granted the moral rights for the same. 
Please visit HERE for more details about call for papers. 
Previous Volume of NLIU-JLEL (Soft Copy) can be accessed at this link
Any doubts relating to the submissions for NLIU-Journal for Labour and Employment Law must be addressed to with a subject line Query Journal for Labour & Employment Law”. 

Ms Ashima Gulati, a law graduate (2016) from National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal. Right after her law school she started working as an Associate in the Securities, Capital Markets, and Corporate Group at Khaitan & Co., Mumbai but discontinued in 2019 to switch her career path. She is currently a teaching fellow at Teach for India and also an impact fellow at Global Governance Initiative. She is also a co-founder of #HumHongeKaamayaab, an initiative that works for Covid-19 vaccination in India. She has been nominated for India’s COVID Soldier award, organised by The Better IndiaIn this conversation, she talks about the world for law graduates which lie beyond the corporate sector.

She has been interviewed by Vranda Agarwal, Campus Ambassador for National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

I. Can you please introduce yourself and give us a glimpse of your law school journey?

My name is Ashima Gulati, and I was born and brought up in Punjab. I am a first-generation lawyer, and one of the few students from my city at the time who have appeared in and cracked CLAT.

Since my first year itself, I was certain that I would participate in all kinds of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that were present to understand my own interests, likes and dislikes. This led me to participate in various moot court, debate, arbitration and negotiation competitions and sports and cultural events. I developed a keen interest in moot court competitions, particularly international law, and participated and did reasonably well at Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, amongst others. I also ensured that such activities do not overshadow my academic learning. During my law college, I have interned at law firms, an NGO and a lawyer’s chamber. Such a diverse experience guided me in leveraging my strengths and working upon my weaknesses. I made an informed decision of pursuing a career at a law firm, and worked on my knowledge and skill set accordingly.

I am a sports enthusiast and was the first female co-convenor of the sports society of my university. Further, I have also held positions of responsibilities in other societies in the university, including heading the IPR society in my final year. It has been 5 years since I graduated from NLIU, Bhopal, and I cherish and reminisce my five years spent at the university with utmost happiness and hope to visit it soon.

II. Please tell us about the journey that began once the glittery college life ended. Looking at your career trajectory, you have tried and tested, experimented with varied career roles. How did you navigate through them?

In my 4th year, I got a pre-placement offer (PPO) at the Mumbai office of Khaitan & Co., which was a good milestone to achieve as a student. I worked in its securities and capital markets team for almost 3 years, and gained a great sense of accomplishment and experience at that stage of my life. However, my quest for upskilling and problem solving made me inquisitive to look beyond a corporate job. After quitting Khaitan & Co., I took time off to comprehend my KSMs and identify career opportunities which would be able to nurture and hone my skills better. In the meantime, I ensured to acquire as much knowledge as I could about foreign policy, international development, public policy, and enrolled myself in various learning courses. I also utilised my break in applying the acquired knowledge by participating in various workshops and conferences. Such an investment helped me gauge my natural inclination towards impact sector, and thereby I applied for the prestigious Teach for India Fellowship. I was fortunate to have been accepted into one of the most challenging and life-changing fellowships that any organisation has to offer. I am currently in my second year of the fellowship, and I am already working towards my next career move in the impact sector.

I believe it is human nature to get extremely comfortable in a phase and to then just be tied up in your own comfortable zone. It takes a lot of courage and confidence to break such barriers and to take the risk of being in a zone of unknown. I would say my courage and support from my family and friends has helped me navigate through every decision I have made in my career, and having a sense of ownership to my own mistakes has strengthened my confidence to navigate through such a career transition.

III. How has your experience with Khaitan & Co. shaped you and please share the highs and lows during your tenure?

During my time at Khaitan & Co., I was fortunate to be involved in a diverse range of market deals and securities products. The deals varied from public deals to private deals, and involved well-known and reputed corporate brands in India and abroad, with unique and complex issues to be addressed. I have had a great learning experience working at Khaitan & Co., and my work ethics have grown and strengthened during my tenure.

IV. Please tell us about the switch that you made from a completely different field of securities and capital markets to the impact sector. What was the motivation behind it and what all hardships did you face with this decision?

The decision to transition from capital markets to impact sector did not happen overnight for me. I have taken a number of steps before making an informed decision of switching my career path. After quitting Khaitan & Co. in 2019, I took a work break before diving into another law firm job. I utilised this break to not just relax and rejuvenate but also to catch up on my other interests, including painting and reading. I thoroughly enjoy reading news. I believe such interests motivated me to acquire more knowledge and perspective about emerging career paths. Over the course of few months, I was learning about foreign policy, international development and public policy, and was really enjoying working on case studies for building my problem-solving skill set. I would say one thing led to the other, and I ended up realising that I am interested in learning and working in the impact sector, and I believed that I weighed in my options before making a career switch. It was definitely a challenging decision to make in light of my comfort at a law firm and its perks however, it was a decision that made a lot of sense to me. It was difficult for my friends and family members to understand the rationale behind the career change but given it was an informed decision that I was making, they supported me throughout. It has been more than 1 year since I have transitioned to impact sector, and I am challenged with different issues almost every day, which requires a combination of skills and values, including research, problem solving, courage and compassion.

V. Many students face a sort of unsaid pressure to join corporate firms during their law school and are often skeptical about the alternate career paths that might on the face seem challenging. How to avoid this dilemma?

I believe every career path has its own advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes, as a young student, we tend to give in to the most common career choice amongst our peers for a number of reasons. It is perfectly fine to make a career decision based upon your comfort or that you do  not want to explore the unknown territory. I believe it is a matter of choice and one should make an informed decision in making that choice. I would say to weigh in pros and cons before making any such decision, and to identify the exact cause or reason for making a choice. Once you are certain that you have a reason for following a career path and not just an illusion or peer pressure, you would be much more comfortable with the decision that you make vis-à-vis your career. It is not necessary that the reason for joining a law firm or other career option would make sense to another person but it should make sense to you. It is also important to understand that choices can change anytime. You can start working in one career path and transition into another after sometime. All that is important is that you have made an informed decision and not just followed someone’s career decisions blindly.

VI. Since you are working with the impact sector which is known for its challenging construct. How did you overcome these challenges and hardships? Also, please tell us how the law has helped you move ahead in this journey.

During the initial months of my fellowship at Teach for India, every day would bring a new issue for one or the other families of my students. The issues would be either financial, physical or emotional in nature. I have had check-ins with the families, where the elders have had breakdowns due to the obstacles they were facing in life. Suddenly from a very comfortable law firm job, I found myself in extremely difficult and sensitive situations. I believe my understanding of my own strengths and limitations has helped me in each of such sensitive moments. I grew up from reacting to such issues to responding to such problems. I strongly believe in the power of collective action and strategic thinking, and I would say that such skill and mindsets helped in finding my footing in the impact sector and to rise to the never-ending challenges. Legal education has empowered me in building and honing such skills, in addition to building up my knowledge to address such issues. The work ethics and learnings from my tenure at Khaitan & Co. has supported me to perform better in a more effective and efficient manner. I believe if I am able to perform well now, credit is to also be given to my earlier experiences and learnings at law school and Khaitan & Co.

VIII. Your passion to work for the under-resourced community is evident through the various projects like #HumHongeKaamayaab and legal education awareness projects that you are working on. Please share your experiences with the community. Law as a subject is very closely linked to society at large, what would be your suggestion for all the young lawyers who are passionate to work for the underprivileged. What can be the possible contributions even without taking it up as a full-time career?

I started my Teach for India Fellowship in July 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions. The pandemic exposed the actual depth of inequity and divide that exists in India between the different economic brackets of citizens. With the imposition of lockdown in India, we saw an exodus of migrant workers along with their children from smart cities to villages on foot. The immediate need for a greater percentage of students in India was to secure safe shelter and constant supply of food. Regardless, we saw a sudden and immediate shift in education policies towards digital/virtual learning, with the assumption that each student in our country has access to a smartphone or an uninterrupted access to internet. What appeared to be an easy reality of learning for a few was indeed a far-fetched dream for the majority of students in India. My students who have migrated and/or have survived the lockdown restrictions with a daunting fear of lack of food needed more than the basic construct of education. The students from better economic brackets have received enhanced learning during this time whereas, for the majority of our students, we have experienced a setback in their learning, development and growth. The lockdown restrictions, though a necessary evil, has created an emotional damage to our students, which sought our immediate attention. My first few months as a fellow were invested in collecting data about my students, their families and their well-being. Through Teach for India and additional support, I have been able to ensure each of my students have an access to a smartphone with monthly internet recharges, and ration supply as well. During the lockdown, I was also personally involved in securing and negotiating rental arrangements for the families. I have also been able to search for and provide for various job opportunities to the family members of the students affected by the pandemic and lockdown restrictions. With the support of my legal peers, I have assisted a few families in their legal disputes as well. All of such efforts are in addition to my working as a teaching fellow to my 60+ students, for whom I am deeply motivated and invested in ensuring that each one of them receives excellent education resulting in their holistic development.

I also work for the community at large, and have initiated a number of welfare projects aimed at creating awareness and providing access to the welfare schemes and policies. One of such projects is #HumHongeKaamayaab which was made public on 29-4-2021 with a clear aim of getting 100% Covid-19 vaccination amongst under-resourced communities in India. In the last few months, we have been able to reach out to more than 19,000 individuals by creating and spreading Covid-19 vaccination awareness, and have assisted more than 500 individuals in the vaccination process. Additionally, we have successfully vaccinated more than 200 individuals. We have recently adopted a new working model to organise medical expert sessions for our NGO partners. In the month of August alone, we have trained over 1500 individuals across PAN India, who shall further train and counsel local communities to get Covid-19 vaccination. I am humbled with the support #HumHongeKaamayaab has received in the last 3.5 months from civil society organisations and individuals. We have officially partnered with over 15 partners operating in States PAN India. It was truly gratifying to see #HumHongeKaamayaab being featured in Max India Foundation’s April-June Newsletter.

I have also started a legal education awareness project with the aim of creating awareness about legal education and law as a career option for the students belonging to under-resourced communities in India. As a lawyer, I believe it is my duty to create awareness about the benefits that legal education has to offer, and to work towards ensuring inclusive education for all.

I believe that knowledge and information are essential means to ensuring equity, and legal education plays an important role in providing access to such knowledge and information. There are various career paths that a law graduate can undertake if one is passionate about working in the social sector, such as practising litigation for marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, consulting for the Government and NGOs in policy and implementation sector, working in an NGO or a social enterprise, amongst others. If one is unable to dedicate full time then volunteer options are always available at NGOs and social enterprises, wherein one can work accordingly to their availability. During the second wave, we saw a number of student led projects and organisations work in providing Covid-19 relief, and I believe we all have the will and motivation to work for the society. I believe that my legal education and work experience has always been an advantage for me in comprehending and working through my new career path.

IX. Any message that you would like to share with all those struggling with career decisions.

I believe it is essential to trust your own gut when it comes to making career decisions. It is a good practice to take career advice and learn from others mistakes but it is all very subjective. What works for others might not work for you and may not even be the best thing for you. I would rather suggest to research about each of the career paths that interests you in terms of comparable measures, and to also identify your weaknesses and strengths and evaluate how well does your attributes work in a given career path. Whatever career path that you choose, just ensure that you have made an informed decision and not just blindly followed the common trend.

I also want to emphasise on the point that one can change a career choice at any stage of life so, let us not overburden and overwhelm the young students to make life decisions at the start of their careers. It is okay to not know which career decision is better for you at the start of your career. This is a lifelong decision, which will keep on evolving at different life stages, so just take an informed decision and enjoy the work that you do.

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About National Law Institute University, Bhopal and Centre for Labour Laws

The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), was established by the Rashtriya Vidhi Sansthan Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, by an Act No. 41 of 1997, enacted by the Madhya Pradesh State Legislature. NLIU is recognized by the University Grants Commission and the Bar Council of India. National Law Institute University’s important rock pillar- Centre for Labour Laws (CLL) was established in 2019. Although born in one of the most uncertain times mankind has ever seen; i.e., Covid-19 Pandemic, CLL is destined to grow as a bearer of light and empathy. The Centre is one of its kind and serves as an embodiment of labour rights for the brick bearers of the nation- our labourers & workmen. One of the aims of the Centre is to provide a platform for research on policy, institutional, legal and regulatory issues and act as a platform for exchanging ideas amongst Govt. Authorities, Lawyers, Policymakers, Regulators and Academia.


About the Labour & Employment Law Blog

Labour and Employment law is a niche area, and has a plethora of opportunities and potential in terms of research. CLL strives to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in this field. The Labour and Employment Law Blog has been established to stimulate academic research and discussion to help develop accessible understanding of contemporary labour and employment law issues.

We request you to read the Submission Guidelines carefully before sending your work.

  1. Submissions are invited on a rolling basis.
  2. Submissions can be made to centreforlabourlaw.nliu@gmail.comwith the subject: “Blog submission: title of your blog”.
  3. The blog post mustbe submitted in a .docx or .doc file attached to the email sent. PDFs or blog posts in the body of the email will not be accepted.
  4. Co-authorship is permitted up to 2 authors.
  5. The submission must be between 800-1500 words. Posts falling below or beyond this range will be considered depending upon the discretion of Editors.
  6. Font: Times New Roman, 12. Alignment: Justified. Line Spacing: 1.5.
  7. Posts must include hyperlinks to relevant legal sources and references made, including any judgments, laws, treaties or other legal texts which are mentioned. If the author(s) are using Endnotes, then they must be used only for offline sources complying with Bluebook 20th edition.
  8. Posts should reflect authentic, original and unpublished work of the author(s).
  9. The author(s) must not mention their name(s), college/firm, address or any other information that may indicate their identity, in the document submitted.
  10. Cross-publishing is not permitted.
  11. The authors must submit a declaration in their mail that their work is original and not plagiarized.

The author will hold the moral rights and the Centre for Labour Laws will hold the copyright over the manuscripts published in the CLL Blog.

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The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) is delighted to present to you the 5th NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws, 2019 in collaboration with Trilegal, and in association with Eastern Book Company (EBC).

The present edition of the summit is an effort to continue the successful legacy of the past editions. It aims to initiate a dialogue on key issues arising in the corporate world and contribute to the growth of knowledge and research in the field of commercial laws, whilst increasing the awareness and aptitude of students in these fields.

The prominent themes that will be covered in the session include analysis of landmark mergers & acquisitions, emerging trends in foreign investment (private equity/venture capital and debt instruments), recent updates on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and emerging trends, rise of IPOs in niche sectors such as insurance companies, banks,  data privacy aspects of financial information and in capital markets and other relevant contemporary issues.

The Summit will witness the participation of students from law schools across India in a Paper Presentation competition. The panelists and judges will include officials from regulatory bodies like the IBBI, RBI, CCI, IICA (part of Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and the Ministry of Law and Justice. We will also have legal counsel from other private sector companies along with Partners from Trilegal. With so many professionals from different backgrounds present with us, the Summit promises to be a fantastic learning experience.

As the Competition goes on, we will keep posting the details of the paper presentation competition. Stay tuned for all the updates!

9:00 AM | Registration: The registrations for the NLIU- Trilegal Summit have begun! The participants and audiences have started filing in the University Auditorium to attend the Summit. The session will commence with the lighting of the lamp.

The Summit has seen an unprecedented increase in submissions this year with over 100 papers being sent from across various universities in India. The selected papers also represent a wide diversity of participants, with cross college submissions being very prevalent. The qualifying universities include:

  1. ILS, Pune
  2. WBNUJS, Kolkata
  3. RGNUL, Punjab
  4. Nalsar , Hyderabad
  5. GNLU, Gandhinagar
  6. NLIU, Bhopal
  7. NLU, Delhi
  8. INLU, Nirma University
  9. NLSIU, Bangalore
  10. RMNLU, Lucknow
  11. NUALS, Kochi
  12. NUSLR, Ranchi
  13. Symbiosis Law School

Further, in light of the MoU signed between Jagran Lake University and NLIU, Bhopal we saw a great increase in the registration and participation for the summit by Jagran Lake University, Bhopal students.

Commencement of Registration


10:00 AM | Inauguration: The inaugural ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp by our esteemed panelists consisting of Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar, Vice Chancellor, NLIU, Mr. Ramakant Rai, Partner, Trilegal, Mrs. Ranjeeta Dubey, G.M., RBI, Dr. R.J.R. Kasibhatla, Dy. Legal advisor, Ministry of Law and Justice, Mr. Shekhar, Joint Director, Competition Commission of India and Prof. (Dr.) Rajeev Khare, professor of law & chair professor of Consumer Protection and Welfare.

Lighting of the lamp in the inauguration ceremony


10:05 AM | Opening Address: After the delivery of the opening address by our CBCL Convenor, Shounak Banerjee, our esteemed panelists shared their invaluable insights and encouraged the participants to learn and educate themselves with the current legal scenario in India, specifically in corporate laws.

The welcoming vote extended by the CBCL Convenor, Shounak Banerjee

Mr. Yogesh Singh has been a partner at Trilegal since 2009 and is experienced in strategic M&As, joint ventures, restructuring and private equity transactions in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, telecom, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, financial services, trading and IT. It was in 2016, that the NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws was kicked off and this would have been impossible without Yogesh sir’s support and dedicated efforts. He has been the driving force behind the summit and has strived for perfection in all aspects of the summit without an exception.

Mr. Yogesh Singh, a Trilegal Partner, addresses the gathering

Mr. Ramakant Rai, is an alumnus of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has been associated with Trilegal for around 9 years, wherein he is currently a Partner at the firm. Specializing in cross-border investments, investment structures, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, court driven ventures, he has represented several multinational and Indian firms in a number of high profile deals. An insolvency expert in his own right, he has advised various stakeholders in relation to strategies for formulation of resolution plans.

Prof (Dr.) Rajiv Khare, one of NLIU’s senior most alumnus and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at NLIU also joined us at the dais to inaugurate the ceremony and invite the various dignitaries. He was extremely proud at how far NLIU’s collaboration with Trilegal has come. He shared how his experiences have helped him cultivate a comprehensive understanding of developing legal demands in the corporate sphere which has enabled him to better prepare his students for the professional world. He concluded his speech by encouraging students to participate and put forth their inquisitive streaks to ask as many questions as they could.

Dr. R.J.R. Kasibhatla, who is presently serving as Deputy Legal Advisor for the Ministry of Law and Justice. He has over 25 years of experience not only in the field of advocacy but also in academics. As Legal Adviser to Government of India, he has tendered advice on various important constitutional, taxation and international issues and was involved in the process of making and drafting of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India and the subsequent amendments to it. He has also been actively involved in the BIPA/BIT negotiations.

Mr. Shekhar, who is serving as the Joint Director (FA) at Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Ms. Ranjeeta, G.M. RBI, shared her experiences working with the RBI and shed light on the current interplay between the financial and corporate scenario. She has over 20 years of experience with the Reserve Bank of India spanning across various functions including public debt management, external reserves management, supervision of banking companies and non-bank financial companies, rural planning and policy, and communication. We are also honored that Ms. Dubey extended her unending support, on behalf of the RBI, for promoting financial literacy and awareness in the NLIU fraternity.

Ms. Ranjeeta encouraging the students with her wise words


10:20 AM | Welcoming Address: Our very own esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr. V Vijayakumar, delivered the last address and warmly welcomed all the dignitaries as well as the participants on behalf of the entire NLIU fraternity. Having innumerable years of experience in the field of academics, Prof. Vijayakumar encouraged students to stay motivated, not just in the corporate field but also in the entire legal dynamics of India. He emphasized that the true pursuit of law will be fruitless without the will to help others. Which is why he has also endeavored to create an easy and free access to the articles published in each issue of the Summit in order to further development and research in the fields of corporate and commercial law.

Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor, NLIU gives his welcoming address 

Post the welcoming address, the dignitaries were presented with inaugural bouquets and were given a welcoming memento. All the dignitaries commented upon the maturity and understanding showcased by the students on the nuanced aspects of complex topics like the subtle interplay that exists in the financial and commercial spheres in Indian economy.

The welcome bouquets presented to the dignitaries


10:40 AM | Launch of the book:

The launching of the CBCL book on “Emerging Trends in Corporate and Commercial Laws in India” would not have been possible without the unwavering support of EBC, invaluable guidance of Trilegal and our ever encouraging VC. Throughout the journey of this Summit, Mr Sumeet Malik has been quintessential in each and every step which has led to the successful launch of the book. We can’t emphasize enough on how much we are grateful for their constant guidance and support!


The launch of the book ‘Emerging Trends in Corporate and Commercial Laws of India’


10:45 AM | Session Break: All the dignitaries and participants stepped out for 15 minutes to refresh and re-gear themselves for the first session of the Summit to begin.


11:15 AM | Commencement of the 1st Session:  And the roller coaster ride begins! We have started with the first session of paper presentations. The panel for the firsts session consists of Mr. Yogesh, Mr. Kasibhatla, Mrs. Ranjeeta, Ms. Shravani Shekhar (Senior Associate Trilegal, Competition Law), Mr.Shekhar, Mr. Naveen Bali and Mr. Sunil Kumar.

Ms. Shravani Shekhar started off working with AZB & Partners as an associate and has worked her way up the ladder to become a senior associate and currently works at Trilegal. We are extremely honored to have a well versed professional of competition law like her to be present among us.

Mr. Sunil Kumar has significant experience in Insolvency laws, he is currently working with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), New Delhi and deals mainly with legal affairs division which includes drafting and notification of regulations, analyzing court orders, opinions.

Dr. Naveen Bali, is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Gurgaon. Before joining IICA, he was working as an Economics Consultant in the Office of Principal Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, during which he contributed to the Economic Survey 2018-2019 as a lead author for two chapters namely. He possesses over seven years of experience in the field of research as well as teaching which includes organising workshops for IBBI and other Insolvency Professionals.


The competition will feature 15 teams competing for the first prize. Each team gets 10 minutes to present their paper convincingly and comprehensively to the judges. Post which, the panel of judges can question the participants for 5-7 minutes. The students commented that they were excited to hear the panelists and their insights owing to their extremely dazzling credentials.


11:20 AM | First Paper Presentation:  Anoop George and Shreya Bambulkar, students from ILS Law College, Pune are the first participants today to present their paper titled ‘A Need to Relook the Merger Control in Digital Economy- An Analysis‘. Their paper focused on important aspects and lacunae which exist in the current M&A scenario in India in relation to big data.

Anoop George & Shreya Bambulkar


11:50 AM | Second Paper Presentation: The second paper was presented by Arpita Pandey & Gokul Holani, students from NLIU Bhopal, which was titled “Regulating and Deregulating Initial Coin Offerings: A Cross Jurisdictional Analysis“.

Arpita Pande and Gokul Holani


12:20 PM | Third Paper Presentation: Aman Vasavada, a student from National Law School India University, Bangalore has come here today to present his essay on “Rejection of Claims by Resolution Professional: Scope and Remedies”. The paper attempts to question the nature of the power embodied in the resolution professional in the collation and verification stage. The author argues that the discrepancies, that arise due to exercise of discretion, can be eradicated through the information utility process and the operation of NCLT proceedings.

Aman Vasavada


12:55 PM | Fourth Paper Presentation: Ayush Wadhi and Swati Shekhar, are currently presenting their novel take on “Equity Crowdfunding in India: Present Perspectives and Prospects”. These two students from ILS, Pune provide a fresh take on equity crowdfunding, a topic that the SEBI discussed over six years ago but then disappeared into oblivion. A major chunk of the presentation was dedicated to the discussion about the legislative steps India should take for the same.

Ayush Wadhi & Swati Shekhar


1:30 PM | Fifth Paper Presentation: Arjun Gaur, a student at RGNUL, Patiala, presented his paper on “Commodum ex injuria sua nemo habere debet: Conflict between sections 29A of IBC & 230 of Companies Act”. He engages with the panelists meticulously and discusses with them, at great length, the overriding effect of section 230 of the Companies Act.

Arjun Gaur


1:50 PM | End of session 1 | Lunch Break 


|| Huge Shoutout to EBC || 

We are absolutely delighted to have our exclusive Media Partners, Eastern Book Company and SCC Online Web Edition for the NLIU – Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws 2019.

This year, we have an exciting addition being offered to the winner, runner-up and first runner-up to a subscription of

EBC Learning is an online platform that brings you courses on legal and ancillary subjects. EBC Learning is a source for everyone seeking primary and continuing legal education. Courses at EBC Learning are only taught by top professionals, experts and teachers and meet the strictest quality standards. The treasure trove of knowledge being made accessible to our winners ensures that the rewards keep getting bigger and better!!!



3:00 PM | the 2nd Session begins: Lunch break is over and the participants as well as the panelists are eager to begin. For this session we have a whole new panel lined up: Mrs. Ranjeeta Dubey, Mr. Ramakant Rai, Mr. Rupesh Mishra, Mr. Sunil Kumar, Mr. Navin Bali and Mr. Kasibhatla.

Mr. Rupesh Mishra is an alumnus of National Law Institute University, Bhopal. At present, he is the Vice President (Legal) in Everstone Capital Advisors, headquartered in Singapore which is one of the premier private equity and real estate investment firms. He specializes in matters such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, foreign investment and corporate law advisory. He has the largest equity deal in the logistics space to his credit. He has previously worked at Khaitan & Co in the M&A and General Corporate team.

The audience awaiting eagerly for the second session to commence.


3:05 | Sixth Paper Presentation: Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand are here to kick-off the second session of the summit, with their paper titled “To Enforce or Not To Enforce : The Impacts of Ipso Facto Clauses on Indian Insolvency”. These two students from GNLU and NLUD respectively, comprise our only cross college team. The authors argue the enforceability of ipso facto clauses with special focus on suppliers and their postion. Inspired by the jurisprudence of other countries, they recommend making such clauses redundant by giving suppliers prominence by endorsing their rights under the current insolvency framework.

Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand


3:30 PM| Seventh Paper Presentation: Ayushi Goel and Aarvi Singh, two students from RGNUL, Patiala are here today to present their paper, titled “Measuring the Impact in Impact Investment”. The participants reviewed the impact investment and kind of returns market models of business have under the preview of regulatory scheme.They suggested innovative solutions which included reducing compliances, lowering minimum investment limit, fast tracking of green patent applications, among several other things. They concluded their presentation by emphasizing that there should be separate dispute resolution tribunals dedicated towards solving issues arising from investment impacts.

Ayushi Goel and Aarvi Singh


3:55 PM | Eighth Paper Presentation: Aadhya Kancharla, a student of NALSAR, Hyderabad presents her paper on ‘Issuance and Listing of Shares with DVR: Evaluating a “Make in India” initiative from the lens of corporate governance and shareholder democracy. The participant dealt in heavy detail about differential voting rights, as well as the asymmetry of information in the course of her presentation. She managed to capture the attention of all the panelists, and was embroiled in the discussion that ensued.

Aadhya Kancharla


4:20 PM | Ninth Paper Presentation: Shubham Gupta of Nirma University presents his paper on Institutionalizing Whistle-blower Mechanism in Insider Trading Regime: Overhauling Evidence and Enforcement Challenges. The major premise of his presentation was whether the whistle blower mechanism would effectively furnish primary evidence, within the insider trading regime, the same was explained through the use of contemporary examples. It was a comprehensive presentation, wherein he discussed incentives as well as downsides of his proposition.

Shubham Gupta


4:45 PM | Tenth Paper Presentation: Tushar Kumar, a student of RMLNLU, Lucknow is currently presenting on Assessing the feasibility of pre-packaged administration in corporate insolvency proceedings in India – is it the need of the hour?. His paper attempted to outline how pre pack will function under the Indian bankruptcy framework by taking inspiration from various jurisdictions. He lays out the reasons a pre pack will increase the gap between the operational and financial creditors and create disbalanced situation in an already precarious situation. However, this perspective got a fiery discussion brewing across the panel which brought to light a varied perspectives and a holistic view of the topic.

Tushar Kumar


5:30 PM | End of 2nd session | Tea Break


|| Prizes ||

At the end of these three engrossing sessions, two deserving papers will win their authors a chance to either go on an exotic foreign trip to an undisclosed location or bag a prestigious and coveted internship with one of India’s leading firms, Trilegal. Trilegal in collaboration with CBCL, is offering the winner of this year’s Summit a chance to fly to a foreign location, and on coming runners up an opportunity to intern at their offices.



5:45 PM | Commencement of the 3rd session: As we near the end of the summit, the third and final session begins with fresh vigor. The panel for this session comprises Mr. Yogesh Singh, Mr. Ramakant Rai, Mrs. Ranjeeta Dubey, Mr. Rupesh Mishra, Mr. Shekhar and Mr. Naveen Bali.

6:00 PM | Eleventh Paper Presentation: Akanshha Agrawal, a student of NLU Delhi, presents her paper on Pricing Algorithms and Collusion Under Competition Law in India. Akanshha reproduces an interesting insight on how algorithms can induce price fixations in the market. Using these pricing algorithms, Uber and Ola have been impacting the prices in the market which incapacitates other drivers from affecting the prices of taxis in the market and this makes it unfair. The judges found this topic to be highly engrossing as it related to every day lives of a common man and how algorithms affected it.

Akanshha Agrawal


6:20 PM | Twelfth Paper Presentation: The next paper was titled Resolution of Financial Service Providers: Time for a ‘new deal’?. It was presented by Vedant Malpani, written in co-authorship with Srihari Gopal, both students of GNLU. In this paper the authors analysed the current legal framework under which financial service providers function, the probable changes in the near future and whether this shall negatively or positively impact the finance providers. Borrowing from resolution mechanisms which exist around the world they attempt to draw a clear picture of the current national scenario.

Vedant Malpani


6:40 PM | Thirteenth Paper Presentation: Sarath Ninan Mathew, a student of WBNUJS Kolkata, presents his paper on An Optimal Liability Solution for Independent Directors. Through his novel and in his words ‘probably controversial’ take on independent director liability, Sarath Ninan, a student from WBNUJS aims to revaluate the liability paradigm in India currently. He proposes a renewed model for the quantification of liability of independent directors which shall be based on ‘the intention to cause lose’. According to him this shall be the best possible alternative in light of the discrepancy that exists between the inputs required of independent directors and the rewards they receive.

Sarath Ninan Mathew


7:00 PM | Fourteenth Paper Presentation: Author of the paper titled “Sailing the Rough Waters: A Study of Duties of Directors and Creditor Protection under Companies Act, 2013“, N Raghav Harini questions whether under the current legislative framework creditors can hold directors of a company liable in situations of insolvency and whether their state of mind must be taken into account. The student from ILS Law College, Pune proposes a different and more lenient threshold of liability that if the director ought to have reasonably believed that the creditor’s interests were in jeopardy.

N Raghav Harini


7:20 PM | Fifteenth Paper Presentation: Tanya Vinod Nair, a fourth year student of NLIU, Bhopal aims to persuade through her paper titled “Social Stock Exchanges: A Small step in Regulation, a Giant Leap for Impact Investment” for the introduction of social stock exchanges in India, alongside the conventional regulatory body. According to her, the set of responsibilities and duties for both the bodies is vastly different and there is a pertinent need for a SSE in order to keep in check the social and environmental impact, which in turn shall promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

Tanya Vinod Nair


7:45 PM | Result Break:  We have taken a short break after all the participants finished presenting their papers. We are awaiting with abated breaths while the judges take a last call on scores and come out with their final decision! Stay Tuned!!


8:15 PM | Sharing Experiences: Before the results were announced Mrs Ranjeeta Dubey remarked that she was amazed that contestants chose relevant topics, were extremely proficient in their understanding as well as their communication. She also applauded the organizing team for their efforts and commented that she thought the event was conducted wonderfully. She concluded by adding that all 15 teams were winners and so were we, as we gained invaluable knowledge due to this Summit! Mr. Yogesh Singh, in his last address kept it short and sweet and with his kind words said that he found this experience to enriching.

The Panelists were felicitated with mementos post which the results are being announced! All the esteemed panelists without whom we couldn’t have pulled off such a successful edition of the NLIU – Trilegal Summit were honoured with mementos of the Sanchi Stupa, which till date remains one of India’s most prominent historical monument. They were also presented with a copy of this years’ official summit book which contained the selected 15 articles discussed about today.


8:22 PM | Results: AND THE RESULTS ARE OUT! The first prize is bagged by N Raghav Harini from ILS Pune! The runners up are Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand who are from GNLU and NLUD respectively! The first runners up is Sarath Ninan Mathew from WBNUJS! Furthermore, Trilegal also offered an internship to Akanshha Agrawal, a student from NLUD for asking an intricate and interesting question which amazed the panelists.

     N Raghav Harini


Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand


Sarath Ninan Mathew  


8:30 PM | Vote of Thanks: The co-Convenor of CBCL delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the team. He rightly expressed his gratitude, firstly to NLIU Administration and our esteemed faculty including our Vice Chancellor. He also extended our unending gratitude to Trilegal’s continuous patronage and guidance, specifically Mr. Yogesh Singh and Mr. Ramakant Rai who have helped create this summit from scratch. He expressed our heartfelt gratitude to EBC, which is our exclusive publishing and media partner, without whom we would not have seen the light of the day! And last but never the least, this even would not be a resounding success without the tireless dedication and efforts put in by the entire CBCL family!!


8:45 PM | Signing off: We loved having you and we hope to see you next year!!


The Live Blogging Team,

Anoushka Ishwar, Aparajita Marwah and Sana Sarosh.

Law School NewsOthers

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) was established in 2008 at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) as a ‘Centre of Excellence’, with the aim of generating awareness and facilitating research in the field of business and commercial laws.

Recently, the Centre in collaboration with Trilegal organized the inaugural edition of the NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws on the 24th and 25th August 2018. The previous three editions of the Summit focusing on key issues pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were a resounding success, witnessing submissions and participation by law students from across the country.

With the help of the aforesaid initiatives and events, the Centre seeks to provide avenues for the students to explore the realm of business and corporate laws and develop the foundations required to be successful practitioners in the field of commercial and business laws.

About the CBCL Blog

The CBCL Blog is run by the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) with the aim of generating awareness and facilitating research in the field of business and commercial laws. We invite submissions from students and practitioners on contemporary issues relevant to the areas of corporate law, securities law, insolvency law, banking law, capital markets and securities law, arbitration law, competition law and taxation law.

The CBCL Blog has arguably become one of the most coveted forums for discussion and dialogue on aspects of commercial laws in India. Recently, The CBCL Blog has collaborated with the Law School Policy Review (LSPR) to launch the “KAIZEN” series which seeks to focus on corporate governance and its related aspects.

The posts under the “KAIZEN” series analyse recent events relating to corporate governance whilst discussing the way forward for corporate governance in India. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be posting a number of such articles and invite all our readers to contribute their thoughts on this theme. The link to the CBCL – LSPR Series: “KAIZEN” can be found here.

Submission Details

Submissions for the blog shall be reviewed on a rolling basis. Authors should use endnotes and NOT footnotes. Further, the blog article must deal with an issue relevant to the aforementioned areas. Authors are advised to keep their articles concise and precise to enhance the effectiveness of their posts, ideally not more than 1500 words (excluding endnotes).

Authors must include their full name and institution/organisation, a link to their online profile page in the document, if possible and also the suggested category in the submission.
All submissions must be sent in an MS Word document to


  • Convenor, CBCL: Arshia Verma (+91-7049729766)
  • Co-convenor, CBCL: Rohan Kohli (+91-9617950534)
  • Secretary, CBCL: Shounak Banerjee (+91-9911425727)
  • Editor, CBCL:Akshita Pandey (+91-8103914720)
Call For PapersLaw School News

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) of National Law Institute University, Bhopal is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the first volume of its journal: NLIU Journal of Business Laws (NLIU-JBL). The NLIU-JBL is a peer-reviewed business law journal which aims to create meaningful debate and discourse to help build a fair and equitable regime of business laws and to study the dynamic confluence of the academic and the transactional world represented by such laws.

NLIU-JBL is accepting submissions under the broad theme of “Business and Commercial Laws”. The mandate of the NLIU-JBL thus includes company law, securities law, capital markets regulation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law inter alia. However, the submission must be of contemporary relevance.

Categories for Submission
NLIU-JBL is accepting genuine, original and unpublished submissions by research scholars, professionals, academicians and law students from across the country. The submissions can be made under any of the following categories:

  • Long Articles – 4000 to 7000 words. The article must be a comprehensive and an in depth analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt with by the author and should include reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.
  • Short Articles – 2000 to 4000 words. The article must be an analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt
    with by the author and should include reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of
    alternatives and suggestions.
  • Case Comments – 2000 to 4000 words. The comment must be an analysis of a recent judgment, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of commercial laws, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.
  • Legislative Comment– 2000 to 4000 words. The comment must analyse a recent legislative instrument. It must examine the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.
  • Book Review – 1000 to 3000 words. The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

The word limit is inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of the abstract.

Submission Guidelines
All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth an must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing. The citations must conform to The Harvard Bluebook style of citation, 20th edition. Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors. Further, kindly adhere strictly to the word limit prescribed. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review.

Kindly mail your manuscript in MS Word (.doc/.docx) format to before 11:59 PM, 17th February, 2018. The subject of the E-Mail should be “Submission for NLIU-JBL – [Submission Category] – (Title of the manuscript)”.

The submission should be accompanied by a Covering Letter which must include the following details:

  • Name of Author(s)
  • Contact Details– Address and Mobile No.
  • Name and Address of Institution
  • Academic Qualifications / Affiliations


Submissions made to NLIU-JBL are on an exclusive basis. The Submissions for the NLIU-JBL must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The contribution presented to and accepted for publication and copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the NLIU- JBL.

Contact Details
In case of any queries kindly drop an email at or contact:

  • Arshia Verma (Convenor) – +91-7049729766
  • Rohan Kohli (Co-Convenor) – +91-9617950534
  • Shounak Banerjee (Secretary) – +91-9911425727
Conference/Seminars/LecturesLaw School News

NLIU Law Review- takes pleasure in announcing “NLIU- India Foundation Constitutional Law Symposium”. The NLIU Law Review (ISSN: 2229-7952) is a peer reviewed law journal published bi-annually by the students of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
Dates: 16th- 17th March 2019
Theme: “Contemporary Constitutional Law Issues in India”
First Prize: Rs. 20,000/-
Second Prize: Rs. 15,000/-
Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
The ten best articles will be presented at the symposium and published as a special issue of volume VIII of the NLIU Law Review.
Eligibility: Student currently pursuing an LL.B. (Hon.)/LL.B/LL.M from a recognized university are eligible to send in entries. Co- authorship of a maximum of two authors is permitted.
Format: The manuscripts must be in the form of articles of length of 4000- 6000 words (exclusive of footnotes). The citation format is Bluebook 20th edition (2015).
Submission guidelines:
  • Submission should be accompanied with a covering letter including author’s name, email ID, mobile number and college name.
  • Submissions must be in electronic form sent via email.
  • The manuscript itself should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author.
  • All submissions must be in (.docx) format. It must word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 and above.
  • Papers submitted must not be written by more than 2 authors.
  • Papers must include an abstract of 250-300 words inclusive in the word limit.
  • Word limit is exclusive of the footnotes.
Submit manuscripts at by 23:59 PM, 25th January 2019.
For further details, click HERE 
Law School NewsMoot Court Achievements & Reports

The NLIU team, comprising of Aishwarya Srivastava, Udyan Arya, Christina Shaju and Kuhoo Mishra, for the first time, has qualified for the world rounds of Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Moot, 2019 which will be held in Singapore. The team has cleared the Memorial Rounds, and is amongst the Top 8 teams to have qualified from across the globe to the World Rounds of this Moot.

The team of RMLNLU comprising  Saurabh Tiwari, Shriji Pandey, Kanay Pisal and Anmol Adhrit have successfully cleared the global memo round and will now represent the university at the world rounds of The 2019 Ian Fletcher Insolvency law Moot to be held in Singapore.

AchievementsLaw School News

Shweta Dwivedi, an NLIU 2008 batch alumnus joined Link Legal India Law Services as associate partner in the corporate team in Mumbai. She had been at Khaitan & Co. for 10 years since she graduated and specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, corporate transactional, VC/PE investments, general corporate advisory, and privacy laws.

Law School NewsMoot Court Announcements

It is with immense pleasure and pride that the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, announces the institution of the NLIU – Link Legal National Client Counselling Competition.
It is expected of lawyers to have the listening, questioning and advisory skills requisite to conduct a successful client interview. However, alas, these are skills that are not innate to every lawyer. These need to be developed by means of unwavering practice and endurance – exactly what this Competition seeks to achieve. Through this Competition, students shall be provided the unique opportunity to build a greater knowledge into preventive law and counselling functions of a lawyer.
The Competition is being organized in a long-term collaboration of the University with Link Legal – India Law Services. Together with the esteemed law firm, the Competition will be a memorable and an enriching experience for every participant, in terms of the practical aspects of legal profession.
In addition to the cash prizes to the meritorious teams to the tune of INR 25,000, internships, with Link Legal, will also be offered to the teams based on their performance. Co-curricular events administrated in the past at the University have seen the finest of adjudicators and judges; and the NLIU-Link Legal National Client Counselling Competition, 2018 shall be no exception. The best from the country’s legal fraternity shall be present to adjudicate the preliminary and advanced rounds of the Competition.
Venue: The Competition will be held at NLIU, Bhopal campus.
Dates: Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
Method of Registration:
Step 1: Fill-in the details of the Registration Form (provided in the Rules).
Step 2: Payment of Registration Fee of INR 3,500 per team (details mentioned in Rule 4).
Step 3: Submit the online pro-forma form, along with all details, and attach the scanned copy of the Registration Form (referred in Step 1) and fill-in the details of payment (referred in Step 2).
The above process must be completed before 25th July, 2018. Please note that only 20 teams will be selected on ‘first come, first serve’ basis. A maximum of two applications from each institution will be accepted.
Schedule: Period of Registration: June 1 to July 25.
Allotment of Team Code: August 15.
Rounds: September 7 to September 9.
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Live Blogging

Reported by Kanupriya Tripathi

INAUGURAL: The Inaugural Ceremony of  the 5th National Law Institute University- Juris Corp Corporate Law National Moot Court Competition 2014, one of the most prestigious moot court competition was held, post the Juris Corp paper presentation event , in the evening yesterday with thirty top law school teams as participants. Prof. Dr. S.S. Singh , Director , NLIU welcomed the chief guest Hon’ble Justice P.P. Noelekar , Lokayukta , State of Madhya Pradesh after the Convenor, Ms. Smriti Tripathi’s welcome note. Juris Corp was represented by Ms. Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Partner at Juris Corp who elucidated the lengthy discussions at Juris Corp on the complex moot problem for this year.  The Chief Guest in his address elaborated how important moot court competitions like these are for familiarizing the students of the intricacies of legal system.

The Competition along with its prestigious trophy has a total cash prize amount of Rs. 10,000. The Preliminary Rounds were judged by over 35 coveted judges from across the country.

Day 2 : After the breathe taking competitive prelims, the following teams made it to the Semi finals:

ILS Pune

Symbiosis, Pune

HNLU, Raipur

NLU, Delhi

Day 3:
10.00  AM :The Semi-Finals began as early as 9.30 am, with the meticulous management by the Moot Court Association. The rounds were matched-up as:
ILS, Pune v. Symbiosis, Pune
While the ILS v. Symbi is an all boys ‘polite’ fighting over proving consensus ad idem and provisions of Companies Act and CCI; the HNLU v. NLUD had grilling on IPR and jurisdiction issue.

12.00 PM : The results for the Semi-Finals are out. The finalists for this year are:

HNLU, Raipur and ILS, Pune
1.00 PM : The Final Rounds have just begun. The intense atmosphere in the Auditorium is spreading the radiations in the whole NLIU Campus. Arguments from the braced up participants and erudite grilling by the judges is making the whole round very exciting. The Final Rounds are being judged by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Patnaik, former Supreme Court judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Supreme Court judge, Mr. Mustafa Motiwala, Senior Partner, Juris Corp Advocates and Solicitors, Mr. Sandeep Mahapatra, Partner, Juris Corp Advocates and Solicitors and Prof. Dr. S. Surya Prakash, Faculty, NLIU.
2.00 PM : And ILS Pune takes the winning trophy home.
3.00 PM: Valedictory Ceremony 
Justice Gopal Gowda giving the address
Seated are(L-R)
Prof.(Dr.) J. Kondaiah, Faculty-in-charge Moot court association, NLIU;
Mr. Motiwala, Sr Partner, Juris Corp;
Justice A.K. Patnaik, Former SC Judge and
Prof.(Dr.) S.S.Singh, Director, NLIU