1st CLS-NLUO Essay Writing Competition, 2023 [Cash prize worth Rs. 9k]: Register by Nov 30

About NLUO

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.

About the Constitutional Law Society (CLS)

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.


  • One Nation, One Election
  • Uniform Civil Code
  • Data Protection Laws
  • Democracy vs. Popular Support: Constitutional Safeguards to Majoritarianism

Who is it for?

  • Students pursuing Five-Year/Three-Year LLB Discipline
  • Students pursuing One-Year/Two-Year LLM Discipline
  • Students pursuing any other undergraduate or postgraduate law degree from any recognized university

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions shall be made in .doc/.docx format (Word 2007 or 2010 or 2013)
  • All submissions are to be made via a google form. (Note: write your name and co-author’s name as the filename. Example: John Davidson.docx or John Davidson, Jay David.docx)
  • Manuscript word limit: 1500-2500 (excluding endnotes and abstract)
  • Abstract of 50-100 words (not inclusive within the total word count) must beat the top of the manuscript.
  • Referencing must be through hyperlink, If necessary, any uniform method of end-noting may be used.
  • Your essay should be error-free: grammar, spelling, punctuation etc. – your paper must be original and plagiarism free. Use of AI is strictly prohibited.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Font style: Times New Roman
  • Size: 12
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • All text should be justified

How to Register?

  • Click on the link provided below to register.
  • The registration fee is as follows:
    • Single Authorship: ₹150
    • Co-Authorship: ₹200

Important Dates

  • Call for Submissions: November 1, 2023
  • Last Date for Registration: November 30, 2023
  • Last Date for Submission: December 10, 2023
  • Declaration of Results: January 10, 2024


  • Winners: INR 5,000 Cash Prize
  • Runners Up: INR 3,000 Cash Prize
  • Second Runners Up: INR 1,000 Cash Prize

Contact Information

In case of any query, please contact here:

Email: editorial.cls@nluo.ac.in Phone: OR +91 98310 72389 +91 99036 98882

Click here to register.

Click here to submit.