Essay Writing Competition | Consumer Protection in the Digital Age by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat: Register by Mar 15


About The University

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat (DBRANLU) held a distinguished position among educational institutions since its establishment by the State Government of Haryana in 2012 The University came into being through the enactment of the Haryana Act No. 15 of 2012, which established the National Law University, Haryana under the legislative authority of the State of Haryana.

As a remarkable tribute to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the eminent social reformer and chief architect of its present legal system and Constitution, the State Legislature of Haryana amended the University’s name to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat in the year 2014. Situated within the sprawling Rajiv Gandhi Educational City, Rai, Sonepat, this state-of-the-art campus is designed to provide a modern and conducive learning environment.

About the Centre

The Centre for Competition Law and Consumer Law and Policy was a noble initiative towards research established at Dr B.R Ambedkar National Law University, Haryana, in 2023. In today’s era of extensive commercial transactions, The ever-growing global economy, trade, and commerce are transcending physical barriers and thriving in virtual realms like e-commerce, Thus, Tracking these trends and raising awareness about the implications of Competition laws, and Consumer laws is crucial.

Consumer education is key, enabling individuals to navigate the digital landscape safely. The theme “Consumer Protection in the Digital Age” invites participants to explore various facets of consumer protection in today’s digital landscape. It encompasses several suggestive sub-themes aimed at stimulating innovative ideas and insightful analysis which are as follows:-

  • Fair and Responsible AI for Consumers
  • E-Commerce Platforms and Consumer Protection
  • Use of Online Dispute Resolution in the Age of Fast-Paced Technology
  • The Consumer Implications of Social Media Privacy Regulations
  • Data Protection and Consumer Rights
  • Participatory Governance in Consumer Law
  • Cross-border Disputes in the Age of Economic Globalization
  • Digital markets and their Effects on Consumer Choices
  • Deceptive and Misleading Advertisements
    To ensure wider reach and opportunity, the Competition will be open to all – including students (of all streams), academics, professionals, government officials, members of consumer fora, Voluntary Consumer Organizations (VCOs)/ NGOs etc.


  • The essay must be written in English and submitted in Microsoft Word document format (.doc/.docx).
  • Co-authorship up to a maximum of two authors is permitted.
  • Only one submission is allowed per author/team. Submissions, both as co-author and single, will be treated as multiple submissions and will be disqualified as an entry to the competition.
  • The following formatting specifications need to be strictly adhered to: Main Body: Font – Times New Roman, Font Size – 12, and Line Spacing – 1.5; Footnotes: Font – Times New Roman, Font Size – 10, and Line Spacing – 1.0; Margins should be 1 inch or 2.54 cm on all sides.
  • The word limit is 1500 – 2500 words excluding footnotes. Footnotes must follow the Bluebook system of citation (Harvard, 20th edition).
  • The essay must contain an abstract, not exceeding 250 words (which would not be counted in the word limit for the essay). It must indicate the theme/topic.

Submission Guidelines

  • The essay must be accompanied by a separate document containing the following: (i) full details of the participant viz. name, institution affiliation; phone number, email ID, etc ; (ii) theme/topic chosen; (iii) A declaration that: “The Essay is an original work of the author(s). I(We) certify that my(our) submission is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under review or consideration elsewhere.” (iv) with digital signatures. In .pdf Format.
  • Incomplete submissions shall be summarily rejected. The submissions would be subject to a plagiarism check. The final publication of all submissions shall be subject to changes by the Editorial Board. The Board reserves the right to summarily reject or return the submission to the author/authors without feedback for non-compliance with these guidelines. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Board shall be final and binding.
  • The opinions/thoughts/ideas or any view of the author expressed and published in the essay are respective views of the authors. The Centre or the Board shall not be held responsible or accountable for the opinion expressed by the author of the essay.
  • The Centre reserves the right to cancel the competition without notice, in case suitable/quality entries are not received in the competition or in case of any other event outside its reasonable control.

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline: 15 March, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2024

Submission Procedure

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The brochure is here.