IDIA – NLIU Law Review Essay Writing Competition

We are delighted to announce that the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education MP Chapter is organising the “IDIA-NLIU Law Review Essay Writing Competition” in collaboration with the NLIU Law Review. The competition is sponsored by our law firm partner, S&R Associates. Through this mail, we invite students from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal to register for the competition. 


The “IDIA-NLIU Law Review Essay Writing Competition” offers a platform for legal scholars to address contemporary legal issues and contribute to social empowerment. It is organized by the IDIA MP Chapter and the NLIU Law Review, and sponsored by S&R Associates. The competition aims to promote diversity in thought and intellectual discourse, with the opportunity to contribute to IDIA’s vision. Further, the competition offers more than just monetary incentives, with the NLIU Law Review providing a platform for legal enlightenment and academic discourse. 


IDIA-MP Chapter

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower underprivileged and marginalized children by giving them access to quality legal education, in a bid to enhance the diversity in law schools across India. To this end, IDIA sensitizes students from across the country to pursue law as a career option; selects underprivileged and marginalized students with an aptitude for law; trains them, and provides scholarships to the students on gaining admission to law schools. Conceptualized in 2010 as the brainchild of Late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, IDIA has since expanded to over 1000 volunteers across 20+ states.

The IDIA MP Chapter is run by the students of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. With over 70 volunteers, IDIA MP has been proactive in training the students for the law entrance exams, organizing fundraising events, and conducting sensitizations across the state of MP, thereby reaffirming IDIA’s commitment to social responsibility and promoting access to legal education.

The NLIU Law Review

The NLIU Law Review is the flagship journal of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. It is a peer-reviewed academic law journal, published biannually by the students of the University, which aims to inculcate a culture of academic research and writing among students and serves as an important forum for discourse on contemporary and pressing legal issues. As of the year 2023, the Law Review has completed thirteen successful years, with twenty-one editions in publication.


S&R Associates

S&R Associates is a leading law firm with offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, providing legal services to both domestic and international clients. The lawyers at S&R Associates have advised on some of the most significant Indian transactions and matters in recent times. The quality of their legal advice and services has helped them become the law firm of choice for their clients. The firm has also been recognized by various industry publications, surveys, and rankings.

Lawyers in each of their practice areas have routinely been recognized as leading lawyers in India by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Legal500, and the RSG India Report.


  • Students currently pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree in law i.e. 3-year LL.B. course or 5-year LL.B. course or professionals working in the field of law are eligible to participate.
  • Individual participation as well as co-authorship (up to two authors) is allowed.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entries from any college or university.


  •  Registrations Open: 30th October 2023
  •  Last date to submit registration fee: 7th December 2023
  • Last date for submission of manuscripts: 23rd December 2023
  • Declaration of Result: 15th April 2024



  •  Winner(s)
    • Cash prize of INR 25,000/- along with an internship with S&R Associates (for law students) and publication of the manuscript in Volume XIII Issue II of the NLIU Law Review.
  •  1st Runner(s)-up
    • Cash prize of INR 20,000/- and publication of the manuscript in Volume XIII Issue II of the NLIU Law Review, subject to compliance with the submission guidelines.
  • 2nd Runner(s)-up
    • Cash prize of INR 15,000/- and publication of the manuscript in Volume XIII Issue II of the NLIU Law Review, subject to compliance with the submission guidelines.
  • Certificate of Merit shall be awarded to the Top 10 manuscripts.
  • All participants shall be presented with the Certificate of Participation. 


  • Fee for single-authored entries: INR 300/-
  • Fee for co-authored entries: INR 500/-

Note – maximum 2 authors are allowed for co-authored entries

Registration link:


Piyush Soni (Team Leader, IDIA MP Chapter): +91 6261560490    

Siddharth Sisodia (Co-Team Leader, IDIA MP Chapter): +91 7879506667

Akshat Shukla (Editor-in-Chief, NLIU Law Review): +91 7987085907

Pooja V (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, NLIU Law Review): +91 6369468075