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    1st Article Writing Competition by NLU Odisha: Last Date May 10

    About the National Law University Odisha

    National Law University Odisha is situated at Cuttack, Odisha. It was set up in 2008 under the National Law University Odisha Act, starting its first batch from July 2009.

    About the Article Writing Competition

    National Law University Odisha is arranging its first Article Writing Competition on Legal Aspects of Coronavirus Pandemic.

    There are only sometimes times when the survivability of mankind is tried and the present circumstance is one of those. The ongoing flare-up of Covid-19 needs to put test individuals’ understanding, flexibility, and determination to survive against the unseen enemy.
    One of the manners by which such pandemic can be prevented is through the execution of various types of laws tending to an assortment of issues like the supply of basic items, banning against the open social event, implementation of section 144 and varied other issues.

    The idea of the competition is to make analyze the different actions taken by the government in such drastic times and whether such action is being taken under the ambit of law or not.

    Check your Eligibility

    • Academicians, Researchers, and Ph.D./Doctoral Scholars from the field law.
    • Law students pursuing bachelors or masters in law (UG and PG)
    • Advocates, NGOs, and Think Tank.
    • Government officers and employees of Government undertaking
    • Representatives of Regulatory Bodies

    Theme of the Article can be?

    The center welcomes articles on the theme of “Legal Aspects of Coronavirus Pandemic”. A portion of the subjects under the topic is as per the following:

    • Public Health and Human rights
    • Evaluation of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
    • The legality of Quarantine powers
    • Assessment of Emergency Health Powers
    • Is Coronavirus pandemic an Act of God?
    • Fake news and Covid-19
    • Prisons – Parole – Pandemic
    • Legal issues between employers and employees during epidemic/pandemic
    • Legal implications of a PHIEC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) by WHO
    • Justification of imposing Article 144 in various parts of the country
    • The course of Legal Development: Spanish Flu 1920 to Covid-19.
    • Legal issues of Academic institutions’ closures
    • Medical Law and coronavirus

    The above topics are only suggestive in nature and any article dealing with any other topic related to the theme shall be due consideration.

    Submission Guidelines

    All the articles ought to be as per the rules. Any article found not following the equivalent will be completely dismissed. The rules are as per the following:
    • The title of the article should be appropriate.
    • The article must be within 2000 words excluding footnotes.
    • Plagiarism up to 15% is allowed.
    • Full names of both author and co-author along with designation and contact number(s) must be given.
    • The method of citation must be Oscola.
    • The body of the paper shall be in:
      • Times New Roman,
      • Font size 12,
      • 1.5 line spacing.
    • Footnotes should be in
      • Times New Roman,
      • Font Size:- 10
      • Line Spacing:- Single
      • A margin of 4 centimeters shall be left on all sides of the paper.
    • The paper shall be in MS Word Format.
    • Co-authorship is allowed not more than 2 people.
    • The copyright of the article shall lie with the center.

    Declaration of Results:-

    The results shall be declared on 30th May 2020.

    Submisson to be made at:

    All the entries shall be sent to
    There will be No Registration Fee for the competition. The last date of submission is 10th May 11:59 PM. Any articles received after the deadline shall not be given any consideration.


    • Top 10 articles shall be published in the blog of the Centre.
    • Every participant shall be given participation certificate provided articles follow the necessary guidelines.

    Contact Details

    Faculty Advisor: Megha Sadhu: 9777008438 / 7978106100
    Convenor: Sagnik Sarkar: 7044091480 / 9348024929
    Co-Convenor: Mukesh Kumar: 8077806022

    For full details, click here.

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