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Oyster Model United Nations Conference 2017 [April 29-30, Jaipur, Rajasthan]

person DateApril 22, 2017





With a vision to “Equip the Youth to Unite the World”, On 1st November, 2013, Oyster International Trust of Model United Nations was established in order to fulfill the goals of the United Nations by supporting the youth and training them via various kinds of seminars, workshops, brainstorming sessions, conferences, etc.

Team Oyster has planned a National Model United Nations Conference by the name of Oyster Model United Nations Conference’17 to be held on 29th – 30th April 2017 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India and is determined to make it a success.

A lot of thoughts were given but finally, the focus area of the whole conference was declared to be “Unite the Changing World”. This will be a two – day conference in Jaipur, which shall have brainstorming assembly sessions keeping in mind the focus area.

This conference will involve students from different Institutions across the country. Also, the conference will be proud to have stakeholders, collaborators, guests and volunteers from United Nations Office, Educational Institutions and the corporates.

As per the Guidelines of United Nations Information Centre, we will strictly abide by the new procedure known as UN4MUN.

The procedure is quite different from the traditional MUN procedure and is much more close to the actual UN proceedings.

Highlights of the Conference:

  1. 5 Councils
  2. Following UN4MUN procedure
  3. Social Cultural Night
  4. Delegate Fees: 1500 INR (Inclusive of Delegate Kit, Participation Certificate, T– shirt, Badges, 2 Days – Breakfast, Lunch and High Tea and 1 Cultural Social Night with Dinner)
  5. International Press Fees: 1000 INR (Inclusive of Delegate Kit, Participation Certificate, T– shirt, Badges, 2  Days -Breakfast, Lunch and High Tea and 1 Cultural Social Night with Dinner)
  6. Cash Prizes up to 40,000 INR

Note: Delegation Fees and International Press Fees is exclusive of accommodation fees.

Important Links

For More Information Click here.

For Registration Click here.

9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2017 [July 18-21, Geneva]: UNHCR Backed: Register by June 12

person DateApril 20, 2017

The 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 July 2017.

The competition is presented by University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights.

The Competition is open to undergraduate and master’s degree law students from all institutions of tertiary education in the world.

The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, based at the University of Pretoria, with the support of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, in collaboration with the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA).

The Competition is open to both undergraduate and master’s degree law students.

A team of two students from each university – preferably one woman and one man – is invited to participate.

In the preliminary rounds the students submit heads of argument for a hypothetical case, which are assessed by a panel of experts.

The best 5 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the pre-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva.

Here, teams have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, the Applicant and the Respondent, before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.

The two best teams proceed to the final round, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals.

The Competition will be held in English.

The 2017 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will include a one-day event, designed to expose students to the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the Human Rights Council.

This will involve personal interaction with senior staff members of both institutions who are involved key activities and processes.

This practical exercise promises to be an eye –opening and personally enriching series of encounters which will add value to what many World Moot participants have already described as the highlight of their university studies.

Full details are here.

Lawctopus’ Online Course on Blogging + Personal Coaching [May 1-25]: Register by April 20

person DateApril 20, 2017




Tanuj Kalia, the CEO of Lawctopus, personally teaches for this course.


1. You want to know ‘totally-fully-marvelously’ about running a great blog.

2. You want to dabble in entrepreneurial things related to legal writing/publishing.

3. You are a writer at heart and want to connect to an audience.

4. You want to run a serious blog which showcases your writing and research skills to a potential recruiter.


Tanuj Kalia, Lawctopus’ CEO and Publishing Editor, takes this course.

Tanuj starting his blogging journey with Legal Poet, his blogavatar which won Legally India’s “Best Blogger in India” award in 2010.


We keep the logistics very simple and it works well for us.

We’ll use Email, Google Docs and Phone Calls to coach you for a period of 25 days.

If the participants so desire, we also create a WhatsApp/Facebook group for discussions.

Here is what the course consists of:

Guide Papers (GP): Guide Papers (that’s what we call our modules) are 5-6 pages long documents containing concise, practical information on various topics of blogging.  There are 10 Guide Papers in all.

Tasks: There are 5 tasks on some key Guide Papers. These tasks ensure that you implement what you learn. Each task is discussed via Emails or on the Facebook Group.

Calls: While most of the communication happens over emails, you can call the coach to discuss any related, unresolved issue.

The course will be informal but professional; structured but flexible.

The course progresses like this:

Read the guide paper and ask questions, if any.

Complete the task and ask questions, if any.

Regular phone calls are also scheduled to help you with anything you are struggling with.


Guide Paper I- An overview of what 7 best-in-the-business blogs look like and what makes them successful.

Secret Document- How Lawctopus started: The first document which was sent to the co-founders.

Guide Paper II- How to build a blog: The 5 starting points/basic essentials and how to do them right.

Task 1- Start your blog on WordPress.

Guide Paper III- Stylesheet and Formatting: How to write a post on your blog, make it aesthetically pleasing. We discuss basic formatting, using links, pictures etc.

Task 2- Put up a first blog post on your blog and format it.

Guide Paper IV- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): Deals with 11 major things which anyone should know about SEO.

Task 3- Optimize the blog-post you did.

Guide Paper V- Making money: 7 ways in which blogs can earn money. Includes a sample eamil on pitching potential advertisers. Also has an invoice format.

Guide Paper VI- Marketing: 8 things to think of marketing in the Seth Godin Way.

Guide Paper VII- Writing: How to improve your skills; how to actually get words on paper and other things.

Task 4- Submit your write-up and get evaluated.

Guide Paper VIII- The Legal Poet Guide Paper. Learn why and how LegalPoet ticked.

Guide Paper IX- Writing a book and getting it published. All that I learnt while writing the book ‘Law as a Career’.

Guide Paper X- Legal issues in blogging and how to deal with them.

Task 5– Feedback.

Discussions will happen via Email and Phone.


If you can spare 1 hour a day for the duration of the course, that should be good enough.


Rs. 3000 (Rupees Three Thousand Only).


If you think the course was not worth the 3000 rupees you invested, you’ll get your money back.

Just email us telling us why you didn’t like the course.

No conditions apply.


The best way to get your queries addressed is to put it in a comment on this post.

Or you can send an email to or call at 9711850703.

  • Duration: May 1-May 25
  • Course Fees: Rs. 3000
  • Intake: 5-20 students
  • Bonus: All the 15-20 bloggers will get a chance to publish their write-ups on Lawctopus
  • Teacher: Tanuj Kalia
  • Last date of registration: April 20

To register, please send a copy of the receipt/or screenshot of the payment to with your personal details: name, email ID, phone number in the body of the email.

The subject line of the email should be ‘Blogging Course Registration’.

Please use the following details to make the payment. You can either pay through direct bank transfer or online bank transfer or a direct cheque deposit.

Name: Tanuj Kalia
Bank name : HDFC Bank
Branch name/Address: Geetanjali, New Delhi
Account Number : 50100049041211
IFSC Code: HDFC0000614

You can also pay by debit/credit card using the link here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What if I register and 20 registrations are over by then OR What if I register and my application is not accepted?

We accept registrations on a first come-first serve basis.

When 20 registrations are over, we close the batch for further applications.

A minimum of 4 registrations have to happen for the batch to commence.

However, if you have paid and registered and we cannot accommodate you in the present batch, we’ll give you two options: a. do the course in the next batch or b. refund you the money

2. I have my exams/moot/internship around this period. Can I do the course? When will you next launch the course?

If you can devote around a total of around 10-12 hours for the 25 days of the course (around half an hour a day), you can complete this course.

If you can’t devote these many hours, you can register for the upcoming batches whenever the announcement is made.

3. Will I be able to improve my writing skills through this course?

About 20% of this course is about writing. In such a short duration (20-25 days) no course can help you improve your writing skills in a big way.

So, if your sole aim is to improve your writing skills, this course may not be exactly suited for you.

However, blogging is a good way to work on your writing skills. When you blog regularly, you read a lot, you write a lot and you get a lot of feedback (and that’s how you improve you writing skills).

Call for Papers: NLSIU International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice [IJCLP, Volume 5]: Submit by May 31

person DateApril 17, 2017

IJCLP is an annual peer reviewed journal which seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of National and International issues on Consumer Protection Laws. Following the fourth successful volume of the Journal and in continuance of the endeavor to encourage academic discourse and legal scholarship, the Board of Editors invites submissions for the fifth volume.

The journal welcomes contributions from academicians, practitioners, students of law and allied fields. IJCLP solicits submissions for its Volume V to be launched in 2017.

Authors can make submissions under the following heads:

1. Articles and Research Papers (4,000-5,000 words inclusive of foot notes)

2. Essay (3,000-4,000 words inclusive of foot notes)

3. A Note (2,500 words inclusive of foot notes)

4. A Case Comment, Legislative Briefs (2,500-3,000 words inclusive of foot notes)

5. A Book Review ( 2,000 words inclusive of foot notes)

Submission Procedure

Authors can submit their written contribution addressed to Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil, Chief Editor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Nagarbhavi Circle, Bengaluru 560072 and the same shall be e-mailed to (MS word format) along with covering letter


31st May, 2017.


1. Cover letter should include:

(i) Title of the Paper

(ii) Abstract (not exceeding 250 words)

(iii) Name of the Author

(iv) Designation

(v) Institutional affiliation

(vi) Correspondence address. Co-authored papers should give full details about all the authors

(vii) along with CD

2. Article should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the submitted paper is original and is not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

3. All citations shall be placed in footnotes and shall be in accordance with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Ed.

4. All submissions will go through an initial round of review by the editorial board and the selected pieces will subsequently be sent for peer-review before finalisation for publication.

Call for Papers: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law [85th Edition]: Submit by April 18

person DateApril 17, 2017

Utrecht Journal of International and European Law is issuing a Call for Papers to be published in its 85th edition in the summer of 2017 on ‘General Issues’ within international and European law.

Utrecht Journal is the student-led, peer-reviewed biannual law journal of Urios, the Utrecht Association for International and European Law. The Journal was founded in 1981 as Merkourios. In the years since, the Journal has expanded its readership and is now distributed all over the world through databases such as HeinOnline and the Directory of Open Access Journals.


The Board of Editors invites submissions addressing any aspect of international and European law; topics may include, but are not limited to, European Union law, International and European Human Rights Law, International and European Criminal Law, Transnational Justice, Family Law, Health and Medical Law, Children’s Rights, Commercial Law, Media Law, Law of Democracy, Taxation, Comparative Law, Competition Law, Employment Law, Law of the Sea, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Land and Resources Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, or any other relevant topic.

Authors are invited to address questions and issues arising from the specific area of law relating to their topic. A

ll types of manuscripts, from socio-legal to legal technical to comparative, will be considered for publication. However, please note that any analysis solely limited to a national legal system will fall outside the scope of the Journal. An international or European legal dimension is imperative.

The Board of Editors will select articles based on quality of research and writing, diversity, and relevance of topic. The novelty of the academic contribution is also an essential requirement.


Prospective articles should be submitted online and should conform to the journal style guide on our website.

Click HERE to submit.

Utrecht Journal has a word limit of 15,000 words including footnotes.

For further information, or for consultation on a potential submission, you can contact the Editorin-Chief at


18th April, 2017

For further details, click HERE.

Call for Papers: FIMT’s Indian Journal of Legal Studies (IJLS) (Volume 1, Number 1): Submit by April 25

person DateApril 17, 2017


The Indian Journal of Legal Studies (IJLS) is a peer reviewed bi-annual Law Journal published by the Fairfield School of Law—Fairfield Institute of Management & Technology(GGSIPU), New Delhi, Republic of India.

Contributions to the Journal are invited in the form of articles, notes, case comments, and book reviews.

The author(s) may submit a soft copy of their original contribution to The Editor, Indian Journal of Legal Studies (IJLS), Fairfield School of Law—Fairfield Institute of Management & Technology (GGSIPU), New Delhi using the email:

The last date for submission of soft copy is April 25, 2017.

Please visit for the editorial policy and the guidelines.

Law and Public Policy Research Methodology Workshop [June 30-July 2]: Apply by April 20

person DateApril 14, 2017



Alexis Foundation invites applications for Law and Public Policy Research Methodology Workshop to be held in New Delhi from 30th June – 2nd July, 2017. This workshop is a part of Samvaad 2017.

Apart from Law and Public Policy, topics like Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Governance will be also covered in the workshop.

The workshop will also provide Career Development Advisory and Skill Enhancement modules such as Self Management, CV Screening and Improvement Skills, Interview Skills, and Group Discussion Skills.


The programme will be for 3 days i.e. 30th June, 2017 to 2nd July, 2017.


The workshop is open to all Indian Students pursuing Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses in the UGC recognized University or College.


Outstation participants will be provided a suitable accommodation on actual expenses basis.


Rs. 3000 – Registration and 1 Meal
Rs. 5000 – Registration, Accommodation and 3 Meals


1000 Hours to 1800 Hours (IST)


Selection will be done on basis of applicant’s CV/Resume. Only 25 participants will be selected for the programme.


  • The best participant will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence and 50% Scholarship for Certificate Course on Entrepreneurship.
  • Top 3 participants will be awarded a Certificate of Merit.
  • All participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.
  • All participants will be offered 2 Month Research Internship with Alexis Foundation after attending the workshop.


Selected candidates will be benefited by interactive lectures, engaging group discussions, leadership training, and personality development and networking opportunities.


Send your CV to and mention Application for LPRM Workshop in the Subject.


The last date of application is 20th April, 2017.

Call for Papers: Opinio Juris (An Opinion of Law): Submit by May 25

person DateApril 14, 2017


Opinio Juris global journal  is pleased to announce a call for papers for its first Volume which will spotlight on contemporary issues in the field of law.

Paper Submission Procedure

Authors may submit papers via e-mail to


The authors are duly expected to follow the prescribed format:

– The author/s shall submit the article on a A4 size paper length

– Authors name and designation should be mentioned on the top right corner of page one i.e. below the title of the paper

– The words limit for article shall be 3000-4000 words,

– The submission shall be in MS Word 2003 or 2007 format strictly.

– The font shall be in Times New Roman of font size 12, with spacing of 1.5. The footnotes to be in Times New Roman of font size 10. End notes are not to be used.

– Citation Mode – A uniform method of citation is accepted.

– All articles submitted will be checked for plagiarism. The authors are strictly expected to acknowledge the references made use of.

– Co-authorship will be allowed to a maximum of two authors.


Submission Deadline: 25th May 2017.

Intimation of Acceptance: 30th May 2017

Date of Publication of Volume 1 Issue 1: 25th July 2017.

**The journal will be in print format (hard bound or soft bound book)

In case of queries and clarification feel free to contact

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition 2017: Cash Prize of Rs. 4,50,000; Submit by May 5

person DateApril 14, 2017

Ayn Rand Institute’s Essay Competition on ‘Atlas Shrugged’: Submit by April 28; Cash Prize of Rs. 23 Lakhs

person DateApril 14, 2017


12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students


  • Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” What does he mean? What are today’s prevalent moral attitudes toward money? Do you agree with Francisco’s view? Explain why or why not.
  • Atlas Shrugged is both a celebration of business and a defense of it against widespread attacks. Judging from the novel, as well as from Ayn Rand’s essay “What Is Capitalism?” and her speech “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” why does she think business should be defended and championed? What does she think is a proper defense of business, and why?
  • Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think he means? How does his position relate to the idea: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”? Do you agree or disagree with Ragnar’s attitude? Explain.


APRIL 28, 2017


    1 Winner
    3 Winners
    5 Winners
    25 Winners
    50 Winners

Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.

Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

Full details are here.