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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 tanuj.kalia@lawctopus.com 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 tanuj.kalia@lawctopus.com 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).

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

person DateApril 14, 2017

National Digital Library of India (NDL): Virtual Learning Repository | 15 Lakh Items by 1.5 Lakh Authors

person DateApril 13, 2017



About National Digital Library of India 

Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time.

NDL is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for many vernacular languages (currently Hindi and Bengali).

It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life long learners,all disciplines,all forms of access devices and differently-abled learners.

It is being developed to help students prepare for entrance and competitive examination to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources.

The pilot project is devising a framework suitable for future scale with respect to content volume and diversity to become a full-blown National Digital Library of India over time. It is being developed at IIT Kharagpur.

Educational material are available for users ranging from primary to post-graduate levels. Repository hosts contents from multiple subject domains like Technology, Science, Humanities, Agriculture and others.

More than 60 types of learning resources are available. 15,00,000+ items have been authored by 1.5 lakh authors. Repository integrates contents from different Indian Institutional Repositories.

Learning Resource Type

the repository claims to have lakhs of books and articles,thousands of thesis,video lectures,question papers and their solutions and reports and manuscripts from Satyajit Ray Society, Vidya Prasarak Mandal and others and hundreds of audio lectures.

It has web courses, data set, annual reports, technical report, monograph, manuals, law judgements etc.

Subject Domain

It includes Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Languages, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts, Literature, History and Geography.

For more information on this you can visit the NDL website link given here

UPES 2nd National Technolawgy Week [April 23-28, Dehradun]: Apply by April 22

person DateApril 11, 2017



T​echnoLAWgy Society, College of Legal Studies, UPES Dehradun is pleased to announce its II NATIONAL TECHNOLAWGY WEEK.

Under this UPES is organizing 6 exciting and thought provoking competitions to mark the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day and World IP day.

Under Technolawgy week, the following 6 competitions are being organized:

  • National Trademark Opposition Filing Competition (online)
  • National Case Comment Writing Competition (online)
  • National IP quiz
  • National IP Debate
  • National IP Leaders
  • National Patent Drafting Competition
  • Date: 23rd – 28th April’ 2017

Application Procedure:

Individual participants or group of two (wherever applicable) may apply for the present competition by registering their candidature at this link.

Registration Fee:

Registration for the events is as follows:

  • Trademark Opposition Filing Competition – Rs. 300/- (Single author)
    Rs. 500/- ( for Co- authors)
  • Case Comments – Rs. 300/- (for Single Author) Rs. 500/- (with Co- Author)
  • IP Quiz – Rs. 300/-
  • IP Debate – Rs. 300/-
  • IP Leaders – Rs. 300/-
  • Patent Drafting – Rs. 300/-

Mode of Payment: Electronic Transfer

Account details have been provided in the respective Rulebooks.

Important Dates:

Final Date for Application: 22nd April, 2017

Result Declaration: 28th April’ 2017


All online submissions need to be made on techlawgyupes@gmail.com


Please refer to the following links for getting more details about the individual Events​:​


Official Correspondence: technolawgyupes@gmail.com
​Faculty Coordinator: Ms. Priyanka Choudhary
Student Coordinator: Vidushi Bhardwaj
+918057802658, vidushibhardwaj09@gmail.com

The application form is here.

Important Documents

Trademark Opposition Filing Competition (online)

Case Comments (online)

IP quiz

IP Debate

IP Leaders


Call for Participation: 2nd GNLU- LSC Annual National Interlinking Forum “Access to Legal Services” [April 8-9]: Register by April 5

person DateMarch 29, 2017



About GNLU- Legal Services Committee

The GNLU Legal Services Committee has been set up in the year 2007 by way of Section 4(k) of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 andrides on the principles of empowering the society with legal awareness and legal aid. Thus, originates the committee’s motto – “Awareness, Assertion, Action”.

About the 2nd LSC Annual National Interlinking Forum “Access to Legal Services”

The LSC Annual Forum is an annual event that brings together LSCs/Legal Aid Clinics (LACs) from across the nation to a common platform.

The 2nd Annual Forum is a two-day event scheduled to be held from April 08, 2017 – April 09, 2017. The forum is stated to see participation from social experts, advocates and noted academicians and from LSCs across the nation.

The focus of the 1st edition was to initiate a process of creating an interlinking platform for LSCs across the country. With the success of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition is taking the process back to the basics.



The government of the day had launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (SBA) on October 02, 2014 in a move that was aimed towards a cleaner and more hygienic India.

Rural Sanitation is a step towards development of the community in a sense that it adds to their good health and hygiene. The LSC at GNLU believes that LSCs across the country can work for rural sanitation.

This assistance can be in the form of building toilets, waste management, sensitization about the ill effects of open defecation (which is a rural reality) and much more.

Shri. Jayesh Patel, Director, Environmental & Sanitation Institute, Ahmedabad will grace the discussion.


Mental Health in India, both in academic theory and in practice, is at an extremely premature stage. To add to this dismay, the legal structure to deal with this is utterly ill equipped and dysfunctional.

From the policy perspective, the mental health regime in India is faced with two problems, namely – conflict in legislations like the Mental Health Act, 1987 as against the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Indian Contract Act, 1872; and the lack of sensitization of social, legal and political institutions responsible for the facilitation and upkeep of the mental health regime in India.

We at the LSC believe that it is the duty of every social, legal and socio-legal organization to strive for the betterment of persons with mental disabilities.

Dr. Bhushan Punani, Executive Director, Blind Peoples Association of India shall grace the discussion.


The Indian juvenile justice system suffers, not just from apathy of the government but also of the public in general. The system is plagued with police insensitivity, lack of social reform and integration, lack of proper and adequate counseling and a severe lack of infrastructure to cater to the demand of these juveniles.

The LSC aims to look at working with juveniles for their social integration, increasing police sensitivity towards juveniles, maintenance of juvenile homes and provision of counseling for juveniles and has therefore, selected this theme for the forum.

The theme will see Ms. Chetna Desai, Head and PPE Specialist, UNICEF Gujarat.


Access to Justice for All is slowly but steadily being realized for mainstream society. In the Indian context, prisoners and detainees remain aloof from mainstream society. The rights and freedoms of prisoners is given little importance in a country which is otherwise burdened with court cases.

The LSC at GNLU believes that the rights of prisoners should be given due importance so that they can be brought back into the mainstream and reformed.

The LSC is working towards the setting up of pro-bono community clinics for prisoners in Gujarat. To further this objective and to make sure that LSCs across the country work in this direction, this theme has been selected.

This will see (tentatively) Smt. KiranBedi, Lt. Governor, Pondicherry and Former IPS; Shri. T.S. Bisht, IPS, IG-Prisons, Gujarat and Shri. Sanjay Hegde, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India gracing the discussion.

For participation and registration details please refer to the concept Note

Last Date of Registration : April 5th, 2017


Mr. AkshayKharbanda, Student Convener, +91-9586883240, Email id: akshayk12@gnlu.ac.in

Mr. Vishwajeet Singh, Student Co-Convener, +91-9919941779, Email id : vish27manutd@gmail.com

For Brochure : CLICK HERE.

ICFAI Law School Hyderabad’s LexKnot ADR Tournament 2017 [March 30 – April 2]: Register by March 10

person DateMarch 8, 2017


ICFAI Law School Hyderabad is proud to be hosting the first edition of its national legal fest, LEXKNOT’17, from 30th March to 2nd April.

Among the many events to be hosted is an ADR tournament consisting of the following competitions:

  1. Negotiation
  2. Client Counseling

For more information regarding the fest take a look at the BROCHUREand for the purpose of registration fill the REGISTRATION FORMand the TRAVEL and ACCOMMODATION FORMand mail them to fol.lawfest@ifheindia.org by 10th March 2017.

Faculty coordinators:

Prof. Priti – 07674073532
Prof. Sankar – 09652095158

Student coordinators:

Partha Valluri – 9000973527
Virgil Braganza – 9167327637



person DateFebruary 18, 2017


Last Date of Application- 8th April 2017
Date of Entrance Test-21st May 2017
ONLINE applications are invited for admission to Under-Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph. D. Programmes of Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla for the academic session 2017-18, as per the following schedule:
(1)Date of Commencement of filling up ONLINE application forms Monday, 24th of January 2017
(2) LAST date for receiving ONLINE application forms: Saturday, 8th April 2017
(3)Date & Time of Test 21st May 2017 (10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)
[B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five Year Integrated Course]
Educational Qualification:
For Under-Graduate Programme [B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five Year Integrated Course]: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) 50% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Able Person (SAP)/NRI/NRI Sponsored Categories/Kashmiri Migrants, (ii) 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Categories. Candidates appearing in qualifying examination in March/April, 2017 are also eligible to apply.
Applicants who have obtained 10+2 through Open School/Universities system directly without having any basic qualification are not eligible for the Law Course.
Age Limit:
Candidates should be below 20 Years of age in case of Unreserved/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories, and below 22 Years in case of SC/ST/OBC/SAP categories as on 1st July, 2017
(One Year LL.M. Course)
Educational Qualification:
LL.B. (Three Years/Five Years) or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories and 50% in case of SC/ST Categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2017 are also eligible to apply.
Ph. D. Programme
Educational Qualification:
LL.M. or equivalent Degree with a minimum of 55% marks. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2017 are also eligible to apply.
 For further details please visit: hpnlu.ac.in


person DateFebruary 18, 2017





The NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI established in 2008 by Act No. 1 of 2008 is premier Law University established in the capital city of India. The University invites applications for admission toB.A.LL.B.(Hons.), LL.M. and Ph.D. Programmes for the academic year 2017-18 commencing from August, 2017. Eligibility, total seats and other details for these programmes are as under:

Admission to

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)- Five-Year Programme Eligibility: Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2017 can also apply. Age: Below 20 years as on 1 July, 2017 (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates). Total Seats: 80 [70 seats on merit through All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and 10 seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit]. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET.Foreign Nationals to be eligible should have 65% marks in the qualifying examination. Reservation: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for Persons with Disabilities. Note: One additional seat for Kashmiri Migrants. Two supernumerary seats for residents of Jammu & Kashmir..

 LL.M.- . (One year) Eligibility: LL.B. or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability). The candidates appearing in final LL.B. examination in April/May, 2017 can also apply. Total Seats: 35+5 seats for Foreign Nationals. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET(No. of seats may vary). Reservation: 15% for SC Candidates, 7.5% for ST Candidates, 3% for Persons with Disabilities

 Ph.D.- Eligibility: LL.M. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent(50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability). For detailed eligibility conditions visit University websitewww.nludelhi.ac.in


Programmes will be through AILET to be conducted at Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar), Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, and Varanasi on May 7, 2017(Sunday).


Interested candidates should apply only online on payment of Rs.3,000/- (Rupees Three Thousand Only) for General Candidates, Rs.1,000/- (Rupees One thousand only) in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PD) excluding service charges along with copy of requisite Caste/Person with Disability Certificate. Below Poverty Line (BPL) applicants of SC/ST category are exempted from application fee. For further details relating to Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern of Entrance Test etc.

Visit University website: http://www.nludelhi.ac.in


The students should apply only online for admission through :http://nludelhi.admissionhelp.com, http://www.nludelhi.ac.in up to April 7, 2017.The admit cards will be available online w.e.f. April 14, 2017 on the above websites.


Free Online Course on Advance Certification in RTI Act 2005 (Right to Information Act 2005)

person DateFebruary 10, 2017

Legal Amicus Media and Forum is your intellectual partner affiliated to International Peace youth Group (IPYG) and recognized by शिक्षालय Educational Society. Our aim is to make a person aware from different terms of law and boost them to the zenith of his/her life and career.

Free Online Course on Advance Certification in RTI Act 2005 (Right to Information Act 2005) to educate the individual about its importance and use. RTI has proved to be a measure to check and monitor various Public Domains effective and efficient.

Course Components
1. Right to Information – Significance and its relationship with good governance
2. Right to Information under the Act- Meaning and Scope
3. Public Authorities under the Act
4. The Central and the State Information Commission- Powers and Functions
5. Practical tips on filing an RTI Application to elicit the maximum information
6. Appeal Mechanism under the Act
7. Procedural issues in information request
8. Key issues and constraints in proper implementation of the Act

  • The above content will be divided into 4 modules to be covered in 4 weeks one module each week.
  • The students need to submit one assignment every week.
  • A minimum score of 65% (Cumulative Score) is essential in order to be eligible for the successful completion of the Course, however Statement of Purpose/recognition will be given to all others.

 Who can Register

Students, Lawyers, Law enforcement personnel, customs officials,etc., Social agents, Social Workers- Scientists, Software Professionals, Executives, Economists, Journalists


4 weeks (1 Month) Starting From 1st March 2017 to 30th March 2107.

Application Deadlines/ Last date to apply.

25th February 2017 

Only 100 Seats Available (Priority Will be given to fist come first basis)

List of selected candidates will be declared on 26th February 2017


To Register for the course click on the link given below: