Greetings from the Journal Committee of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.
We hope you are keeping well.
The Journal Committee is a student body constituted to promote legal research and writing. In furtherance of the same, we organize a host of events and workshops. One such event is the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition (RILEC). Currently in its 9th edition, RILEC seeks to promote legal scholarship amongst the global legal student community. As part of the event, we ask budding researchers and scholars to submit articles on a pre-decided, intellectually challenging and contemporarily relevant theme of law.
Following this, we organise an online conference where the top entries are presented by the authors. Enthusiasm towards our event has been growing every year and we are expecting a huge turnout this year as well.
We believe that one of the ways in which we may foster discussion on issues is by collaborating with institutions that would be able to bring in a perspective to these events. For instance, the previous edition of RILEC on the theme of 'Financial Regulatory Laws' was organised in collaboration with Regstreet Law Advisors.
This year, we believe that our broader goals align with yours as we work towards advancing legal acumen and competence in India. We would thus, be highly obliged to know if you are interested in collaborating with us to organize the 9th edition of the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition. This year’s theme has been decided to be 'Labour Laws'.
RMLNLU INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION (2021-22) PROPOSED SUB-THEMES
[Note: The theme for this year’s RILEC has been decided to be “Labour Laws”. The following sub-themes are merely suggestive in nature and are not exhaustive i.e. if authors want to write on other topics, they are free to do so. Additionally, we look forward to hearing from you with regards to any additional sub-themes you may addressed in the Call for Papers.]
I) INVISIBLE LABOUR & LABOUR LAW FRAMEWORKS
II) THE FOUR NEW INDIAN LABOUR LAW CODES
III) THE STATUS OF GIG ECONOMY WORKERS IN GLOBAL LABOUR LAW FRAMEWORKS
IV) ACCOUNTING FOR GENDER & VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
V) EMPLOYMENT LAW – ISSUES & CONCERNS
The Collaborators are expected to review the submissions and supply/act as judges in the subsequent paper presentation. As a token of our gratitude, each judge will be provided with an honorarium. The final collaborator status shall be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The submissions shall be selected after an intense review procedure to be conducted jointly by the Committee and the collaborator. The collaborator will be expected to review and evaluate the entries. The Committee shall be sending the entries after the preliminary phase of screening. The entries shall have to be reviewed on the following three aspects:
Any business that has more than one employee, uses some employment law. This often includes individual employment contracts, the application of contract laws, and a large group of statutory regulations on issues such as the right to organize and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, protection from discrimination, wages and hours, and health and safety. In addition to these topics, the participants may discuss the manner in
which employee data protection rights affect the employment relationship and the legal position regarding the same. Participants can also analyze the instances of wage cuts, withheld salaries, and forced unpaid leaves during COVID-19 lockdowns across countries and statutory protection against such instances if any.
Participants may discuss the gender disparity that exists in the labour market, and how the same has worsened with COVID-19. There are other research areas too like workplace harassment laws, maternity benefits, and the pay gap. Similarly, the status of Child Labour laws may be studied and the existing laws may be held to the standards imposed by the ILO. Further, participants can explore the unique position of inter-state labourers and
transboundary labour to analyse whether a special framework needs to be made to accommodate their interests.
Winner - INR 15,000
First Runner-up - INR 10,000
Second Runner-up - INR 5,000
Top three entries will be receiving a ‘certificate of achievement’ and may, upon the discretion of the collaborator, receive an internship opportunity .
A ‘certificate of merit’ shall be provided to the selected entries.
Selected entries will get an opportunity to be considered for publication in the next issue of the RMLNLU Law Review.
All participants shall be receiving a ‘certificate of participation’.
Eligibility of Participants
Authors must be pursuing their 5-year integrated LL.B. (Hons.) course / 3-year LL.B. course / LL.M. from any recognised university in India and equivalent law degree, abroad for the academic year of 2021-2022, to be eligible to participate in the competition.
Call for Papers - 1st week of August 2021
Last date for submission of essays - 2nd week of October 2021
Evaluation of Essays - November 2021
Results after the Reviewing Stage - 1st week of January 2022
Virtual Conference - 16th January 2022
Please feel free to contact us regarding any queries about the event or the nature of your engagement in this initiative.
We look forward to hearing from you
Aditya Pattanayak, Convenor, Journal Committee (+91 9818849520)
Harsh Agrawal, Journal Committee (+91 9399831636)
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case of queries.