SJCL National Memo Drafting Competition, 2021’ in collaboration with Law Essentials: Register by 28th March 2021


St. Joseph’s College of Law is conducting a National Memorandum Drafting Competition 2021 in collaboration with Law Essentials. The last date for registering for the competition is March 28th.

About the College
Established in the year 2017, St. Joseph’s College of Law is the pioneer Jesuit law college in South Asia that is strengthened with a 450-year-old legacy in imparting quality by molding students into ‘people of competence, conscience, and compassion dedicated to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. In pursuance of the noble Jesuit motto – Fide et Labore, St. Joseph’s College of Law was founded on the ideals of practicing law, promoting justice, and transforming society. Emboldened with a vision to ‘transform the lives of people by bringing about a just and egalitarian society, the College believes in a steadfast focus to bridge law and governance with a human rights approach. The College, though neoteric, has been able to work towards these set ideals.

About the Competition
The “SJCL National Memorandum Drafting Competition” is designed to enhance drafting, research and analytical skills among aspiring lawyers. Drafting, an indispensable skill, is the ‘opus’/ ‘Il faut’ for a law student. Couched in a legal scenario, participants are required to be prudent and employ their legal acumen. The Covid-19 pandemic has offset the balance in the economy. The proposition for the memorandum of the competition has been designed in the light of the same and it focuses on diverse areas of law such as constitution and taxation. Participants are expected to analyze the facts of the proposition, where key arguments must be rooted in the facts along with apposite legal sources. This will test the participants’ ability to build logical arguments backed by legal sources and citations

Registration and Payment Details
Registration will be only accepted through Google Forms Link mentioned below
Registration Fee: Rs. 250 per team
The registration fee is to be paid via the link below only. No other form of payment will be acknowledged. Payment Link:
Upon payment, the teams must attach a screenshot of the invoice and upload the same on the form as required.
Once the registration fee is received then it will not be refunded in any circumstance.

Eligibility Criteria
1. A team can consist of either a single member or two members. Any number of teams may register from a single institution. There is no restriction on the number of eligible teams from one institution
2. The students currently enrolled in either five years or three years LL.B. courses or LL.M. programs from any recognized university are eligible for participation in the competition.
3. The competition allows ‘cross-institutional teams. The participants from different institutions may come together to form a team for participation in the contest.
4. No changes will be made to the team composition after registration without the express permission of the organizing body.

Best Memorandum – Rs. 5000/-
Runners Up – Rs. 3000/-
2nd Runners Up – Rs. 2000/-

Important Dates:
Registration Commences & Release of Proposition -12th March 2021
Registration Closes -28th March 2021
Submission of Memorial- 26th April 2021
Last Date to Seek Clarifications- 5th April, 2021
Releasing of Clarifications- 10th April 2021
Declaration of Results -Will be conveyed via mail

Important Links:
SJCL NMDC Brochure, 2021: 
SJCL NMDC Proposition, 2021:
SJCL NMDC Rules and Regulations:

Contact Information:
Mr. Sudeep Sudhakaran, Assistant Professor, SJCL – 9496891250
Ms. Sangeetha Thomas, Assistant Professor, SJCL – 7406604382
Shazia Shaikh – 9538392524
Diksha Garg – 9900435855

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