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Legis Orbis is an online platform which caters to holistic growth of legal education through digitalization of resources, events, and workshops. At Legis Orbis, we understand the dynamic state of law, in its all connotations, and aim to provide a single window for law students and professionals to come together and further it as a discipline.

In line with our goal to further promote legal education, on the occasion of Teacher's Day, we are pleased to announce the 1st Edition of Prof. Dr. R. Venkata Rao National Essay Writing Competition.


It is our privilege to have this opportunity to honour the man, who has played the role of a Guru to thousands of law students, for over a period of 40 years.


The contribution of Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Former Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in the field of Indian Legal Education is exemplary. He has also served the office of Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore for more than 10 years. He still continues to serve the nation with the same amount of dedication and determination.

About the


Theme of the Competition

Mental Health: Issues, Impact & Awareness

Topics for the Competition

  • Mental Healthcare in India: Implications & Legal Protections

  • Sleep Anxiety: The Unnamed Pandemic

  • COVID-19: Mental Health & Its Impact on Our Professional Lives

  • Nepotism in Employment and Its Impact on Mental Health

Eligibility & General Rules

  • This competition is open to anyone aged 15 years or older.

  • International entries are welcome.

  • Co-authorship is allowed, subject to maximum two (2) authors per entry.

  • Entries must be the original work of the author(s). No plagiarism is allowed.

  • Entries must be typed in English strictly following the formatting guidelines mentioned herein above.

  • Entries can only be on the topics mentioned herein above.

  • Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or featured in any another competition.

Important Dates



Opening of Registration



Closing of Registration



Last date for Entry Submission

Registration Fees


for single author


for co-authorship

Submission Guidelines

  • All entries to be submitted strictly following the ‘language & formatting guidelines’ mentioned hereinabove. Failure to comply with these guidelines would attract disqualification from the competition.

  • Entries to be e-mailed at with the subject, “Essay Competition Entry – Name of the Participant(s)”. E.g. “Essay Competition Entry – Abhishek Choudhary”. Failure to comply with mailing guidelines would attract disqualification from the competition.

N.B. In case of co-authorship, subject of the e-mail should contain full name of both the authors.

  • All entries should be e-mailed to us on September 05, 2020 between 00:00 to 23:59 Hrs. Entries submitted beyond this deadline would attract disqualification from the competition.

Language & Formatting Guidelines

Language – English  

Paper size – A4

Border – No Border

Page number – Not to be mentioned

Submission format – “Ms Word” file or “PDF” file

Word count – 1000-1200 words (excluding footnotes)

Plagiarized content 0% allowed



  • Font style – Arial

  • Font size & Format – 12, Bold, Not Underlined

  • Line spacing – 1.5, Add space after of before paragraph

  • Alignment – Justified



  • Font style – Arial

  • Font size & Format – 12, Regular, NOT Bold, Not Underlined

  • Line spacing – 1.5, Add space after of before paragraph

  • Alignment – Justified



  • Font style – Arial

  • Font size & Format – 10, Regular, NOT Bold, Not Underlined

  • Line spacing – 1, No space after of before paragraph

  • Alignment  – Justified

Results & Prizes

The result will be declared on September 15, 2020.

  • Cash prize upto Rs. 5000/-

  • e-Certificate of Merit to top 10 participants

  • e-Certificate of Participation to all the participants

In case of any dispute, decision of the organizers shall be final & binding.

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