2nd IJLT-SFLC Law & Technology Essay Competition 2014

ijlt2The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) and the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) are proud to announce the 2nd IJLT-SFLC Law & Technology Essay Competition 2014.

Open to undergraduate law students across India, this essay competition seeks to encourage creative thinking and promote research and writing about crucial legal issues in the field of information technology and the internet.


The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT), is a student-run law journal published by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Apart from being India’s only law journal devoted exclusively to the interface between law and technology and featuring articles from distinguished authors such as Hon. Justice Mr. Kirby, Raymond T. Nimmer, Donald S. Chisum, Lawrence Liang among others; the journal also organises several events such as a lecture series in association with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), a broadband policy course with LIRNEAsia and research assistance to academics for projects that they are engaged in.


sflc.in is a donor supported legal services organisation that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world. The major focus of the organisation is to educate various stakeholders on the legal aspects of Technology and the Internet.

Themes for Submissions

  • “The Future of Internet Governance: Multilateralism or Multistakeholderism or a third path?
  • Bitcoins – a viable currency? Regulatory and legal issues


The winning law essays shall be determined through a blind review by a panel of eminent academicians in the field of law and technology.

There will be two judges from each of the aforementioned areas.


  •     Ist Prize – Rs. 15,000
  •     IInd Prize – Rs. 10,500
  •     IIIrd Prize – Rs. 7,500
  •     Best First Year Student Essay – Rs. 5,000 

The winning law essay shall also be considered for publication in the next issue of IJLT, in accordance with the Editorial Policy.


Essays must be e-mailed to  [email protected] by June 20, 2014 at 11.59 pm (IST) in a .doc/.docx/.odf/.pdf format. Detailed submission guidelines are attached.

In case of any queries, please visit www.ijlt.in or feel free to drop in a mail to  [email protected] or contact Tarun Krishnakumar at +91-9632745323 or L. Gopika Murthy +91-8884214179.



L. Gopika Murthy

Gopika is a fourth year student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She was formerly the Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology. Her first exposure to Intellectual property law and SpicyIP was through the University Moot Rounds at NLSIU, Bangalore in her first year. She has been regularly following the developments in the field of IPR since then and she hopes to contribute to the reporting of such developments. Her areas of interest in IP include copyrights, open access, fair dealing and trademarks.

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