Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights (SCLHR), established under the aegis of UPES School of Law, Dehradun is celebrating 72 years of the Constitution.

About the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun :

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) sprawling over a beautiful campus in the capital city of Dehradun was established in the year 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the state legislatures of Uttarakhand. It was founded by prominent educationalist and industry experts. UPES is Asia’s first university that offers specialized graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs which are specifically designed for core sectors with high growth projections. It’s recognized as University with a Purpose. UPES is driven by a progressive vision to create specialized professionals in the core sectors, who can contribute to the economic growth of the nation.

About School of Law :

UPES, School of Law was established in the year 2007 with the objective to produce competent legal professionals. Since, then it has been a pioneer in grooming modern day legal professionals with multi-disciplinary edge by providing specialized courses in Energy Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Taxation Law, Techno-legal Law, Media Law, and others.

About Society of Constitution Law & Human Rights :

SCLHR is a forum dedicated to promoting research, to increase student’s ability to interpret the law to the changing situations, spread awareness of issues dealing with Comparative Constitutional Law & Human Rights. The mission of the society is to promote research dealing with Constitutional Law & Human Rights topics; to make the Constitution and human rights, a subject matter to read, explore, discuss, debate and deliberate upon by the students beyond the classrooms.

About the Event :

It gives us immense pleasure to apprise to you that the Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights (SCLHR), established under the aegis of UPES School of Law, Dehradun is celebrating 72 years celebrating Constitution. The Society has planned a month-long celebration to mark this auspicious occasion. In this furtherance, we are pleased to announce the fourth edition of “You, Amend Your Constitution.” The objective of this event is to provide an opportunity to the students to propose amendments to the Constitution based on their rational thoughts and to defend it wit their analogy and reasoning. The competition is divided into two segments, first being the written submission followed by oral arguments.

Theme :

The theme of the event is Comparative Constitutionalism. This could include any article, principle, and jurisprudence in constitution of the world that participants might want to include/repeal/amend in the Indian Constitution.

Round 1-  

The first round of the competition involves the written submission. The participants will be required to submit a written draft about the amendments they are proposing. A panel of Judges will review the submission and hold the right to select and reject it based on the choice of arguments and reasoning, knowledge of law, and conclusion remarks.

Submission Guidelines (Round 1)

  • The submission should be an original work.
  • The written submissions should be of minimum 500 words and maximum 1000 words.
  • Citations can be included as endnotes in the Bluebook format (20th edition)
  • The body of the submission must be in Times New Roman, Font Size-12, and with 1.5 line spacing,
  • The main text of the submission should be justified.
  • The submission shall not contain the name of the participant. The name of the participant should be provided in a separate cover letter (Link will be provided to all participants to upload the written submissions)
  • Plagiarism should not be more than 10%.
  • The submission must be sent MS Word format.

Format of the Written Document

  1. Title
  2. Identification of Chapter/Article you want to amend
  3. Jurisprudence of the other Constitutional Article (Only if it’s included)
  4. Arguments and reasoning
  5. Conclusion

Round 2: Based on the marks obtained in the first round, 10 written drafts will be selected for the second round that is the oral round. The oral round would be hosted in hybrid mode. Each participant will be given 15 minutes, out of which 7 minutes will be allotted for the opening statement by the participant, and the remaining 8 minutes are saved for question-answer round by a panel of judges. The participants will be judged on how comprehensibly they bring out their analogy for the amendment proposed and based on their answers to the question raised by the judges.

Participation Eligibility:

Students pursuing graduate and post graduate degree in any fields of study can participate in the competition.

Important Dates:

23rd November, 2021Last date for Registration
25th November, 2021Last date for Write-up submissions (till 12pm)
26th November, 2021Result Announcement for Round 1(till evening)
27th November, 2021Orals Round and Results (through hybrid platforms)

Award:

1st Prize7000/- + e- certificate of merit
2nd Prize5000/- + e- certificate of merit
3rd Prize3000/- + e-certificate of merit

Note- Certificate of merit will be provided to top 10 participants and participation certificates to all the participants.

Registration Link:

In case of any query contact:

Reet Kaur                                                                                         Krishna Singh

Student Convenor, SCLHR                                      Student Co- Convenor, SCLHR

Mobile No. +91 7905031958                                         Mobile No. +91 9771882431

Write to us at:  sclhr@ddn.upes.ac.in

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