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2nd GNLU – Y.J.Trivedi Annual Intellectual Property Rights Essay Competition 2012

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar and Y.J.Trivedi & Co. have announced the 2nd annual intellectual property rights essay competition for 2012.

Eligibility: Participant must be a full time student with UG or PG programme of recognised College/ Institute/University.

Deadline: 4 June 2012


  • Patent Monopoly and Doctrine of Exhaustion.
  • Intellectual Property- Overlaps.
  • The Role of Indian Judiciary with Special Reference to the trans- Border Infringement Issues in IPR.
  • Protection of Copyright in Digital Age.

Writing Guidelines

  • Essays must not be longer than 3,000 words.
  • It must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words.
  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman, 12 Font Size, 1.5 Line Spacing and Headings/Titles must be in Capital.
  • Quotes and references must be clearly marked throughout the essay (preferably in italics) and properly cited.
  • Any method of citation can be followed but is required to be consistent throughout the text.

Submission Guidelines

  • Kindly,enclosed all the three documents (Cover Page, Abstract and Essay) in one Doc file.
  • It is MANDATORY to register the entry by registration link available on the website.
  • Participant should not submit more than one entry.
  • Entries should be accompanied by a cover page with the author/s name, mailing address, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address; name, address of the institution where the student is enrolled, year of study.
  • Word count is required to be mentioned on the cover page.
  • Joint Authorship is allowed, but it should not exceed two participants.
  • Submissions can only be made online, in English.
  • Entries will be accepted only in MS WORD.
  • PDF format will not be ACCEPTED.
  • The identity of the author is not allowed to be indicated anywhere in the text.
  • References to specific individuals, firms, or schools, which might reveal the author’s identity are strongly discouraged and shall be liable to be disqualified without any refund of the registration fees.
  • All submissions are to be electronically mailed ONLY to ipeassy [at] gnlu [dot] ac [dot] in.
Further Information

Model WTO 2012

The Model WTO is a unique, realistic, and high level simulation of the WTO ministerial negotiations organized by oikos, a student initiative for sustainable economics. In partnership with the University of St Gallen, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Trade Institute (WTI) and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID), 60 international top students will get to participate at the WTO simulation in Switzerland.

Date: 15-21 April 2012

Registration Deadline: 1 March 2012

Topic: “Regional & Sustainable trade in a globalized world” reflects an heated & ongoing discussion on how the 21st century trade order will look like, directly related to the WTO catch-phrase: “Made in the World”.


  • Click here to register
  • You will be required to submit an essay of 300-400 words on the topic – “In the last years, we have seen the WTO being stuck, while regional & bilateral trade agreements gained ground, so how would you assess the role of the WTO in the upcoming decade and do you think that the WTO will need to adjust to this new environment, if so, how?”

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Encounters: An International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society

Context: Encounters, an International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society invites papers that deal with the intersection between Islamic law and society particularly as it pertains to such issues as: the status of women and/or family law, property rights, land tenure, criminal law, finance/economy, and inter-faith relations. Papers from all periods of history and all disciplines are welcome, as are papers that examine the impact of Islamic law in western contexts.

Deadline: 1 July 2012

Sub-Themes: Questions that are of particular interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • How is the law a ‘living law’?
  • To what extent have legal thinkers integrated custom into the lawmaking process?
  • To what extent has the law provided an arena for individuals of different religions to negotiate and/or settle their disputes?
  • What sort of relationship has existed between the various schools of law and have legal thinkers drawn upon schools of law other than their own in formulating laws?
  • To what extent have Western legal systems accommodated Islamic law? What impact has this had onnotions of citizenship and minority rights?
  • How have state law/secular law and shari’a overlapped and/or informed one another in the lawmaking process? How has this relationship evolved over time?


  • Please submit your paper (6,000 to 10,000) in MS Word format to Sabrina [dot] joseph [at] zu [dot] ac [dot] ae by July 1, 2012.
  • Submissions should include a cover letter to the editor describing the work in approximately one hundred words.

More Information

  • Contact Email: Sabrina Joseph, Sabrina [dot] joseph [at] zu [dot] ac [dot] ae 
  • Click here to visit Encounters.