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The Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice- Essay Writing Competition


The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences' Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice (NUJS SACJ) is delighted to announce the results of the NUJS SACJ Essay Writing Competition 2023. This year's competition was centred around the theme "Recent Developments in Marital Rape Jurisprudence," addressing a critical and pressing issue in the realm of legal studies.

Marital rape jurisprudence has been a topic of considerable significance, and this year's competition attracted some of the brightest legal minds from across the country. The essays submitted demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the complexities of this issue, and it was no easy task for the judging panel to select the top 10 essays.

We proudly present the winners of the NUJS SACJ Essay Writing Competition 2023. The top 10 participants are as follows:

  • First Place:  Pallavi Singh

  • Second Place:  Darshika Singh

  • Third Place:  Harshita Shanker

  • Fourth Place:  Yashika & Kriti Sood

  • Fifth Place:  Himanshu Kumar & Divyanshu Suman

  • Sixth Place:  Siddharth Misra & Maryam Sana

  • Seventh Place:  Ashisha Merin Abey & Adhira S

  • Eighth Place:  Suganthi M & Mahasri S

  • Ninth Place:  Shruti Agarwal

  • Tenth Place:  Sarvagya & Aarohi Agrawal

These individuals have contributed insightful essays that not only exhibit their academic prowess but also provide a profound understanding of the multifaceted nature of marital rape jurisprudence. Their works tackle this critical issue from various angles, shedding light on the legal, social, and cultural dimensions.
We extend our sincere appreciation to all the participants who dedicated their time and effort to contribute to this important dialogue on marital rape jurisprudence. Your engagement, commitment, and dedication to this pressing issue are commendable. While there can only be a limited number of winners, every submission played a crucial role in advancing the discourse surrounding this significant legal matter. Your participation is a testament to your passion for the law and your dedication to promoting meaningful change. We encourage you to continue your pursuit of legal excellence, and we look forward to your continued contributions to the field.

The NUJS SACJ Essay Writing Competition serves as a beacon for budding legal scholars to engage with the evolving contours of criminal justice. This year's theme emphasized the significance of addressing marital rape jurisprudence, a topic of utmost relevance in contemporary legal discourse. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the winners and our sincere appreciation to all participants for their commitment to exploring and understanding the dynamics of marital rape jurisprudence.

We'll be contacting the winners shortly to discuss further details. Stay tuned for further updates!

About the Competition

The Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, is organising its annual essay competition with the objective of fostering academic discourse on contemporary and emerging issues in the field of criminal law. The theme of this year’s competition is "Recent Developments in Marital Rape Jurisprudence". The Competition is open to all students pursuing undergraduate (three or five-year) or postgraduate law degrees from any law school, university, or college recognised by the Bar Council of India.


Recent Developments in Marital Rape Jurisprudence

Formatting Guidelines

•       Font: Time News Roman `

•       Font Size: 12

•       Spacing: 1.5

•       Margin: One inch on all sides

•       Paper size: A4

•       Word Limit (excluding footnotes, kindly avoid using speaking footnotes):

         o   Minimum Word Limit: 2500 Words

         o   Maximum Word Limit: 3000 Words

•       Citation style: NUJS Law Review Standard

•       Citation Font: Times New Roman 

•       Citation Font Size: 10 

•       Spacing: 1.0

📅 Important Dates:

Last Date for Registration: September 1, 2023

Last Date for Submissions: September 30, 2023

🖋️ Essay Submission Details:

Word Limit: 2500–3000 words (exclusive of footnotes).

Citation Style: NUJS Law Review Standard

💰 Registration Fee:

Single Authorship: Rs. 250

Co-Authorship (of up to 2 Authors): Rs. 400

Join us in this intellectual journey to explore and contribute to the discourse on marital rape jurisprudence. Your unique perspectives and research can have a significant impact on the field of criminal law.

Submission Guidelines

The authors will have to provide a 250-word abstract detailing their approach to writing the essay.
The essays are to be submitted to the Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice at only. Submissions made elsewhere will be automatically rejected. 
The submissions are to be made only in PDF or DOCX format.
All submissions will undergo a strict online plagiarism check. The upper limit of the Similarity Index stands at 15%. 
Special consideration will be placed on the originality, applicability, and fea
sibility of the arguments and suggestions made in the essay, as well as the depth of the research.
The copyright in the legislative draft submitted by the participating teams shall vest with the Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice.
The Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice shall not be responsible for any liability accrued to any person or for any loss caused to any person because of the content of the essay submitted.
In case of any dispute, the decision of the Office Bearers of the Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice and the National University of Juridical Sciences will be final.

🏆 Prizes and Recognition:

• Cash Prizes and an opportunity to work as a contributor for the SACJ Newsletter Team for the Top 3 Authors (Subject to Selection and Review Process)

• The top 5 entries shall be published in the SACJ Criminal Law Blog (Subject to the selection and Review Process).

• The top 10 entries will get a Certificate of Merit for their work.

• Certificate of Participation for all the recognised entries.

To register for the Competition, fill up the FORM 

For any inquiries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to us at

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