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LEGAL DRAFTING COMPETITON (LDC)



1.    TITLE & COMMENCEMENT
·         The Round of the ‘Legal Spectra, 2020 – Legal Drafting Competition’ shall be held as per the schedule to be fixed by the Organizing Committee.
·         Unless a contrary intention appears from the context, the following words and expression are used in the following sense – 
·         LDC means the Legal Spectra, 2020 – Legal Drafting competition.
·         Organizers/ Administrators/ Authority means ‘Members of Organizing Committee of Legal Spectra, 2020’.
·         Team means Team registered for LDC composed of member from participating    Teams from respective Law School/ College/ Institution/University in Legal Spectra 2020.
2.    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
·         The language of the competition shall be in English only.
·         Undergraduate students pursuing three or five-year courses of LL.B. degree from any Law School/ College/ University recognized by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate.
·         Only one Team from a particular Law School/ College/ Institution/ University can   register to participate in the LDC.
·         Each Team shall comprise of one member only.
3.    FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION
·         The competition will be conducted in one round only i.e., Written Round.
·         The domain area of the LDC includes Writ Petition, Complaint, Assignment Agreement, Memorandum of Association, Suit, Sale Deed, Lease, Gift, Mortgage and Arbitration Agreement.
·         A synopsis/ background of proposition will be circulated on 04th February, 2020 and the detailed proposition shall be made available to the Team of LDC on their arrival at the venue on the date of registration.
4.    DRAFTING RULES
·         The draft pertaining to the LDC shall be handwritten and in no case whatsoever, print format of the draft shall be accepted.
·         The Team shall be given 75 minutes to complete their draft pertaining to the LDC.
·         Team is strictly prohibited to refer any books/ commentaries/ digest/ own notes or any other material during the conduct of the LDC. Provided, they may refer the bare provisions (Bare Acts if required) only for the referential purposes.
·         Any Team found to have prepared any draft in advance or caught referring to any prescribed form/ standard formats shall be disqualified from the LDC.
5.    EVALUATION OF THE DRAFT
Drafted materials shall be evaluated on the following criteria:

1
Language & Grammatical Accuracy
   20 Marks
2
Appraisal of Facts on Record
  15 Marks
3
Creative interpretation of facts, law and innovative approach
  20 Marks
4
Understanding Law & Procedure
  15 Marks
5
Presentation [including compliance of the requisite format, arrangement and
citation mode]
 20 Marks
6
Cleanliness
 10 Marks

Total
100 Marks


·         However, the marking scheme can be changed on the discretion of the Organizing Committee which will be duly intimated to the participating Teams as and when required.
6.    MISCELLANEOUS
·         The result of the LDC will be announced at the Valedictory Ceremony.
·         Use of Laptops/ Tablets/ Smart Phones and other similar electronic gadgets during the conduct of LDC is strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification of the said Team.
·         The Organizers reserve the right to take appropriate action for any unethical, unprofessional and immoral conduct.
·         The Rules specified herein above shall be strictly adhered to.
·         The Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify Teams for deviating from the Rules.
·         The Committee will resolve any contingencies that may arise during the conduct of the LDC and will be the final arbiters regarding any doubts / grievances.
·         The decision taken by the Committee shall be final and binding. These Rules are not exhaustive.  

 

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