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2nd R.N. Sahay National Legal Essay Competition 2015

R.R. Sahaya & Associate (RRSA) is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the R.N. Sahay National Legal Essay Competition. This National Essay Competition is instituted in the memory of Late. Ratneshwar Nath Sahay who was a fourth generation lawyer, a connoisseur in Civil Law, an Eminent Jurist & Educationist of unified Bihar, whose legal career spanned from 1934-1988.


  • Freedom of Speech and Expression in Digital Age
  • Scope of Delegation / Outsourcing of Judicial Functions by Apex Court with reference to Article 142 of the Constitution of India
  • Omission of Consent Clause and Social Impact Assessment in Infrastructure Project vis--vis Internally Displaced Persons - A Throwback to the Act of 1894?
  • Real Estate Regulatory Authority of India - Need of the Hour
  • Legal issues in regulating Clinical Drug Trials on human beings in India - Balancing Economic opportunities with public health.

Rules for Online Registration:

  • Interested students shall mail us their basic details in format mentioned below along with the scanned copy of their ID card issued by the concerned College / Institute / University at
    • Name of the Participant
    • College/Institute/University
    • Course, Batch & Year
    • Contact No.'s
    • Email ID

  • On receipt of the above mail, a Unique Submission No. (USN) will be generated & mailed to each individual participant, thereby confirming their registration.
  • There is no registration fee for the competition.

Rules for Submission:

  • The language of the Essay shall be strictly English
  • The word limit for the essay is 3500 - 6000 words (including footnotes).
  • Co-authorship / Joint authorship is not allowed.
  • All the participants must adhere to the following specification:
    • Paper Size: A4
    • Font: Times New Roman
    • Font Size: 12
    • Line Spacing: 1.5
    • Footnotes: Font Size 10, Line Spacing 1

  • Each participant shall be permitted to submit only one individual entry. Multiple entries by an individual shall lead to disqualification.
  • The First Page should be a Separate Page in the beginning of the essay and it must contain the following details:
    • Name of the Participant
    • Name of the Institution
    • Year of Study and Batch
    • Contact Information (e-mail ID and Phone no's. of participant)

  • The Second Page (Cover Page) of the submission should contain the following details only:
    • Unique Submission Number (as provided by the Organizers)
    • Title of the Essay
    • Abstract of the Essay (200-250 words)

  • The Cover Page and/or Main Body of the essay should not carry contain any form of identification of the Participant. In any other case, it shall lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Format of submission should be as per the rules of the competition.
  • The soft copy of the essay should be submitted in MS Word file (.doc/.docx).
  • Soft Copy of the Essays must be mailed to the Convener-cum-Coordinator of the Competition at
  • The Soft Copy must be accompanied by the scanned copy of duly filled, signed & sealed Registration Form that can be downloaded from our website
  • Each participant shall dispatch 2 hard copies of the same and the original copy of duly filled, signed & sealed Registration Form; to the following address:
    R.R. Sahaya & Associates
    Lawyers, Solicitors & Legal Consultants
    Corporate Law Office
    258-Nehru Nagar, Patliputra Colony,
    Patna - 800013, Bihar, India
    Phone: +91-9470450613, +91-9835418481

  • All students are expected to acknowledge the primary source(s) of information.

General Rules:

  • The competition shall be open to all students pursuing the 3-year or 5-year Law Course from any institution recognized by the Bar Council of India, in India.
  • Only original essays will be considered for the Competition. Multiple entries by an individual and/or Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Free plagiarism checks will be provided to authors at
  • No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere.
  • Any form of Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification of essay (Max. limit 10%). The participants are responsible for the originality of the work and agree to indemnify RRSA & RNSNLEC from and against any claims, suits and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.
  • If at any point in time it comes to light that an infringement or plagiarism has taken place, the certificates issued will be revoked, the prize called back & the said occurrence will be mentioned on the web and through media.
  • Footnotes may not be substituted as endnotes, for it shall lead to disqualification.
  • In case of a tie, the decision shall be reserved by RRSA & RNSNLEC.
  • Each person shall be required to fill the Online Form to obtain his/her USN, and send duly filled-up registration form, available for download on the website.

Important Dates:

The last date for Submission has been extended to

8th November, 2015

The result for the competition shall be declared on

26th November, 2015

Mr. Rohan P. Sahay
Advocate & Managing Partner, RRSA
Director, Sahaya Legal Services Pvt. Ltd.
Convener & Coordinator, RNSNLEC

R.R. Sahaya & Associates
Lawyers, Solicitors & Legal Consultants
Corporate Law Office
258-Nehru Nagar, Patliputra Colony,
Patna - 800013, Bihar, India
Phone: +91-9470450613, +91-9835418481

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