Judgment Writing Competition 2017 (Only for ILS students)


The Tenth Judgment Writing Competition 2017 in memory of Judge Shri P N Behere 

23 December, 2017


ILS Law College announces the Tenth Judgment-Writing Competition for its students. 




Programme of the competition is as follows: 

Case for the competition will be circulated a week before the competition. The brief consisting of pleadings, affidavits of parties and documents, will be circulated a day or two before the competition. Practising Advocates will argue the matter before a judge. Participants will hear these arguments. The judge will respond to questions from participants. Participants will write judgments. 

Two best judgments will receive prizes.
 LLM: Separate Prize/s if number of participants exceed five. .

Marathi judgment: Special prize for a good judgment. 

Eligibility for participation: IV-V of BSLLLB, and II-III of LLB, LLM. 

Court proceedings are open for all other students of ILS Law College. 

Schedule for the competition 2017 

Distribution of fact sheet: 13 Dec 2017 (copy will be with Mr. Chandrkant Ghume in library) 
Registration: 14 and 15 Dec personally outside Hall No 9, 12.00 am to 12.40 pm. 
Orientation: 18 Dec at 12.30 pm (Hall No 1). 
Last date for registration / withdrawal: personally 18 Dec after Orientation. 
Distribution of briefs: 21 Dec, personally outside Hall No 9, 12.00 am to 12.40 pm. 
Competition: Saturday, 23 Dec, Saturday, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm 
Auditorium: arguments 
 Library – first floor: writing judgments. 
 Lunch: Boys Mess- participants must carry the I-Card to the mess 

Other rules for the competition 

  1. Participants may access wi-fi facility in library while writing judgments. They may bring and use their own laptops or any other reference material. Electricity connection for charging laptops may not be available. The judgment itself must be written by hand and completed in the Library Hall on sheets provided by college. Anyone found to have prepared judgment in advance will be disqualified from the competition. 
  2. There is no registration fee. Participants who enroll but do not turn up at the competition, or do not effectively complete their judgment shall be liable to pay an amount Rs. 300 (covering expenses of circulating materials and of lunch).
  3. Dress code: Formal (White and black). 

Marking Scheme

  1. Statement of facts :  20 
  2. Statement of case of each party and incorporation of arguments :  20 
  3. Discussion of legal principles, authorities, evidence and procedure :  20 
  4. Form, organisation and structuring : 15 
  5. Language, clarity and precision: 15 
  6. Relief and orders: 10 

      Total Marks       :  100 
Judgment may be written in English or Marathi.
 Judgment in English shall be written exclusively in English.
 Judgment in Marathi shall be written in Marathi, but quotations from cases and text of statute may be stated in English. 


Participants may address queries to :
  1. Pooja Thakekar, mail id: poojathakekar1@gmail.com, contact: 8055407533
  2. Rajalaxmi Joshi, Faculty Coordinator, rajalaxmi.joshi@ilslaw.in 
  3. Nilima Bhadbhade, Coordinator