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Law School Scholars: how to study effectively

Watch this video on how to study effectively:

Read the relevant textbook chapters or articles or ppts, or judgements to answer questions on any topic. Some of the qs which will help you recall the topic when you need it…for exams are:




Why Not?


How Not to?


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The mark of a successful student is the mastery of knowing, not only what to study; but also how to study it– says Patricia Mulcahy

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My Self Study Mantra: Use a mind-map or diagram

A mind-map is a powerful graphic technique to draw the learnt topic into the brain- because that is how the brain works. It uses words, images, drawn diagrams, number, logic, colour- of the topic. The brain can then process it; and get you knowledge and insights that you have built for yourself. This improves thinking and creativity.

EXAMPLES: (all borrowed images)



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Human Rights Example:

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7 Steps to Making a MindMap

  1. Start in the CENTRE of a blank page turned sideways.


Why? Because starting in the centre gives your Brain freedom to spread out in all directions and to express itself more freely and naturally.

  1. Use an IMAGE or PICTURE for your central idea.


Why? Because an image is worth a thousand words and helps you use your Imagination. A central image is more interesting, keeps you focussed, helps you concentrate, and gives your Brain more of a buzz!


  1. Use COLOURS throughout.


Why? Because colours are as exciting to your Brain as are images. Colour adds extra vibrancy and life to your Mind Map, adds tremendous energy to your Creative Thinking, and is fun!

  1. CONNECT your MAIN BRANCHES to the central image and connect your second- and third-level branches to the first and second levels, etc.


Why? Because your Brain works by association. It likes to link two (or three, or four) things together. If you connect the branches, you will understand and remember a lot more easily.

  1. Make your branches CURVED rather than straight-lined.


Why? Because having nothing but straight lines is boring to your Brain.



Why?  Because single key words give your Mind Map more power and flexibility.

  1. Use IMAGES throughout.

Why Because each image, like the central image, is also worth a thousand words. So if you have only 10 images in your Mind Map, it’s already the equal of 10,000 words of notes!

Use this method & let me know…



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Invitation to Register for “Arbitration Weekends”

Invitation to Register for “Arbitration Weekends”

Dear Distinguished Recipients,
It is my privilege to bring to your notice that Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Settlement (CARDS) which runs under the auspices of D.S. National Law University, Vizag, India, is conducting the second edition of “Arbitration Weekends” scheduled from 22nd -24th September, 2017 in collaboration with Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas, ​Economic Law Practices and supported by Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA). This event comprises of Call for Papers, Workshop & Seminar. 


​The three-day event is tentatively scheduled as below;

22nd September– Basics of Arbitration, Workshop on Drafting of Arbitration Clause and Lectures,

23rd September– Seminar on ‘Time & Costs in Arbitration’,

24th September– Paper Presentation & Lectures on Contemporary Issues in Arbitration.


The papers selected for presentation will be automatically published in a conference book.
The list of confirmed speakers are as follows;

  1. Ms. Olga Boltenko, Counsel at CMS HongKong
    2. Mr. Hiroo Advani, Partner, Adavni & Co
    3. Mr. Naresh Thacker, Partner at ELP
    4. Mr. Rishab Gupta, Counsel at SAM
    5. Mr. Prabhash Ranjan, Professor at SAU
    6. Mr. Pramod Nair, Aarista Chambers
    7. Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, MCIA
    8. Mr. Madhur Baya, Founder Lex Arbitri
    9. Mr. Shivam Singh, Chambers20A

10. Ms. Sonali Mathur, Partner at AZB Partners

To Register: Click Here

Certificates shall be provided to the participants. Limited entry for students.

For more details, kindly find the attachment. In case of queries, kindly contact the under signed.





Founder of CARDS

Final  Year, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.),

D.S. National Law University (DSNLU),
A.P., India.

Contact: +91-9030782212

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I cordially invite you to contribute a research paper/article in the peer reviewed international journal ‘Journal of Global Resources’ (JGR) ISSN: 2395-3160 (Print), ISSN: 2455-2445 (Online). The journal “JOURNAL OF GLOBAL RESOURCES” ISSN: 2395-3160  (Print)  is listed in UGC approved journals (Journal No. 62700). Our five issues have been published and are available on our website The next issue (volume vi) will be published in January 2018.

The soft copies of our earlier published issues are available on our website  Please send your original paper by 21 September 2017 for Volume VI. Please submit your manuscripts online or via e-mail to:

I would highly appreciate if you could disseminate this information further through your networks. Your cooperation is highly appreciated.



With best regards,



Journal of Global Resources

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


Cell. 0919414254762

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Dream Quest One International Poetry and Writing Contest [Prizes worth Rs. 80,000]: Submit by Sep 30

Dream Quest One International Poetry and Writing Contest [Prizes worth Rs. 80,000]: Submit by Sep 30

dream quest poetry writing contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is a contest for showcasing creative writing and poetic talent of all poets and writers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all international citizens.

Entry Fees

  • The fee is US$5 per poem and US$10 per story if payment is made via cheques or money orders.
  • The fee is US$7 per poem and US$ 12 per story if payment is made via Paypal.
  • The procedure for sending your entries is given on this page.


  • The contest deadline is September 30, 2017.
  • Entries can be submitted via postal mail or email, before or on September 30, 2017, at 11:59PM, CST.
  • Stories can be of a maximum of 5 pages. Poems must be 30 lines or fewer.
  • Poems and stories can be either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing.
  • One person can send in multiple entries in both categories.
  •  Writing Contest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme.
  • Poetry Contest entries may be written on any subject or theme. All poems must be 30 lines or fewer and either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing.


All contest winners will be announced and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on November 12, 2017.

Writing Prizes: 1st place US$500, 2nd place US $250 and  3rd place US$100.
Poetry Prizes: 1st place US$250, 2nd place US$125 and 3rd place US$50.


Andre L. West, Editor; Email:

Visit this link for more details.
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Call for Papers: Child Rights: Education Matters for Life Summit 2017 @ Christ University, Bangalore [Dec 4-5]: Submit by Sep 25

Call for Papers: Child Rights: Education Matters for Life Summit 2017 @ Christ University, Bangalore [Dec 4-5]: Submit by Sep 25

child rights summit christ university


The International Summit 2017 on Child Rights: Education Matters for Life is a Joint collaboration of:

  • Department of Sociology & Social Work Christ University, Bengaluru, India
  • World Vision, India
  • James Cook University, Townsville, Australia


Hall 911, 9 Floor, Central Block
Main Campus, Christ University, Bangalore.

Target Audience

The target audiences are from INGOs/ UN organisation/ Government organisation /Development Practitioners from INGOs/ Academicians/ CSR professionals/ Social Work Students/ Representatives from FICCI, Lions Club, Rotary Club, CII etc.

Agenda of the Summit

The summit will explore some of the following questions:

  1. What are some of the implications of Right to Education Act (RTE Act) – with specific reference to advancing the agenda on quality education
  2. What are the issues that hamper enabling environment for children to learn
  3. What are some of the social determinants like gender, caste, early marriage, home environment, school environment, policy matters, poverty, etc. that affect quality education for children at the primary level?
  4. The important role that civil societies have to play in ensuring enabling environment to improve quality education at the primary level.

Call for Papers and Publication

Research papers in the form of book on ‘Child Rights: Education Matters for Life’ received would be edited and compiled together into a book jointly by Christ University, World Vision India and James Cook University.

The conference invites abstracts for the conference which may be sent online as a word file on or before Sep 25, 2017 to

Upon acceptance of abstracts, an expression of interest would be sought from the participants who could submit full papers by Oct 10, 2017.


Dr Victor Paul, Summit Convener, Christ University, Bangalore.
Phone: +91-9900104550, +91-80-40129655

Click here for the official programme brochure.
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Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize; Cash Reward of Rs. 15,000: Submit by Sept 2

Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize; Cash Reward of Rs. 15,000: Submit by Sept 2

Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize

Entries are invited from Indian citizens between 20-40 years and writing poetry in English for the ninth Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize.

The Prize was instituted by the Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust to recognize excellence in poetry written in English and is being administered jointly by the Department of English, University of Hyderabad.

The prize consisting of a cash award of Rs.15,000 and a citation will be presented at a literary event in Hyderabad in the month of October 2017.  The entries will be judged by a distinguished jury of poets and literary personalities.

Entries must include:

  • Three (3) different, unpublished poems written by the applicant; Please put all the three poems in one singleword or pdf document and not separate files.
  • Evidence of age; (scanned copies of passport, driver’s license, pan card, or any other valid id)
  • Complete contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses).

Note: Please do not put your name on the poems to be submitted to the jury members.

Entries must reach preferably by email:

Dr. Aparna Rayaprol, Department of Sociology
Convener, Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad – TS. 500046

Deadline: September 2, 2017

For more details, please visit this link.
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Call for Papers: National Law School of India Review, Volume 30 (1): Submit by Nov 1

Call for Papers: National Law School of India Review, Volume 30 (1): Submit by Nov 1


The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 30 (1).

The NLSIR is the flagship law review of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.

The NLSIR is a bi-annual, student edited, peer-reviewed law journal providing incisive legal scholarship on issues that are at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse.

For more than 25 years, the NLSIR has regularly featured articles authored by judges of the Indian Supreme Court, senior counsels practicing at the Indian bar, and several renowned academics from national and foreign universities.

The most recent volume of the NLSIR, Vol. 29 will feature contributions by Professor M.G. Bridge, Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at London School of Economics and Professor of Law, National University of Singapore, and Professor Richard Pierce, the Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at George Washington University, among several others.

Moreover, in August 2009, NLSIR attained the unique distinction of being the only Indian student-run law journal to be cited by the Supreme Court of India, in Action Committee, Un-Aided Private Schools v. Director of Education.

NLSIR has also recently been cited in Justice R. S. Bachawat’s Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, a leading treatise on arbitration law in India.

NLSIR Submission Categories

Papers may be submitted under the following categories:

1. Long Articles: Between 5000 and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature comprehensively and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme.

It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.

2. Essays: Between 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Essays are far more concise in scope.

These papers usually deal with a very specific issue and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They are more engaging, and make a more easily identifiable, concrete argument.

3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes. This is an analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement or a new piece of legislation whether in India or elsewhere.

The note must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of legislative comment the note must analyze the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.

Authors are requested to note that pieces engaging with a foreign theme or legal development, in any of the above categories, should also explain its relevance in the Indian context, whether by virtue of similar laws or otherwise.

Formatting and Citation Guidelines

The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing.

The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.

The manuscript should contain only footnotes (and not end notes) as a method of citation.

Citations must conform to the Bluebook (20th edn.) style of citation.

Submission Procedure

The NLSIR only accepts electronic submissions. Submissions may be emailed to under the subject heading “30(1) NLSIR – Submissions.”

All submissions must contain the following:

1. The manuscript in docx format. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author or his/ her institutional affiliation or any other identification mark.

2. A cover letter containing the name of the author, professional information, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.

3. All manuscripts must also contain an abstract of not more than 150 words.


The last date for submissions to Volume 30(1) is November 1, 2017.

More Information

For more information on NLSIR, click HERE.

To subscribe to the NLSIR, click HERE.
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Govt. of India’s ‘Aadhar Makes It Easy’ Story-writing Competition; Prizes Worth Rs. 2 Lakhs: Submit by Aug 9

Govt. of India’s ‘Aadhar Makes It Easy’ Story-writing Competition; Prizes Worth Rs. 2 Lakhs: Submit by Aug 9

Aadhar Story Contest


  • The Contest is open to the residents of India only.
  • Non-Aadhaar holders are not eligible to participate.

Duration: The validity of this campaign begins at 00:00 on July 10, 2017 and ends at 23:59 on August 9, 2017 (i.e. 30 days).

Participation Criterion:

Entries must be submitted online via modes described. No physical copy will be accepted at any of the UIDAI offices.

Stories can only be uploaded as:

  • Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx)
  • PDF format (.pdf)
  • Link to a published blog article (publishing date should be after contest start date and before contest end-date)

And sent to us as:

  • private message on Facebook/Twitter OR
  • email to

Submissions in the form of Google Docs (.gdoc), Pages documents (.pages) or other word processor formats are not acceptable. Note: If we are unable to find or open your essay file (owing to either an incorrect format or upload error), your entry may be declared invalid.

For submissions, one needs to write a detailed article on Aadhaar and the way it is changing lives of people with suitable examples, facts and figures and send the link to us via a private message on Facebook/Twitter or email to with your name titled as author of the same article.


  • After the last date, all eligible entries, received during the Contest Period, will be evaluated by the evaluation committee.
  • The evaluation will be based on the following criteria: (a) Message(s) being communicated (b) Uniqueness of work & use of language (c) Correctness of information
  • The Finalists will be contacted through email/ message by Sept 15, 2017. If you have not been contacted by this date, you may assume that your work has not been short-listed.


  • Top five success stories/ blog articles will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- while the next 20 success stories/ blog articles will get a prize of 5,000/-.
  • Prize money will be sent to Aadhaar linked bank account only.
  • Prizes are non-transferable.
  • Result will be posted on Social Media by Sep 10, 2017.
For more details, please see the official notification here.

Disclaimer: We do NOT support Aadhar and it surely makes privacy difficult.

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Ideal Institute’s Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial Law Debate Competition [Prizes Worth Rs. 12.5k, Sept 22, Delhi]: Register by Sept 10

Ideal Institute’s Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial Law Debate Competition [Prizes Worth Rs. 12.5k, Sept 22, Delhi]: Register by Sept 10


Ideal Institute of Management and Technology and School of Law, GGSIPU Delhi is organizing the Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial Law Debate Competition.


22nd September, 2017.


Ideal Institute of Management and Technology and School of Law, GGSIPU Delhi

Registration Form

Click HERE.

Registration Fee

Rs. 1500 per team.


Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial Trophy for the Winning team

Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial Trophy for Runners- up team

First Best Speaker: Rs. 5100/-

Second Best Speaker: Rs. 3100/-

Third Best Speaker: Rs. 2100/-

Two Consolation Prizes: Rs. 1100/- each.

Memento & Certificate for participation will be given to all the participants.


Click HERE.


All the correspondence for any query, information or clarification in respect of debate competition and rules and regulation should be addressed to the following:


Faculty: Dr. Yogesh Kumar Gupta (+919711672517)

Mr. Prateek Sinha (+919811471208)

Student Coordinators:

Mr. Shivalay Gupta (+919599373800)

Mr. Shubham Naugain (+919953636014)

Ms. Smriti Maheshwari (+919910946260)

For further details, click HERE.
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ISIL & SGTB Khalsa College Workshop on New Vistas of Sports Law [Sept 9 – 10, Delhi]: Registration on First-come-first-serve Basis

ISIL & SGTB Khalsa College Workshop on New Vistas of Sports Law [Sept 9 – 10, Delhi]: Registration on First-come-first-serve Basis


The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi is organising a Two Day Workshop.


New Vistas of Sports Law: Challenges and Opportunities

The topics will relate to: Concept and Evolution of Sports, Introduction to Sports Law, Governance of Sports, IP issues in Sports, Role of Regulatory Authorities, Anti-Doping Laws, ADR etc.


9th – 10th September, 2017.

Registration Form

Click HERE.

Registration Fee

Rs. 2500

Payment Link

Click HERE.

For further details, click HERE.
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