Over the past few decades “Law and Economics” has grown as a niche area dealing with the interface of the two subjects, wherein economic tools are used to better understand the efficiency and working of Law.

The GNLU Centre in the past has successfully undertaken research on the analysis of policies from an economic point of view and collaborated with multiple universities and institutes from across the world to conduct seminars and certificate courses in pursuance of this goal.

The mission of the GNLU Law and Economics Center (GLEC) is to create awareness among the general public at large about this nascent field of study which can play a crucial role in making the Indian Legal System more efficient.

In furtherance of this objective, this year, the Centre is organising the 2nd All India Essay Competition on ‘Law and Economics’.

This comes out as a great opportunity for the students to research as per their interests in Law and make an economic analysis of the same and get it published with the one of its kind Journal in India. The deadline for the same is June 15th 2019, 11:59.

To register click here.


Students who are currently pursuing graduation or post graduation in any bonafide university can participate.

Suggested Topics:

The Centre encourages submission of essays focusing on the economic analysis of law. Papers may be in any of the substantive areas of Law and Economics, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Basic Areas of Law and Economics: Property, Contract, Tort Law and Product Liability, Forensic Economics, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Common Law, Constitutional and Election Law.
  2. Regulation and Business Law: Antitrust, Business and Securities, Regulated Industries, Business and Cyber, Real Estate.
  3. Economics of Legal Procedure: The Legal System Litigation Process, Illegal Behavior and Law Enforcement
  4. Law and Finance: Financial sector reforms in India formation of monetary policy, Cyber Crimes, Stock Market Regulations, Sovereign, Corporate and Banking Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy code, Tax Evasion, Black Money, Basel and Financial Stability Board norms, WTO and the Financial Services;
  5. Market Regulators: IRDA, TRAI, SEBI, PFRDA, Antitrust; Regulated Industries/ Competition law and working of the commission, Consumer laws, Financial Sector Legal Reforms Commission.
  6. Economic Analysis of litigations: Causes of delays/pendency in judicial administration, costs of delays, out of court settlements, Judicial reforms, Legal Procedures, the legal system and illegal behaviour, Enforcement of law
  7. International Law (public and private): International Trade, Law and Development, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law
  8. Other Substantive Areas of Law and Economics Labor, Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety, International, Tax, Family and Personal, Immigration.

The above themes are only indicative. We invite submissions from other allied areas of Law and Economics as well.

Submission Guidelines

  • The essay should be written in English only.
  • Only one essay per participant may be submitted. Multiple Submissions will lead to disqualification.
  • Co-authorship to a maximum of 2 authors is permitted. In the case of co-authorship, the registration form should be filled for each other.
  • The students can’t enter as a solo author and co-author. It will lead to multiple submissions and therefore disqualification.
  • Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should be published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Moreover, any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification. Neither GNLU nor CLE will be responsible for any act of plagiarism. Any identification mark in the essay will also lead to disqualification.
  • The registration form is to be filled online only.
  • Submissions will be made at cle[at] with the subject ‘Law and Economics Essay- Author’s Name’ latest by June 15th, 2019, 11:59 P.M. 
  • No late submission will be accepted.
  • Not adhering to any of the above mentioned points would entail disqualification from the competition.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Length of the essay should be between 3500-6000 words, excluding footnotes.
  • Submissions must be made in Microsoft office (doc,/docx.) formats only.
  • The paper should be free from all grammatical and spelling errors.
  • The body of the manuscript must be in the font “Garamond” font size 12, line spacing 1.5 and alignment “justify”.
  • All footnotes must be in the font “Times New Roman”, font size 10, line spacing 1. All submission must follow the “The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition)”.


There are three categories of prizes:


  • Rs. 15,000/- cash prize.
  • A publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics.


  • Rs. 10,000/- cash prize.
  • A publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics Blog. 


  • Rs. 5,000/- cash prize.
  • A publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics Blog.