NLIU-Ikigai Policy Case Competition

The NLIU-Ikigai Policy Case Competition, a one-of-a-kind competition in India, is hosted annually by the NLIU Cell for Law and Technology, as part of Techtonic, in order to inspire students to think critically, analytically, and creatively and to put forth policy proposals on real life issues. The Cell is excited to organize the second iteration of the Competition this year, which will include participation from law students throughout the nation and abroad. Ikigai Law has consented to be our Law Firm Partner for the same.





Format of the Competition

This year the Competition will be held entirely in a physical setup. At first, the theme for the Competition shall be released which shall enable the participants to engage in a more streamlined and holistic research. Next the Problem Statement shall be released. The teams shall be asked to put forth policy proposals that will address the policy questions put before them. The submissions made by them will undergo review by the team at Ikigai Law and the qualifying teams will be expected to give an oral presentation before a panel of judges. After the first presentation (Preliminary Round), all participants shall be given a detailed feedback pursuant to which they will be given an opportunity to revise their proposal within a day’s time. Mentors shall be provided for the day. Selected teams shall then present their revised proposals in front of the judges for the final round. The winner shall be decided on the basis of both written submission and final oral presentation.


Internet Platform Regulation

The internet and large internet platforms are all pervasive in today’s world. One of the key challenges of our time is to find the sweet spot of regulation which balances user interests, regulatory concerns and the need to allow innovative businesses to flourish. These are hard questions which countries all over the world are grappling with at the moment. Participants will be required to suggest a model for platform regulation that is best suited to India. This will involve examining and evaluating approaches to platform regulation across the globe- and assessing whether these work for India.

Why should I participate?

  • Participants shall be given an opportunity to attend two Round Table Conferences being conducted as part of Techtonic 2023.

The Round Table Conference shall include panellists who are the corps d’elite of the trade from across the nation and abroad. The Conference shall be graced by academicians as well as industry experts from various renowned law firms who shall present their viewpoints. All the participants of Techtonic shall have the opportunity to witness it on our scenic campus.

  • All registered candidates shall have the opportunity to attend/get the recording of an Online Session on ‘How to Write a Policy Proposal’ by Ikigai Law.
  • Winners shall have the opportunity to intern with Ikigai Law.
  • Various publication opportunities shall be provided to the top ten policy proposals.
  • All teams shall get a chance to impress various think tanks and NGOs to land long term internship and mentoring opportunities on their proposed policies.
  • All teams shall have the opportunity to interact with and get mentoring sessions with industry experts from think tanks and law firms.
  • All teams shall have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with like-minded peers and colleagues.
  • A Certificate of Participation shall be awarded to all participants.

The detailed rulebook for the oral rounds shall be published after results of the Written Submission are announced.

Eligibility and Team Composition

A team shall consist of two members only. Cross-university teams are not allowed. Participation is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students studying law and related subjects only. There is no cap on number of teams registering from one college / University.

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: 9 November 2022
  • Online Session on ‘How to Write a Policy Proposal’ by Ms Nehaa Chaudhari, Partner at Ikigai Law : 22 November 2022 (The link to access the recorded session shall only be sent to registered candidates.)
  • Release of the Policy Problem: 22 November 2022
  • Registration Closes: 20 December 2022
  • Deadline for Written Submission: 20 December 2022
  • Declaration of Result of the Written Submissions: 11 January 2023
  • Dates for Oral Presentation: 24 February 2023 – 26 February 2023

Preliminary Registration Fee (for Indian Universities): INR 750/-.

Preliminary Registration Fee (for Foreign Universities): USD 10/-.

No refund of the registration fee shall be permitted.

The Organising Committee reserves the right to add, amend or remove any rules regarding the Competition and the decision of the Organising Committee shall be final and binding on all matters.