Touch Their Hearts

“Touch Their Hearts” is a one-of-a-kind policy case competition in India, which will be hosted by the NLIU Cell for Law and Technology in order to inspire students to think critically, analytically, and creatively and to put forth policy proposals which benefit the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society. The Cell is excited to organize this Competition as part of Techtonic, which will include participation from law students throughout the nation and abroad.

Result Declared

WinnerPranjal Kushwaha and Kunal Shailendra Dave
1st Runners-UpAkshata Das and Bhuvaneshwaree BVLN

Format of the Competition

It will be an online competition. The beginning of the competition shall be marked by the release of a Policy Case, wherein the specific contours of the policy questions will be defined. The teams will be expected to make a written submission addressing these policy questions, in the format prescribed below. The whitepapers submitted will undergo review by distinguished personalities in the field of law.

All interested students shall be required to register for the event in order to be eligible for participating in the Competition.


Access to Justice in Digital India

Technology can broaden access to justice but at the same time can also become a burden on the marginalized section of society. Differential access to devices and technological infrastructure, bandwidth and connectivity issues, and varying levels of comfort and know-how in the use of technology are some of the challenges that affect all the stakeholders in the society, especially the people living in rural parts of India.

Participants will be required to suggest a model of Innovative solutions for holistic Justice. This will involve examining and evaluating approaches adopted by different countries and how these models suit the conditions in India.

Why should I participate?

  • The winning team shall be awarded with a research internship opportunity with a faculty from NLIU, Bhopal, publication of their submission on NLIU-CLT’s Blog for Law and Technology and a Certificate of Merit.
  • The runners-up shall be given an opportunity to publish their submission on NLIU-CLT’s Blog for Law and Technology and Technology and a Certificate of Merit.
  • All participants shall be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: 1 January 2023
  • Release of Problem Statement: 3 January 2023
  • Registration Closes: 31 January 2023
  • Deadline of Submission of White Paper: 31 January 2023
  • Declaration of Result: 26 February 2023

Note: The date of registration and written submission has been extended till 11:59 p.m., 2 February 2023.

Submission Guidelines

  • The name of the document should be “team code – Written Submission.” The written submission must not bear the name of the participants.
  • Submissions must be made via the google form only.
  • In the event, the team has issues relating to the submission of their piece, they may email the piece to within the stipulated deadline.
  • The subject of the mail should be – “Team code – Written Submission | NLIU-Touch Their Hearts 2023”.

Team Composition

  • Students may participate individually or in a team consisting of two (2) members.
  • Participants may form inter-institutional teams for the competition.
  • Participation is open to all under-graduate and masters students studying law and related subjects only.
  • There is no cap on number of teams registering from a college / University.

The registration fee is INR 200 for Indian teams (teams representing universities located in India) and USD 3 for foreign teams (teams representing colleges and universities located outside India. Teams representing branches of Indian universities located outside of India will also come under this category). Each team shall be provided a team code that they shall use as a reference point throughout the Competition.

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.