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While law students are familiar with competitions such as moot court, client counselling, commercial arbitration etc., the competition for law reform in its genre is relatively unknown. Law reform competition is an exciting and informative exercise not only for law students to learn the law analytically as it exists in the books, but also to identify why the law does not deliver what it promises through community field research. They also have the opportunity to gather the perspective of the community on what changes to the law they consider appropriate and then articulate it as a legislative proposal for consideration by the authorities. Of course, such a massive and innovative method of learning can only take place in groups over a long period of time. In the early 1990s, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore conducted a round of law reform competition involving several law schools in the SAARC region but discontinued it, probably due to organizational challenges. Two decades later, in association with Menon Institute of Legal and Advocacy Training (MILAT), Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum, reinvigorated the competition to promote intellectually challenging and socially relevant ways of learning law and to contribute to legal development for the benefit of society.