1st National Essay Writing Competition by the Centre for Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University: Prizes worth Rs. 30k; Register by July 1, 2024

About the University

The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat, (DBRANLU) established by the Government of Haryana stands as a testament to the legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, an eminent reformer and the principal architect of India’s legal framework and Constitution. In its brief journey, the university has established 7 Research Centres, initiated the prestigious DBRANLU Law Review Journal, and forged valuable collaborations through MoUs with esteemed organizations, furthering academic, research, and industry linkages

About the Centre

The establishment of the “Centre for Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution” at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat, marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of excellence in the fields of conflict management and dispute resolution. This centre serves as a focal point for advancing knowledge, promoting academic discourse, and encouraging practical skills in various methods of conflict resolution, including mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and conciliation.

About the Competition

With our National Essay Writing Competition 2024, the aim is to inspire participants to think outside the box and delve into the intricacies, implications, and challenges within the realm of dispute resolution and conflict management.

Through this competition, they aim to stimulate intellectual discourse and critical analysis on various aspects of mediation, including its principles, processes, techniques, and ethical considerations. By inviting submissions from law students, academicians, practitioners, and researchers from around the globe, the competition seeks to encourage in-depth research, empirical studies, and theoretical exploration of mediation practices across different contexts and jurisdictions.


“Navigating the dynamics of mediation in contemporary legal practices”


The Competition encompasses several suggestive sub-themes aimed at stimulating innovative ideas and insightful analysis which are as follows:-

  1. Mediation as an alternative to litigation in legal disputes
  2. Mediation and social justice: promoting equality and fairness
  3. The future of mediation: emerging trends and challenges
  4. Mediation in International Conflicts
  5. The Interplay between Mediation, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  6. Mediation in cases of Intellectual Property Rights disputes
  7. Mediation Accessibility: Breaking Barriers for Equitable Dispute Resolution
  8. Mediation in Crisis: Legal Frameworks for Emergency Conflict Resolution
  9. Beyond Borders: International Mediation Law and the Quest for Consistency
  10. Mediation Ethics in the Digital Era: Balancing Innovation and Integrity
  11. Cultural Sensitivity in Mediation Law: A Path to Inclusive Justice
  12. Smart Contracts and Mediation: A Synergistic Approach to Dispute Resolution
  13. Restorative Justice and Mediation: Fostering Healing in the Criminal Justice System

Note: “These topics are merely indicative and non-exhaustive. Submissions should address relevant and contemporary legal and policy issues within the broad themes outlined herein.


To ensure wider reach and opportunity, the Competition will be open to all – including students (of all streams), academics, professionals, government officials, members of consumer forum, Voluntary Consumer Organizations (VCOs)/ NGOs etc.


The authors are required to register themselves prior to their submission via the google form.

Registration Link

Click Here to Register!

Registration Fee for which is Rs. 100/- INR.

Bank Details

  • Beneficiary’s Account No. : 37717179978
  • Beneficiary’s Bank IFSC No. : SBIN0001532
  • Beneficiary’s Name: Registrar, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Rai, Sonepat.

Prices & Certificates

  • First Prize: Rs. 15000/- INR, Certificate of Merit & Internship Opportunity
  • Second Prize: Rs. 10000/-INR, Certificate of Merit & Internship Opportunity
  • Third Prize: Rs. 5000/-INR, Certificate of Merit & Internship Opportunity

All the three winners will be given an internship opportunity at K&R Legal Advocates and Solicitors.

  • Certificate of Participation: All those who register and submit the essay will be provided with a certificate of participation

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline: 1 July, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 8 July, 2024

Contact Details

For any queries, one can reach out to: [email protected].

Submission Guidelines & Official Brochure

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