About National Law Institute University, Bhopal
Since its inception in 1997, the University has grown rapidly to become one of the most prestigious and highly ranked law schools in India. Nestled in the picturesque forests of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, the campus has a truly serene and photogenic aura to it.
The University aims to develop and nurture intellect in order to contribute to the national development of law and justice and a true testament to this would be the achievements of its student and alumni. With roots all around the world in diverse fields of law, the University aspires to become one of the best legal education centers
in the world.
ADRC has, since its inception, established itself as a frontrunner in the field of arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. Owing to a strong belief in the principle of ‘learning beyond the four walls of a classroom’, we work to encourage and promote student participation in arbitration, negotiations, and mediation agreements in order to develop important skills required in the real world.
We are one of the oldest ADR Committees in Asia and have been hosting various workshops and training sessions on Mediation and Negotiation for both vocational and
tournament-based operations, as well as organizing the Intra College Participant’s Pool cum Tournament.
With new voices and opinions at the helm, ARDC is all set to bring new expansionist ideas which will revamp the sphere of mediation and arbitration, both in India and abroad.
About the Competition
This year, the ADRC looks forward to hosting the 2nd edition of its Annual Negotiation Tournament. This competition, in collaboration with Khaitan & Co., will see the participation of law students from across the globe.
The nature of the Tournament, like that of the previous edition, shall be that of a Commercial Negotiation, involving 2 participants from each participating team, viz.
the Client and the Counsel.
Owing to the technical difficulties over Virtual Rounds, we wish to restrict the number of teams to 24, which would be shortlisted on the basis of the Negotiation Plan, and require 30 judges for the purposes of judging the tournament across 2 preliminary rounds and 2 Advanced Rounds (the Semi-Final and the Final).
General Details of the Competition
I. Format of the Competition
The competition shall be in the format of a negotiation competition wherein each team shall consist of 2 participants, i.e. the Client and the Counsel. Due to the technical limitations of a remote tournament, the number of teams has been limited to 24. The same would be selected by the ADRC, on the basis of the Curriculum Vitae of the participants. The tournament shall have 2 Preliminary rounds and 2 Advanced Rounds (the Semi-Final and the Final round).
Further, it shall be mandatory for each participant to play the roles of both Client and Counsel in the Preliminary rounds, i.e. if a participant plays the role of a Client in the first preliminary round, she/he/they would be required to participate as a counsel in the second preliminary round and vice-versa for her/his/their team partner.
The participation is limited to students pursuing their Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB, BCL, JD, or equivalent).
III Registration Fees
INR 4000 per team- For Indian teams
USD 50 per team- For Foreign Teams
Every team may be accompanied by 1 coach. The registration fee for the coach would be INR 1000 for an Indian team and USD 30 for a foreign team. The team coach is also permitted to attend their team’s mediation sessions. And they shall also receive a certificate of recognition at the conclusion of the competition.
V. University Representation
Considering the limitation on the number of teams, each University is permitted to be represented by only one team.
- Best Client (Preliminary Rounds)
- Best Counsel (Preliminary Rounds)
- Best Negotiation Plan
- Spirit of the Competition
VII. Training Sessions
This competition will also provide an opportunity for the participants to develop the requisite negotiation and communication skills through various training sessions conducted by industry professionals from all around the globe. Basic training dealing with the functioning of an online tournament shall also be incorporated for judges as well as participants.
OCT 31- REGISTRATIONS CLOSES
NOV 1- RELEASE OF SHORTLISTED TEAMS
NOV 4- LAST DATE TO PAY REGISTRATION FEE And complete registration formalities
NOV 5- RELEASE OF GENERAL INFORMATION
For both Preliminary and Advanced Rounds.
NOV 9- DEADLINE FOR SENDING CLARIFICATIONS
NOV 18- OPENING CEREMONY & TRAINING SESSION
Sessions for Participants (conducted by experts)
NOV 19- ROUNDS
Preliminary Round 1
NOV 20- ROUNDS
Preliminary Round 2
NOV 21- ROUNDS & VALEDICTORY CEREMONY
Semi-Finals and Finals
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