5th RGNUL Sports & Entertainment Law Mediation Competition, 2023 | Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law | Register by March 5


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization.

About The Centre

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) at RGNUL has been established to promote students’ and researchers’ interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting of dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation and it aims to promote and develop ADR as a vehicle for socioeconomic and political justice. The ultimate objective of the Centre is to strengthen the ADR mechanism in the country by emerging as a platform for students to further their interest in the field. A strong team of teachers and students is working towards achieving this end.

About The Competition 

To further its avowed aim, CADR has been organising the RGNUL Sports and Entertainment Law Mediation Competition (SEMC) since 2019. The SEMC is one of India’s premier competitions in the field of mediation, pitting the best budding ADR enthusiasts against one another. The initial two editions of the competition served as the Indian qualifiers to the International Mediation Singapore (IMSG) organized by the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). Despite the turbulent times brought by COVID-19, the third and fourth editions of the competition were organised, however, in a virtual setup. We have been blessed with some of the best organisations in the industry ranging from the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law, Global Academy for Advocacy in Dispute Resolution, Mediator Network to the Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT), Krida Legal and Markanda Advocates as our past collaborators.

Tentative Schedule

10th February, 2023Opening of Provisional Registration
5th March, 2023Last Date for Provisional Registration
10th March, 2023Release of Competition Problems
12th March, 2023Last Date for Final Registration & Payment
15th March, 2023Release of Selected Universities
17th March, 2023Last Date to Seek Clarifications
21st March, 2023Release of Clarifications
27th March, 2023Last Date to Submit Mediation Plans
31st March, 2023Inaugural Ceremony
1st April, 2023Preliminary & Quarter Final Rounds
2nd April, 2023Semi-Finals & Final Rounds and Valedictory Ceremony

Team Structure

Each participating team shall consist of a Client-Counsel pair (i.e., the Negotiating Team) and one student as the Mediator.


The competition is open to full-time law students (5-year and 3-year course) registered in any university in India for the academic year 2022-2023.

  •  Only students studying Law may participate in the competition.
  • The competition is Noto pen to LLM students.
  • Each University may nominate up to 2 teams to participate in the competition. However, the second slot is subject to availability and number of provisional registrations received by the Centre.

Registration Details

  • Universities/Colleges interested in sending their teams must complete the provisional registration through this google form latest by 5th March, 2023
  • The final registration form requires teams to specify the roles of each individual member. The roles which have been pre-assigned by the team will be carried forward throughout the competition. The link for the said form will be sent through mail upon valid selection of the university.
  • Change of roles after the registration will only be permitted on the Organising Committee’s (OC’s) approval.
  • Upon selection by the Organizing Committee, teams must complete the payment of the registration fee within a period of 48 hours. Details for making payment of the registration fee can be found at this link.

Registration Fee

  •  INR 9,000/- per team (exclusive of GST) which is inclusive of the cost of food, accommodation and other logistics. Please note that the fee is non-refundable.
  • Final registration of the teams is subject to the successful payment of the registration fee within the stipulated time.

Mode Of The Competition

The Competition will be held in offline mode at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.


  • Winning Negotiating Team
  • Runners-up Negotiating Team
  • Winning Media
  • Runners-up Mediator
  • Best Negotiating Team of the Preliminary Rounds
  • Best Mediator of the Preliminary Rounds
  • Winning Mediation Plan
  • For further details, PFA the brochure for the Competition.

Student Coordinators

Ms. Tanveer Kaur (+91 7009722968)

Mr. Kabir Chaturvedi (+91 9148905381)

Convenors, Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Rachit Somani (+91 6376006259)


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