RMLNLU announces III RMLNLU National Mediation Competition

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow is pleased to announce that the III RMLNLU National Mediation Competition would be held from 17th-19th February 2016.

Background of the Competition: The term “mediation” broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach agreement. Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. In the year 2012, our university had successfully organized the 1st RMLNLU Mediation Competition with an over whelming number of universities participating in it from all over the country. It was a three day event and the Judges for this event were eminent personalities in the legal arena. The second edition of the Mediation Competition, organized in March, 2016, was also hugely successful in garnering participation of about 36 teams from across the nation. Mock sessions and lectures by eminent people in the field were conducted to appraise the students of the pattern of the competition. Prizes worth Rs 50,000 were given to the best team, best mediator, best client and runner-up client and mediator.

Vision: The Legal Aid Committee aspires to further its commitment towards fostering ADR mechanisms by taking the Competition to an international level. The Committee promises to make the forthcoming editions bigger and better with increased participation of students across the globe.

Date: 17th-19th February, 2017

Venue: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Participation: Participation in the Competition is through invitation only, but any law college/university/institute may request for an invite through mail at rmlnlu.mediation@gmail.com , expressing their desire to participate.

General Guidelines: The competition is limited to undergraduate law students only.

A participating university can send a maximum of three teams, comprising of two members each, who will play the roles of client and counsel.

The Competition will comprise a preliminary round followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and final round. Top two client and counsel will qualify to the final round.

While allotting slots to Universities, preference shall be towards the invited teams, while the teams that apply to the organising committee will be wait-listed until slots are available.

Registration Fee: The Registration fee per team is INR 3000.

Prize Money: Total prize money of INR 50,000 and more for the winners of different categories of the competition, including Best Team, Best Client, and Best Counsel among others.

Important Dates:

Final Date for Requesting Invitations:     31st January, 2017

Last Date for Registration:                            5th February, 2017

Tournament dates:                                          17th-19th February, 2017

Official Correspondence: rmlnlu.mediation@gmail.com

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