4th SLCU National Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition 2018 (13 – 15 December 2018)

The 4th SLCU National Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition 2018 was conducted by the Alternate Dispute Resolution Board of School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) from 13 – 15 December 2018. The event comprised of three competitions, Mediation, Negotiation and Client Counselling conducted over a period of three days having preliminary rounds, quarter final round, semifinal round and final round. The competition witnessed 48 teams from 16 law colleges across the nation take part in it.

Inauguration:
The inauguration of the 4th SLCU National ADR Competition conducted on 13 December 2018 was graced by Mr Satish Srinivasan, Partner, ALMT Legal, Bengaluru, Ms Rukmini Menon, Mediator, Bangalore Mediation Centre & Ms Rhea Mathew, Counsel at Arista Chambers. A conceptual understanding was provided to the audience by explaining the merits of client counselling, negotiation and mediation by the guests who illustrated the manner in which the proceedings occur and iterated the difference between the various facets of dispute resolution.
The guests also spoke of how dispute resolution is now growing, why it is preferred over litigation and the scope that we, as law students can seek if we pursue the same in future.

Final Rounds:
The Final Round of Client Counselling was judged by Hon’ble Mr Justice Veerna Angadi & Mr Prabhakaran PM, Partner, Lakshikumaran & Shridharan, Bengaluru. The Final Round of Mediation & Negotiation was judged by Hon’ble Mr Justice V Gopala Gowda, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Justice Chandrashekariah, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka & Mr Prashanth Poppat, Senior Partner, ALMT Legal.

Valedictory Ceremony:
The valedictory ceremony of the competition was graced by Hon’ble Mr Justice V Gopala Gowda, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Justice Chandrashekariah, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Mr Prashanth Poppat, Senior Partner, ALMT Legal Bengaluru & Ms Tara Ollappaly, Co-ordinator, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice, Bengaluru.

Prize Winners:
Client Counselling

  • Winners – National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Runners Up – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • 2nd Runners Up – West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
    Mediation

Mediator

  • Winner – NMIMS
  • Runner Up – NALSAR, Hyderabad

Client Advocate Team

  • Winners – Tamil Nadu National Law University
  • Runners Up – Jindal Global Law School, Panipat

Mediator (Preliminary Rounds)

  • Best Mediator – Joseph Moses, Jindal Global Law School, Panipat
  • 2nd Best Mediator – Shantanu Awasti, WBNUJS, Kolkata

Negotiation

  • Winners – National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Runners Up – Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  • National Law University, Jodhpur was declared as the overall champions of the 4th SLCU National ADR Competition, 2018.

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