October 28, 2021

HPNLU’s 1st National Mediation Competition: Register by Sept 10

About the Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Himachal Pradesh National Law University Shimla is a public law school and a National Law University located at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is the 20th National Law University established in India. NLU Shimla is governed by High Court of Himachal Pradesh.

About the Centre for Alternative Dispute Redressal and Professional Skills

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU) has always been passionate about fostering ADR culture in its law students and has considered ADR mechanisms as important methods of dispute resolution. In order to foster and contribute to the overall growth of ADR in the country, the University has established the Centre for Alternative Dispute Redressal and Professional Skills (CADR & PS) to train the students in this area.

The aim of the Centre is to provide a platform for interaction between professionals in the field and the students. With Mediation gaining traction in recent times as a preferred means of ADR, HPNLU, Shimla through its Centre for ADR and Professional Skills is organising its Maiden National Mediation Competition” in association with Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation, New Delhi and Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, Chennai and SCC and EBC as our exclusive knowledge partners. The competition will aim to provide a platform that reflects the ever-growing expectation of clients to utilise other cost-effective ADR mechanisms to trial. It is an ideal platform to test the theory in practice by allowing the participants to represent all parties in the mediation process i.e., the client, the mediation counsel and the mediator.

First National Mediation Competition is a step taken by the Centre for ADR and Professional Skills, HPNLU, Shimla towards acting as facilitator in increasing the ADR Culture among aspiring students.

About the competition


The Competition is open to every student pursuing either five years or three-year course in law from various Schools/ Colleges/ Universities recognized by the Bar Council of India.

For the purpose of eligible students, it is hereby clarified that all the students in one team shall belong to one institution only.

Team composition

Each team shall comprise 3 students- one mediator, one client and one counsel. The roles of the students shall remain the same throughout the rounds.


  • Provisional registration will be opened for all eligible institutes. Out of which thirty-two (32) teams will be selected for the competition. Selection will be based on the screening process of each team individually.
  • The participants/institutes are required to complete the “Provisional Registration” only through the Google Form link annexed below which shall be done on or before September 5th, 2021.
  • The final list of teams (along with the waiting team list) will be released by September 7th, 2021.
  • The “Final Registration” shall be considered to be completed only after the participants make the payment of the registration fees which shall be done on or before September 10th, 2020.
  • Final registration details will be released to participants individually via e-mail, only after the provisional registration process is completed.
  • Registration Amount – Rs. 2500/- per team.

To register, Click here

Important link

For Brochure for National Mediation Competition, Click here

For Timeline of the event, Click here


For any query or clarification, write to us at [email protected]

Or contact

Mr. Akshat Trivedi (Coordinator) – +91 7317648319

Ms. Saloni Paliwal (Coordinator) – +91 6265671886

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