National Law Institute University (NLIU) is a public law school and a National Law University located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law School system. The university launched its first academic programme in 1998, with Indian jurist V.S. Rekhi as the Director. Recognised by the Bar Council of India, the university admits 100 undergraduates each year through the Common Law Admission Test, who complete 15 trimesters before being awarded a combined B.A., LL.B (Hons.) degree. The post-graduate course offered at the University is the LL.M. degree.
About the Cell:
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (ADRC) of National Law Institute University was instituted in the month of March 2007. Since its inception the cell has done commendable work under the guidance of the ADR Cell’s Teacher–in-charge and the student members. ADRC has a 40-member strong team of able and committed students from all the batches of NLIU.
I. FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION
The nature of the Tournament 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, the number of teams will be restricted to 24, which would be shortlisted on the basis of CVs.
Further, we plan to make it mandatory for each participant to play the roles of both Client and Counsel in the Preliminary rounds, i.e. if a client participates as a Client in the first preliminary round, he is obligated to participate as a counsel in the second preliminary round and vice-versa for his team partner. The time- limit shall be 60 minutes for the Preliminary Rounds, and 90 minutes for the Advanced Rounds.
The participation is limited to students pursuing their primary degree in law (LLB, BCL, JD or equivalent).
III. REGISTERATION FEE
₹ 4000 – For Indian Teams
$ 100 – For Foreign Participants
IV. SELECTION CRITERIA
- Performance/participation at previous mediation or negotiation competitions.
- The overall experience of the applying student in various co-curricular activities like mooting and debating
- Representation of geographic and cultural diversity