Concordat 2.0: National ADR Competition by IFIM Law School [Bangalore, July 15-17]: Register by June 5

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IFIM Law School is organising the second edition Concordat 2.0, a flagship Alternate Dispute Resolution Fest from July 15 to July 17, 2022 at its campus in Bangalore.

About IFIM Law School

Established in 2014 and based out of the Silicon Valley of India, IFIM Law School is affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) and is approved by the Bar Council of India.

About the Centre for ADR

The Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution [Centre for ADR] is a student-run body constituted in the year 2019, with a vision to promote ADR culture among the students.

The Centre for ADR consists of student members who undertakes various activities like Research and updation of ADR News on E-Platforms, YouTube Channel, Training for Competitions, Conducting Seminars and responsible for Weekly Classes to make everyone aware about theoretical nuances of ADR.

About Concordat 2.0

This time Centre for ADR is organising this Alternate Dispute Resolution Fest (ADR Fest) along with Centre for Sports Laws, Economic and Policy of IFIM Law School. “Concordat 2.0” is scheduled to be held from July 15, 2022 to July 17, 2022.

Concordat 2.0 aims to go a step ahead from Concordat 2019 and aims to provide a holistic experience of all the forms of ADR to the participants with a fusion of Client Counselling and Negotiation, and Mediation and Arbitration as two formats C-Neg and Med-Arb.

The event is spread over three days, wherein participants will not only compete but will be allowed to unwind themselves every evening and enjoy a cultural feast.

Eligibility

Competition is open for all Law Students.

Format of the Competition

  • The Fest will be spread over three days and two categories of competition.
    • Category I- Client Counselling and Negotiation (C-Neg)
    • Category II – Mediation and Arbitration (Med-Arb)
  • Each category shall have four rounds: Preliminary, Quarters, Semi-Finals and Finals.
  • The entire competition will be based on problems related to Sports Law, Commercial Laws and Private International Law .
  • In both the format the problem will evolve with every passing round and new elements/complexities will be introduced after each round.

About Client Counselling and Negotiation C-Neg

  • In the first two rounds, the participants will get to showcase their client counselling skills whereas, in the last two rounds of the competition, their negotiation skills would be tested.
  • Team Composition: For the C-Neg, each team shall comprise of two students.
  • Registration: The Registration Fee for C-Neg is INR 3,000/- per team. Click on the link at the end of this post to register for the event.

About Mediation and Arbitration (Med-Arb)

  • In the first two rounds, the participants will get to exercise their mediation skills whereas, in the last two rounds of the competition, their arbitration skills would be assessed.
  • Team Composition: For Med-Arb, each team shall comprise of three students.
  • Registration: The Registration fee for Med-Arb is Rs 4500/- per team. Click on the link at the end of this post to register for the event.
  • For successful registration, the participants need to fill the Registration Form.

Registration Rules

  • Only one entry shall be accepted from each college for each format i.e one team for Med-Arb and one team for C-Neg format.
  • There is a slot for 16 Teams for each format which shall be selected on first-come-first basis after the completion of the registration process (i.e first 16 Teams registering for C-Neg and 16 Teams for Med-Arb)
  • Confirmation with regards to registration shall be sent within 3 working days of the submission of Registration Form. 

Awards & Prizes (For Both Formats Separately)

  • Winning Team – INR 20,000
  • Runners Up – INR 10,000
  • Best Client – INR 3,000
  • Best Counsel – INR 3,000
  • Best Mediator- INR 3000
  • Special Prizes promised by our Sponsors like internships, scholarships for master’s program abroad and free access to legal databases will be released soon.

Venue of the Competition

IFIM Law School, 8 P & 9 P, KIADB Industrial Area, Electronic City Phase I, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100, India.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Registration: June 5, 2022
  • Release of the Problems and Rules: June 10, 2022
  • Last Date for seeking clarifications: June 20, 2022
  • Release of Clarifications: June 25, 2022
  • Submission of Strategy Paper and Arbitration Memorial: July 11, 2022
  • Preliminary Round: July 15, 2022
  • Quarter and Semi-Finals: July 16, 2022
  • Final Round: July 17, 2022

Contact Details

  • Faculty Coordinator: Ms. Muskaan Dargar- concordat@ifim.edu.in
  • Student Coordinators: Nihal Raj (Convener)– +91 96522 47708
    • Paulomi Parekh (Registration and Query Team Member) – +91 99872 10452

Click here to register for the events of CONCORDAT 2.0 by IFIM Law School

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