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Mediation Competition by Himachal Pradesh National Law University [Online; Sep 23-25]: Register by Aug 18


The Centre for ADR & Professional Skills and Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU) is organizing its 2nd National Mediation Competition, 2022, through Virtual Mode for September 23 to 25, 2022.


The Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla was established by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in the year 2016.

About The Centre for ADR and Professional Skills

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professional Skills primarily aims to promote research in the field of dispute resolution mechanisms in India. The Centre aims to provide a platform for interaction between professionals in the field and students.

In pursuance of its goal of conditioning the law students to efficiently resolve disputes and after witnessing tremendous success in the first edition, the Centre is intending to continue it as a flagship event of HPNLU, Shimla.

About the Competition

Second National Mediation Competition is the second edition of the flagship event. After witnessing a great response and appreciation from the participants, this event is yet another step taken by the Centre for ADR and Professional Skills, HPNLU, Shimla towards acting as facilitators in increasing Mediation among aspiring students. In the milieu of the backlog of cases reaching its saturation, Alternative Dispute Resolution such as Mediation and Negotiation provide an amicable way out.


  • The competition is open to every student pursuing a five-year or three-year course in law from various Schools/Colleges/Universities recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • For eligibility, it is hereby clarified that all the participants in one team shall belong to one institution only. No cross-institutional composition of teams is allowed.
  • The provisional registration is to be done by the respective institutions officially. Each institution can reserve a maximum of two slots in the provisional registration.

Team Composition

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

Format of the Competition

  • The Mediation Proposition shall be released after the closing of final registration.
  • There will be two preliminary rounds.
  • Post preliminary rounds, ballots will be scored for each team, and the top 8 client-counsel pairs and Mediators will qualify for the quarter-finals.
  • Post-quarter-finals, the top 4 client-counsel pairs, and Mediators will qualify for Semi-finals.
  • The top two performers from each category of roles (Client X Counsel pair and Mediator) played by the participants will qualify for the final round.


Online via Cisco Webex Portal.

How to Register?

  • Provisional registration will be opened for all eligible institutes from which thirty-two teams will be selected for the competition.
  • The provisional registration is to be done by the respective institutions officially. Each institution can reserve a maximum of two slots in the provisional registration.
  • Selection will be based on the screening process of each team individually. The institutes must complete the “Provisional Registration” only through the Google Form link annexed below, on or before August 18, 2022.
  • Please register through the link given at the end of this post.
  • The final list of teams (along with the waiting team list) will be released by August 20, 2022.
  • The “Final Registration” shall be completed only when the participants pay the registration fees, which shall be done on or before August 25, 2022.
  • Final registration details will be released to participants individually via e-mail only after completing the provisional registration process.
  • Registration Fee: INR 3,000 per team.

Important Dates

  • Closing of Early-Bird Provisional Registration: August 10, 2022
  • Closing of Provisional Registration: August 18, 2022
  • Closing of Final Registration: August 25, 2022
  • Dates of the Competition: September 23 to 25, 2022

Contact Information

In case of further queries, please contact at card[at]hpnlu.ac.in.


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