Ratan K. Singh Essay Competition on International Arbitration by RGNUL and Pepperdine University: Submit by Feb 15

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (ADRC) of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, USA are jointly organising the Ratan K. Singh Essay Writing Competition on International Arbitration.

THEME: Challenges Facing International Arbitration and their Possible Solutions
  1. Increasing Diversity in International Arbitration
  2. Role of Technological Innovation in International Arbitration
  3. Improving efficiency of International Arbitration
  4. Bringing consistency and certainty in the international arbitration jurisprudence
  5. Erosion of principle of party autonomy in international arbitration
  6. Abuse of Process in International Arbitration
  7. Enforceability of Awards in International Arbitration
  8. Third Party Funding in International Arbitration
  9. Impartiality and Independence of Arbitrators in International Arbitration

The above mentioned list of sub-themes is merely illustrative and not exhaustive and hence, any other submission pertinent to the main theme shall be accorded due consideration.


The following cash prizes shall be awarded to the winners:

  • FIRST PRIZE: INR 25,000
  • SECOND PRIZE: INR 15,000
  • THIRD PRIZE: INR 10,000
Submission and Publication
  • The essays must be sent by email to adrc@rgnul.ac.in with the subject “Submission for The Ratan K. Singh Essay Writing Competition on International Arbitration”.
  • The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm, 15th February, 2019 (Indian Standard Time- GMT+5:30 hours). The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the ADRC. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances whatsoever.
  • Students and Research Scholars pursuing Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral degree from any recognized university can participate in the competition.
  • Co-authorship is not permitted.
  • There is no registration fee for the competition.
  • In addition to the top three winners, 9 selected essays will be published in the form of an edited book with an ISBN Number.

Sidharath Goyal: 7696405448
Komal Parakh: 8427254621
Uday Agnihotri: 9815092215
Raghav Mudgal: 9915873281

For further details, and in case of any query, reach us at adrc@rgnul.ac.in with the subject Query- Ratan K. Singh Essay Writing Competition on International Arbitration.

Click here for the official brochure.

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