RGNUL Sports and Entertainment Law National Mediation Competition 2020 [March 6-8, Patiala]: Register by Feb 1

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (CADR), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, is organising the 2nd edition of RGNUL Sports and Entertainment Law National Mediation Competition 2020 from March 6 – 8, 2020.


The 2nd edition seeks to carry forward the legacy of the first one and contribute in a meaningful way to the advocacy and communication skills of its participants. It seeks to make the process of Mediation more vibrant and attractive to the fraternity of law students across India. Sports and Entertainment Law has been selected for this competition as it is an appealing and ever-growing field which will allow for a multidimensional approach given the fact that the interests of clients are often multi-fold in these situations.

The competition aims to provide a platform that reflects the ever-growing expectation of clients to utilize other cost-effective alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to trial and to showcase the multifarious fields that can be effectively dealt with via mediation.


6 March 2020 – 8 March 2020


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Bhadson-Patiala Rd, Sidhuwal, Punjab 147001


Each participating team shall consist of a Client-Counsel pair (i.e., the Negotiation Team) and one student as the Mediator.

The registration is restricted to a maximum of 32+2 teams (refer ‘declaration of participation’) for this competition.


  1. The teams will be registered on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.
  2. The registration is restricted to a maximum of32 teams for this competition


A maximum of 2 teams from the host University (i.e., RGNUL, Punjab) will compete at the competition, thus making the maximum number of participating teams 34 (32+2 from RGNUL) in total. But the teams from RGNUL will not qualify for the finals. In case a team from RGNUL qualifies, the next best team will enter the finals, in its place. The organising committee for this competition has no conflict of interest to declare.


The registration form is here.

  1. The registration form requires teams to specify the roles of each individual member. The roles which have been pre-assigned by the team will be carried forward throughout the competition. Change of roles after the registration will not be permitted.
  2. Teams must complete the provisional registration by submitting the following form latest by February 1, 2020.
  3. Upon selection by the organising committee, teams must complete the payment of registration fee within a period of 48 hours.
  4. Details for payment of the registration fee will be notified to the teams upon selection.
  5. The Registration Fee is Rs.6,500/- per team, which is inclusive of cost of accommodation, food, competition kit and training sessions as arranged for by the organising committee. Final registration of the teams is subject to the successful payment of the registration fee within the stipulated time.


  1. The competition is open to full-time law students(5-year and 3-year course) registered in any university in India for the academic year 2019-2020.
  2. Only students studying Law may participate in the competition. The competition is not open to LLM students.
  3. Each University may nominate up to 2 teams to participate in the competition.


Awards will be given for the following:

  1. Winning Negotiation Team (Rs. 20,000)
  2. Runners-up Negotiation Team (Rs. 15,000)
  3. Winning Mediator (Rs. 10,000)
  4. Runners-up Mediator (Rs. 7,500)
  5. ‘Best Negotiation Team’ in the Preliminary Rounds
  6. ‘Best Mediator’ in the Preliminary Rounds
  7. ‘Best Mediation Plan’ in the Preliminary Rounds (Rs. 5,000)

Additionally, two Meritorious Teams-the Winning Negotiation Team and Winning Mediator and a Negotiation Team and Mediator selected by The PACT jury at the competition- Negotiation Team (from the Semi-Finals) and Mediator (from the quarter-finals), will be awarded automatic qualification to represent India in Singapore, at the 2nd edition of International Mediation Competition to be hosted by SIMI in 2020.

And The Winning Mediator will be awarded an internship opportunity for up to 6 weeks with the Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, USA.

Further, Global Academy for Advocacy in Dispute Resolution will also be providing scholarships to the Winners and meritorious participants to attend the GAADR Programme.


  • Registration opens – January 1, 2020
  • Last date for registration – February 1, 2020
  • Release of Competition Problem – February 20, 2020
  • Last Date for Seeking Clarifications – February 27, 2020
  • Release of Clarifications – March 2, 2020
  • Competition Dates – March 6-8, 2020


All queries and requests for information can be directed to the organising committee at our official email ID: adrc[at]rgnul.ac.in

Faculty coordinator: Dr. Gurmanpreet Kaur- 9501034463

Student conveners

Uday Agnihotri- 9815092215

Raghav Mudgal- 9915873281

For the brochure, click here.

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