Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an up and coming field in the world of law. It’s a field which has been slowly and gradually getting popular and coming into the notice of Lawyers and budding lawyers. It’s a field with immense potential. ADR consists of four methods:
- 1. Arbitration
- 2. Negotiation
- 3. Mediation
- 4. Conciliation
Lloyd Law College established LADRC with a vision to develop and train students with other ways to access justice and enhance the knowledge and practical skills of ADR system and subjects related thereto. LADR is functional as an integral part of the institution. The function of LADR is envisioned at ensuring through teaching and training to provide assistance in removing the primary hurdle of getting internships with top Law Firms in India and abroad and participating in various national and international competitions. It is a student entrusted body with responsibilities of administering activities in relation to ADR within the institute and outside. The cell under started functioning under Director Prof. (Dr.) Mohd Salim and our Faculty Head Mr. Ritabrata Roy in late 2018.
The Cell functions through a student body whose members selected though a series of rigorous activities which ensures creation of a team that is passionate about ADR both academically and industry wise. This includes periodic activities conducted by LADRC for the students designed in a way to involve the first-year undergrad students, to expose them to the area of ADR in early years of the study. This includes lecture series from the experts, skill development workshops, training by the practitioners, organization of Intra mediation and Arbitration competitions, and encouraging and assisting students to publish in the academic journals on the development in the area of ADR.
1) The very first inaugural workshop organized by this cell was on the topic – ADR & its emerging trends.
2) Lloyd A.D.R Center(LADRC) organised a second workshop for BA.LLB 1st Year batch on two topics i.e. Business Model Drafting & Role of a client in an arbitration proceeding and client counseling.
3)On 13th February, 2020, Lloyd A.D.R Center (LADRC), organized a workshop exclusively for BA.LL.B and LL.B First Year Students.
S.K. Misra Memorial Annual Mediation & Negotiation Competition. [27 February – 1 March, 2020] Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR
Lloyd Law College organised its First edition of Annual event i.e. ‘Catalyst’ in its campus premises from 27 Feb- 1 March, 2020. S.K. Misra Memorial Annual Mediation & Negotiation Competition by Trust Legal was a part of Catalyst which overall turned out to be a grand success. Eleven different colleges from across the country participated in this competition with the best of their skills and efforts. This competition solely focused in promoting and making people aware of the perks of Mediation and Negotiation in a real-life situation where the outcome is accepted by both the parties. Alternate Dispute Resolution Techniques is very much trending in India in today’s date and time and very soon it will enter the mainstream of the Legal world in solving disputes.
On 27 Feb, 2020, Adv. Sameer Shah (Senior Partner, Trust Legal) interacted with the participants by conducting a workshop. The workshop mainly focused on the rules, regulations and the limitations essential whilst participating in the Mediation & Negotiation Competition. This workshop geared up the participants with the requisite insight fundamental to perform well in the various rounds of the competition.
The competition kicked off on the second day of the event i.e. 28 Feb, 2020. Two Preliminary rounds were conducted after which the top 8 negotiation teams and mediators made it to the quarter final rounds. The negotiation teams who qualified for the quarters comprised of Campus Law Centre, Delhi, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Law College Dehradun, USLLS, GGSIPU, National Law School, Jodhpur, School of Law Galgotias University, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. The mediators who qualified for the quarters comprised of University School of Law and Legal Studies GGSIPU, Dr. ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, School of Law, Christ University, Jagaran Lakecity University, Bhopal, V M Salgoacar College of Law, Law College Dehradun.
On 29 Feb, 2020 the qualifying teams had their Quarters followed by Semi-finals. By afternoon of the third day of the competition (i.e. 29 February, 2020), the top 2 negotiation teams and the top 2 mediators emerged as the finalists. While the negotiation teams were from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and another team from National Law Institute University, Bhopal, the mediators qualifying were from V M Salgoacar College of Law, Goa and National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
The competition rounds over the course of the last 2 days have been adjudged by our esteemed panel of assessors comprising of trained mediators and practicing advocates and observed by our distinguished panel of observers comprising of Hon’ble judges and trained mediators.
The Negotiation team comprising of Ms. Payal Dubey, Ms. Sharqa Tabrez from National Law Institute University, Bhopal was adjudged as the Winning Negotiation Team. The team was awarded by the Winners’ trophy and cash prize. The Negotiation team comprising of Mr. Abhilash Roy, Ritwik Srivastava from National Law Institute University, Bhopal was adjudged as the Runners-up Negotiation Team. The team was awarded the Runners-up Trophy and cash prize.
Mr Sivang Puri from National Law Institute University, Bhopal was adjudged as the Winning Mediator. He was awarded the Winning Mediator Trophy and cash prize. Ms. Dania Shaik was adjudged as the Runners-up Mediator and was awarded the Runners-up Mediator trophy and cash prize.
The Final Rounds were judged by Prof. Aditya Rawat, Lloyd Law College , Adv. Sameer Shah (Senior Partner, Trust Legal) and Adv. Subhashini Narayanan. It was the constant help and guidance of Dr. Md. Salim, Director Lloyd Law College and Prof. Akhilesh Kumar Khan, Deputy Director Lloyd Law College because of which the competition was possible with a smooth flow and continuity.
The Prize Winners are as follows:
- • Best Negotiating team: NLIU, Bhopal
- • Second Best Negotiating team: NLIU, Bhopal
- • Best Mediator: NLIU, Bhopal
- • Second Best Mediator: V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Panaji, Goa Also, the list of the participating colleges are as follows:
- 1. Law College Dehradun
- 2. NLIU, Bhopal
- 3. SLS, Hyderabad
- 4. V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Goa
- 5. School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
- 6. USLLS, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
- 7. Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
- 8. RMLNLU, Lucknow
- 9. NLU, Jodhpur
- 10. Campus Law Centre, Delhi
- 11. UPES Dehradun
With the end of the valedictory ceremony, the first edition of the Catalyst was SUCCESSFULLY concluded.