The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in association with Induslaw is all set to organise the 5th edition of the Sports & Entertainment Law Mediation Competition.


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization.


The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) at RGNUL has been established to promote students’ and researchers’ interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting of dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation and it aims to promote and develop ADR as a vehicle for socioeconomic and political justice. The ultimate objective of the Centre is to strengthen the ADR mechanism in the country by emerging as a platform for students to further their interest in the field. A strong team of teachers and students is working towards achieving this end.


INDUSLAW is an Indian law firm advising clients worldwide on Indian law, in relation to their transactional goals, business strategies and resolution of disputes. Founded in 2000, they have offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi & NCR, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. Their team works seamlessly across practice areas and offices, applying our experience across all transactional, advisory, regulatory and dispute resolution matters. Their lawyers provide advice to corporates, investors, funds, financial institutions, borrowers, contractors, not-for-profit organizations, individuals, start-ups and multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors and on a variety of matters from regulatory and advisory, to transaction & exit structuring and dispute resolution.


Expert Partner Markanda Advocates
Advisory Partner Sama
Education Partner Mediator Academy
Knowledge Partners Centre for Mediation and Conciliation (CMC)

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

International Dispute Resolution Council (IDRC)

Media Partner Latest Laws



To further its avowed aim, CADR has been organising the RGNUL Sports and Entertainment Law Mediation Competition (SEMC) since 2019. The SEMC is one of India’s premier competitions in the field of mediation, pitting the best budding ADR enthusiasts against one another. The initial two editions of the competition served as the Indian qualifiers to the International Mediation Singapore (IMSG) organized by the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). Despite the turbulent times brought by COVID-19, the third and fourth editions of the competition were organised, however, in a virtual setup. We have been blessed with some of the best organisations in the industry ranging from the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law, Global Academy for Advocacy in Dispute Resolution, Mediator Network to the Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT), Krida Legal and Markanda Advocates as our past collaborators.


10th February, 2023 Opening of Provisional Registration
5th March, 2023 Last Date for Provisional Registration
10th March, 2023 Release of Competition Problems
12th March, 2023 Last Date for Final Registration & Payment
15th March, 2023 Release of Selected Universities
17th March, 2023 Last Date to Seek Clarifications
21st March, 2023 Release of Clarifications
27th March, 2023 Last Date to Submit Mediation Plans
31st March, 2023 Inaugural Ceremony
1st April, 2023 Preliminary & Quarter Final Rounds
2nd April, 2023 Semi-Finals & Final Rounds and Valedictory Ceremony



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


  • 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 2022-2023.
  • Only students studying Law may participate in the competition.
  • The competition is notopen to LLM students.
  • Each University may nominate up to 2 teamsto participate in the competition. However, the second slot is subject to availability and number of provisional registrations received by the Centre.


  • Universities/Colleges interested in sending their teams must complete the provisional registration through this google formlatest by 5th March, 2023
  • The final 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. The link for the said form will be sent through mail upon valid selection of the university.
  • Change of roles after the registration will only be permitted on the Organising Committee’s (OC’s) approval.
  • Upon selection by the Organizing Committee, teams must complete the payment of the registration fee within a period of 48 hours. Details for making payment of the registration fee can be found at this link.
  • Registration Fee: INR 9,000/- per team (exclusive of GST) which is inclusive of the cost of food, accommodation and other logistics. Please note that the fee is non-refundable.
  • Final registration of the teams is subject to the successful payment of the registration fee within the stipulated time.


The Competition will be held in offline mode at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.


  • Winning Negotiating Team
  • Runners-up Negotiating Team
  • Winning Mediator
  • Runners-up Mediator
  • Best Negotiating Team of the Preliminary Rounds
  • Best Mediator of the Preliminary Rounds
  • Winning Mediation Plan

For further details, PFA the brochure for the Competition.

Student Coordinators:

Ms. Tanveer Kaur (+91 7009722968)

Mr. Kabir Chaturvedi (+91 9148905381)

Convenors, Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Rachit Somani (+91 6376006259)

Deputy Convenor and Head of Registration

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