6th International Dispute Resolution Competition: Lex Infinitum | V M Salgaocar College of Law, Goa

By | November 9, 2020
6th International Dispute Resolution Competition: Lex Infinitum | V M Salgaocar College of Law, Goa

VM Salgaocar College of Law, Goa in collaboration with the Association for International Dispute Resolution (AIDR) proudly presents the 6th edition of the Lex Infinitum, a Mediation Competition.

About Lex Infinitum

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the prestigious 6th Edition of Lex Infinitum (VMSCL-AIDR) will be held in an online mode from 21st to 27th February 2021, where 36 Negotiating Teams and 18 Mediators from around the world will be selected to compete.

In its last five editions, Lex Infinitum has seen teams from Kenya, Singapore, London, Czech Republic, Poland, United States of America, Europe and all across India. It is judged by the finest experts in the field of ADR from all around the world. The competition is a platform to network, innovate and keep abreast of the latest happenings in the field of ADR.

The Expert Assessors also share their knowledge of ADR in interactive Knowledge Sessions which are open to all.

Eligibility 

  • 36 Negotiating Teams and 18 Mediators will be selected on a competitive basis to participate in the 6th edition of Lex Infinitum.
  • Students enrolled in any undergraduate course at Institutions worldwide and are registered in their respective Institutions as full-time/part-time students/exchange students for the Current Academic Year.
  • The ‘Counsel’ Member of a Negotiating Team shall be a law student; while the other Team member may be from any stream of that Institution.
  • The member applying as a Mediator may be from any stream of the respective Institution. Each Institution can enter either one or both of the following: One Negotiating Team, One Mediator.

Format

  • All Negotiating Teams and Mediators will participate in two Preliminary Rounds.
  • Each Negotiating Team will represent the Requesting Party once, and the Responding Party once, in the course of its two Competition Sessions in the Preliminary Rounds based on a different problem for each round.
  • The preliminary rounds will be followed by three more rounds, i.e. the “Quarter-Finals,” the “Semi-finals” and “Finals”.
  • The Mediator will compete in two Preliminary Rounds which will be followed by the “Quarter-Finals”, and the “Semi-Finals” which would be considered as the Finals for Mediators.

Platform

The competition will be conducted through the online platform Zoom. All the participating teams should have good access to the internet and be able to access the above said online platform.

Application Procedure

Universities can apply for one or both teams (Negotiating Team or Mediator). However, the application and selection process for the Negotiating team and Mediators is entirely separate.

  • Each team gets admitted separately.
  • One admission has no influence on the other.
  • The last date to register is 30th November 2020.

Registration Fee

International teams

  • International Negotiating Team [Two-member team]: $100/- USD
  • International Mediator [One-member team]: $50/- USD
  • No separate fees shall be charged for the Coach registered by the Teams if any.

National Teams

  • National Negotiating Team [Two-member team]: INR 5000/-
  • National Mediator [One-member team]: INR 2500/-
  • No separate fees shall be charged for the Coach registered by the Teams if any.

Prizes

Prize money worth Rs.1,00,000/- and trophies will be awarded to winners. All participants will be awarded E- Certificates.

Registration

  • All applications must be fully completed and registered online on the Official Website latest by 30th November 2020.
  • For details on eligibility, competition format and rules Click here
  • Professionals and trained mediators to judge are also invited; train the participants. To register as an Expert Assessor, Click here 

Schedule

  • Closing of Registration for Participants 15th December 2020.
  • Problem Release Date: 01st December 2020.
  • Announcement of Qualifying Teams: 15th December 2020.
  • Deadline for Seeking Clarifications: 17th December 2020.
  • Final Registration and Fee Payment Deadline: 23rd December 2020.
  • Release of Clarifications: 27th December 2020.

Important Links

For Registration

Teams: Click here

Expert Assessor: Click here

Contact

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 

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