DBRANLU, Sonepat is organising a National Essay Writing Competition on the theme of “Navigating the Dynamics of Mediation in Contemporary Legal Practices”.

1st National Essay Writing Competition by Centre for Conflict Management & Dispute Resolution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat on theme of “Navigating the Dynamics of Mediation in Contemporary Legal Practices”.

About the University

The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat, (DBRANLU) established by the Government of Haryana stands as a testament to the legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, an eminent reformer and the principal architect of India's legal framework and Constitution. Under the magnanimous support and guidance of our University's Hon'ble Chancellor, Shri. Bandaru Dattatreya, Governor of Haryana, and Visitor, the Chief Justice of India, Hon'ble Dr. Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, and led by the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Archana Mishra, our institution is rapidly emerging as one of India's premier National Law Universities.


Navigating the Dynamics of Mediation in Contemporary Legal Practices


  • Mediation as an alternative to litigation in legal disputes
  • Mediation and social justice: promoting equality and fairness
  • The future of mediation: emerging trends and challenges
  • Mediation in International Conflicts
  • The Interplay between Mediation, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Mediation in cases of Intellectual Property Rights disputes
  • Mediation Accessibility: Breaking Barriers for Equitable Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation in Crisis: Legal Frameworks for Emergency Conflict Resolution
  • Beyond Borders: International Mediation Law and the Quest for Consistency
  • Mediation Ethics in the Digital Era: Balancing Innovation and Integrity
  • Cultural Sensitivity in Mediation Law: A Path to Inclusive Justice
  • Smart Contracts and Mediation: A Synergistic Approach to Dispute Resolution
  • Restorative Justice and Mediation: Fostering Healing in the Criminal Justice System


To ensure wider reach and opportunity, the Competition will be open to all - including students (of all streams), academics, professionals, government officials, members of consumer forums, Voluntary Consumer Organizations (VCOs)/ NGOs etc.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The essay must be written in English and submitted in Microsoft Word document format (.doc/.docx).
  2. Each essay must be submitted by a single author only. No co-authorship is permitted.
  3. Only single submission is allowed per author.
  4. The following formatting specifications need to be strictly adhered to: Main Body:
    • Font – Times New Roman, Font Size – 12, and Line Spacing – 1.5;
      Footnotes: Font – Times New Roman, Font Size – 10, and Line Spacing – 1.0; Margins should be 1 inch or 2.54 cm on all sides; justified alignment.
  5. The word limit is 1500 - 2500 words excluding footnotes. Footnotes must follow the Bluebook format of citation (Harvard, 20th edition).
  6. All submissions should be made through the link shared below. https://forms.gle/YmnYu6CP86jtnvbHA
  7. The essay must be accompanied by a separate document containing the following:
    • full details of the participant i.e. name, institution affiliation, phone number, email ID etc;
    • theme/topic chosen;
    • A declaration stating that the essay is an original work of the author: “I certify that my submission is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under review or consideration elsewhere.”
    • With signature of author in .pdf Format.
  8. All submissions are subject to plagiarism check. A maximum of 10% similarity to existing publications is permissible in submitted works (excluding citations).

The Board reserves the right to summarily reject or return the submission to the author without feedback for non-compliance with these guidelines. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Board shall be final and binding.

The opinions/thoughts/ideas or any view of the author expressed and published in the article are respective views of the authors. The Centre or the Board shall not be held responsible or accountable for the opinion expressed by the author of the essay.

The Centre reserves the right to defer or terminate the competition without notice, in case suitable/quality entries are not received in the competition or of any other event outside our reasonable control.

Organizing Committee:

  1. Patron-in-Chief: Hon’ble Justice V. Ramasubramanian,. (Retd.) Judge, Supreme Court of India.
  2. Vice Chancellor: Prof. (Dr.) Archana Mishra, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat
  3. Director: Prof. (Dr.) Ashutosh, Dean Academic Affairs & Hod, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat

Title Sponsor

K&R Legal Advocates and Solicitors.


The authors are required to register themselves prior to their submission via the Google form. Registration Link: https://forms.gle/kWDcHjaYkLh479T1A

Registration Fee: Rs. 100/- INR.

Bank Details

Beneficiary's Account No. : 37717179978

Beneficiary's Bank IFSC No. : SBIN0001532

Beneficiary's Name: Registrar, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Rai, Sonepat.

Prizes And Certificates:

First Prize: Rs. 15000/- INR, Certificate of Merit & Internship Opportunity

Second Prize: Rs. 10000/-INR, Certificate of Merit & Internship Opportunity

Third Prize: Rs. 5000/-INR, Certificate of Merit & Internship Opportunity

All three winners will be given an internship opportunity at K&R Legal Advocates and Solicitors. Certificate of Participation: All those who register and submit the essay will be provided with a certificate of participation.

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline: 1 July, 2024

Submission Deadline: 8 July, 2024


For any other details (doubts or clarifications), reach us at ccmdr@dbranlu.ac.in

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Updated On 30 May 2024 2:57 AM GMT
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