1st NUJS- Indian Mediation Week Essay Competition 2018

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21 Sep 2018 12:15 PM GMT

  • 1st NUJS- Indian Mediation Week Essay Competition 2018

    The Indian Mediation Week (IMW) and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) are pleased to announce the 1st NUJS- IMW Essay Writing Competition.

    Who can apply?

    The application is open to all students enrolled in post-graduate or undergraduate from any recognized university/college across India, research scholars in the field of law and practicing lawyers.


    • Commercial Mediation in India

    • Need for Healthcare Mediation in India

    • Mediation versus Arbitration in India

    • Mediation as a Profession in India

    • Mediation Ethics in India

    • Mediation in Criminal Disputes in India

    Submission Guidelines:

    • Submissions may be only in the form of essays and should be in English.

    • The word limit should be 3,000 to 5,000 words. The word limit mentioned here is exclusive of footnotes and abstract. Please note that the word limits will be strictly enforced.

    • Every submission should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words providing a summary of the contribution.

    • Submissions are invited from undergraduate and graduate students, industry practitioners, academicians and research scholars. Submissions may be co-authored, although by a maximum of three authors. There is no requirement for the co-authors to be from the same college/institution/university/school.

    • Please send your submissions as a .doc or .docx file and biographical information in a separate document with the subject title IMW ESSAY: “Topic of the Essay”.

    • Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay.

    • Entries may be submitted via email to imwessaycompetition@gmail.com latest by 2359 hours, 11th November, 2018 (Sunday).

    Registration Fees:

    • Single Author: ₹ 1200

    • Co-authorship (two authors): ₹ 1800 (total)

    • Co-authorship (three authors): ₹ 2400 INR (total)


    • 10 Assured Internship Opportunities to authors of top 20 entries

    • Cash Prizes worth over Rs. 20,000;

    • Authors of the top five entries shall be eligible to co-author a book on “The applicability of Mediation in the Healthcare sector” which shall be published by Eastern Book Company;

    • Felicitation in the closing ceremony of Indian Mediation Week;

    • Publications for top 15 entries at ODRways Blog;

    • All participants shall be rewarded with participation certificates.

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