1st NUJS- Indian Mediation Week Essay Competition 2018

Manav Malhotra
21 Sep 2018 12:15 PM GMT
1st NUJS- Indian Mediation Week Essay Competition 2018
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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 [email protected] 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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