NLUD Presents 1st Edition Of "The Arbitration Odyssey Exploring The Legal Frontiers In Association" With PSL Advocates & Solicitors


24 Feb 2024 5:55 AM GMT

  • NLUD Presents 1st Edition Of The Arbitration Odyssey Exploring The Legal Frontiers In Association With PSL Advocates & Solicitors
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    The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, NLU Delhi, in collaboration with PSL Advocates & Solicitors, is thrilled to announce the launch of the first edition of the Essay Writing Competition,“The Arbitration Odyssey: Exploring the Legal Frontiers.” As part of the Centre's mission, they are committed to fostering innovative thinking and promoting discourse in the field of arbitration.

    The Competition invites participants to delve into various facets of arbitration, exploring its theoretical underpinnings, practical applications, and contemporary challenges. Whether you are a seasoned legal scholar or an aspiring lawyer, this competition offers a platform to showcase your analytical prowess, research skills, and passion for arbitration. With amazing cash prizes and a prestigious internship with PSL Advocates & Solicitors, the Competition promises to be an enriching experience for all participants.

    The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, NLU Delhi, has a vision to promote the use of ADR methods among legal and non-legal professionals, students and the general public at large. The Centre envisions a society which values harmony, peaceful co-existence and diversity. The Centre strives to contribute to the vision and mission of the National Law University Delhi of developing human beings who are technically sound, socially relevant and emotionally strong by imbibing the skills of ADR methods like active listening, understanding others' points of view, discussions, empathy, rational thinking and community interest. The Centre aims to change societal perspectives on disputes and disagreements from being viewed negatively to being seen as opportunities.

    PSL Advocates & Solicitors is a new-age law firm offering specialized legal services to leading Indian and Multinational Corporations, Sovereign States, Financial Institutions, Government Instrumentalities including Public Sector Undertakings etc. PSL offers its expertise in areas of International Arbitration, Litigation, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, White Collar Crimes and Corporate Commercial & Advisory. PSL has advised and represented clients from a wide range of industrial sectors including Aviation, Banking, Automotive, Food, Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Defence, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Electricity, Power, Telecom and Oil & Gas. PSL's practice is unique because the partners' experience spans vast areas of practice. You can learn more about PSL here.


    • Interpretation of Pathological Arbitration Clauses
    • Pre-arbitral Procedures: Mandatory or Non-mandatory
    • Comparative Analysis of Procedural Rules in National and International Arbitration
    • Arbitration Agreement and the Issue of Non-Signatories
    • Arbitration and Corporate Law: Disputes on Arbitrability
    • Arbitration and Intellectual Property Laws
    • Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators
    • Public Policy Impediment in the Enforcement of Awards
    • Evidence and Witness Preparation in Arbitration
    • Third Party Funding in Arbitration
    • Use of interim measures (Section 9) as an aid to enforcement of Foreign Awards.

    Submission guidelines

    • Participants are mandatorily required to comply with the following guidelines. Please note that submissions violating any of the guidelines mentioned below will not be considered for evaluation.
    • Word limit: 1500-2000 words, exclusive of abstract and footnotes.
    • Word limit for abstract: 150-200 words
    • Formatting guidelines for the main body of the essay: Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5, and justified alignment.
    • Formatting guidelines for footnotes: Times New Roman, font size 10, line spacing 1.0, and justified alignment.
    • Footnotes must strictly follow the OSCOLA (4th edition) format. Endnotes and descriptive footnotes are not permitted.
    • The essay submitted must be the original, unpublished and non-plagiarised work of the author(s).
    • Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of 2 authors.
    • Submissions of essays are to be made via mail to the CADR Email-ID ( with the subject "Submission of Essay | Essay Competition 2024".


    • Winner: Internship Opportunity at PSL Advocates and Rs. 15,000
    • 1st Runner Up: Rs. 10,000
    • 2nd Runner Up: Rs. 5000

    Timeline And Registration

    • Register using the form -
    • There is no registration fee to participate in the competition
    • Registrations Open
    • Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024
    • Submission Deadline: 30 March 2024
    • Declaration of Results: 20 April 2024

    For any further enquiry, mail at: or visit

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