2nd RGNUL National Negotiation Competition (RGNUL-Neg Comp) was organized by the Centre for Alternative Dispute resolution (CADR) and Dr. P.C. Markanda Chair on ADR, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL) from 12th to 14th November 2022. The Competition was held in association with knowledge partners and sponsors including ShardulAmarchand Mangaldas, Justice Kuldip Prakash Bhandari, Indian Dispute Resolution Centre; Live Law, Lawctopus, and Latest Laws as the Media Partners; Young Negotiators Club (YNC) India and Probono Club RGNUL as the Supporting partners. The propositions for the competition included extradition, expropriation and nuclear tensions. Diplomatic negotiation between representatives of Mohawk and Wakanda to resolve an emergent protest that threatened to derail their diplomatic summit, the Patiala Accords, 2022 was the issue in the final rounds.
The final rounds were assessed by Mr. Shambhu Sharan, Partner at Singhania and Partners LLP, Mr. Jeevan Ballav Panda, Partner at Khaitan and Co., Ms. Pooja Sinha, Registrar, Guwahati High Court, Ms. Varuna Bhandari, Sr. Adv., Supreme Court of India, and Mr. Pradip Bhandari, Sr. Adv., Punjab and Haryana Court.
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad was adjudged the Best Negotiating Team. Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, (NMIMS-KPSOL) Mumbai was Runners-up Negotiating Team. Sainishtha Gupta, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi won the Best Negotiator prize. Best Negotiation Plan award was bagged by National Law University, Jodhpur.
26 teams from all over India participated in the competition adjudged by assessors comprising of professionals and academicians.