Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
Alternative Dispute Resolution Wing
Legal Aid Committee
The ADR Wing of RMLNLU Legal Aid Committee
The debilitating problem, while taking recourse to legal remedies in India, is the never ending timeline, so much so, that it has become synonymous with justice dispensation of the country. Consequently, this has led to increased financial burden on the litigants and an incessant backlog of cases. Nonetheless, litigation remains the most popular and preferred legal remedy even today. This begs the question, Why? Lack of awareness and exposure to Alternate Dispute Resolution [ADR] is the prime cause. Hence, the ADR wing of the Legal Aid Committee [LAC] began and continues to work with a mandate of addressing these problems and thereby promoting ADR culture in the Indian legal system. Along with organising various seminars and workshops with esteemed panelists from across the globe, the ADR Wing of LAC organises multiple competitions, both at the National Level [the RMLNLU National Mediation Competition] and Intra-University Level [the Client-Counselling Competition and the Negotiation-Mediation Competition] to foster and promote the ADR culture. Our flagship event, RMLNLU National Mediation Competition, that started back in 2012, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious ADR Competitions in South Asia, where the LAC, RMLNLU hosts various student teams and ADR experts from across the globe.
RMLNLU Mediation Competition
The RMLNLU National Mediation Competition, birthed in the year 2012, is one of the oldest ADR competition in the country and has garnered the reputation of being one of the most prestigious events. It provides a platform to young ADR enthusiasts to display their skills and attain guidance from the most accomplished in the field.