“1st NLUO – GAJE National Negotiation Competition, conducted on 12th and 13th of August, 2023.”


The 1st NLUO - GAJE National Negotiation Competition was successfully conducted on 12th and 13th of August, 2023, leaving a mark of excellence in the realm of negotiation and dispute resolution. The event is the first ever Negotiation Competition conducted by an institution in Odisha. With participation from 28 esteemed law universities across India, including NLUs and private institutions, the event showcased the talent and dedication of the legal fraternity.

Hosted by National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack, the competition aligned seamlessly with NLUO's vision of advancing learning, research, and knowledge dissemination in the field of law. Prof. Ved Kumari, the Vice Chancellor of NLUO, graced the opening ceremony with her insightful inaugural address, emphasizing the pivotal role of academic competitions in shaping well-rounded legal professionals.

The event's successful execution owes much to the support of sponsors such as GAJE (Global Alliance for Justice Education), High Court of Orissa, Live Law (Media Partner), EMW Genxt, AIIMAS, and Indian Dispute Resolution Centre. Their contributions fortified the competition's stature and underscored its significance.

The preliminary rounds on Day 1 witnessed spirited performances by all participating teams, with NUSRL Ranchi, NLIU Bhopal, SLS Pune, and NMIMS Navi Mumbai emerging as the top contenders. Day 2 unfolded with intense semi-final rounds and culminated in an exhilarating finale between NLIU, Bhopal, and SLS, Pune.

The coveted titles were claimed by the following:

Winners: NLIU, Bhopal

Runners Up: SLS, Pune

Best Negotiating Pair: SLS, Pune

The winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- and the Runners Up were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10,000. The Best Negotiating Pair were given two internship slots with the Indian Dispute Resolution Centre.

The closing ceremony, streamed on NLUO's Official YouTube Page, was graced by the esteemed presence of Mr. Akash Kumar, Faculty Advisor of the ADR Board of NLUO. The event's successful conclusion was marked by a vote of thanks, and the results were unveiled by the distinguished panel of judges presiding over the finals.

The 1st GAJE-NLUO Negotiation Competition has not only provided a competitive platform but has also fostered a valuable exchange of ideas and skills among future legal luminaries. The event's impact reverberates in the legal community, inspiring students to harness their negotiation prowess and contribute to the advancement of justice education.

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