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International Article Writing Competition by Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s Madhyasthta, CADRE & MCIA: Submit by Nov 30

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About the Institutions

Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be) University’s New Law College, established in 1978, is a premier institute of international excellence in the field of legal education. It is one of the constituent units of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. It is recognized by Bar Council of India & University Grants Commission. The college is Re-Accredited with “A+” Grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (3rd Cycle).

Madhyasthta – The ADR Cell, is a student initiative by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University’s New Law College, Pune. The Cell was instituted on 1st August 2019 and since then has been working efficiently in training and developing the skill sets of the students in the field of ADR i.e. Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation and Negotiation by
conducting various Seminars, Webinars, Panel Discussions and Intra-College competitions and at the same time spreading awareness about ADR practices within the student community and giving information regarding various National and International competitions.

The CADRE  is India’s foremost ODR(Online Dispute Resolution) organization and a pioneer of documents only arbitration in India. Founded in 2019, CADRE is working to bring ODR to the forefront in India’s legal ecosystem and providing an alternative to the conventional system of dispute resolution at a fraction of the cost and an even smaller fraction of time.

The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) is a first-of-its-kind arbitral institution in India, established in a joint initiative between the domestic and international business and legal communities. The Young MCIA has been founded to harness ideas and create networks among young professionals for promoting the use of and supporting innovation in arbitration.

About the Journal

Bharati Law Review (BLR) is Quarterly double-blind Peer review academic journal, published & print.

It focuses on issues related to Administrative Law, Civil Procedure Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Domestic Law, Economic Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Public International Law, Media Law, E-commerce, Banking, Insurance, Information Technology, Computer Science, Cyber Security, and emerging trends in allied subjects.

The Journal is currently soliciting submissions for Special Issue on Alternative Dispute Resolution Volume IX (II) (Oct-Dec) 2020.

About the Competition

Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), New Law College, Pune’s: Madhyasthta – The ADR Cell in association with The CADRE & Young MCIA brings forth its first International Article Writing Competition focusing on the theme: “The Future of the Online Dispute Resolution” to create awareness and bolster research in the field of dispute resolution using the online methodology.

In furtherance of the above, the organisers invite law disciples across the globe, who are our future judges and lawyers, to participate and ideate on the below mentioned themes in form of an article. The future of law is inclining towards online and future lawyers and judges have an opportunity to have their say in shaping the “Future of ODR”.


The participants should submit their articles focusing on one of the following themes. The title/topic of their research article could vary depending on the theme they choose to focus their research on. The themes are as follows:

  • Online Arbitration of small value disputes.
  • The use of Blockchain Technology in ODR.
  • Role and Skills of a Digital Arbitrator.
  • Enforcement of settlement agreements arising from International Commercial Mediation.
  • Making ODR prevalent rather than optional.
  • Synchronised Regulations for ODR.
  • Documents only Arbitration.
  • International Commercial Negotiation in Mergers & Acquisitions Disputes.
  • Modern phase of Dispute Resolution coupled with Technology.
  • Development of an International ODR Regime for Cross-Border Disputes.


  • Top three winners will get a prize of USD 100, USD 75 and USD 50 respectively by The CADRE.
  • The winners will get an internship at MCIA & The CADRE.
  • Publication: Selected Articles will be published in the special edition of Journal on Alternative Dispute Resolution in collaboration with Bharati Law Review. (ISSN Number: 2278-6996 (Print) | e-ISSN NO.: 2457-0567)
  • Participation certificates will be awarded to all the participants.


Students enrolled under the Undergraduate & Post Graduate programs.


Only single authorship is allowed with respect to the competition.

Competition Guidelines

All the articles are required to be in accordance with the specific “Author Guidelines”. Kindly visit the following link for the same.

Submission Procedure

All the submissions shall be made by mailing the articles on [email protected] & Uploading them on Google Form.

The link for the form is here.

Important Dates

Last Date of Submission: 30th November 2020

Declaration of Results: First Week of December.

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