Kanooniyat Mediation Plan Drafting Competition, 2021 (Exciting Cash Prizes, Internships, Free Webinars): Register by November 7

About Kanooniyat:

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About Kanooniyat Mediation Plan Drafting Competition:

This Mediation Plan Drafting Competition by Kanooniyat aims to provide the participants with a competitive platform to learn about one of the most important skills an advocate must possess- that of mediation, which is a rapidly emerging field in Alternative Dispute Resolution. For the evaluation process, due emphasis will be laid on a candidate’s ability to succinctly put forward the relevant facts, mention the applicable laws and put forward arguments for the same. The reasoning provided, quality of research, and formatting and language used are also applicable criteria.

About Webinar on basics of Mediation Plan 

As drafting a mediation plan is one of the main aspects of mediation and negotiation competitions, we at Kanooniyat are holding two supplementary Webinars on Basics of Mediation Plan Drafting and Mediation in India to aid you. These Webinars will prove immensely helpful in learning about the technicalities of drafting an impactful mediation plan.

Our Partners

The event is being held in collaboration with MediateGuru and Sync Legal.

The Outreach and Internship partner for this event is LawInternships (The online law school). 

Our Media Partner for this event is International Journal of Advanced Legal Research.

Eligibility for Kanooniyat Mediation Plan Drafting Competition:

  • Students (UG/ PG/ Certifications/ Diploma) from any stream from any University/ College/ Institute in India.
  • Multiple entries from one participant are not permitted.
  • Co-authorship (Team of 2) is permitted.

Awards and Perks:

  • Winner: Rs. 2500 + Certificate of Merit
  • Top 5 entries: Certificate of Appreciation
  • Exciting internship opportunities to the winning persons (the first place holder, whether one participant or a team of two) by Sync Legal.
  • Participation Certificates to all the participants (exclusive of the webinars).
  • Free entry to the webinar on the basics of drafting a mediation plan by MediateGuru.
  • Complimentary webinar about mediation in India by Adv. Prakhar Dixit, Sync Legal.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The Mediation Plan must be written solely by the registered candidate (s) (co-authorship upto two is allowed), in English, and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • The minimum word limit for the Mediation Plan is 900 words. There is no maximum word limit.
  • All submissions have to be made in MS Word format and should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing.
  • The page margins should be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.
  • All text should be aligned as justified.
  • All claims of the author (s), in the body of the manuscript, are expected to be backed by reasons along with proper citations and shall not be mere assertions.
  • Any violation of rules shall result in direct disqualification.
  • The submissions will be scrutinized through plagiarism software. Permissible limit of plagiarism is 20%.
  • The participants have to choose one of the two mediation problems given, to work on.
Format of the Mediation Plan

Kindly specify the party name, a background of the dispute and a short biography of both parties. The Mediation Plan should contain a brief evaluation under each of the following headings:

  1. Mediation Strategy: What is your team’s strategy including its goals, objectives and its likely success for achieving a good outcome;
  2. Your team’s underlying interests – describe the interests that the Party plans to advance in the Mediation Session by reference to the Problem; 
  3. Your team’s BATNA;
  4. The other Party’s likely underlying interests – describe the likely interests of the other Party by reference to the Problem;
  5. The other Party’s likely BATNA – describe the likely BATNA of the other party by reference to the Problem.

Kindly find a format for reference here.

Evaluation Criteria and Weightage:

1. Identifying key information, interests, opportunities, and impediments (30 marks)

2. Innovativeness and originality of the solutions offered (35 marks)

3. Lucidity and writing skills (20 marks)

4. Formatting and presentation (15 marks)

Copyright of the Submissions:

  1. All the Mediation Plan drafts submitted shall be the exclusive property of the organizers.
  2. The organizers shall be free to use the information/ views therein in any manner they require and deem fit.
  3. The decision of organizers in deciding the winner(s) shall be final and binding and no query, correspondence, etc. in this regard shall be entertained by the organizers.


  1. Mediation Plan draft submissions incompatible with the above rules and submission guidelines will not be considered for evaluation.
  2. The submission of entries to the competition implies acceptance of the above terms and conditions by the participant(s).
  3. Kanooniyat reserves the right to cancel the event at any point before the conduct of the event. In such a case, any fee paid as registration fee shall be refunded in full to the registered participants.

Registration and Submission Procedure:

  1. Participants are required to register for the Mediation Plan Drafting Competition by paying the registration fee. (Link Mentioned Below)
  2. Once the registration fee is paid, participants have to take a screenshot of the same and fill the registration form.
  3. After they fill the registration form, participants will receive an email acknowledging the same from our end which will also have the submission link for the Mediation Plan Drafting Competition. The registration shall be complete after this step. 
  4. Participants will have to submit their Mediation Plan drafts using the submission form before the deadline. 
  5. The participants are required to submit their documents by 11:59 PM, 15th November, 2021, after which the submission form will not accept entries.

Registration Fee:

The participants are required to register for Kanooniyat’s Mediation Plan Drafting Competition by paying the registration fee of Rs. 300 (single author) or Rs. 450 (co-authors), through the payment link provided, before the registration deadline, i.e., 7th November, 2021.

Important Links:

  1. Payment Link: https://rzp.io/l/medplan
  2. Registration Link: https://forms.gle/dhioBgSAJ2MnGFtM8

Important Dates:

Last date to register7 November 2021
Webinar on basics of Mediation8 November 2021
Webinar on Mediation in India10 November 2021
Last date to submit15 November 2021
Declaration of Results22 November 2021
Distribution of Awards and Certificates26 November 2021

Contact Details:

In case of any queries related to this Mediation Plan Drafting Competition, feel free to contact us at:

Phone no.: 9645099772 (WhatsApp texts only) Email: events@kanooniyat.com / kanooniyat@gmail.com