Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a mode of dispute resolution really appeals to me. I say this after having studied the subject in law school coupled with the limited exposure which I have had to it through family and friends in this field has been enchanting. I have been exposed to a number of articles and methods of ADR through reading about it in various places along with having participated in the Negotiation Rounds for Inductions for the ADR Society at Law School.
I have been fortunate to witness a couple of mediation proceedings in the District Court at Dwarka in New Delhi which further added to my interest in the subject. It is my belief that ADR methods are the way forward with regard to the large number of cases pending in courts. It is a way to come to solutions amicably and efficiently without getting into the hassle of court rooms. It is indeed fortunate that this exposure has aroused a genuine interest and curiosity in me to study the subject further and specialize in it given an opportunity. In pursuance of the same, I submitted a paper on pertaining to 'Arbitrability of Copyright Disputes' for 6th ArbExcel Essay Contest conducted by Kachwaha and Partners, New Delhi. My paper was selected in the top 10 contributions in the Honourable Mentions category and a Book Prize of Rs. 5,000/- was awarded.
It is this aspiration and endeavor of mine due to which I wish and aspire to be a part of this initiative by the Indian Mediation Week. The experiences and knowledge which I will be exposed to through working with the Mediation Week will allow me to face further progress in this endeavor of mine and hone my understanding of the subject in the process