PANAJI: The path-breaking 5th edition of Lex Infinitum 2020 hosted by V M Salgaocar College of Law (VMSCL), Miramar in collaboration with Global Resolution Organisation (GRO), USA titled as “VMSCL - GRO International Dispute Resolution Competition” concluded with a grand function at Marriot resort, to commemorate a week-long event comprising amazing competitions and nail biting final rounds, knowledge sessions, mock mediation, participants workshop and the great debate.
Former principal and president of Mormugao Education Society, Vasco, Madhav S Kamat was the chief guest at the valedictory function. In his address, Kamat pioneered the accessible, available and approachable process of mediation and negotiation that supersedes the cumbersome and expressive court procedures. “Give a fair trial to alternative dispute resolution as its win-win for both the litigating parties”.
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The programme started with a Natya Shatra performance by Vaibhavi Rane, a student of VMSCL. Devi Sharvani Education Society secretary A E Barreto in his welcome address advocated Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and stated that, “Rational beings are gifted with only one tongue but 2 ears so that we can hear twice but talk once”.
Director of Lex Infinitum 2020, Dr Mrunmayi Vaidya in her address applauded the efforts of organising committee for having worked relentlessly for months together to make Lex Infinitum reach the pinnacle of success.
Kimberly Schrieber, president of Global Resolution Organisation emphasised saying “values are virtues” and expressed her gratitude to all experts and the host college who showered their willingness to be part of the event.
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Harsh Joshi, president of Lex Infinitum 2020 read out the report of the event and congratulated 24 participating teams from the national and international front for having being selected from total 50 teams for the competition.
Special award for the negotiating team (preliminary round) was bagged by NMIMS, Kirit P Mehta School of Law; Special award for mediator (preliminary round) was won by NLU Jodhpur, National Law University; Special award for negotiating team (round II) was awarded to School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy, Dehradun; Upcoming negotiating team was given to Law Society of Ireland, Dublin; Special award for mediator (round II) winner was Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore; Upcoming mediators were School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy, Dehradun; Runner up at the negotiating team was NLU Jodhpur, National Law University and Runner up for mediator was School of Law Christ University, Bangalore.
Winners at the negotiating team and also for mediator was bagged by National University of Singapore; Spirit of Lex award was given to Lloyd College, Noida; The Dr M R K Prasad Lex Infinitum Incentive Award of 500 US dollars that was introduced for this edition was bagged by National University of Singapore.
Later, Prof Dr M R K Prasad, principal of VMSCL proposed a vote of thanks. Herrah Baretto and Rajiv Mendonca, both students of VMSCL were the master of ceremony.
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