About NMIMS School of Law

SVKM’s NMIMS, School of Law, Navi Mumbai was established in the year 2018 and aims to provide quality legal education through offering two courses, BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.). The courses are designed in such a way that apart from imbibing knowledge of law, it also prepares the students for the real world by helping to hone one’s
skill of presentation and interpretation in the most efficient manner. Students also get exposure through internships and various para-academic activities such as Alternative Dispute Resolution, Moot Court, Debates, etc.

Ranked as the 7th Best Private Law College in India in the fifth edition of India Today’s Best Colleges, it synchronously imbibes the western education model with its emphasis on skill development to ensure that the students are transformed as leaders who can thrive amidst the challenging dynamics of a turbulent international business

About Usha: National Arbitration Moot, 2023

The vision of NMIMS, School of Law for promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can be best achieved by organizing and hosting student teams from universities across the nation at our flagship event – Usha: National Arbitration Moot, 2023. The Arbitration Moot is a simulation of a dispute arising out of a contract between two parties, which provides for settlement through arbitration in India. This competition will be evaluated by distinguished scholars and practitioners in the field of arbitration who will act as arbitrators to judge the various teams.

Participating in the competition will enable students to exercise and develop essential legal skills that are critical to
their future careers, including legal writing, delivering convincing oral pleadings, conducting research into commercial laws, and effectively communicating within a team.

Usha: National Arbitration Moot, 2023 represents an outstanding opportunity for law students to enhance their legal knowledge and practical skills while networking with peers and professionals in the field of arbitration.

Registration Fees

All teams participating in the competition are required to pay an initial ‘preliminary registration fee‘ of INR 4000 inclusive of GST. In addition, teams that qualify for the Semi-Final rounds shall be charged an additional ‘final registration fee‘ of INR 3000 inclusive of GST. The final registration fee includes only accommodation for the duration of the competition.

Structure of the Competition

The participants will be divided into two teams, with one team representing the claimant and the other team representing the respondent. The teams present arguments and evidence to a panel of arbitrators, who will then render an award in the case. The Competition will be carried out through four rounds:

❖ Preliminary Round involving 16 teams – Virtually on Webnyay;
❖ Quarter-Final Round involving 8 teams – Virtually on Webnyay;
❖ Semi-Final Round involving 4 teams – in-campus;
❖ Final Round involving 2 teams – in-campus.

Note: The Preliminary and Quarter-Final Rounds will take place virtually on Webnyay platform and the Semi-Final and Final Round will take place at the premises of NMIMS School of Law, Navi Mumbai Campus

List of Dates

Last Date to Seek Clarifications10th March, 2023
Memorial Submissions25th March, 2023
Preliminary Round (Virtually on Webnyay)1st April, 2023
Quarter Final Round (Virtually on Webnyay)2nd April, 2023
Semi-final Round (in-campus)8th April, 2023
Final Round (in-campus)8th April, 2023


The competition promises to reward excellence and promote healthy competition by offering generous awards.

  • The Winning Team will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 16,000/-, while the runners-up will receive a cash prize of Rs. 12,000/-. The cash prizes serve as a tangible recognition of the hard work and dedication that the participants have invested in preparing for the competition.
  • In addition to the cash prize, the winning team will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Jus Mundi.
  • Winners of the competition will get an opportunity to intern at Nishith Desai Associates.

Contact Details

  • Rajshri Shrivastava, President – +91-9131720188
  • Rohan Garje, Vice President – +91-9372988202
  • Ishan Anand, Secretary – +91-7007461727



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