Organised by: KIIT Centre of Arbitration
Date & Time: 29th October 2021at 3:00PM
Topic: “Mediation Practice”
Resource Person: Prof. (Dr.) M.R.K. Prasad, V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Goa
Faculty in-charge: Mr. Aswini Patro
Student Committee: Abhishekh Maitra, Kohilica Nag, Ipsita Rout, Juhi Handique, Arijit Mishra
VERY SHORT SUMMARY
KIIT School of law organized virtual lecture session on 29th October 2021 afternoon. The lecture was given by Prof. (Dr.) M.R.K. Prasad,. Dispute resolution methods are of five types which come under consensual and third party. Dispute Resolution needs to go from narrow to broader goals for the prevention of conflicts in courts. There are four types of conflicts with two types of indicators of conflicts, simultaneously also having various consequences for participating in conflicts. The difference between litigation and mediation was also covered. The topic of mediation was discussed in detail following its communication, stages, key ethical
issues, and lastly the important points to remember while mediating.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT POINTS
There are five types of dispute resolution methods that come under consensual and third party. In consensual are negotiation, mediation, and conciliation while
arbitration and litigation it is the third party. ADR is required to move from narrow to broad goals of dispute resolution. At first, it might just be right or wrong or a win or loss situation. It might also be personal or for business purposes. Lastly, it should generate a win-win situation where both parties are content so that they could contribute to the relationship community needs. To better understand conflicts it becomes important for knowing their types which are intrapersonal or intrapsychic conflict, interpersonal conflict, intragroup conflict, and intergroup conflict. The first indicator of conflict is when something is wrong or dysfunctional while the other indicator creates a destructive scenario. There are also negative consequences if we don’t follow ADR methods such as distort perceptions, emotionally charged, decreased communication, magnified differences, etc. There is a difference between mediation and litigation. It is compulsory in litigation while voluntary in mediation. Evidence is required in litigation while in mediation it is based on the benefits of both parties etc. Mediation is an informal process where a selected person acts as a middle man to negotiate between disputing parties. The mediator helps both parties to communicate with each other. There are 12 stages of mediation each needed to be followed step by step. There are also key issues that should be in a mediation process which are impartiality, confidentiality, competency, etc. One should always remember while mediating that negotiators need to be motivated and also proper counselling is very much essential.
A Google feedback form was circulated among all the participants of the webinar.
The following is the summary of the responses that have been recorded: –
● All the participants involved in this webinar were the students of KIIT School of Law.
● Most of the participants were fully satisfied with the event.
KIIT School of law organized virtual alumni meet on 10 th October 2021 evening for the 2013-18 Batch. The meet commenced with the welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, School of Law, KIIT University. Alumni Shared their memories of their journey at KIIT School of Law and also expressed their
gratitude for their successful carrer to their Alma mater. They also shared their experience how the Grand Viva component and class room teaching of School of Law
helped them for their carrer success and specially the Grand Viva which helped them to face the interview process.
Most of the Alumni are eager to help our students with regular career counselling and Alumni Mentorship. They suggested how each of them try to make the Alumni
connect much stronger. Alumni those who are in the litigation and serving in various judicial services want to contribute for the class room teaching and the supply of the original draft petitions and judgement pronounced by the court. Also suggested for training session on Mooot Court and Client Counselling.More than the 45 alumni from across the country had joined the meet, including associate partners, academicians, Judicial officers, advocates.
Faculties of KIIT School of law, especially the ones who have taught the batch, Dr.
Kyvalya Garikapati, Dr. Amrendra Pattnaik, Mr. Jayanta Bagchi,Dr. Rajdip Bhadra Chaudhuri, Ms.Parimita Dash, Ms.Dipanwita Sinha,Mr. Satyanarayan Jena, Mr.
Ashwini Patro, Mr. SthitaPragnya Mohanty have shared their memories with this batch. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Deblina Majumdar. The alumni meet was organized and moderated by Dr. Amar Kumar Mohanty, the Faculty member for 2013-18 batch and Mr. Shasank Nadi who happens to the Faculty Alumni in School of Law