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National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) are pleased to announce the first edition of the NLU Delhi-HSF International Negotiation Competition (NNC) to be held on 12-14 September 2014.

The competition is aimed at providing law students of top universities across the world an opportunity to practice and improve their negotiation skills. The NNC is an invitation only competition. 16 teams from across the globe will be invited to participate in the competition.

Team composition: Each team will consist of two students.

Eligible students: All students who are enrolled in a full-time law degree (undergraduate or graduate) as on 1 September 2014 will be eligible to participate.

University representation: Only one team per University will be allowed to participate in the competition.


6 June 2014

Release of the Problems/Negotiation Simulations

15 August 2014

Submission of the Negotiation Plan

12-14 September 2014

Days of the Competition

The official notification is HERE.

The rules in details are HERE.

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Herbert Smith Freehills announces the launch of the second annual Community Engagement Awards, which aims to showcase the very best social projects being spearheaded by law students across India and support those who are creating a positive impact in their communities.

The firm is calling for entries from individuals or teams of law students across India which highlight projects or initiatives that are creating a sustainable impact on their communities.

The competition has two categories:

1. The first category is ‘Community Investment Through Legal Work‘ and the projects entered into this category should focus on legal work: NGO internships, advisory work, case work.

2. The second category, ‘Community Contribution Through Volunteering‘, is looking for projects focussed on non-legal work such as working in partnership with the local community, charity or NGO; tackling issues affecting a community or delivering social value.

Candidates are asked to submit a short film, 2 – 5 minutes in length, supported by up to 700 words, explaining more about the project and how the £2,000 prize money would make a difference to the non-profit partners they are involved with.


Deadline for entries is Friday, 7th July, 2017.

Selection of Winners

Winners will be selected by the Herbert Smith Freehills Community Engagement Working Committee, which includes members of the firm’s India Practice. The successful projects will be announced at an awards ceremony in India in September this year.

Last year, the winner for the ‘Community Investment Through Legal Work’ award was a legal care project for disadvantaged women of Pune by engaging young students and expert faculty.

The ‘Community Contribution Through Volunteering’ award was won by a project focussed on painting 50 wall murals in Dehradun with the aim of keeping the city clean.

This project has grown out of the firm’s longstanding work with law schools across India and most recently through the Herbert Smith Freehills’ Bridge project, HSF Bridge, which seeks to provide a link between students at Indian law schools and social projects.

The firm also supports projects such as:

LittleBigHelp, which cares for street children near Howrah railway station in Kolkata; and the IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access), which aims to empower marginalized communities through legal education.

For further details, click HERE.

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