Newcastle University takes pride in its esteemed position as a distinguished member of the Russell Group, a consortium of UK research-intensive universities known for their commitment to academic excellence and innovation. In the 2022 QS rankings, Newcastle University secured a place among the top 150 universities worldwide, underscoring its global standing as a centre of learning and research excellence. Within the university, the Law School stands out as a dynamic and forward-thinking institution dedicated to delivering education that is not only research-led but also directly relevant to professional careers. One of the Law School’s notable areas of expertise lies in mediation, negotiation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Law School announced the addition of the online Master of Laws (LLM) program in Mediation and International Commercial Dispute Resolution as their latest offering.
Lex Erudites is a humble initiative guided by its primary vision: to provide a distinguished platform for socio-legal discourse and scholarship. Our mission as an e-journal is to serve as a catalyst, inspiring young and aspiring minds from diverse academic disciplines to articulate their well-reasoned, free-spirited thoughts and opinions. In doing so, we aim to contribute to a more informed and engaged citizenry. Since 2021, Lex Erudites has been hosting its annual International Mediation Competition, attracting substantial participation from over 30 universities globally and featuring a diverse panel of adjudicators. Lex Erudites. holds recognition from the Razorpay Rize Program and collaborates with the S.LA.T.E program (Sustainability, Leadership & Agency Through Education).
Judge, High Court of Kerala
“The best thing about ADR is that there is a direct client to client interaction and, hence there is no bitterness with any solution that you finally enter. Nevertheless, despite how fair and reasonable a judge might feel, every judgment leaves in more than one case a sense of bitterness that causes them to appeal and probably appeal an additional time. IMC-V-2021 has also been an eye-opener because, among judges, there was a doubt as to whether the High Court could implement its Mediation program in an online mode. You told me today that it’s possible. So, even if we have adversities like covid, it cannot bog us down, and we can still have mediation sessions. I will take the initiative of telling my chief justice that we can still go on with the mediation at the High Court and district courts in an online mode.“
-Hon’ble Mr. Justice Devan Ramachandran during his Valedictory Address at IMC-V-2021
Patron International Mediation Competition (IMC-V-2023
“I was delighted to be involved in the first and second editions of the International Mediation Competition organised by Lex Erudites. It was a fantastic event supported by an eminent group of international judges drawn from academia, the legal and mediation profession and judiciary and involved a large number of Indian-based and international teams. There was some great mediation and negotiation activity on show from the student competitors. Mediation competitions are an excellent way to learn more about negotiation and dispute resolution, a chance to gain from the experience of international judges and meet peers from different jurisdictions and most of all are fun! I would urge all law students to think about getting involved in the upcoming 3rd edition of this competition in November.“