Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the CDR Award, applicants must ensure that they meet the following requirements:

  1. At the time of the Review Period in question, they were enrolled in a law tertiary institution in Singapore and pursuing full-time undergraduate or post-graduate studies at the same.
  2. They have participated in an international CDR Competition or contributed towards the promotion and growth of CDR in Singapore. 
  3. They are not involved in any type of disciplinary or criminal proceedings, whether such proceedings are taking place within a tertiary institution or otherwise.

A Review Period is defined with reference to each Award Year, as illustrated in the examples below. 

The following table illustrates this relationship by setting out the Review Period for Award Years 2022 and 2023:

Award Year
Review Period

Definition of 'International CDR Competition'

International CDR competitions can take place in Singapore, or abroad. They may also take place face-to-face, online, or as a combination of both. Such competitions involve participants from multiple jurisdictions/territories.

Examples of international CDR Competitions are:

  1. ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
  2. International Negotiation Competition
  3. Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) Vienna

SIMI and the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law reserve the right to make a final determination as to whether any event qualifies as an ‘international CDR Competition’ for the purposes of assessing an application.