D. Gracious Timothy is an alumnus of the V.M. Salgaocar College of Law (Goa University) from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law Degree in 2015. He is currently an LLM Candidate (2017-18) at the Straus Institute forbDispute Resolution (Pepperdine University) as a JAMS Scholar. Gracious is a qualified lawyer in India, with a primary interest in commercial arbitration and litigation. He is also an Accredited Mediator, empaneled at the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation and at the Ministry Corporate Affairs (Western Region). He did his training in cross-border mediation at the Prague Summer Mediation Academy (Charles University) as the Charles IV Scholar. He is the Ambassador of the Young Mediator’s Initiative (YMI) by the International Mediation Institute. He is also the Global Ambassador of IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna and Chairs its Young Global Ambassador Programme (YGAP). He is the founding member of the ‘Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Team’ (PACT). Gracious also has many publications to his name, both national and international, including Chapter contributions for books on mediation.