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International Moot Court Competition – 2013

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EVENT REPORT

In the history of VIPS, the Vivekananda Law School Moot Court Society organised its 1st International Moot Court Competition from 4th – 6th October, 2013. A total number of twenty six (26) colleges from all over India, participated, including two teams from Nigeria and Philippines.

4th October 2013 – Inaugural of the Mega Event

The first week of October brought a moment of pride when VIPS, finally, commenced its moot court event with a great start welcoming the participants to the inaugural of the competition. The chief guest, Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR, Hyderabad, lit the lamp and gave the adequate ignition to a brain storming activity spreading two days.

The Inaugural ceremony was followed by High Tea and then, ice breaking activities were conducted in CIA Hall by The Education Tree (sponsor). The purpose of these activities is to create an amiable atmosphere between the participants who have come from different parts of the India and other countries.

5th October 2013 – The Day of Advocacy Skills

The second day witnessed the advocacy skills of the budding lawyers with utmost perfection in the preliminary and quarter-final rounds. The preliminary rounds were judged by the practicing advocates of more than five years standing. The judges were amazed by the dexterity of the mooters in arguing a difficult area of international law. The following eight teams qualified for the quarter finals:

  • Chanakya Law University, Patna
  • Faculty Of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi
  • Far Eastern University, Manilla, Philippines
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • Kerala Law Academy College
  • Lagos State University, Nigeria
  • National University of Juridical Sciences , Kolkata
  • University Institute of Legal Studies, Punjab

The Quarter final rounds were judged by the senior advocates and academicians from renowned Universities. The following teams qualified for Semi-Finals:

  • Chanakya Law University, Patna
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • Faculty Of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi
  • University Institute of Legal Studies, Punjab

6th October 2013- The Day of Triumph

The semi final rounds were judged by the eminent sitting judges from Delhi High Court.

Judges for Semi-Finals

  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. K. Pathak
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sunil Gaur
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. L. Mehta

The complement from the Hon’ble Judges for the mooters made the whole exercise worthwhile. In the final round, the following teams were pitted against each other

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi

The final round has been adjudged by

  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.K.Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Judge Delhi High Court

It was an honour that the result of the Final round was announced by Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.K.Sikri and his words of wisdom enlightened all the participants to improve their skills in their future performances.

Winner - Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi

The winning team has been awarded a trophy, 35,000 cash prize (after deducting TDS), certificate from our college, certificates from Manupatra, 6 months internship with Mr. Parekh, keyboard set and ear phones from Quantum.

Prof. M. Gandhi, professor emeritus, Jindal International Global University, the mastermind behind the framing of moot problem did the honours by distributing the participation certificates to all the participants.

All is well that ends well. The months of untiring efforts of the Moot Court Society in organizing this event and the execution with the help of dedicated faculty members and exuberant students and major support of the Management and the authorities culminated in the successful end to a memorable event. The cultural event has put a desired end to the accomplishment of the first international moot court.

7th October 2013- A Trip to Agra

The best relaxation after the two days of the brain storming came in the form of a trip to Agra and the famous Taj Mahal. Our two International teams and other national teams with our student coordinators and faculty coordinator (Mr. Nishant Agrawal) visited Taj Mahal.

All the teams were mesmerized by unforgettable mega event, the hospitality of our Institute and must have carried home wonderful memories of the competition.


Dean

Prof. Rajni Malhotra Dhingra