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The Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia is all set to organize the 7th edition of its National Moot Court Competition from 17th to 19th March 2017.
A total of 32 teams have qualified for the competition after the Memorial Elimination Round who will be competing against each other for the following awards:
i.) Winning Team Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 30,000.
ii.) Runners-Up Team Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000.
iii.) Best Speaker Male Advocate Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000.
iv) Best Female Advocate Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000.
v.) Best Researcher Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000.
vi.) Best Memorial Team Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000.
The participating teams are (not in any particular order):
- Gujarat National Law University
- Christ University, School of Law
- Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
- Faculty of Law, AMU
- DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam
- ILS Law College, Pune
- NLU, Odisha
- Institute of Law, Nirma University
- UILS, Chandigarh Punjab University
- Amity Law School, Lucknow
- NLIU, Bhopal
- Faculty of Law, Delhi University
- IMS, Dehradun
- Symbiosis Law School, Noida
- NUALS, Kochi
- RMLNLU, Lucknow
- NUSRL, Ranchi
- Amity Law School, Centre-II
- CNLU, Patna
- Delhi Metropolitan Education, GGSIPU
- Amity Law School, IP University
- Sastra University, Thirumalaisamudiram, Thaivjavur
- UPES, Dehradun
- Symbiosis Law School, Pune
- Maharashtra Law University
- JIMS School of Law, Greater Noida
- Amity Law School, Centre-1, Noida
- Thane Law College, Maharashtra
- Central University of South Bihar, Gaya
- Amity University, Rajasthan
- Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
The moot problem for the competition involves questions on Constitutional law, Criminal law, International law and Death Penalty. The proposition can be accessed from here. The rules for the competition can be accessed from here.
The event is being conducted by the Convener, Mr. Shoaib Khan, Co-Convener, Ms. Huma Nasir and the students of Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia under the supervision of their Dean, Prof. Dr. Nuzhat Parveen Khan, and Subject Advisor, Dr. Asad Malik. The knowledge partner of the event is SCC Online and the trophies for the event are being sponsored by Nitiaalya Legal, a leading legal law firm based in Delhi.
The event beginning from tomorrow would consist of four rounds: Preliminary Rounds and Quarter-finals on 18th March and Semi-finals and Final Rounds on 19th March.
So stay tuned for all the updates from 7th Jamia National Moot Court Competition!
Day 1: Registration, Researchers Test, Inaugural Function
The Registrations are about to begin and the participating teams are being escorted to the Registration venue by their team mentors.
Registrations are now open!
A huge shout out to our Convener Mr. Shoaib Khan and Co- Convener Ms. Huma Nasir for the smooth inception of the event. Your sincere efforts are clearly visible.
After the Registration, the teams have proceeded for lunch. The participants can be seen relishing mouth-watering vegetarian and nonvegetarian food.
The floor is all set for a presentation from our knowledge partner SCC Online and the Inaugural Function. We are here at our next venue, the M.A. Ansari Auditorium, so climatically different from the sweating heat outside. God bless the ACs.
The Researchers test is over and the teams are settling down in the Hall and very soon we will be beginning with the events lined up.
Mr. Ishfaq Ahmad from SCC Online has started with the presentation. He is informing the teams about the SCC Online and the SCC blog which facilitates both online and offline legal research with a rich database and an interface designed to facilitate effective and quicker research results at the click of a mouse.
The SCC Presentation has just ended and very soon we will be starting with the Inaugural Function.
For the Inaugural, we have Hon'ble Mr. A.M. Ahmadi, Former Chief Justice of India as the Chief Guest, Mr.Sanjay Hegde, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court as the Guest of Honor, and Mr. Ahmad Payam Siddiqui, IPS, Registrar, JMI as the presiding guest of the function.
The Function has begun and the Guests for the event are approaching the stage.
Following the traditions of Jamia, the function is commencing with a reading from the holy Quran.
It has just been announced that the SCC Online also would be giving additional prizes worth Rs. 2.5 lakhs.
A few glimpses from the event:
The esteemed guests with our Dean, Prof. Dr. Nuzhat Parveen Khan and Subject Advisor, Dr. Asad Malik.
Mr.Siddiqui told us how everyday things such as a newspaper can teach one law. Further, he pointed out the importance of Moot Court Competitions in a law student's life.
Mr. Hegde spoke of Moot Courts and the skills young students must possess to hone their advocacy skills.
Justice Ahmadi spoke of the importance of five year law course programs and how that has made a huge difference. He also shared several examples from his life as a former judge.
The draw of lots for the Preliminary Rounds has begun.
The draw of lots has concluded and the teams have proceeded for High Tea.
That's all for today. Stay tuned as the Preliminary rounds and Quarterfinals unfold tomorrow.
Day 2: Preliminary Rounds and Quarter – Finals
A very good morning!
We are back to bring forth live updates from the competition.
(Bhumika and Anirudh Vijay)
The air seems tense as the participating teams are now in their allotted courtrooms for Preliminary round 1.
The judges for the preliminary rounds are:
|Judge 1||Judge 2||Judge 3|
|Chayan Sarkar||Ms. Sonakshi Dhiman||Ahmed Ali|
|Anas Tanwir||Nikhil Kashyap||Majabeen|
|Faraz Khan||Sagar Suri||Aqsa Fatima|
|Guneet Kaur||Sharyar Asaf Khan||Rishi Raj Sharma|
|Fuzail Ayyubi||Ravi Chandra Prakash||Victor Vaibhav|
|Bharat Hari||Adnan Siddiqui||Zafar Hussain|
|Ankit Yadav||Dr. Vandana Singh||Tariq Siddiqui|
|Garima Srivastava||Ashwini Siwal||Rajesh Kohli|
|Anuj Kapoor||Firasat Siddiqui||Dr. K.K. Geeta|
|Aakriti Mathur||Shariq Abbasi||Mansi Sharma|
|Shakil Ahmed||Mr. Madhva Mallya||Dhruv Malik|
|Swarnendu Chatterjee||Owais Farooqui||Saurav Datta|
|Prof. S.S. Jaiswal||Anjum Wali Khan||Naushad A. Khan|
|Ms. Aqueeda Khan||Faisal Zafar||Tanya Choudhary|
|G.K. Sarkar||Dr. Neelam Tyagi||Mr. Sanjay Vashishta|
|Ms. Qurratulain||Govind Jee||Dakshita Sangwan|
The Prelims are about to begin in eight minutes.
TC07 v. TC13
The judges seem very strict about time and court manners.
TC18 v. TC 15
The speaker 1 of TC18 is trying hard to convince the bench with her arguments.
TC09 v. TC26
The third judge is asking a lot of questions. He is not pleased with the arguments of the first speaker of TC09.
TC04 v. TC06
The speaker of TC04 pleads ignorance as she is unaware of the facts of the case she just cited.
TC20 v. TC24
The judges are questioning the speaker about mitigating circumstances and whether being a law student would be considered so?
TC27 v. TC23
The judge points out that the counsel has not mentioned the most recent NCRB reports.
TC19 v. TC01
The speaker is finding it difficult to answer the row of questions the judges are asking.
TC22 v. TC32
The judges are asking whether the case cited is binding on this court.
TC01 v. TC03
The speaker is citing a number of cases to prove her point.
TC29 v. TC17
The respondent speaker is answering a question pertaining to jurisdiction in the present matter.
The results of the Preliminary rounds are out. The teams qualifying for the Quarter- Final round are:
Congratulations to the qualifying teams. The draw of lots and exchange of memorials for the Quarter- Final round will be beginning very shortly.
The Quarter- Final round has begun.
TC03 v. TC10
The first speaker has been asked to skip the facts of the case.
TC03 v. TC10
The speaker is making reference to the moot proposition to prove his point.
TC20 v. TC05
The speaker is trying hard to answer the questions put forth by the bench.
TC03 v. TC10
The second respondent speaker is very confidently arguing before the bench, using a lot of references to the moot proposition.
Also, we forgot to mention the judges for the Quarter- Final. Here they are:
|Courtroom 1||Courtroom 3|
|Anup Surendranath||Siddharth Srivastava|
|Rajesh Sharda||Saransh Kumar|
|A.T. Ansari||Dr. Pinki Sharma|
|Courtroom 2||Courtroom 4|
|Srishti Khare||Vivek Jha|
|Prof. O.B. Lal||Mr. Rakesh Dhingra|
|Mr. J.H. Jafri||Dr. Mahaveer Singh|
The Quarter- Final round are finally over!
The results of the Quarter- Final will be out soon. Fingers crossed.
The result of the Quarter- final round is out. The teams qualifying for the Semi- Final round are:
Heartiest congratulations to the qualifying teams. We look forward for your performance in the Semi-finals. Good luck!
Draw of lots and memorial exchange for the Semi- Final round has begun.
We are signing off for today and will be back with live updates of Semi-finals and the Finals tomorrow!
Day 3: Semi- Finals, Finals and Valedictory Function
We are back again to bring you live feed from the Semi- finals and the Finals.
(Bhumika and Anirudh Vijay)
The Semi-final rounds are about to begin in a short while.
The judges for Semi- final rounds are:
Mr Kunal Singh, Associate, J Sagar
Mr M Y Khan, Advocate, Supreme Court
Mr Aftab Ali, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court
Dr Vikrant Narayan Vasudeva, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court
Mr Shashank Garg, Advocate, Supreme Court
Mr Bharat Chugh, Legal Counsel, Luthra & Luthra
Ms Zeba Khair, Advocate, Supreme Court
Prof. A P Singh, GGSIPU
Dr Qasi Mohd Usman, Professor
Mr Syed Zafar Alam, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court
The Semi- final rounds have begun.
TC20 v. TC03
The petitioner speaker has been asked from where the point on treaty law she just spoke is derived from.
The petitioner speaker has been has to explain a section of their memorandum.
The speaker is trying to answer the question on conflict between Vienna Convention and the municipal law.
Factual examples of where diplomatic individuals charged with crimes of terrorism have been prosecuted are asked by the bench.
The next issues of the petitioner will now be dealt by second co- counsel.
The speaker speaks of inadmissibility of narco- analysis test. The judge points out that their are other circumstantial evidence too.
The result of the Semi- final rounds is here. The teams qualifying for the Finals are:
Our heartiest congratulations to the finalists! The Finals are scheduled to be at 14:30. For now, the teams have proceeded for lunch.
The judges for the Final Rounds as follows:
Ms Indira Jaisingh
Mr Mehmood Pracha
Mr Yogesh Khanna
Mr Gopal Sankaranarayanan
Prof. B. T. Kaul
Prof. Afzal Wani
Mr Adesh C. Aggarwala
Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful trophies sponsered by Nitiaalya Legal:
The much awaited results are here:
Winning Team: Institute of Law, Nirma University (TC17)
Runners-Up Team : Symbiosis Law School, Pune (TC20)
First Runner-Up: CNLU, Patna (TC15)
Best Speaker Male Advocate : Kirtikar Sukul, NUSRL Ranchi (TC10)
Best Female Advocate: Sruthi Dinesh, Symbiosis Law School, Pune (TC20)
Best Researcher : Prakriti Varshney, Faculty of Law, Delhi University (TC30)
Best Memorial Team: NUALS, Kochi (TC08)
After these three hectic days, it is time to party! We have a DJ Night coming up tonight for all the participants and the volunteers!
With this we come to the end of 7th Jamia National Moot Court Competition. We would once again like to thank our Dean, Prof. Dr. Nuzhat Parveen Khan, Subject Advisor, Dr. Asad Malik, the Convener, Mr. Shoaib Khan, Co-Convener, Ms. Huma Nasir and the students of Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia. We would also like to thank our knowledge partner, SCC Online and Nitiaalya Legal, a leading legal law firm based in Delhi for sponsoring the trophies.
This is Bhumika and Anirudh Vijay signing off! Hope you liked our coverage! Do leave a comment below and also keep checking our facebook page for all the MCC updates and for some more photos which will upload soon.
P.S. We are thankful to MCC for allotting us such an interesting task. And we wish to do more of this but this DJ Got Us...