Moot courts help tap latent talent, says Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge Nooty Ramamohana Rao

Judge of A.P. High Court Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao wants prospective legal professionals to be compassionate by not refusing help to a poor man.

Speaking at the valedictory of the first Damodaram Sanjivayya National Moot Court Competition -2014 at A.U. Platinum Jubilee Hall here on Sunday, he said people were increasingly looking for specialists in particular cases for advice.

Moot courts would help tap the talent of students, and the effort and study involved would improve confidence enabling them make their mark fast, he observed.

Judge of Patna High Court Justice Navin Sinha said moot courts would help prospective lawyers avoid butterflies in the stomach and rubbery knees when they appear for the first time in court.

DSNLU Vice-Chancellor R.G.B. Bhagavath Kumar said, as opposed to traditional law schools, the university would train students to act like a lawyer in the classroom. With the success of the first national moot court competition, next year the university would hold international moot court involving SAARC countries, he announced amid thunderous applause by students.

Mr. Justice Shaw and Mr. Justice Rao gave away prizes.

The winner of the first DSNLU National Moot Court Competition-2014 was Christ University, Bangalore. It comprises a trophy, books, certificate, and a cash prize of Rs.15,000. The runner-up (trophy, books, certificate, and Rs.10,000) was National Law University, Odisha.

The other prize-winners were: Best Memorial — National Law University, Odisha; Best Speaker of the Final — Shorya Vardhan Bisaria, and Best Speaker of the Competition — Mukesh Dhaka.

Padmanabha Pillai and Rahul Sarella were the judges.

Senior faculty Dayanand Murthy and faculty convener Bharat Kumar participated.

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