GULBARGA: The team from BMS College of Law, Bangalore, was declared winners of the National Moot Court Competition held at Seth Shankarlal Lahoti Law College here on Monday. They beat the all-women team from University Law College, Dharwad.
The team from BMS College of Law comprised Vishal Bhat and Ashok Bannidini and two researchers, Nikhil D. Kamat and Taushif Akthar. The team from University Law College was represented by Sumangala and Sheela Rao and researcher Archana. Both teams presented their cases before two sitting judges of the Karnataka High Court, Hulavadi G. Ramesh and Jawad Rahim.
The judges gave away the prizes to the winners of the competition along with other prizes, including the best memorials won by National Law University, Jodhpur. Ajit S. Parvatikar of G.K. Law College, Hubli, was adjudged the best mooter and Sheila P. Rao of University Law College, Dharwad, won the best lady mooter award.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rahim made an appeal to law students to pursue law as a profession instead of choosing to be legal consultants in multinational companies and big corporate bodies.
He said, “Pursuing law as a profession will be a satisfying and rewarding experience in the long run.” He said that initially advocates would have to work hard and it would be dejecting but the avenues in the profession were wide open. .Mr. Ramesh stressed the need for organising moot court competitions regularly.
He said this would provide training to budding advocates and it would also give them the confidence to argue cases in court. It also instilled competitiveness in students, he said.