Karnatak University’s Sir Siddappa Kambali Law College will organise a two-day national moot court competition on their campus here from Friday.

Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, college principal C. Rajashekhar said teams from 28 law colleges including ten from institutes outside Karnataka have enrolled for the competition.

Teams from Symbiosis Law College, Pune; School of Excellence and Savitha School of Law, Chennai; Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala; and KIT School of Law, Bhubaneshwar, he said. The college decided to restrict the admission to 28 colleges from this year to improve the quality of competition. Along with the Best College and Best Memorial titles, there would be two special prizes – Best Lady Advocate and Best Gentleman Advocate, he said.

The objective behind organising the competition was to develop advocacy skills among future legal professionals. Burning issues in society had been chosen as the moot problem, he added.

This year’s moot problem focused on the property rights of women and questions involving the right to life and liberty. Each team would be allocated 30 minutes time to present their case. They were also required to answer questions posed by the judges. Former judges, legal luminaries and public prosecutors have been invited to preside as judges for competition.

Former Supreme Court judge Shivaraj Patil will inaugurate the competition on Friday. Karnatak University Vice-Chancellor H.B. Walikar will preside over the function. The former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir and Karnataka High Court judge B.S. Patil will take part in the valedictory session, he said.

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