Stature of National Moot Court Competition 2018 goes up

January 17, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 05:00 am IST - Tiruchi

Participation has doubled from four to eight this year

A quantum rise in stature of the National Moot Court Competition initiated last year in the State by the Tamil Nadu National Law School has become perceptible with the higher level of participation by NLUs (National Law Universities) for the second edition set to unfold during the first week of February.

The participation of NLUs has doubled from four to eight for this year's National Moot Court Competition to be conducted in association with the Competition Commission of India, from February 2 to 4, according to the organisers.

Last year, there were a total of 27 participating teams. The competitions commenced after the Moot Court Hall in the TNNLS Library building was inaugurated by Justices T. Sivagnanam, Pushpa Satyanarayana and C.V. Kartikeyan.

This time, 32 teams will compete for the honours. The finals will be judged by sitting High Court and / or Supreme Court judges.

The winning team will be honoured with cash prizes up to Rs. 1 lakh, TNNLS Vice-Chancellor Kamala Sankaran said.

Last year, the final round was judged by sitting judges of Madras High Court and a senior advocate. Teams representing School of Law, Christ (deemed to be university), and M. S. Ramaiah College of Law were adjudged winners and runners respectively.

Symbiosis Law School, Pune, bagged the prize for best memorial, and School of Excellence in Law, Chennai, was awarded the prize for Best Speaker.

For the CCI-TNNLS National Moot Court Competition 2018, top 24 teams will be selected to take part in the oral rounds. The moot problem will be based on contemporary issues involved in competition law and labour law, the organisers said.

Later during February, the TNNLS intends to organise an Inter-University British Parliamentary Debate with the objective of bringing together the best of debaters from across the country and provide them an enriching platform to take back knowledge.

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