Moot Court Society

November 29, 2019

A newly renovated and specially crafted room to fit the needs of a modern law college has been designed for the Moot Court Society of Campus Law Centre – the Moot Court Hall. As a curricular activity which is indispensable in the life of a law student and which helps them sharpen their advocacy skills, a hall fully focused on Moot Court Competitions and events will give a much-needed boost and encouragement to the sharply growing mooting culture in CLC. The Hall will felicitate in smoothly organizing moot court competitions at CLC.

The family of Moot Court Society, Campus Law Centre had the privilege of having esteemed guests to inaugurate the hall which happens to be an added amenity in college. The program began with the inauguration of the room by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Judicial Member, Lokpal & Former Chief Justice, Chhattisgarh High Court, Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Former Additional Solicitor General of India and Mr. Jagdev, Member, Bar Council of Delhi, Former Member, Bar Council of India. This was followed by the felicitation of the esteemed guests for the event. The welcome address was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Usha Tandon, Professor-in-Charge, Campus Law Centre. It was followed by the inaugural address by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi. Mr. Tripathi welcomed the initiative of the establishment of the Moot Court Hall for promoting the mooting culture at Campus Law Centre. Subsequently, the Presidential Address was delivered by Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok. The Guest of Honor for the event, Mr. Jagdev also appreciated the initiative of establishing the Moot Court Hall. The event concluded with Vote of Thanks given by Ms. Apanjot Kaur, Teacher Member, Moot Court Society, Campus Law Centre.

The event was a success and the organizing team of the Moot Court Society was praised for pulling off the event at a short notice. This new Hall is an addition to the heritage of Campus Law Centre and will witness some great arguments and striking interpretations of the law in its interiors which over time will add to the legacy of the glorious history of the college. It will surely enable students of Campus Law Centre to excel in moot court competitions across the globe to upkeep the reputation of Campus Law Centre. The Moot Court Society is one of the most prestigious and active societies in college will make full use of such an infrastructure provided to them.

January 17, 2021

The XVII K.K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court, 2021 was organised by Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi from 11th to 17th January, 2021. Owing to the current Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of the competition was organised virtually for the first time. Despite the challenges of conducting the moot virtually, the college successfully managed to host 68 teams from various legal institutions including several NLU’s, Faculties of Law across the globe. The competition also witnessed the participation of 19 international teams from esteemed universities including Kingston University, London, Strathmore University Kenya, University of Ibadan Nigeria, Faculty of Law National University Singapore amongst multiple other institutions from Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan etc.

Since 2005, the competition is organised in the memory of Late Sh. K.K. Luthra, Senior Advocate, a leading criminal lawyer whose legal career spanned from 1949, till his demise in 1997. The competition takes his mantle forward in the field of criminal law as being the exclusive criminal law moot court held at an international level in India. This year’s moot problem focused writ petition revolving around bail provisions and its ingredients.

 The competition commenced with a welcome address by Sr. Adv. Sidharth Luthra and was followed by the Draw of lots and the exchange of memorials for the preliminary rounds. The Preliminary Rounds were spread across the span of two days i.e. [12.01.2021] and [13.01.2021] with each day witnessing 34 teams competing against each other to qualify for Octa finals. Each team gets to argue both for the appellant and the respondent side in the preliminary round. The rounds were conducted online on Zoom platform and the same were judged by eminent lawyers who left no stone unturned in analysing the preparations and the legal acumen of the participants.

The Top 16 teams then competed in the Octa-Finals on 15.01.2021 and thereafter the top 8 teams qualified for Quarter-Finals. At the end of quarter finals, the top four teams walked into the semi-finals. The Quarter finals and the Semi-final rounds were conducted on 16.01.2021. The semi-final rounds were judged by renowned and eminent Senior Advocates of Supreme Court of India. Participating teams from Tamil Nadu National Law University and SASTRA Deemed to be University entered the finals.

The final round was conducted on 17.01.2021 and witnessed the participation of both the finalists in full spirit and zeal. The round was adjudicated by a bench comprising of Hon’ble Justices of the Delhi High Court. The team from Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli [Manikandan Prabhu J, S. Sivakumar, Nilavan S.] were adjudged as winners of the competition, while the team from SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur [Haripriya V., Saradha Dharsini, Nandhini S.R] were adjudged the runners up.  The ‘Best Speaker’ was awarded to Isabel Chan Jia Yi from National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, Singapore. The award for the ‘Second-Best Speaker’ was awarded to Sakshi Chauhan from ILS Law college, Pune.  The best memorial was awarded to Jamia Milia Islamia, Okhla, New Delhi.

The valedictory ceremony was held in the presence of esteemed guests including the Chief Guest – Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Supreme Court of India. The Guests of Honour included – Hon’ble Mr. Justice Navin Chawla, Judge, High Court of Delhi, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani, Judge, High Court of Delhi, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Talwant Singh, Judge, High Court of Delhi. Other dignitaries included Prof. (Dr.) Raman Mittal, Professor-in-charge, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Ms. Maneka Gandhi (Former Union Minister), Senior Adv. Ms. Geeta Luthra, Dr. Meera Luthra, Ms. Ketaki Goswami, Asst. Prof. (Dr.) Harleen Kaur, Convenor, Moot Court Society, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and other faculty members of Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi.

Common Induction Moot 2020

19th September

The characteristic mark of a subliminal educational institution is disported by the methodology it adopts to teach the students as to how to interact with the professional world that awaits them once they step outside of the benign embrace of the said institution. Moot courts are one of the arrow in the quiver of such institutions to effectuate its sine qua non requirement of simulating court competitions which involve arguing on points of law by law students before a bench of judges usually comprising of members of the faculty, practicing advocates or sitting/retired judges of various courts. Campus Law Centre [‘CLC’] lays emphasis on this activity to equip zealous students for their future profession and to imbibe the ‘mooting culture’ in all the students.

Every year the society organizes the Common Induction Moot in August or September to induct new members into the society. The ideology behind the Common Induction Moot is, “Come one, Come All. Grab the Golden Chance.” This moot provides an opportunity for the students of all three years to become a member of the MCS.

This year the Common Induction Moot was held virtually owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, since the first-year students were not admitted to the college due to the halt in the admissions caused by the pandemic, only second year and third year students participated to showcase their legal bravura to the invited judges. This year’s moot problem, following the grave standing tradition, was based upon criminal law, with a focus on private defense, its scope and the extent to which causing a person’s death in private defense is justifiable. The participants were divided into various groups and were allotted a virtual courtroom. Each virtual courtroom had a bench of two judges comprising of esteemed faculty members and alumni. The competition saw fierce competition with the judges paying attention to even the minutest of details.

After being adjudged on several parameters, the society inducted 73 new inductees through the CIM. The parameters were:

1) Application of facts

2) Understanding of law and procedures

3) Authorities and precedents cited

4) Court etiquettes and mannerisms

5) Memorials

6) Advocacy skills, response to questions and articulations

This year’s sui generis Common Induction Moot was conducted with great fervor by the interim student Executive Committee members of the MCS with the help of the student volunteers.

About

The Moot Court Society [‘MCS’] is a dedicated cell, which aims to provide a platform to students to inculcate and enhance advocacy skills. The Society conducts training programs and workshops regularly honing drafting and argumentative of nascent legal minds. It organizes, through its faculty and students’ body, various internal moot court competitions, thereby enabling students to participate in external moot court competitions organised both nationally and internationally.

Annual Events

Common Induction Moot

Every year the society organises a Common Induction Moot to induct new members in the society from all the three years. This moot focuses on Criminal Law and issues related to criminal jurisprudence however not limiting itself to that area in particular.

Freshers’ Induction Moot

Apart from organising a CIM for all the students in general, the society provides the freshers with an exclusive chance to get inducted in the society through the Freshers’ Induction Moot. The moot problem deals with various aspects of civil law and subjects ranging from Law of Torts to Principles of Contract.

K.K. Luthra Moot Court Competition

The K. K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court is held at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (India) in the third weekend of January every year.

This Competition is the only exclusive International Criminal Law Moot Court held in India. Since 2005, the Competition has been held annually at the premises of Campus Law Centre in the memory of Late Sh. K. K. Luthra, Senior Advocate, an eminent criminal lawyer, whose legal career spanned from 1949 till his demise in 1997.

The Competition has focused on topical legal issues and subjects ranging from medical negligence, information technology and cybercrime, unlawful activities and terrorism, online banking fraud, International Criminal Law and Genocide, Impeachment of Judges of the International Criminal Court, Narcotics, Trial by Media and Defence Entrapment and related issues in criminal jurisprudence.

Campus Law Centre – Competition Commission of India Moot Court Competition

The Campus Law Centre – Competition Commission of India Moot Court Competition on Competition Law is hosted by Campus Law Centre in association with the Competition Commission of India. It aims to allow students to analyse and understand this new law and its implications. With the growing applicability of Competition Law in various sectors, it is important to prepare students who can discuss, deliberate and appreciate various facets of competition law and policy.

Executive Body of Moot Court Society (2020-21)

Faculty Convenor:

  • Dr. Harleen Kaur

Faculty Members: 

  • Dr. Anita Yadav
  • Ms. Rubina Grewal Nagra 
  • Ms. Apanjot Kaur
  • Mr. Vijoy V Panickar
  • Mr. Haris Jamil
  • Ms. Mehpara

Student Convenor:

  • Suruchi Jaiswal, 3rd Year

Student Executive Committee Members: 

  • Savyasachi Narayanan, 3rd Year
  • Srikanth Varma Mudunuru, 3rd Year
  • Surbhi Arora, 3rd Year
  • Nikita Ahalyan, 3rd Year
  • Prerna Luthra, 3rd Year
  • Madhav Goel, 2nd Year
  • Shaurya Gupta, 2nd Year
  • Tanisha Kohli, 2nd Year
  • Krishika Gazmer, 2nd Year
  • Mahika Pant, 2nd Year
  • Somya Suri, 2nd Year
  • Nitesh Saroha, 2nd Year
  • Rushika Rabha, 2nd Year 

Achievements (2019-2020)

WINNERS

National Trial and Appellate Advocacy Competition 2020 [Lloyd Law College]

Mayank Kohli [Batch 2017-20]

Raghav Goyal [Batch 2019-22]

Yash Vikram Singh [Batch 2017-20]

Negotiation Competition, Symfiesta 2020 [Symbiosis Law College, Noida]

Harshita Singhal, Unmukt Gera [Batch of 2017-20]

RUNNERS UP

Client Counselling, Symfiesta 2020 [Symbiosis Law College, Noida]

Mahika Pant, Trisha Gupta [Batch of 2019-22]

2nd Bennett National Moot Court Competition 2020

Tanisha Kohli  [Batch 2019-22]

Madhav Bhatia [Batch 2018-21]

Mr. Madhav Goel  [Batch 2019-22]

6th National Smt. Kashibai Navale Moot Court Competition 2020

Manvi Dikshit , Antika Priyadarshi [Batch of 2019-2]

Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Competition 2019 (North Rounds)

Harshita Singhal [Batch 2017-20]

Kanika [Batch 2018-21]

Suruchi Jaiswal [Batch 2018-21]

Subham Kumar Jain [Batch 2017-20]

DISTINGUISHED TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS

Somya Suri, Alankrita Jasaiwal, Vandana Yadav [Batch of 2019-22]Semi-Finalists Panjab University Regional Centre 2nd National Moot Court Competition 2019
Kirti Bhushan, Alankrita Jasaiwal, Mintu Kumar [Batch of 2019-22]  Semi-Finalists 14th Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Court Competition 2020
Abhishek Singh, Ravi Singh Chhikara, Aditya Verma [Batch of 2019-22]  Quarter-Finalists 2nd National Moot Court Competition at Centre for Legal Studies, GIBS, Delhi  
Divyam Agarwal, Akansha Khera [Batch of 2018-21]  Quarter-Finalists 19th National Client Consulting Competition, Kerala Law Academy
Tanisha Kohli  [Batch 2019-22]   Madhav Bhatia [Batch 2018-21]   Mr. Madhav Goel  [Batch 2019-22]  Best Memorial 2nd Bennett National Moot Court Competition 2020  
Samarpit Chauhan, Ayush Mahiswar,  Zeeshan Thomas [Batch of 2018-21]  Qualified for the 18th Annual Oxford IPR Moot, 2020 based on written submission and will now compete in the oral rounds with 27 other top institutes from all around the world.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Abhishek Kumar [Batch of 2018-21]Best Mooter (Male) 2nd National Moot Court Competition at Centre for Legal Studies, GIBS, Delhi  
Prerna Luthra [Batch 2018-21]Best Speaker 9th Institute of Law Moot Court Competition 2019 at Nirma University  
Tanisha Kohli [Batch of 2019-22]Best Researcher 2nd Bennett National Moot Court Competition 2020  
Harshita Singhal [Batch of 2017-20]2nd Best Advocate Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Competition 2019 (North Rounds)  
Subham Kumar Jain [Batch of 2017-20]3rd Best Advocate Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Competition 2019 (North Rounds)  
Ravi Singh Chhikara [Batch 2018-21]Second Best Mooter (Male) 2nd National Moot Court Competition at Centre for Legal Studies, GIBS, Delhi  
Alankrita Jasaiwal  [Batch 2019-22]Judge’s Special Appreciation Modern Law College’s 14th Shankarrao Kanitkar National Moot Competition 2020  

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