Function of Prof VS Mani Memorial International Law Moot Court Competition 20th Oct 2019

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 25, 2019 - JAIPUR - The three-day event of 8th Prof VS Mani Memorial International Law Moot Court Competition at the Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National Universtiy, concluded today with University of Legal Studies, Punjab University, being declared the winner and Symbiosis Law School, Noida, the runner up. Best Memorial went to Mr. Nilavan S of Tamil Nadu National Law University. And best advocate to Naomi Almeida, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

    Senior Advocate Mr. RN Mathur, Senior Advocate and Additional Advocate General Major RP Singh, Senior Advocate Mr NK Maloo from Rajasthan High Court, were the judges for the final round on 20th October, 2019. Prif VS Mani Memorial International Law Moot Court Competition was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Mr. SP Sharma, Rajasthan High Court on 17th October, 2019.

    Prof HN Verma, Vice Chancellor of Jaipur National University, emphasized on the overall development of law students. He stressed upon the need for holding such moot court competitions at regular intervals so that the students become familiar with the proceedings of the court. He also stressed upon the introduction of practical aspects in the course curriculum and the need of ethics and value in the legal profession. He gave valuable lesson that actions of law students should be such that many other people are inspired by them to join this noble profession as the current ratio for population of lawyers vis- a- vis population is very low compared to developed nations. Website : https://www.jnujaipur.ac.in/

    Dr. Preeti Bakshi, Executive Director of Jaipur National University in her presidential address appreciated the efforts of Law School students in holding this prestigious event. Dr. Bakshi proudly stated, “The Indian legal acumen is unparallel and the purpose of such Moot Courts is to nurture them further. She urged all the participants of the Moot Court Competition to aim at becoming distinguished legal professionals of the world. Dr. Bakshi further said that Jaipur National University strives to bring out the best in each and every student and has thoughtfully created student-friendly campus for this purpose.

    She further said, “This moot court competition was an eye opener and this moot court competition helps law students in many ways – it teaches them to be good lawyer, good orator and good researcher. The moot courts were ideal grounds for students to sharpen their skills of argument and presentation. She further said that participating in such activities is more important than winning or losing. While a healthy sense of competition does indeed motivate the law students to improve their skills, in the long run they must remember that there are shades of grey when they eventually take up legal practice.”

    All the 36 teams locked horns with one another to qualify for the Quarter finals and the 8 Quarter finalist teams included Symbiosis Law School, Noida, University of Legal Studies, Punjab University, Tamil Nadu National Law University, Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, Symbiosis Law School, Noida, School of Law, Sastra University, School of Law, Mody University of Science Technology, NALSAR Hyderabad, and Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

    Symbiosis Law School, Noida, University of Legal Studies, Punjab University, Tamil Nadu National Law University and Rajiv Gandhi National Law University competed further to make it to the semi-finals. The 4 semi finalist teams of rubbed their shoulders against one another to make it to the finals on 20th October, 2019. Battling the sharp competition of the semi-final rounds, the teams of Symbiosis Law School, Noida, U.P. and University of Legal Studies, Punjab University made the worthy finalists.

    Concluding remarks and vote of thanks were give by Prof Komal Audichya, Coordinator, Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University.

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