LawOF Presents Moot Court Society Interview
Interview with Moot Court Society of
V.M Salgaocar College of Law
Shweta Parulekar, Student of BA LLB (5YEAR COURSE)
About your college?
V.M Salgaocar college of law, Goa is accredited with A grade by NAAC.
About moot court society?
Legal training anywhere in the world, requires the capacity to objectively assess the facts, apply relevant principles of law and legislation and bring out reasons and arguments to justify ones stand. It is with this objective that the college has set up the V.M. Salgaocar College of Law Moot Court Society in the year 1998. The Society assists the students of the college to develop their faculties of rational thinking, articulation, presentation of arguments and moreover, strives to inculcate in each of the student, the spirit of professionalism, leadership and a strong desire for acquiring legal knowledge.
The Society was started with the object of addressing the pressing needs of harnessing the important skills of advocacy. The Moot Court being a court like situation, it effectively addresses several skills that a lawyer needs. It can effectively impart orals skills like arguments, answering questions and important soft skills of public speaking. In addition, it also addresses the skills of research, reasoning, application of legal principles to factual situations and drafting skills. On the whole the Moot Court Society helps in holistic growth of the student as a competent lawyer.
How many members are there?
Though the Society initially had a modest beginning with only six members, the laurels it brought were no less than spectacular. An institution which had never heard of Moot Court, could break the national jinx and reach the finals of the Bar Council Moot of that year.
With this remarkable achievement, there was no looking back. The society grew in strength and presently it has membership of approximately 50. The members are selected through a rigorous selection process, where nearly 200 students participate. (hyperlink of some selection moot photos)
Initially the Society was formed to systematically train the students for participation in National as well as International Moot Court Competitions. However, the present vibrancy in legal education has led to growth of metamorphosed competitions. Therefore now the society also deals with Trial Advocacy, Adlib Moots and other multiple events. (Hyperlink with photographs)
What are your greatest achievements in any national or international moots?
It has niched the name of the institution at National as well as International Competitions. The college has represented India at Hague Arbitration Competition. It has also represented India in Stetson Environmental Moot Court Competitions at New York, USA. It has has won ‘Meritorious Mention’ at Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, National Rounds. The Institution had the credit of carving its name at Moot Court Premier League
How many members are there?
There is no point out number.
What is the selection process?
The members are selected through a process called Selection Moot. All the students are given a moot problem to form their own arguments on.
How many moot court events are conducted by your society till now?
Our college regularly sends students to various prestigious International and National Moot Competitions.
What are your greatest achievements?
Our team recently won the special jury best memorial award at the Prof. N R Madhava Menon Saarc Moot.
Does the college provide reimbursement for the event attended?
Yes. The college provides reimbursement for the events attended.
What is your strategy to promote the event at larger level?
Participate in all the competitions.
Is there any upcoming event?
No, atleast not known for now.