Moot Court Experience @ Lex Auctor 2016,
National Moot Court Competition
Author: Gunjan Bhagchandani, 7th Semester, Faculty of Law, Lucknow University
TOTAL PARTICIPATED TEAM: 53
Moot court competitions are very important for each and every law student because it gives us practical knowledge of the legal aspects that if in future when we deal with any case or trial how we are going to convince our clients and the supreme authorities, the dignities on the dice, bench of judges.
The most important part of every moot problem or case is to convince yourself, then your client, then your judges, etc.
This moot court gave my team which consists of me, Gunjan Bhagchandani, Joolie Verma students of 7th Semester LLB honors of Faculty of Law, Lucknow University acted as mooter 1 and 2 and Harsh Vardhan Singh, student of 5th Semester of LLB Honors as a researcher plus mooter.
Our moot problem was based on CONSTITUTIONAL VALIDITY OF SECTION 15 of the juvenile justice amendment act, 2015 which was challenged under article 32 of the Indian Constitution.
The case involved other acts also like Indian Penal Code, Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes act, POCSO ACT, 2012, etc.
This event was held to celebrate the auspicious success of DR. B Parmeshwar Dayal of 100 years by his son and daughter in law, Mr. Sameer Srivastava and Mrs. Deepshika Srivastava who are also in the legal field as a practising advocates in the High Court of Gwalior.The best thing which I liked was team names which were like LA INJUNCTION, LA JUSTICE, LA WRIT, etc.
The registration fees was Rs.1000 per team and there were initially 56 teams in which 2 were disqualified in the memorial submission and one backed out. The fight was among 53 teams and there were preliminary, octal, quarter, semi and then final round. The preliminary round was divided in two shifts and we got shift 2 and role of petitioners as per draw of lots. The opening and closing ceremony was a bless for hearing the dignities of Supreme Court and High court judges and we got many motivational points which boosted us for our future.
The 1st that is 21stoctober was full of enthusiasm, fight among 53 teams, opening ceremony, result declaration and then dinner, a hectic day for everyone. The presentation for petitioners done by us was satisfactory and we got in octal round and the next day fight was among 16 teams.
Yes we were in top 16.
On 22nd October, night went in preparation for respondent side and the teams of Rajasthan University and BBD university helped us a lot as our team missed few important points which we realised in the preliminary presentation and we gave out our best in the octa round.
The fight was like kate ki takar. The opposite team was Symboisis University, Pune which was the winning team of the competition and we lost by 5 marks to enter in the next round.
We were upset but satisfied by our performances; Judges appreciated us a lot both the teams and motivated us towards future. Yet we scored well and were at rank 14th out of 53 teams, a moment of pride.
At night the organising committee organised a DJ NIGHT PARTY for all the teams, to celebrate the participation, an eve full of masti and dance and next day to finals. I would like to thank JIWAJI UNIVERSITY for the best hospitality given to us.
23rd October, the last day of the competition, the day of results, the day of farewells and goodbyes. The competition was between symbi pune and Ramaiya Bangalore, judged by the Supreme Court Judges, it was a honour to watch the dignities. Finally the round was over and the closing ceremony began. The committee organised various prizes, best memo was gone to KIIT BHUMESHWAR, best speaker to a student of Chennai, runner up team was M SRAMAIYYAH BANGALORE owner of Rs. 7500 prize money and trophy and the winners symbi pune owner of Rs. 10000 and winning and rolling trophy.
The competition was over, and then began picture section and city tour, goodbyes and farewells. This National moot court was an inspiration and a stepping stone for each participating team.
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