ILS - Moot Court Competition
Every lawyer is supposed to be good at debating and this can't be achieved without participating moot court competitions. This competition is organized with the intention of enhancing basic law skills such as arguing, debating, etc. ILS moot court competition comprises arguing on points of law by students. The students have to moot in the presence of judges who may be members of faculty or practicing advocates. In ILS Law College, moot courts were introduced by Principal J.R. Gharpure, in consonance with the movement started by Sir Jenkins Lawrence, the erstwhile Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
Mooting is a very necessary advocacy practice which will help students to improve their performance. Every year, the college holds three Moot Court Competition in order to imbibe the mooting culture. Generally, in the month of August the esteemed Raghavendra Phadnis Moot Court Competition is held. Here, the students have a golden opportunity to represent the college at national and international level. A student who has performed well in the above competition will get selected to lead the college in national and international moot court competition.
The most prestigious N.V. Moot Court Competition is held in the second term. This competition comprises topics ranging from criminal law to torts. Since ILS is a regular participant in the National level moot court competition, its students are said to be very challenging competitors and can't be defeated easily. ILS Law College takes a part in every National level moot court competition held by:
- Bar Council of India Trust
- The Kerala Law Academy
- University Law College, Bangalore
- University Law College, Dharwad
- Government Law College, Mumbai
- Raj Anand Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition
In addition, the students of ILS have represented India at two most prestigious International Moot Court Competitions which are Stetson International Law Moot Court Competition at Florida and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at Washington D.C. The first Surana and Surana moot court competition on Technology Law is introduced by ILS in 2002. This moot court competition gained such a great response, that it is the most awaited annual competition in the college. Usually, this competition is held in the first week of January.
The college invites approximately 18 teams from all over India and Hong Kong too. The prestigious V.A. Naik All Maharashtra Inter Collegiate Moot Court Competition is being hosted by ILS Law College. It is bi-annual competition where the leading law colleges in Maharashtra take part.