RMLNLU - Moot Court Competition
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University organized its first moot court competition with the Bar Council of India, Utter Pradesh. The competition was started with the inaugural ceremony on March 28, 2008. This moot court competition was supervised by Mr. S. Gopakumaran Nair, Chairman of Bar Council of India, and the Chief Guest was Honorable Mr. Justice H.L. Gokhale, Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. The guest of honour was Honorable Mr. Justice D.P. Singh, Judge Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court and erstwhile chairman, Bar Council of Utter Pradesh.
There were almost 25 teams from across the country participated in this moot court competition. The panel of adjudicators included an academician, a judge and a lawyer. Further, in final round, the celebrated competition was judged by celebrities such honorable Mr. Justice Markandey Katju, judge of Supreme Court of India, Honorable Mr. Justice Pradeep Kant, senior judge of Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, Mr. Ajay Sahni and Mr. Chandrashekharan. There were two law colleges who have made their entry in the final, of which Government Law College, Mumbai has won the competition. The award prized was Rs. 20, 000 which was sponsored by Lexis Nexis. Winners of this moot court competition are:
- Moot Court Competition Award: Government Law College, Mumbai
- Best Memorial Award: Indian Law Society (ILS), Pune.
- Best Student Advocate: Priyam Aggarwal (from University School of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehrabdun).
The competition ended with a magnificent valedictory ceremony held on March 30, in the presence of Honorable Mr. Justice Markandev Katju, Judge of Supreme Court of India, and Honorable Justice Mr. Pradeep Kant, Senior Judge of Lucknow, bench of Allahabad High Court, and there were many other celebrities. The experience was invigorating for the students of RMLNLU who had a fresh experience in organizing a grand moot court competition.
Since moot court competition was the first experience for RMLNLU, every student participated in it enthusiastically. These kinds of competition are held in order to open an arena for students to give an opportunity for showing their brilliance in the realm of their interest. This is why moot court competition is an inseparable part of any law school.