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Jagran Lakecity University Concludes Third National Level SAARCLAW-JLU Moot Court

Total prize money of Rs 3.25 lakh was disbursed during the tournament.

The Third SAARCLAW Moot court competition was successfully concluded at Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), with law colleges from across India participating. The current situation at the Indo-China Border, trade relations and growing international interference in Indian waters were the key points around which the mooting revolved. After an intense mooting battle and argumentation, two teams finally out of 28 participating colleges entered the final round to vie for winning prize money of Rs 1.5 lakh. 

The final bench of judges comprised of renowned names such as Justice Atul Shreedharan, Madhya Pradesh High Court, Justice Ved Prakash Sharma, Chairman of the State Law Commission of Madhya Pradesh, Prof (Dr) V Vijayakumar, Vice Chancellor of NLIU Bhopal and CS Lodha, Senior Advocate and Managing Partner of CS Lodha Associates.

While the team of University Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh emerged victorious, the team representing Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala came at the runners-up position. Rakshit Taneja of University Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh was awarded as the best speaker while Arif Majruddin of Jamia Millia Islamia University was adjudged as the best researcher. Best memorial was given to the team NLIU, Bhopal. Total prize money of Rs 3.25 lakh was disbursed during the tournament.

Keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic, the entire three-day event was virtually conducted by JLU, hosted under the seasoned purview of JLU’s Faculty of LAW. The inaugural ceremony of the event was graced by the presence of Shri Vivek K. Tankha, Member of Parliament and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India as the Chief Guest and Prof (Dr) Subir K Bhatnagar, Vice Chancellor, Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow. Representing Jagran Lakecity University at the inauguration were, Dr Sandeep Shastri, Vice Chancellor; Prof Yogendra Srivastava, Dean – Faculty of Law and Prof Vivek Khare, Registrar. 

Shri Tankha in his inaugural address emphasized the challenges of the legal profession and nuances of virtual hearings during COVID-19 pandemic. He heartily complimented the University especially the faculty of law for organizing this highly coveted International Moot Court Competition virtually amid the crisis.

Later, Prof Bhatnagar shed light on the importance and relevance of moot court competitions and emphasized their role in the overall growth of law students. He stated examples of various judicial pronouncements and asserted that it is the efforts of hard-working lawyers that contribute to groundbreaking developments in law and jurisprudence.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Prof Yogendra Srivastava, Dean – Faculty of Law, JLU, said, “It is a great honour to receive the thanks from our guests who praised the efforts of the Faculty of Law of Jagran Lakecity University. We are happy to keep the mooting tradition going especially during the unprecedented challenge of the pandemic and such esteemed individuals judging the exciting final lap of the competition, marked a historic day in the JLU Mooting history.” 



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