Reported by Kanupriya Tripathi
INAUGURAL: The Inaugural Ceremony of the 5th National Law Institute University- Juris Corp Corporate Law National Moot Court Competition 2014, one of the most prestigious moot court competition was held, post the Juris Corp paper presentation event , in the evening yesterday with thirty top law school teams as participants. Prof. Dr. S.S. Singh , Director , NLIU welcomed the chief guest Hon’ble Justice P.P. Noelekar , Lokayukta , State of Madhya Pradesh after the Convenor, Ms. Smriti Tripathi’s welcome note. Juris Corp was represented by Ms. Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Partner at Juris Corp who elucidated the lengthy discussions at Juris Corp on the complex moot problem for this year. The Chief Guest in his address elaborated how important moot court competitions like these are for familiarizing the students of the intricacies of legal system.
The Competition along with its prestigious trophy has a total cash prize amount of Rs. 10,000. The Preliminary Rounds were judged by over 35 coveted judges from across the country.
Day 2 : After the breathe taking competitive prelims, the following teams made it to the Semi finals:
10.00 AM :The Semi-Finals began as early as 9.30 am, with the meticulous management by the Moot Court Association. The rounds were matched-up as:
ILS, Pune v. Symbiosis, Pune
HNLU-R v. NLU-D
While the ILS v. Symbi is an all boys ‘polite’ fighting over proving consensus ad idem and provisions of Companies Act and CCI; the HNLU v. NLUD had grilling on IPR and jurisdiction issue.
12.00 PM : The results for the Semi-Finals are out. The finalists for this year are:
HNLU, Raipur and ILS, Pune
1.00 PM : The Final Rounds have just begun. The intense atmosphere in the Auditorium is spreading the radiations in the whole NLIU Campus. Arguments from the braced up participants and erudite grilling by the judges is making the whole round very exciting. The Final Rounds are being judged by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Patnaik, former Supreme Court judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Supreme Court judge, Mr. Mustafa Motiwala, Senior Partner, Juris Corp Advocates and Solicitors, Mr. Sandeep Mahapatra, Partner, Juris Corp Advocates and Solicitors and Prof. Dr. S. Surya Prakash, Faculty, NLIU.
2.00 PM : And ILS Pune takes the winning trophy home.
3.00 PM: Valedictory Ceremony
Justice Gopal Gowda giving the address
Prof.(Dr.) J. Kondaiah, Faculty-in-charge Moot court association, NLIU;
Mr. Motiwala, Sr Partner, Juris Corp;
Justice A.K. Patnaik, Former SC Judge and
Prof.(Dr.) S.S.Singh, Director, NLIU