A team representing SLS Pune at the 3rd Surana and Surana UILS National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, 2019 emerged as winners of the moot. It was held at UILS, Chandigarh from 27th of Sept till the 29th of Sept. The team comprised of Sushma Rao, Vaishnavi Venkatesan and Joanna Joshua. Vaishnavi Venkatesan won the Best Student Advocate Award and Joanna Joshua won the Award of Best Speaker in the Finals.
The Supreme Court Collegium stated that every individual is entitled to maintain their own dignity and individuality, based on sexual orientation. Senior Advocate Kirpal’s openness about his orientation goes to his credit and rejecting his candidature on this ground would be contrary to the constitutional principles laid down by the Supreme Court.