Indian Rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2023 | Jointly hosted by Amity Law School, Noida & ILSA | Live Blogging & Updates
Get ready people! It’s time for what we all have been waiting for. The Indian Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2023 is here, ready to commence with another victorious chapter tracing a virtual edition. In perpetuation of the legacy and with an aim to set a higher pedestal, the inception is primed to test the legal acumen, research expertise and oratory skills of the participating teams.
Amity Law School, Noida cordially welcome you all.
“IF YOU FOCUS ON RESULTS, YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE.
IF YOU FOCUS ON CHANGE, YOU WILL GET RESULTS.”
– Jack Dixon
Every student of law thrives on the desire to encapsulate knowledge, enhance their skills and get a factual court experience through this mooting journey.
The shared zeal, spirit and enthusiasm are definitely what this event aims at.
It’s surely an expedition of remembrance as we witness the abounding talent and adroitness of participants.
We anticipate the unveiling of unwavering advocacy skills & confidence in argument presentation which can expand their horizons for interpretation.
So what are you waiting for? Mark the dates: 23rd February to 26th February, 2023.
Below is the itinerary of our Event:
Today marks an exciting day as we gather here for Day 1 of the Moot Court Competition. We are thrilled to see so many talented individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to prepare for this competition. We aspire that the first day of the occasion establishes on a pious note by seeking the blessings of the Almighty.
“IT’S NOT THE WINNING THAT COUNTS, IT’S THE PARTICIPATION THAT COUNTS”
-Pierre de Coubertin
10:10 hrs- The most awaited moment has arrived. The Preliminary Round 1 of the India Qualifying Round of the coveted Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, 2023 has officially started.
10:35 hrs- The force and power with which the participants are advancing their arguments is simply breathtaking. The confidence displayed by every team is a sight to remember. It is a product of intense planning and preparation. There is indeed nothing second to success other than hard work.
“THE MOMENT YOU DOUBT WHETHER YOU CAN FLY, YOU CEASE FOREVER TO BE ABLE TO DO IT.”
– J. M. Barrie
“THE ROAD TO SUCCESS AND GREATNESS IS ALWAYS PAVED BY CONSISTENT HARD WORK. OUTWORK YOUR COMPETITORS, BE AUTHENTIC, AND ABOVE ELSE, CHASE YOUR GREATNESS”
“FACE YOUR CHALLENGES HEAD-ON RATHER THAN SURRENDERING YOUR DREAMS TO FEAR”
– Frank Sonnenberg
11:15 hrs- After witnessing some intense arguments from all the adroit participating teams, we proceed towards the session of rebuttal and sur-rebuttal.
“REBUTTALS NEVER ALTER THE DESIRE”
– Mason Cooley
11:50 hrs- The participants are trying to win over the judges with their arguments. The judges question the participants and it seems as if the round is about to reach its climax.
“WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING BUT WANTING TO WIN IS”
– Vince Lombardi
12:15 hrs- The courts have been adjourned. The judges provided their valuable feedback to the participants on Public International Law. The judges are now preparing their score sheets.
12:40 hrs- The first preliminary round was just an initial step to climbing the ladder of magnificent success. Without wasting a beat, the teams returned to the deliberations for the 2nd preliminary Round.
“BETTER THREE HOURS TOO SOON THAN A MINUTE TOO LATE.”
– William Shakespeare
13:10 hrs- The 2nd Preliminary Round will be much more exciting and intense because profound competition is what is expected from all our anomalous participants. The teams are articulating their points with ardour and vehemence after fighting tooth and nail over them.
“SUCCESS IS FOCUSING THE FULL POWER OF ALL YOU ARE ON, WHAT YOU HAVE A BURNING DESIRE TO ACHIEVE.”
– Wilfried Peterson
13:20 hrs- The competition has drawn persevering and tenacious pursuits. As the teams compete against one another in an endeavour that is both exhilarating and enlivening, the participant’s charisma is on full display. The session is inevitably going to be more enticing and captivating.
“EVERYONE HAS THE WILL TO WIN, BUT VERY FEW HAVE THE WILL TO DO THE PREPARATION.”
– Vince Lombardi
14:20 hrs- On a high note, Preliminary Round 2 has come to an end. We are really elated and delighted by the competitor’S fervent knowledge and insight.
“ENDS ARE NOT BAD THINGS, THEY JUST MEAN THAT SOMETHING ELSE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. AND THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT DON’T REALLY END, ANYWAY, THEY JUST BEGIN AGAIN IN A NEW WAY. ENDS ARE NOT BAD AND MANY ENDS AREN’T REALLY AN ENDING; SOME THINGS ARE NEVER ENDING.”
-C. JoyBell C.
15:30 hrs- Preliminary Round 3 of the India Qualifying Rounds of the esteemed Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court officially begins.
15:40 hrs- With permission from the Judges and the bailiff, the applicant team started another round of arguments. A An unbending hanker to conquer the tournament can be clearly witnessed in the eyes of the participants.
“THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO EXERCISE THE IMAGINATION THAN THE STUDY OF LAW”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
16:30 hrs- The respondent team started putting their arguments in front of the esteemed judges. One of the judges asked a question to which the teams replied in a way that satisfied the learned judges.
“A LAWYER IS A PERSON, WHO WRITES A 10,000 WORD DOCUMENT AND CALLS IT S BRIEF”
– Franz Kafka
17:00 hrs- It can certainly be inferred from the arguments that the teams are pumped and have used their time profoundly to prepare for this prestigious event thus, proving themselves in front of everyone.
“I’M NOT THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE PERSON IN THE WORLD BUT I CAN SURE PICK GOOD COLLEAGUES”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
17:10 hrs- Both teams have concluded their arguments, The judges now proceed towards filling up the score sheets.
“BEWARE OF ALLOWING A TACTLESS WORD, A REBUTTAL, A REJECTION TO OBLITERATE THE WHOLE SKY”
– Anais Nin
17:18 hrs- The Rebuttals and Sur-Rebuttals have ended. The Court is now adjourned and the judges are entailing valuable suggestions to the teams.
What an exhilarating day it was, with intense arguments, counterarguments, rebuttals and sur-rebuttals. All the participants performed above par of what was expected from them in the completion. We shall meet you on Day 2 of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2023 India Qualifiers.
“ THE DUTY OF A LAWYER IS ALWAYS TO
PLACE BEFORE THE JUDGES, AND HELP THEM TO ARRIVE AT, THE TRUTH, NEVER TO PROVE THE GUILTY AS INNOCENT.”
Your excitement and enthusiasm have indeed encouraged us for organising this top-class moot court competition. We intend to provide law students with a platform to come together and show their calibre.
It’s day 2 and teams are anxious to come up with their arguments. We pray for the well-being of all the participants and the success of the event.
“IT’S RIGHT TO GIVE EVERY MAN HIS DUE.”
10:10 hrs- With a new day and new morning we welcome our new teams to this Preliminary Round 4. With appreciation and hope, we are starting with our today’s event.
“EVERY ACT OF CONSCIOUS LEARNING REQUIRES THE WILLINGNESS TO SUFFER THE INJURY TO ONES SELF-ESTEEM THAT IS WHY YOUNG CHILDREN BEFORE THEY ARE AWARE OF THEIR SELF-IMPORTANCE, LEARN SO EASILY”
10:20 hrs- With the applicant’s teams progressing their arguments there is an expectation that awaits the members the anxiety within members to ace themselves in this competition makes it frozen, May the best win.
“DON’T SETTLE FOR AVERAGE. BRING YOUR BEST TO THE MOMENT. THEN, WHETHER IT FAILS OR SUCCEEDS, AT LEAST YOU KNOW YOU GAVE ALL YOU HAD.”
10:40 hrs- Winning the passionate arguments and counter-questioning, our participants will master themselves in this structured competition is what is going to make it even more interesting.
“DON’T BUNT. AIM OUT OF THE BALLPARK. AIM FOR THE COMPANY OF IMMORTALS.”
11:10 hrs- The thundering rounds of argument and winning the arguments which make the round even more exciting, we now move on to the session of rebuttal and sur-rebuttal.
“DEVELOP SUCCESS FROM FAILURES. DISCOURAGEMENT AND FAILURE ARE TWO OF THE SUREST STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS.”
11:50 hrs- The preliminary round 4 has ended with an immense amount of knowledge shown by our participants. The participants are leaving the courtroom and the judges prepare their scoring sheets. From here, we proceed to the next mooting round.
“COURAGE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THE VIRTUES BECAUSE WITHOUT COURAGE,
YOU CAN’T PRACTICE ANY OTHER VIRTUE CONSISTENTLY.”
12:40 hrs- The 4th Preliminary Round has concluded. We have witnessed highly dedicated participants engage in a fierce struggle. The competition was intense, and we confidently predict the succeeding rounds. The 4th preliminary round was only the outset of a wonderful competition with a captivating day ahead. We are now beginning with the 5th Preliminary Round of the competition.
“KEEP A LITTLE FIRE BURNING; HOWEVER SMALL, HOWEVER, HIDDEN”
13:10 hrs- As the battle proceeds further the respondents have astounded the courtroom with their arguments.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP”
13:30 hrs- An indication of time was provided by the timekeeper. However, the oralist is required and expected to keep a track of time while delivering their speech.
“OPTIMISM IS THE FAITH THAT LEADS TO ACHIEVEMENT. NOTHING CAN BE DONE WITHOUT HOPE AND CONFIDENCE”
13:40 hrs- The competition has taken off in full steam. The participant’s fervour is palpable as they compete against each other. The session is set to get more engrossing.
“IF YOU’RE A TRUE WARRIOR, COMPETITION DOESN’T SCARE YOU. IT MAKES YOU STRONGER”
14:15 hrs- The participants received valuable advice from the distinguished adjudicators as the hour of unparalleled wisdom loomed. The Round 5 of the competition now comes to an end with what we can call the best hour of the day. The teams came fully prepared not giving any loopholes to the other that can hamper them.
“THE BEST ENDINGS RESONATE BECAUSE THEY ECHO A WORD, PHRASE, OR IMAGE FROM EARLIER IN THE STORY, AND THE READER IS PROMTED TO THINK BACK TO THAT REFERENCE AND SPECULATE ON A DEEPER MEANING.”
15:50 hrs- As the optimized and combative teams are about to square off against one another, we can feel the tension rising. As it is rightly said that when you are feeling stressed, all you really need is a reminder that you will be through the tunnel soon and that light is right around the corner. So here and now we begin with the Preliminary Round 6 of the competition.
“SUCCESS IS NOT JUST WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE, IT IS WHAT YOU INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO”.
16:00 hrs- The teams have put forth phenomenal arguments that appear to be well-researched.
“YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR FUTURE, BUT YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR HABITS AND SURELY YOUR HABITS WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE.”
– APJ Abdul Kalam
16:11 hrs- The correspondence between the adjudicators and the elocutionists is intriguing. The postulates have accomplished an immaculate round of deliberation and consideration.
“CONFIDENCE AND HARD WORK ARE THE BEST MEDICINE TO KILL THE DISEASE CALLED FAILURE. IT WILL MAKE YOU A SUCCESSFUL PERSON.”
– APJ Abdul Kalam
16:30- Now the onus is on the respondents who are compelled enough to embrace this challenge.
“FACE YOUR CHALLENGES HEAD-ON RATHER THAN SURRENDERING YOUR DREAMS TO FEAR”
– Frank Sonnenberg
17:40 hrs- The conclusion of Preliminary Round 5 left our competitors with some newfound wisdom as the adjudicators provided insightful feedback.
“THE PERFECT ENDING TO ANY DAY, RACE OR PROJECT IS TO FINISH STRONG”
-Gary Ryan Blair
With utmost delight, we would like to announce the closing of the Day 2 of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2023 India Qualifiers. The participants presented their arguments in a stupendous way in front of the judges. The rebuttals and surrebuttal were even more enthralling to witness. The feedback provided by the judges was enriched with legal value. Now, we wait for Day 3 to unfold more engrossing and tense competition. So stick around folks, there is more to come!
Day 2 was remarkable and strenuous, and Day 3 will be no different. The competitors are brimming with enthusiasm and diligence. With this beautiful sunrise, we welcome you all to Day 3 of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition.
“EVERY SUNSET IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESET. EVERY SUNRISE BEGINS WITH NEW EYES”.
10:10 hrs- The 7th preliminary round has commenced. The competitors are brimming with excitement and enthusiasm. We hope that the participants use this as a great opportunity to exhibit their skill sets.
“HOWEVER DIFFICULT IT MAY SEEM, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO AND SUCCEED AT”
10:40 hrs- As the competition unfolds, the Respondents in most courtrooms are ready with their arguments and prepared to stun.
“ROCK BOTTOM IS THE END OF WHAT WASN’T TRUE ENOUGH. BEGIN AGAIN AND BUILD SOMETHING TRUER”.
11:00 hrs- The round of questioning by the adjudicators has started, and it’s time to put the lawyers’ legal acumen to the test. Challenging questions were tossed at the oralists, and they responded with profound answers
“AS HUMANS WE HAVE EVOLVED TO COMPETE; IT IS IN OUR GENES, AND WE LOVE TO WATCH A COMPETITION”
11:15 hrs- The teams are currently engaged in a strenuous round of rebuttals and surrebuttals following a productive session.
“SUCCESS IS NOT FINAL, FAILURE IS NOT FATAL; IT IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE THAT COUNTS”
12:00 hrs- We were extremely fortunate to witness their impassioned arguments and drive to conquer as the penultimate preliminary round wrapped up.
“YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR TO DREAM A NEW WORLD”
14:00 hrs- Results of the preliminary rounds are being announced by Dr Bhavna Batra, National Administrator Jessup India Rounds, 2023. And we are about to start the Runoff.
“WITHOUT CONTINUAL GROWTH AND PROGRESS, SUCH WORDS AS IMPROVEMENT, ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS HAVE NO MEANING.”
We are thrilled, to begin with, with the Run-off rounds in the event. The participants seem engrossed in the intricacies of the case and are energized about the commencement. The concept of this round surrounds around Top 4 teams from the Preliminary Rounds getting direct entry into Quarter Finals and the next Top 8 teams will be in the Runoff rounds from which the Top 4 further will be selected to advance to Quarter Finals.
The Fixtures are as follows
Our Esteemed Run Off Judges
14:35 hrs- We are elated to commence with the much-awaited Run-off rounds. All the participants, judges and spectators are energetic and ready for a tougher competition. It is good to see determined faces with an eagerness to learn and excel in the legal field.
“THE TRUEST WISDOM IS A RESOLUTE DETERMINATION”
15:15 hrs- The arguments presented by the agents stun the judges and onlookers. The mooting session continues to be ensnaring.
CONFRONTING AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IS AN EXHILARATING EXPERIENCE. IT DOES SOMETHING TO FEED THE SOUL AND THE MIND. IT TAKES YOU MORE THAN YOU WERE BEFORE. IT SHORTENS THE MENTAL MUSCLES AND ENABLES YOU TO BECOME BETTER PREPARED FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGES”
16:10 hrs- After some invigorating argumentation, we head towards the enthralling round of rebuttal and surrebuttal.
A LITTLE MORE PERSISTENCE, A LITTLE MORE EFFORT, AND WHAT SEEMED HOPELESS FAILURE MAY TURN INTO GLORIOUS SUCCESS.
16:30 hrs- With this, the Run-off rounds reach a fiery ending. The participants gave their best shot and wait for the results eagerly. At the same time, they prepare their arguments for the next mooting session with the utmost legal attentiveness and wisdom.
“OBSTACLES ARE THOSE FRIGHTFUL THINGS YOU SEE WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR EYES OFF YOUR GOAL”
The judges congratulate speakers and researchers for their efforts and hard work. They were applauded for seamlessly transitioning from one limb of the issue to another. It was indeed a sight to remember. The constructive criticisms by the judges were also well-received by the participants. We now buckle our belts for the Quarter Final Rounds
16:45 hrs- Results of the Run Off round are being announced by Dr Bhavna Batra, National Administrator Jessup India Rounds, 2023. And we are soon about, to begin with, the Quater Finals.
“THE PURPOSE OF THE JOURNEY IS TO RESTORE OURSELVES TO WHOLENESS”
– Dobbie Fors
17:10 hrs- There is an intense atmosphere from the start of the Quarter Final Rounds; the teams are on the verge of success, and everyone is ready to compete fiercely.
The Fixtures are as follows
Our Esteemed Quater Finals Judges
“IF YOU TELL THE TRUTH, YOU DON’T HAVE TO REMEMBER ANYTHING.”
– Mark Twain
18:10 hrs- The arguments are in full swing and questions are more frequently and intensely by judges making the quarter-finals a sight to behold.
“TURN THE FLAME OF JEALOUSY INTO THE FIRE OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT.”
– Donna Goddard
18:50 hrs- Teams progress towards Rebuttal and sur-rebuttal as the session progresses, with the arguments and counter-arguments becoming more intense.
“DO NOT COMPETE WITH OTHERS! PICK A HIGH SPEED FOR YOURSELF THAT SUITS HIGH IDEALS AND TRY TO CATCH AND SURPASS THAT SPEED !”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
19:00 hrs- With this, the quarter-final rounds of Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2023 India Qualifiers, Comes to an end.
” HARD BEGINNING MAKES A GOOD ENDING”
– John Heywood
The Quarterfinal round has now come to an end. Participants put forth their best effort with their compelling arguments. The teams are awaiting results with bated breath and on the other hand eager to put forth their legal attentiveness in tomorrow’s semifinal and champion rounds.
As the new day greets us, sunshine in the sky mirrors hopes in the heart of our participants. The last day of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is about to begin and the entire Amity Family is buzzing with excitement
“CONFIDENCE DOESN’T COME WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS! BUT IT COMES WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FACE ALL THE ANSWERS”.
10:00 hrs- The Semi-Finals of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2023, are here. An eagerness to win the round can be seen in the eyes of participants.
Our Esteemed Semi-Final Round Judges
10: 20 hrs- As we begin with the Semi-final Rounds, all the qualifying teams seem excited to see what is in store for them. The agents articulate their points with vivacious meticulousness.
“DO THE BEST YOU CAN UNTIL YOU KNOW BETTER. THEN WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER, DO BETTER”
10:50 hrs- The pleadings by the counsel continue to intrigue the judges and the spectators. The mooting session keeps all of us engrossed in the case concerning the Clarent Belt.
“IF YOU REALLY LOOK CLOSELY, MOST OVERNIGHT SUCCESSES TOOK A LONG TIME”
11:10 hrs- The rebuttal and sur-rebuttal have begun, and the data presented is making the atmosphere in the courtroom interesting.
“SUCCESS IS NO FINAL; FAILURE IS NOT; IT’S IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE THAT COUNTS”
11:45 hrs- Preliminary Round 7 comes close with delight and eagerness, we are here to know the results of the rounds.
“PERFECTION IS NOT ATTAINABLE. BUT IF WE CHASE PERFECTION WE CAN CATCH EXCELLENCE”
11:55 hrs- The court has been adjourned. The judges provide their valuable feedback to the participants and now the judges are preparing their score sheets as we wait for the Championship Round of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2023.
“SUCCESS IS PEACE OF MIND, WHICH IS A DIRECT RESULT OF SELF-SATISFACTION IN KNOWING YOU MADE THE EFFORT TO BECOME THE BEST OF WHICH YOU ARE CAPABLE”
13:00 hrs- The moment we all have been waiting for is here. The Championship Round of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2023 begins.
Our Esteemed Championship Round Judges
13:15 hrs- It’s time for the ultimate test. The teams for the Champions Round have joined the meeting and are ready to put their arguments in front of the bench of the learned judges.
“OPTIMISM IS THE FAITH THAT LEADS TO ACHIEVEMENT. NOTHING CAN BE DONE WITHOUT HOPE AND CONFIDENCE.”
13:45 hrs- The arguments are in full swing. The judges are asking rather peculiar questions, to which the teams are answering expectantly.
THE BEST WAY OUT IS ALWAYS THROUGH”
14:50 hrs- The participants are engaged in prompt rebuttals and sur-rebuttals to the other side’s arguments.
“AND THE DAY CAME WHEN THE RISK TO REMAIN TGHT IN A BUD PAINFUL THAN THE RISK IT TOOK TO BLOSSOM”
15:00 hrs- With this, we come to the end of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2023. The Champions Round indeed lived up to its mark with so many intense arguments and rebuttals. Now we shall meet you all at the Valedictory Ceremony where we shall announce the results of the competitions
“IN THE END EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT AND IF IT DOESN’T THEN IT’S NOT THE END YET”
– DNA of Life
As the Champions Round of The India Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2023 comes to an end, we announce the start of the much-awaited Valedictory ceremony. Our distinguished Chief Guests and esteemed judges will grace us with their presence and remarks. Furthermore, the Champions will be announced at this ceremony, as promised. On behalf of the entire Amity University team, we congratulate every team that believed in themselves and presented their arguments in the best possible way. Let’s hope the best team wins.
Esteemed Cheif Guests for Valedictory Ceremony
17:05 hrs- As the competition concludes, it’s time for, statements from our distinguished guests, judges, and hosts. The lighting of the lamp and felicitation mark the start of the valedictory ceremony.
“WORRY IS A MISUSE OF IMAGINATION”
17:05 hrs: In the Virtual Felicitation, Prof (Dr.) Shefali Raizada ma’am welcomed our Honourable Judges, Guests and everyone present in the Valedictory Ceremony.
17:10 hrs- Our Additional Director and Joint Head (Prof.) Dr Shefali Raizada Ma’am gave the welcome address of this mega event of Amity Law School in collaboration with International Law Student Association(ILSA). Amity Law School takes great pride in its research and education. We take blessings from the Almighty, Founder President sir Ashok K. Chauhan, Chancellor sir Atul Chauhan, Chairman sir Prof. (Dr.) D.K. Bandhopadhaya sir and welcome everyone to this grand mooting event. Amity Law School also welcomes Hon’ble Mr Justice Vivek Aggarwal, Hon’ble Mr Justice Jairam Bhambani and Hon’ble Ms Justice Swarana kanta Sharma. She also thanked the faculty and students for making this event a success. She welcomes you all and thanks you for giving your precious time for this event
“THE ONLY WAY OF DISCOVERING THE LIMITS OF THE POSSIBLE IS TO VENTURE A LITTLE WAY PAST THEM INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE.”
―Arthur C. Clarke
17:20 hrs- Prof. Dr D.K. Bandhoyopadhyay Sir is a man of immense intellect. He is a reputed academician and the Chief Advisor to the office of the Founder President of Amity Group of Institutions. He briefed the attendees of the Valedictory Ceremony on how 37 teams across the country participated in this competition, mooting on the issue concerning the Clarent Belt. The participants showcased their skills and knowledge of domestic and international law very well. He congratulated all the teams for their hard work and persistence. He highlighted the role of Amity Law School in raising excellent lawyers, judges and legal scholars. He thanked ILSA for bestowing upon our law school the responsibility of conducting the prestigious Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court for the past few years. He also extended his thanks to his faculty colleagues and the students for their meticulous planning and execution of the event.
“COURAGE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL VIRTUES BECAUSE, WITHOUT COURAGE, YOU CAN’T PRACTICE ANY OTHER VIRTUE CONSISTENTLY.”
17:30 hrs- Hon’ble Ms Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma, Delhi High Court, is a source of inspiration for all of us. In one of her speeches at the Delhi State Legal Service Authority, her ladyship quoted “ Many times we don’t become a good lawyer by only learning law from books but rather we become good lawyers by learning from life.” She has a deep understanding of topics such as gender neutrality and gender equality. Firstly she bestowed gracious praise on the hard work of Amity University Faculties and participants. Ma’am did her law in 1991 and now she has been a judge for 30 years, at that time moot court competitions were not there and now when she sees children participating in moots and how brilliantly counsels research on the issues and give arguments is amazing nowadays. She shared her thought that “a law degree is my aim but education is the root to attain a complete personality”. She even advised the young lawyers that it is not a business, as there are some professions that are not businesses they are practised because we practice that and give our service, so, a legal profession is a service. Young lawyers should keep in mind that they are doing legal service to people and legal service for the nation. Law is valuable as it contains rights and fundamental rights of people. And at last, she stated that “prabhu meri arzee hai mei wo ho jaaoo jo teri mrzee hai“ I Should Become Voice Of Justice, I Must Use My Interest As A Lawyer, I Must Use My Interest As A Educationalist, I Must Use My Interest As A Judge”.
“THE GREATER THE DIFFICULTY, THE MORE THE GLORY IN SURMOUNTING IT.”
17:40 hrs- Hon’ble Mr Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani, Delhi High Court, greeted his colleagues Hon’ble Mr Justice Vivek Agarwal and Hon’ble Ms Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma and Prof. (Dr) D.K. Bandyopadhyay, (Prof.) Dr Shefali Raizada, Dr Ashok K. Chauhan, participants and all the students. Sir has been a part of the Phillip C . Jessep International Mopot Court Competition a few times in the past. He referred to Law as SOCIAL ENGINEERING. He quotes a quote by Walter Lippmann “ Press does not tell about what to think, but tells us what to think about” He encouraged students to take a note and always follow Professional ethics and Credibility rather than money as they are much more important. As it takes years to establish credibility and a single moment to lose it. Sir also questioned the role of AI in the Judiciary and said can the role of the Judiciary be delegated to a thing that does not have empathy and sight for the future if delegated it can question the credibility of the justice system which took a lot of time to develop.
“IT IS A ROUGH ROAD THAT LEADS TO THE HEIGHTS OF GREATNESS.”
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca
18:10 hrs- Hon’ble Mr Justice Vivek Agarwal is currently serving as a Judge in the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is a great philosopher. His writings and oral utterances serve as a source of perennial inspiration to the students. He impresses the audience with his legal insight and wisdom. He began his speech by thanking the dignitaries who spoke before him. He spoke on certain issues of importance that came to his mind when he was a practising lawyer and now a renowned judge. The foremost issue was the need for a compelling reason to pursue legal education and practice. One must pursue law if it suits their personal interest and aptitude. The nobility of a lawyer lies in serving society rather than chasing fame and money. The second issue was the need to shift focus from the commercialization of the legal field to its professionalization. The procedural delays in the justice system must be rectified and the underprivileged sections must be taken care of. The rights and duties of citizens go hand-in-hand and it’s time to give recognition to this fact.
“SUCCESS IS GETTING WHAT YOU WANT, HAPPINESS IS WANTING WHAT YOU GET.”
―W. P. Kinsella
18:30 hrs- Dr Ashok K Chauhan, founder President sir, Amity University and Amity Group of Institutions. Founder sir is known for his visionary personality, leading Amity Education’s prestigious competition for law students. He discussed that the legal profession cannot be a business, if a lawyer is productive then he will definitely get the progressive report. He mentioned that he is looking for his law students to lead the world. He is amazed at listening to the advice of judges and suggesting their guidance. Lastly, the founder president sir thanked Amitians and judges. At last appreciated students and faculties for their effort. Group & Amity as an entirety. He mentioned mooters becoming very successful lawyers and stated Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition the most.
“NEVER LET SUCCESS GET TO YOUR HEAD AND NEVER LET FAILURE GET TO YOUR HEART.”
18:40 hrs- With the most awaited time coming up, our faculty organisers Dr Bhavna Batra, National Administrator Jessup India., opened the dias to declare the results of the Championship Rounds along with Top rank holders across different categories of Best Oralist and Best Memorial.
National Academy for Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
The Winners of
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2023
18:50 hrs- Dr Bhavna Batra, National Administrator Jessup India, gave the vote of thanks by saying “the ending is a doorway to a new beginning”. She then thanked the Founder president sir Chairman sir and all the distinguished Justices for taking out time from their busy schedule and attending this event. She then congratulated the Winner and the participating teams. And thanked the faculty, media teams, bailiffs and all other students for making this event a huge success. She also sought forgiveness for any discomfort that was caused during the event.
“TEAMWORK BEGINS BY BUILDING TRUST. AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO OVERCOME OUR NEED FOR INVULNERABILITY.”
– Patrick Lencioni
19:00 hrs- Indeed all good things come to an end. It has been an unforgettable experience and we hope everyone is enthralled. On behalf of Amity Law School, Noida, We want to express my sincere gratitude to all the distinguished guests for joining us today and for making this event so magnificent. Furthermore, congratulations to all those who participated in our event, as well as the winners for being so invested, hard-working and sincere.
The hard work & dedication of our associated members day in & out brought the event to a successful conclusion and paid tribute to its years of historic lineage.
With this, we the Blogging Team of the Indian Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C Jessup Moot Court Competition, 2023 sign off.
Special Thanks to :
Dr Bhavna Batra, National Administrator Jessup India,2023.
Gautmi Goel, Convenor
Ranjeet Singh, Deputy Convenor
Student Editorial Committee of Amity Noida :
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