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14th Surana & Surana International Technology Law Moot Court & Judgment Writing Competition, 2015

Sukriti SIngh
27 Jun 2015 4:35 AM GMT
14th Surana & Surana International Technology Law Moot Court & Judgment Writing Competition, 2015
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With the aim of creating awareness of the latest technological developments and providing a platform for development of skills required for addressing the techno-legal issues arising out of it, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai announces the 14th Surana & Surana International Technology Law Moot Court & Judgment Writing Competition, 2015.

This year’s case is set on issues relating to International Technology Agreement, Nanotechnology, its medical exploitation and technology transfer

Date: August 21, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Venue: Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Eligibility: The competition is open only for students who are pursuing LL.B (three year or five year programme) during the current academic year. To augment technology related research a team have the option of having only one student member (must be an undergraduate) from technology / science discipline (other than law), from any institution approved by the HOD or the Head of the Institution.

Registration Procedure

  1. There will be a two-tier Registration Procedure. The participating colleges shall have to register both with ‘Surana& Surana International Attorneys’ and ‘Symbiosis Law School, Pune’. The registration opens on May 14, 2015 (Thursday).
  2. Registration with Surana & Surana International Attorneys: The teams must register online at /  by July 18, 2015 (Saturday).

  • Registration with Symbiosis Law School, Pune: The participating colleges are required to email the Soft Copy of the Registration Form annexed here in the rules by July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to [email protected]

Guidelines for Submission of Memorial

  1. The soft copy of the memorial for each side shall be a single file and in MS-Word. It shall correspond with hard copy of the memorial. There should only be two word documents (All parts of each memorial must be in a single document), one for Claimant and the other for the Respondent.
  2. Each Memorial should not exceed more than 40 A4 pages. The "Arguments in Detail" and the "Prayer" should not exceed more than 25 A4 pages.
  3. The Cover Page of the Memorial must have the following color scheme: Blue: Claimant Cover Page Red: Respondent Cover Page.
  4. The Cover Page of each Written Submission must contain the following information:

a) The Team Code should be mentioned in the upper right-hand corner. For instance, if the Team Code of the Participating Team is ST_150; the Memorial Code on behalf of Claimant would be “ST_150_A” and for the Respondent would be “ST_150_D”.

b) The year of the Competition

c) The name of the Case

d) The party for which the Written Submission has been prepared. e) Name of the forum resolving the dispute.

  1. The memorials must contain the following:

    1. Cover Page;
    2. Table of contents;
    3. List of Abbreviations;
    4. Index of Authorities;
    5. Statement of Jurisdiction;
    6. Statement of Facts;
    7. Issues Presented;
    8. Summary of Arguments;
    9. Arguments in detail;
    10. Prayer

  2. All participating teams must submit a soft copy of their memorials from both the sides on or before August 02, 2015 (Sunday) by 09:00 p.m. IST.
  3. The soft copies of the memorials must be emailed to [email protected] with a copy marked to [email protected] and the subject of the mail marked as “Memorial Submission by Team Code ____ for 14th Surana & Surana International Technology Moot Court Competition, 2015.”
  4. Teams must send 3 Hard Copies of the memorials [Total 06 copies] which should reach Symbiosis Law School, Pune by August 05, 2015. The remaining 3 Hard Copies of the memorials (Total 06 copies) should be submitted during orientation on August 21, 2015.
  5. Postal Address for the submission of Hard Copy of the memorials is as follows: Dr. Atmaram Shelke, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis Campus, Opp. Pune International Airport, VIP Road, Viman Nagar, Pune - 411014

Formatting Guidelines for Memorial

  1. Typed on standard A4 size page.
  2. Font type: Times New Roman.
  3. Font size for body text: 12; the text of the written submission must have 1.5 (1.5 lines) spacing. Font size for the cover page may be 14 or 12.
  4. Font size for footnotes: 10; text of footnotes should be single-spaced (1.0)
  5. Margin: 1 inch margin on each side of the A4 size page.
  6. The footnotes must follow the 19th Bluebook format of citation.
  7. The Memorial must not contain any Annexure/Photographs/Sketches/ Exhibits/Affidavits etc.


  1. Winning team 30,000/-
  2. Runner up team 15,000/-
  3. Best Memorial 10,000/-
  4. Best Student Advocate 10,000/-
  5. Second Best Memorial 5,000/-
  6. Second Best Student Advocate 5,000/-


Eligibility: The teams participating in the Surana & Surana International Technology Law Moot Court Competition.

Submission: a) The judgment should be written and submitted in .doc or .docx format on the last day of the international moot court competition, i.e. on 23rd August 2015.

  1. b) Participation in judgment writing competition is compulsory for all the teams and researcher from each team shall represent the team in the competition.

Prize and Certificates:

  1. Winner: Rs. 25,000/-
  2. Runner-Up: Rs. 15,000/-
  3. 3rd and 4th best will be awarded certificates. d) All the participants who have submitted the judgments would get participation certificates. The winners (winner / runner up) would be awarded respective plaque and individual certificates.

Important Dates

  1. Start of Online Registration at 14th May, 2015 (Thursday)
  2. Last Date for Online Registration: 18th July, 2015 (Saturday)
  3. Last Date for Submission of Memorials (Soft Copy): 02nd August, 2015 (Sunday) by 09:00 p.m. IST
  4. Last date for receiving Hard Copy of Memorials (Three Copies from Each Side): 05th August, 2015 (Friday)

Click here to download the moot problem.

Click here for detailed information.

For official website.

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