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6th RGNUL National Moot Court Competition commences at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

Simran Sahni
1 April 2017 7:33 AM GMT
6th RGNUL National Moot Court Competition commences at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
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The 6th RGNUL National Moot Court Competition, 31st March -2nd April, 2017, commenced with the inaugural session in the premises of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, RGNUL, Prof (Dr.) G.I.S. Sandhu, Registrar RGNUL, Dr. Shilpa Jain, Faculty Coordinator, Ishfaq Ahmed, Representative from EBC and Faculty members of RGNUL were present on the occasion.

Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal welcomed the participants to the competition. In his address, Prof. Jaswal apprised mooters about the basic skills related to the competition.  He said, “Mooting allows students to express themselves professionally”. Prof. Jaswal further explained that mooting was different from debating and declaiming as it was related to the legal facts. He cited examples to highlight on the strengths and strategies that will enable the participants to win the arguments. Prof. (Dr.) Jaswal advised the students to argue well following the dictum, “Honesty is the best policy”.

Prof. (Dr.) G.I.S. Sandhu, in his speech said that moot court competition provided students a platform to test their skills of interpretation of law and their legal acumen.

This year’s moot Proposition is based on ‘Constitutionality of Criminalisation of Defamation’.

40 teams from all over India would be competing for the coveted trophy along with a prize money of Rs.10, 000. The Runner’s-up will be awarded with a trophy and cash prize of Rs.7000.There are also awards and cash prizes worth Rs.4000, Rs.5000 and Rs.4000 for the Best Speaker, Best Memorial and the Best Researcher respectively.

The event is divided into 4 rounds-The Preliminary rounds, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals. The Moot would be judged by leading practitioners, academicians, and sitting judges of High Court.


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