Army Institute of Law, Mohali has won the North India Rounds of the Surana and Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 2015. UPES, Dehradun was declared the runners up.
National Law Institute University, Bhopal, in collaboration with Surana & Surana International Attorneys organized the North India Rounds of the Surana and Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 2015 and Surana & Surana National Judgment Writing Competition on Criminal Law from 4th to 6th September, 2015.
This moot adopts the unique format of following the full trial procedure including witness examination. The Moot problem was based on contemporary issues on criminal law. Along with the Moot Court Competition, a judgment writing competition was also hosted which was open to all participants of the moot court competition. 16 teams had participated in the competition.
Justice N.K. Jain, former Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony. He highlighted the importance of Trial Advocacy. He emphasized that the journey of litigation begins from Trial Courts. So, this concept is very helpful for overall development of a law student.
Chief Justice of the closing ceremony, Justice (retd.) P.P. Naolekar was of the view that competitions like these will encourage people to join the Bar and improve the quality of litigation. He was very happy with the quality of argumentation he witnessed in the finals of the competition.
Dr. Ravichandran, Partner, Surana and Surana expressed his satisfaction with the organization of the competition and said that mooting as a concept provides a firsthand sight of what happens in court. It develops a legal sense and research capabilities from the college life itself.
Surana and Surana was thanked by Director of NLIU, Bhopal, Prof. (Dr.) S.S. Singh for hosting this moot in NLIU which is a first of its kind. He also mentioned that mooting is very helpful and taking into consideration the legal system we have to strengthen the students from the very beginning itself.