Amongst 30 teams from various prestigious law schools of the country, the five teams namely (a) Nirma University, Ahmedabad (b) Gujarat National Law University (c) School of Law, Christ University Bangalore (d) Kerala Law Academy, Trivandrum (e) Lloyd law College have been selected for the First N. R. Madhava Menon SAARC Mooting Competition that will be held from 4th – 5th March 2016. The Mooting had been taking place for the last two days at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida under the technical support from MILAT – Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy.
The event saw young energetic law students vehemently arguing from both petitioner and respondent sides. The mooting proposition was on the theme ‘Social Justice’, the very significant “ Unique Identification(UID)” issue. The winners were given certificates and mementos by Mr. R Venkataramani, the Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Prof. (Dr.) S Sivakumar, SAARC Moot Administrator and Mr. Manohar Thairani, President, Lloyd Law College. The result was assessed on the overall performance of students in the oral and written submissions.
“A research note will be made after the memo evaluation and the same will be submitted to the Supreme Court for the future deliberation” said Prof. N R Madhava Menon at the open house session held post the competition in the presence of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil R. Dave. Further, Prof. Menon discoursed on various matters such as preference of five year law to the three year course, the need for more alternative dispute resolutions, revamping of course curriculum that traditional universities have currently and so on and so forth.
The SAARC mooting proposition will be released shortly and the competition will see the participation of students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka along with the selected five Indian teams from 4th – 5th March 2016. A conference of Law Students from SAARC countries will also be held subsequently to the competition on the topic “Legal Education in SAARC Countries: Opportunities and Challenges” on 6th March 2016.