GNLU wins the First Professor N R Madhava Menon SAARC Mooting Competition
After the cut throat competition, before the panel of 5 bench Delhi High Court senior most judges (Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jayank Nath, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Najmi Wazir, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, Judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice I S Mehta, Hon’ble Ms. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal) the winner of the First Professor N R Madhava Menon SAARC Mooting Competition was declared as Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar and the runner up team was Kerala Law Academy, Trivandrum. Along with the mooting results, the names of the best presenters were also declared.
The best presenter of First Professor N R Madhava Menon Students Conference became Adity Karky from Kathmandu School of Law, while the runner up became Panduka W Bandara, University of Colombo.
While distributing the prizes and addressing the valedictory function, Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra, Judge Supreme Court stated, “A lawyer should have ‘uncommon’ common sense”, further he added that “law students need to develop innovative skills to have good research and for that they have to avoid unhealthy contentment in life”.
Prof (Dr) N R Madhava Menon, the architect of modern legal education in whose name the competition was held, stated that he was delighted to witness the young minds coming up with original ideas to improve legal education. Prof R Venkata Rao, the Vice
Chancellor of National Law India University, Bangalore while addressing the gathering appreciated the competition for its uniqueness that will develop the harmony among South Asian legal fraternity.
The mooting competition has been taking place at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida with the technical support of Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy and Training (MILAT) for the past two days – 4th to 5th March 2016 along with Law students’ conference. The other winners of the competition are:
- Best Memorial- Christ University, Bangalore
- Second best memorial – Kathmandu School of law
- Best Orator (male) - Prashanth Nadaraj, Christ University, Bangalore
- Best Orator (female) - Anisha Gupta, Christ University, Bangalore
In the event, Prof. (Dr) S Sivakumar, the SAARC Administrator, Mr Manohar Thairani, President Lloyd Law College also rendered speech in the valedictory session. Post the event, there was SAARC cultural feast and SAARC dinner that Lloyd organized to enthuse the teams from SAARC Countries i.e. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Msaldives.