Judgment Deliberation Competition at 7th Government Law College International Law Summit

Judgment Deliberation Competition at 7th Government Law College International Law Summit

SPIL, Mumbai invites participation of Law Schools from across the world in furtherance of the initiative to bring to the legal fraternity a fresh approach to problem analysis and judgment making. The JDC has been inspired by the procedures of various judicial bodies and tribunals that span the spectrum of international law. JDC brings a fresh approach to problem analysis and judgment making, requiring participants to, upon analysis of facts presented and arguments advanced, arrive at a unique judgment that is infallible in law, rational in thought, and innovative in its essence.

The competition Module will comprise a case file of a wide connotation, such that it will invite varied interpretations that not only attract established legal principles, but also encourage thought innovation that is based on legal analysis and rational thinking.

Team Member Eligibility: Students of any university on a full-time or part-time basis in either a 3-year LLB or a 5- year integrated BA/BBA/ BSC/ BCOM/ BLS LLB course at the time of the competition are eligible to participate in the Competition.

Team Composition and Selection: A Team shall be composed of two (2) members: Judge and Judicial Clerk. These roles are interchangeable only upon the commencement of a new round.

Format of the Judgment



  1. Judgments must be typed and reproduced on a white standard A4 paper (21 x 29 ¾ centimeters) except for the cover page, where blue coloured paper must be used. The font and size of the text of all parts of the Judgment must be the same and must be in Times New Roman 12-point. (except cover page).
  2. The text of all parts of each Judgment must have one and a half spacing, except the text of footnotes and headings which may be single-spaced.
  3. Quotations of 50 words or more in any part of the Judgment shall be block quoted (i.e. right and left indented) and may be single-spaced.


The Module for the Judgment Deliberation Competition, 2016 will be released in July, 2015

Registration Details

Each Team must submit all Team members’ names to registrations@spilmumbai.com by 1st November, 2015. The mail must contain the registration form sent to the Universities/ College with the required details and stamp of the college/ university. Alternatively, Teams may register online at www.spilmumbai.com . Such registration must be followed by a mail from the concerned authority of the University/College confirming such participation. Team members’ names must be clearly typed in the mail, giving special attention to the spelling of each Team member’s name. Participation Certificates will be awarded to Teams with names spelt in the manner thus provided.

The registration fee for Judgment Deliberation Competition 2016 is INR 3000 for all the invited Indian Universities/Colleges. Registration fee of USD 150 will be charged to all the Overseas Universities. The same shall be submitted through a demand draft drawn in favor of “SPIL Government Law College Mumbai” payable at “Mumbai, India” which should be submitted before 1st November, 2015 to the following address:

 Aayush Kevlani President, Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai Government Law College, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 Maharashtra, India

Submission of the Judgment

All Judgment submissions must conform to the following general criteria. Teams will be penalized for failure to abide by these requirements. Ten (10) Hard Copies of the Judgment must be sent to the following address, postmarked 20th December, 2015:

 Aayush Kevlani President, Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai Government Law College, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 Maharashtra, India

Soft Copies must be e-mailed to spilmumbai@gmail.com  on or before 20th December, 2015.

Awards



  1. Best Team: INR 20,000
  2. Runners Up: INR 15,000 (To be awarded on the basis of a cumulative score of Written Judgment and Oral Round)
  3. Best Written Judgment: INR 10,000
  4. 2nd Best Written Judgment: INR 7,000 (To be awarded solely on the basis of the score for the Written Judgment)


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