Justice ML Pendse National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition By MNLU Mumbai Successfully Concludes Its First Edition
The first edition of the Justice ML Pendse National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition was successfully concluded on 26th February, 2023, after an intense three-day event. The valedictory ceremony was graced by the presence of Justice S.S. Shinde (Former Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court), Justice S.K. Shinde (Former Judge, Bombay High Court), Dr Birendra Saraf, Advocate General, Maharashtra, and Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court, Mr. Nitin Thakker. The competition was organized by Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU M), and the Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law, and saw participation from over 39 colleges from prestigious law colleges across the country.
The competition saw participants from 24 qualifying teams arguing on complex legal issues related to environmental law. The final round was judged by a distinguished panel of judges, including Justice S.S. Shinde (Former Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court), Justice S.K. Shinde (Former Judge, Bombay High Court) and Justice Abhay Ahuja (Judge, Bombay High Court).
The team from Symbiosis Law School, Noida emerged as the winners of the competition, with the team from Christ (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR securing the runner-up position. The winning team was awarded a trophy, along with a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees One Lakh). The runner-up team also received a cash prize of Rs. 60,000 (Rupees Sixty Thousand). Further, impressed by the performance of the runners-up, Dr Birendra Saraf, Advocate General, Maharashtra, generously awarded them an additional cash prize of Rs. 21,000 (Rupees Twenty-One Thousand). The award for the best Memorial was bagged by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (Petitioner) and School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. Further, Jasmine Mangat from RGNUL Punjab emerged as the best Speaker, and Satyam Agrawal from Lloyd Law College emerged as the best researcher.