NUJS Kolkata Hosts 3rd National Client Counselling Competition 2024, NLU Odisha Emerge As Winners


20 Feb 2024 3:55 AM GMT

  • NUJS Kolkata Hosts 3rd National Client Counselling Competition 2024, NLU Odisha Emerge As Winners
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    The 3rd edition of the NUJS National Client Counselling Competition, was jointly organised by the NUJS Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society and the Outlawed Organizing Committee on February 17th and 18th, 2024 at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

    The competition witnessed teams from various prestigious law schools across the country who showcased their skills and knowledge in client counselling and competition law.

    The competition aimed to promote greater understanding of competition law and the important role of counselling functions played by legal practitioners. Further, it also aimed to inculcate among law students quintessential skills such as interviewing, planning, and analysis crucial for maintaining effective lawyer-client relationships.

    The competition was supported by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC), Fox & Mandal and Luthra and Luthra-Law Offices India.

    The competition consisted of three challenging problems inspired by real life competition law concerns that tested the legal acumen of the fifteen participating teams. After intense rounds of counselling sessions, the evaluation was undertaken by the expert assessors from the Competition Commission of India, lawyers from tier-1 law firms, practising advocates and academics.

    After extensive rounds, the team from National Law University Odisha (NLUO) emerged as the winners, followed by National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) who secured the position of runners-up.

    Additionally, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) distinguished itself as the highest-scoring team in the prelim rounds.

    Atish Chakraborty, Academic Fellow at NUJS, and an expert assessor at the competition said “The Client Counselling Competition has been an enriching experience for the participants and it has indeed gone a long way towards fostering advocacy skills and promoting experiential legal education which is the need of the hour.”

    “The participation of teams from some of the best law schools and the inclusion of expert assessors from esteemed offices is what made the 3rd NUJS Client Counselling Competition stand out and we look forward to making it even better in the forthcoming year,” said Dhruv Maheshwari, the treasurer of the NUJS ADR Society.

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