NLU,Odisha beat Symbiosis, Pune to emerge as Winners in the finals of Jessups Indian Rounds

Aishwarya Dhakarey

30 Jan 2017 4:21 AM GMT

  • NLU,Odisha beat Symbiosis, Pune to emerge as Winners in the finals of Jessups Indian Rounds
    National Law University, Odisha defeated Symbiosis Law School, Pune in the finals of the super-prestigious 58th edition of the Jessup International Moot Competition this year.  Both the semi -finals and finals were extremely intriguing for all the participant teams.  The finals which had begun at 2 pm today were  judged by an esteemed panel consisting of Hon'ble Justice R. K. Agrawal, Judge Supreme Court of India, Dr. Sanoj Ranjan and Dr. Luther Rangreji. It is noted that both Symbiosis and NLU, Odisha had managed to enter the finals today after claiming victory over teams from NALSAR, Hyderabad and NLIU, Bhopal respectively.  NLIU, Bhopal stood at third while NALSAR secured fourth position.                                  
    The much-awaited results were announced in the valedictory ceremony held at Amity Law School, Delhi. Dr. D. K. Bandopadhyay, Director Amity Law School, proposed the vote of thanks. He expressed his gratitude to Surana & Surana and ILSA for giving the institute  a chance to organise this prestigious competition. He appreciated all the volunteers for their efforts in making the competition a great success. He wished all the participants the best for future endeavours. This was followed by keynote addresses by Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Honorary President, Amity Law School, Delhi and  Hon'ble Justice R. K. Aggrawal. Justice Aggrawal in his valedictory address , congratulated Amity Law School, Delhi for successfully organising the event. He wished the best of luck to all the participants.

    A bunch of awards were given away under different categories. Besides the glittering winners and runners up trophies, the Spirit of the Competition Award was given away to NLIU, Bhopal. The Second-best memorial was given to Amity Law School, Delhi.  Sneha Priya of Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Aditya Laddha of  NLU Odisha were jointly awarded Best Speaker in the final rounds.  The Best memorial went to NLIU, Bhopal. Further, Mr. Lalit Bhasin presented the following awards to other participants: 4th Best Student Advocate- Aditya Ladda, NLU, Odisha, 3rd Best Anushka Arora, GGSIP University, 2nd best advocate Karan Gupta, NALSAR,  and Best Student Advocate- Akshaya Venkatraman, WBNUJS. The teams that advance for the international rounds of the competition due to be held from 9th to 15th April, 2017 are NLU, Odisha, Symbiosis Law School, Pune,  NALSAR, Hyderabad and NLIU, Bhopal.

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