Theory turned to practice

Theory turned to practice

Mock court

The CMR Law College played host to about 22 colleges from across the country at the three-day national law fest, ‘The National Moot Court Competition 2012’, at the college premises recently. 

Triumphant:The winners with the guests.

The event brought together the best brains from the legal fraternity and attracted a large number of students as well.

The topic chosen for the moot court competition last year was the ‘Hindu Succession Act’, according to which the girl child is entitled to property rights after 2004, but can’t claim anything before that year.

This year, the topic was, ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005’.
The Law College makes it a point to choose topics that are relevant to the present context and bring in the best in the legal fraternity to give the students maximum exposure.

The event was conducted not only to celebrate the independence and dynamism of the present day woman, but more so to establish a novel and unique forum towards understanding and combating the abuse and victimisation of women.

The mock moot court cases were centered around eliciting the rights of women and creating awareness and understanding of ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005’.

The finals of the competition was judged by five sitting judges of the Karnataka High Court, who heard the arguments put forth by the students and questioned them at length before giving their verdict.

These included Justice Ajit J Gunjal, Anand Byrareddy, Jawad Rahim, Aravind Kumar and K Govindarajulu.

Speaking during the event, Justice VS Malimath advised law students to expand their skills and broaden their scope towards focusing on a career within the legal system.

He told students that they could follow either a persuasive method or an aggressive method of advocacy.

The students confessed that they had a wonderful time putting forth their
case. They felt this competition provided them a feel of the real world.

Anitha Murthy, a student of the Government Law College, said, “It was theory translated into practice. We got to apply what we are taught in our classrooms. And the arguments had to be perfect, since we were presenting them before a jury that is well-informed about the facts.”

Prasanna, a student of CMR Law College, said, “We look forward to this competition every year. The judges really grill us and this gives us an exposure of the real world.”  The winners of the competition were Ajitha P, Nanditha Narayan and Neethu Sreedhar from National University of Advanced Legal Studies in Kochi. The second place was bagged by Prakhar Pandey, Ritwik Saswal and Krishnendu Kanungo of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. The ‘Best Memorial Award’ went to National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.

The ‘Best Mooter Award’ was won by Varun Tripathi of Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

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