Moot Competition - Enhancing Legal Skills through Student Participation | Integral University Lucknow


16 Sep, 2018 |Facebook |Twitter |Email |

Moot Court Competition at the Faculty of Law, the art of persuasive advocacy.

Moot court is an engaging extracurricular activity at the Faculty of Law, Integral in which participants take part in simulated court proceedings, involving drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in Oral arguments.

The Faculty boasts that a moot court competition simulates a court hearing, in which participants analyze a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral argument. Moot problems are typically set in areas of law that are unsettled or that have been subject to recent developments. They involve the two grounds of appeal, argued by each side.
An Intra-Moot Court Competition was conducted by Faculty of Law on 14th -15th day of September 2018. The main purpose of organizing the Competition was to encourage students to participate and understand legal principles in a better manner. Being a Mooter it enhances the personality of the students and makes them prepare to address the judges in the court of Law.

The procedure is meticulously imitated that is followed in real courts: the judge entered, the mooters and the judge bowed to each other, the clerk announced the matter, the mooters gave their appearances and were then called on in turn to present their submissions, the judge asked questions of the mooters, the court adjourned, and the judge then returned to deliver a brief judgment and some feedback.
Mooting is not the same as public speaking or debating, although it shares some common elements with these activities. It is a specialized application of the art of persuasive advocacy. It has been part of the process of training lawyers and plays an important role in legal education at Faculty of Law, Integral University, Lucknow.

A welcome note was given by Dr. Naseem Ahmad Jafri, Head, and Faculty of Law. The external Judges of the final round of the competition were Advocate Mrs. Tahira Kazmi, from High Court- Allahabad Bench and Advocate Mr. Arun Singh Chandel, from High Court -Lucknow.
The success of effective learning through moot court activity was evident from the performances of Integral-mooters. Amreen Khan & Saniya Naqvi was the winning team of the competition, followed by Mohd. Rameez Raza & Dawood Khan and Adarsh Srivastava & Umar Saif. The best researcher award was given to Sheeren, and Mohd. Rameez Raza was adjudged the best Mooter. The best memorial award was given to team TC-01.

The successful Moot Competition demonstrated the student’s interest in advocacy and competence as an advocate. The competitive encounters of mooting sessions at the Faculty of Law, Integral are always intellectually rewarding and highly enjoyable.