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Moot Courts

Mooting as an activity aims to inculcate and improve the research, presentation and argument talent into students so as to equip the budding pleaders with all the court room etiquettes, research experience and advocacy skills. At Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, it is a key co-curricular activity wherein the presentation skills and talents in argument of students are screened and further notified about their level in the competition on regular basis. This initiative is well supported and effectively carried out by dedicated Moot Court Society. Success of effective learning through moot court activity is evident from the following performances of mooters selected and thereafter participated in various national/international moot court competitions:

15th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2019 (South Asia Rounds): Organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva at Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal - December 10-12, 2019

Purnima Mathur, Fourth Year Learner, Diksha Joshi, Third Year Learner, and Amira Dhawan, Second Year Learner, were invited to participate in the Regional Rounds of the prestigious after having won the India Rounds in September 2019 at Indian Society of International Law (ISIL). The Team entered into the Finals of these Regional Rounds and was adjudged ‘Winners’.

Team SLS-NOIDA has won the ticket to Asia-Pacific Rounds, 2020 and would represent South-Asia at the Asia-Pacific Rounds. Purnima Mathur received the 'Best Speaker Award' shared with the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

8 teams from across South Asia; 2 teams each from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan, were invited to participate in the Regional Round. The moot compromis was based on contemporary challenges of International Humanitarian Law with respect to nature of armed conflicts and jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over non-state parties in trans-boundary crimes.

8th IBBI-National Corporate Moot Court Competition, 2019: Oganised by National Law Institute University, Bhopal from December 6-8, 2019

Pranav Dwivedi, Shovit Betal, and Uditanshu Singh, Third Year Learners, participated in the competition and entered into the Quarter-finals. Shovit Betal won the 'Best Speaker Award'.

A total number of 18 teams from across India, including several National Law Universities, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and Companies Act, 2013.

3rd Surana & Surana RGNUL International Law Moot Court Competition: Organised by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys – November 15-17, 2019

Varalika Sengar, Ananya Singhal and Ritam Khanna, Second Year Learners, entered into the Finals and were adjudged ‘Winners’. The team also won the 3rd Best Memorial Award. Ms. Ritam Khanna was awarded the ‘Best Student Advocate Award’ and Ms. Varalika Sengar won the ‘2nd Best Student Advocate Award’. The team won trophies, Winner’s Certificates and a cash prize of INR 15,000. Ms. Ritam Khanna won a trophy and cash prize of INR 5000.

A total of 16 teams from across India, including National Law Schools participated in the said competition. The moot compromise was based on International Humanitarian Law and Law of the Seas.

G. D. Goenka ClArb (India) International Commercial Arbitration Competition: Organised by School of Law, G. D. Goenka University, Haryana, India – November 8-10, 2019

Harshvardhan Singh, Feba Bovas and Kushagra Jain, Second Year Learners, participated in the said competition and were adjudged ‘Quarter-Finalist’.

A total number of 22 teams, including National Law Schools, participated the said competition. The moot proposition involved matters related to International Commercial Arbitration and Contract Law.

11th CCI–Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by the Hindyatullah National Law University, New Raipur, Chattisgarh – October 18-19, 2019

Ananya Singh, Fourth Year Learner, Anushka Agarwal and Varun Madan, Third Year Learners participated in the court competition and reached the ‘Quarter-Finals’.

A total number of 28 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on Competition Law, Big Data & Intellectual Property Law.

8th Prof. V S Mani International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Seedling School of Law (Jaipur National University), Jaipur - October 18-20, 2019

Apekshit Raj Singh, Tanmay Diwan, Fourth Learners and Harsh Gupta, Third Year Learner participated in the competition, entered into the Finals and were adjudged ‘Runners-Up’. The team won a trophy, Runners-Up Certificates and a cash prize of INR 15,000.

A total number of 36 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on the Case concerning Refugees Settlement on Mars and Antarctica that deals with the issue of outer space, Refugee Convention and Law of Treaties (Antarctica Treaty System).

6th NUALS International Maritime Law Arbitration Competition, 2019: organised by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi - October 18-20, 2019.

Mansi Jain, Ridhima Sharma, Fourth Year Learners and Aviral Srivastava, Third Year Learner, participated and entered into the ‘Semi Finals’. The team also won 'Best Memorial Award' at the competition. The team was awarded a Trophy for this award. They also received Internship Opportunity at renowned Maritime Law firm 'Bose & Mitra & Co., Mumbai' and cash prize of INR 15,000.

A total number of 27 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on International Commercial Arbitration and Maritime Law.

13th Pro Bono Environ National Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by School of Excellence in Law, the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai – October 18-20, 2019

Aiyushi Sahani, Parth Sharma, Fourth Year Learners and Rhythm Katyal, Third Year Learner, participated in the competition, entered into the Finals and were adjudged ‘Runners-Up’.

A total number of 36 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on the International Environment Law and Space Debris.

9th Amity International Moot Court Competition (Paperless), 2019: Organised by the Amity Law School, Noida, Amity University Uttar Pradesh – October 18-19, 2019.

Aakash Jeph, Fourth Year Learner, Shovit Betal and Madhur Soni, Third Year Learners participated in the competition, entered into the Finals and were adjudged ‘Runners-Up’. The team was also awarded the Best Memorial Award.

A total number of 24 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition which was conducted in paperless format. The moot problem was based on the International Humanitarian Law dealing with Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes. The team won Trophies, Runners-Up & Best Memorial Certificates and cash prize.

9th ILNU National Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Gujarat in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India – October 10-13, 2019

Vidyul Dayal, Third Year Learner, Saraswati C. Rawandale and Navya Nanda, Second Year Learners participated in the competition and reached the ‘Semi Finals’. The team also won the ‘Best Memorial Award’.

A total number of 24 teams from across the country participated in the competition, where the moot proposition was based on the intersection of big data and competition law.

Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 2019 (North Rounds): Organised by Surana & Surana International Attorneys and the Law School, University of Jammu – October 4-6, 2019

Sana Banyal, Uditanshu Singh and Pranav Dwivedi, Third Year Learners participated in this trial advocacy competition and were awarded the ‘Fourth Best Memorial Award’.

A total of 16 teams participated in the competition. The competition was based on a Sessions Trial format with students conducting examination in chief and cross examination on the charges of abetment to suicide.

5th Manipal Ranka National Moot Court Competition: Organised by the Manipal University, Jaipur in association with Ranka Foundation – September 28-30, 2019

Shubhansh Thakur, Third Year Learner, Shefali Priya and Sakshi Mody, Second Year Learners entered into the finals of 5th Manipal Ranka National Moot Court Competition, 2019, and were adjudged ‘Runners-Up’ of the competition. Shubhansh Thakur also won the ‘Best Student Advocate Award'.

A total number of 25 teams from all over the country participated in the competition. The proposition was based on varied aspects of corporate and commercial laws, like Prevention of Money Laundering, Arbitration, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Contract Law, and Drugs and Cosmetics Law.

26th M.C. Chagla Memorial Government Law College National Moot Court Competition: Organised by the Government Law College, Mumbai in association with the Chief Justice M.C. Chagla Memorial Trust – September 28-29, 2019

Meerika Bareja, Fourth Year Learner, Harshil Wason, Third Year Learner and Aniruddha Ghosh, Second Year Learner entered into the finals of the competition and were adjudged ‘Runners-up’.

The competition was open to top 16 teams invited from law schools across India. The proposition was interplay of religious freedom and right to privacy under the Constitution of India, and the matter was a Writ Petition to be adjudged by the Supreme Court.

19th Henry Durant Memorial National Moot Court Competition: Organised by International Committee of Red Cross and Indian Society of International Law - September 19-22, 2019 at New Delhi

Purnima Mathur, Fourth Year Learner, Diksha Joshi, Third Year Learner, and Amira Dhawan, Second Year Learner entered into the finals of and was adjudged ‘Winners’ of the competition. The team also won the ‘Best Memorial Award’ (tied with Nirma University).

In the India National Round, 45 teams from across India participated in this prestigious moot. The proposition was based on the International Humanitarian Law including cyber warfare in an International Armed Conflict being adjudicated by the International Criminal Court.

SLS-NOIDA will be representing India at the Regional Rounds of the competition wherein top two teams each from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan compete to qualify for the Asia-Pacific Rounds of the moot.

7th National Moot Court Competition: Organised by Institute of Management Studies, Unison University, Dehradun, September 19-21, 2019

Mannika Gupta, Third Year Learner, Ayushi Sinha and R. Dhrusha Rupinya, Second Year Learners participated in the national level comepetition and reached the ‘Quarter-Finals’.

A total number of 35 teams from across India participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on Administrative Law and Constitutional Law.

9th UFYLC Ranka Moot Court Competition: Organised by the University of Rajasthan in association with Ranka Foundation – September 14-16, 2019.

Ishu Gupta, Bhavyanshi Dariya, Third Year Learners and Naimish Tewari, Second Year Learner entered into the Finals and adjudged ‘Winners’. The team also won the 'Best Memorial Award'.

A total number of 38 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 and Aadhaar Regulations.

Team was awarded with Winner’s Trophy, Certificates and cash prize of INR 10,000/-. Team also won the Best Memorial Award and awarded with Trophy and cash prize of INR 2,500/-.

10th Christ National Moot Court Competition: Organised by School of Law, CHRIST Deemed to be University - September 13-15, 2019.

Aiyushi Sahani, Parth Sharma, Fourth Year Learners and Rhythm Katyal, Third Year Learner, participated and entered into the ‘Semi-Finals’ in the National Level competition.

A total of 42 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition. The moot problem was based on the constitutional validity of the amendment to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act,1967 and Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

8th RGNUL National Moot Court Competition: Organized by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala - August 16-18, 2019

Akshita Upadhyay, Raghav Dembla, Fifth Year Learners and Amrita Dubey, Fourth Year Learner entered into the Finals of the competition and were adjudged ‘Runners-Up’.

The moot problem was based on the constitutional validity of Exception 2 to Section 375 of the IPC, 1860 that deals with the issue of marital rape. A total number of 46 teams from across India, including several National Law Schools, participated in the said Competition.

3rd NLS Animal Protection PIL Competition, 2019: Organised by the Society for Non-Human Persons, National Law School of India University at Bangalore - April 19-21, 2019

Mohammad Ahzam, Purnima Mathur (Third Year Learners) and Oshi Verma (Second Year Learner) participated in the competition and were adjudged Runners-Up. Purnima has also won the Best Speaker Award. The team received a trophy, certificates and cash prize of INR 15,000/-. Additionally, Purnima won a trophy and cash prize of INR 7,500/- as best speaker.

The competition was based on Animal Welfare Law and Constitutional Law. 48 teams participated nationally and only 16 teams qualified for Oral Rounds upon clearing the Memorial Selection Round.

3rd Surana & Surana and KLE Law College National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Surana & Surana International Attorneys and KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore – March 29-31, 2019

Sanya Gangar, Akriti Gupta (Third Year Learners) and Shrishti Vatsa (Second Year Learner) participated in the competition and were adjudged octa-finalists.

1st CNLU National Moot Court Competition on Cyber Law: Organised by Chanakya National Law University, Patna - March 29-31, 2019

Ashabari Basu Thakur, Aman Shankar and Anand Kamal entered this competition based on Cyber Law alongside 23 other teams from across India. Aman Shankar was adjudged Best Speaker and Ashabari Basu Thakur was adjudged 2nd Best Speaker at the Competition. They won trophy and Certificates. Aman Shankar also won a cash prize of INR 7,500/-. The team however, could not proceed beyond the preliminary round.

Law Centre - II B.R. Trikha Memorial Delhi NCR Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, Delhi University - March 30, 2019

Arif Hussain (Second Year Learner) and Ishita Thakur (Third Year Learner) entered into the competition and were adjudged Runners-Up. The team won a cash prize of INR 10,000/- alongwith a trophy and Runners-Up Certificates. A total of 18 teams from Delhi and NCR participated in the competition.

Kshan-14th National Trial & Appellate Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by G H Raisoni Law School, Nagpur - March 15-17, 2019

Aman Chachan (Fourth Year Learner), Chirag Hasija & Shobhit Diwakar (Second Year Learners) participated in the competition and were adjudged as Quarter-finalist. The team also won Best Memorial Award with a cash prize of INR 3,500/-. Aman Chachan also won 2nd Best Advocate Award with a cash prize of INR 5,000/-.

The Moot Problem was based on Criminal Law where teams from 20 law schools competed in a Sessions Trial format in the preliminary rounds and in the Criminal Appellate format at the advanced rounds.

10th NLU Antitrust Law Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by National Law University, Jodhpur in association with Khaitan & Co. & the Competition Commission of India - March 15-17, 2019

Meerika Bareja, Shristi Borthakur (Third Year Learners) and Vaibhav Jeswani (Second Year Learner) participated in the competition and were adjudged as Quarter-finalist. The Moot Proposition was based on Competition Law. 38 teams from law schools across the country participated in the competition where our team was one of the top eight.

Sir Syed & Surana & Surana National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Surana & Surana International Attorneys and Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - March 15-17, 2019

Manthan Dixit (Fourth Year Learner), Sanjri Misri and Anvi Jha (Second Year Learners) participated in the competition where the moot proposition was based on criminal law. Sanjri Misri won the Third Best Student Advocate Award at the competition.

3rd Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by SVKM's Narsee Monji (NMIMS) Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai - March 15-17, 2019

Arjun Sahni (Second Year Learner), Jheel Bhargava & Sargun Sahni (Third Year Learners) participated in the national level competition and were adjudged as Winners. The team has won INR 50,000/- as cash prize. Arjun Sahni also won Best Speaker Award and a cash prize of INR 10,000/- for the same.

The Moot Problem was based on aspects of International Data Privacy Laws to be argued before the International Court of Justice. 28 teams, including national law schools, participated in the competition.

1st TNNLU National Med-Arb Competition, 2019: Organised by Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli in collaboration with Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, Chennai - March 8-10, 2019

Namrata Raj (Fifth Year Learner), Swati Dixit (Fourth Year Learner) and Sudiksha Gupta (Third Year Learner) entered into the competition and were adjudged First Runners-Up. The team also won Best Med-Arb Team Award. The team also won cash prize.

CCI-NLUD Competition Law Moot, 2019: Organised by National Law School, Delhi in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India - March 8-10, 2019

Shavika Gupta (Fourth Year Learner), Rishabh Uppal and Balram (Second Year Learners) participated alongside 19 other teams after clearing the 'Memorial Selection Round' in this national-level competition based on competition law, and were adjudged Semi-Finalists.

23rd All India Moot Court Competition - 2019: Organised by University Law College, Bangalore University at Bengaluru - March 1-3, 2019

Shruti (Fourth Year Learner), Aaditya Mishra (Third Year Learner) and Harshil Wason (Second Year Learner) entered the competition after qualifying in the Memorial Selection Round and were adjudged Semi-Finalists. A total of 28 teams qualified for Oral Rounds in the 23rd edition of this national level competition where the moot proposition was based on constitutional law, specifically rights of LGBT community and legalization of prostitution.

7th RMLNLU - SCC Online International Media Law Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Dr. RML National Law University, Lucknow & SCC Online at Lucknow from March 1-3, 2019

Mohammad Ahzam Shaikh, Purnima Mathur (Third Year Learners) and Oshi Verma (Second Year Learner) entered the competition and were adjudged Semi-Finalists. A total of 33 teams participated in this national level competition where the moot compromis was based on data privacy and right to be forgotten was to be argued before the International Court of Justice.

4th Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon SAARCLAW Mooting Competition (International/SAARC Round) 2018-19: Organised by Lloyd Law College in collaboration with Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT) and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) at Greater Noida – February 15-17, 2019

Neha Thirani, Aditi Bhargava and Sudiksha Gupta (Third Year Learners) were selected from India alongside 6 other teams to the SAARC Rounds. The team was adjudged Winners at the International Round upon competing with 19 teams from Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The moot proposition was based on issues relating to ‘Climate Refugees’.

9th K.R. Ramamani Memorial Taxation National Moot, 2019: Organised by Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University at Chennai - February 8-10, 2019

Ishita Thakur (Third Year Learner), Arif Mustafa Hussain, and Priyam Bhatnagar (Second Year Learners) participated in the competition based on taxation law and were adjudged Quarter-Finalist. One of the pleaders, Arif Hussain, received special mention from the judges in the competition.

17th Surana & Surana JSS Law College Corporate Law Moot and Judgement Writing Competition, 2019: Organised by Surana & Surana International Attorneys & JSS Law College at Mysuru - February 8-10, 2019

Mudrika Purohit, Aniket Patni (Third Year Learners) and Utkarsh Tyagi participated in the competition based on corporate law and won the Third Best Memorial Award. Mudrika also won the Third Best Student Advocate Award.

19th All India Moot Court Competition for the Adv. T.S. Venkateswara Iyer Memorial Everrolling Trophy: Organised by Government Law College, Ernakulum - January 25-27, 2019

Akshita Upadhyay (Fourth Year Learner), Ashabari Basu Thakur and Chirag Hasija (Second Year Learner) participated in the competition alongside 24 other national teams and secured third position. The moot proposition was based on the issue of entry of women devotees at the Sabrimala Temple.

Shri I.M. Nanavati Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Gujarat Law Society's GLS Law College, Ahmedabad - January 18-20, 2019

Devanshi Rungta, Anvi Jha and Shrishti Vatsa (Second Year Learners) participated in the competition and were adjudged as Winners. The winning team won INR 2,25,000/- (two lacs twenty-five thousand rupees) alongwith a trophy and first position certificates. 32 teams participated in the competition including CNLU and RMLNLU.

Our team defeated School of Excellence, Chennai in quarter-final round, Shastra University in semi-final round and CHRIST University in the Final Round. The moot problem was based on traditional knowledge and Biodiversity Act specifically access and benefit sharing regime for India.

As a matter of policy, the law school does not keep any portion of the cash prize received by Mooters. This time as well, the team received the entire amount after deduction of Tax at source.

Advocate Sri M.P. Govindan Nambiar Memorial 2nd All India Moot Court Competition, 2019: Organised by Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry – January 4-6, 2019

Ms. Diksha Joshi, Ms. Sanjri Rakesh Misri and Mr. Gaurav Goyal (Second Year Learners) participated in the competition, entered into finals and were adjudged Runners-Up. They won a trophy and a cash prize of INR 30,000/-. The moot problem was based on constitutional issues relating to appointment of Lokpal and Lok-Ayuktas in Union Territories.