Moot Courts - Symbiosis Law College Noida

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:

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.