Moot Court Cell
Moot Court is a mock court in which students participate in simulated court proceedings which involves drafting of memorials and presenting oral arguments. Moot Court Cell works for training the students to improve upon their presentation skills, so that they can perform well in moot court competition. The students are guided in different areas as to, how to plead orally and submit their written submissions. How to frame issues, what are factual and legal issues, what is Jurisdiction of Court, how to answer and tackle the queries of judges etc., how to work on strength and weaknesses. The Moot Court Cell is headed by Asst. Prof. Akanksha Shrivastava along with her team of student members who carry out various activities.
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Moot Court Cell members comprises of the following students:
- Diksha Mundhra – B.A.LL.B. V
- Mehul Kumar – B.A.LL.B. V
- Sana Sheikh – B.A.LL.B. V
- Varun Mishra – B.A.LL.B. V
- Kshitij Vyas – B.A.LL.B. V
- Radhika Biyani – LL.B. III
- Prachi Sharma – LL.B. III
- Rachel Sethia – B.A.LL.B. IV
- Sailee Khilare – B.A.LL.B. IV
- Gyanesh Raj – B.A.LL.B. IV
- Purshottam Sarswat – B.A.LL.B. IV
- Ankita Singh – B.A.LL.B. III
- Pooja Pillai – B.A.LL.B III
The Cell also heads responsibility to select teams for external moot court competition. Accordingly Internal Moot Assessment Round (IMAR) are conducted. The students are invited to make presentation on a given moot problem before a panel of judges which includes an external judge and then are selected for external moots. As to the requirement, the teams are finalized for inter collegiate, state level, national level or international level competitions.
Winners of IMAR 2019
Winners of IMAR 2018
Apart from this, Weekly Moot Court activities are held for all classes. Different burning issues in form of moot problems were given to the student participants. With lot of zeal and efforts students make research on the problem areas. This activity increases the research skills of the students. All the students of BLC are made part of this activity, irrespective of their classes. The activity also develops a sense of brotherhood, belongingness, and co-operation.
Savitribai Phule Pune University as part of curriculum requires the final year student to have practical approach towards the procedural laws and so introduced it in the syllabus as Moot Court and Pre-trial preparation paper. With this regards, the students of BLC are made to perform in front of the junior students with dual intent, one for the final year student to do with their practical and second to train the junior with audio visual impact.
Gajendra Gadkar Moot Court Competition, 2017
TEAM: Sohail, Prafull, Ashwini
AWARD: Best Memorial.
National Moot Court Competition, Anand Law College, Gujarat
TEAM: Sohail, Zinal, Jyoti Namdeo
ACHIEVEMENT: Best Researcher
Amity University, Gwalior National Moot Court Competition, 2018
TEAM: Pawan, Atul, Shivang
ACHIEVEMENT: Quater Finalist
Anand Law College
3rd National Moot Court Competition, 2020
TEAM: Sana Sheikh (Mooter), Isha Sharma (Mooter), Sayma Khatibi (Researcher)
ACHIEVEMENT: Best Researcher Award
Shivaji Maratha College
ACHIEVEMENT: Best Respondent
I.M Nanawati National Moot Court Competition, GIS Law College, Ahemdabad, January 2018.
TEAM: Arpita, Prafull, Abhishekh Patil.
H.G Adwani Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2016
TEAM: Chaitranaj, Zinal, Kamlesh ACHIEVEMENT: Best Researcher
Marathwada Mitramandal Law College, Pune.
Justice P.B. Sawant 5th National Moot Court Competition, 2018
TEAM: Vairagya Awasthi (Mooter), Rahul Gaurav (Mooter), Milind Rajaram (Researcher)
ACHIEVEMENT: Winners (1st prize)
Hutatma Rajguru Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Hambirrao Mohite Law College
2nd State Level Moot Court Competition, 2018
TEAM: Mehul Kumar (Mooter), Kshitij Vyas (Mooter), Purushottum Sarswat (Researcher)
ACHIEVEMENT: Winners (2nd prize)