The 11th Amity International Moot Court Competition 2021, a simulation based on a leading issue of Public International Law dealing with extradition, asylum and diplomatic immunities and other issues, was won by the students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi bagged the second position. The competition conferred a unique opportunity for the participants to understand the various conducts and procedures of International Law, and simultaneously apply them in their own unique and creative methodologies, creating noteworthy handy arguments.
The three-day paperless competition witnessed eminent dignitaries from the legal fraternity and the participation of over 100 teams from across the country and internationally, including 8 National Law Universities, 20 International University, 68 Indian Colleges and law colleges from Japan, Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Nepal, Brazil, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives etc. An outstanding level of legal deliberation was displayed by the participating teams with the finest law students coming together and presenting their arguments.
Guest of Honor, Hon’ble Justice Jasmeet Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court highlighted a few life lessons learned and laid stress on how lawyers and judges are playing an important role in shaping today’s society. Law today has become a profession by choice and has overtaken many other professions.
Hon’ble Justice Jyoti Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court congratulated Amity for organizing this moot court competition despite the global challenge of pandemic. She mentioned that during this moot court students have learned about how to deal with complex issues like Public International Law which serves as a huge pedestal to transform them into well groom lawyers.
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, founder President, Amity Education Group shared that a moot court competition teaches a lot, prepares students for real-life courtroom experience. While talking about his vision to transform India into a global superpower, he talked about the importance of law and order as a very significant aspect and advised students to attain perfection in their learning of the law sections and practice the art of arguments. Sharing a valuable tip with students, Dr. Chauhan said the study of law is incomplete without the judgment of the judge. He advised students to read the judgments and understand the hard work and efforts which the judges have put in writing these judgments.
Hon’ble Justice Mr. Siddharth, Judge, Allahabad High Court said Law is a profession which is known by practice and not just by reading books since one has to apply law to the living persons. While stressing on the importance of litigation he said , the lawyers and judges always see the society’s expectations firsthand and therefore have to be precise and focused during arguments in order to present the case and ensure justice.
Hon’ble Justice Amit Bansal, Judge, Delhi High Court congratulated the students, faculty and all participating teams for holding such a prestigious event. He appreciated the Amity university’s efforts in aligning legal dignitaries through paperless forum and how the university is working towards brining a new revolution amongst budding lawyers.
Dr. Atul Chauhan, chancellor, Amity University said all Amitians are trained to become leaders, not followers. Moot Court Competitions unbolt fresh grounds and blazes a trail of a forthcoming novel experience. He advised students to make wise decisions and work very hard as it would affect the lives of so many other people. He congratulated the students on choosing the path of law, which is not easy, but millions of people would rely on their decisions, and advised them to work with complete dedication and zeal.
During the event, a souvenir about the competition was also launched during the occasion. Also present on the occasion were Prof. (Dr.) D.K Bandyopadhyay, chairman, Amity Law School; (Prof.) Dr. Shefali Raizada, additional director, Amity Law School; (Prof.) Dr. Aditya Tomer, joint head, Amity Law School along with faculty, staff and thousands of students connected virtually.Campus, News