Rajiv Gandhi National Law University wins NHRC Moot Court Competition
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University has won the NHRC Moot Court Competition organised at IP University. An affiliated college of IP University – Fairfield Institute of Law was adjudged runner up in the competition.
A distinguished panel comprised of Sushant Bali, Reeva Gugral, Shashank Garg, AOR Vishnukant, Prof. Anuk Vaksha, Prof. A. P. Singh, Dr. Zubair Ahmad Khan and D. M. Shaktivel adjudged the winners on the basis of their performances in semi – final & final rounds.
Justice Hari Shankar, Justice Girish Kathpalia & Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha also graced the occasion.
University School of Law & Legal Sudies(USLLS),IP University organised the NHRC Moot Court Competition at Dwarka campus.
According to Dean – USLLS, Prof. Queeny Pradhan,in this three – day mega legal – learning event, around forty teams of renowned law institutes of the country actively participated.
Speaking as a key note speaker on the inaugural function Prof. B. T. Kaul, former Director – Delhi Judicial Academy said, lawyer has to take challenge of pleading any matter under the sun. Keeping in view, they have to prepare to respond those challenges successfully. Referring the American legal education system, he informed Moot Court Competition is an essential component of curriculum there. “It is good that Indian legal education system has started focusing on Moot Court Competitions to give practical exposure to court room pleading,” said Prof. Kaul. He also stressed emphasis on significance of research in legal education and extending legal help to common people.
Rajeev Jain, Member – NHRC & former Director – Intelligence Bureau said on the inaugural day that extensive reading, especially facts & laws, is essential to offend or defend in legal profession.
Theme of this Moot Court Competion was “Human Rights’ Issues Pertaining to Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Illegal Cross – Border Migrants”.