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3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology

The third National Moot Court Competition organized by the FIMT School of Law in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India saw the participation of 38 teams in the preliminary rounds on 14th March 2024.

3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology

These rounds were structured into two slots, Slot 1 and Slot 2, with four teams in each of the 10 courtrooms. Each slot featured two teams presenting their arguments before judges representing the respondent and petitioner sides, respectively. Notably, these preliminary rounds were conducted online via the Zoom platform. The competition was evaluated based on knowledge of law and facts, appreciation of facts, use of authorities, interpretation, and application of the law, organization of arguments, response to questions, clarity of thought and expression, and innovation in argumentative skills and creativity.

The competition was marked by a high level of enthusiasm and competitive spirit among the participating teams. Each team had the opportunity to showcase their legal acumen and advocacy skills in a virtual setting, adapting to the challenges of online moot court proceedings. After intense rounds of arguments and deliberations, the results of the preliminary rounds were announced. Out of the 38 participating teams, the top 8 teams emerged as the winners and qualified for the quarter-final rounds. 

Overall, the preliminary rounds of the third National Moot Court Competition were a testament to the talent and professionalism of the participating teams.

In the quarter-finals of the third National Moot Court Competition, the top 8 teams from the preliminary rounds competed with great zeal and legal expertise. Following a draw of lots, each of the 8 qualified teams was allocated their respective roles as either respondents or petitioners. The quarter-final rounds witnessed intense legal arguments and advocacy skills displayed by the participating teams, showcasing their ability to navigate complex legal scenarios and present compelling cases before the judges. Each team was allotted 30 minutes to present their case in the quarter-finals, demonstrating their proficiency in legal argumentation and their capacity to engage in rigorous legal analysis under time constraints.

In the semi-finals of the third National Moot Court Competition on March 15th, 2024, in a single courtroom, the top 4 teams from the quarter-final rounds demonstrated exceptional legal skills. Through a draw-of-lots process, each team was designated as respondents or petitioners, engaging in rigorous legal debates and handling complex legal scenarios before the judges. Lasting 30 minutes per team, the semi-final rounds showcased the participants’ proficiency in legal argumentation and their ability to present compelling cases under time constraints. The semi-finals concluded with the selection of the two best teams based on their legal reasoning and advocacy skills, securing them a place in the eagerly awaited final rounds.

The final competition and the ultimate face-off between the top two teams was held on March 30th, 2023,  which was a culmination of hard work, dedication, legal expertise.,  and appellate advocacy excellence.

The 3rd National Moot Court organized by Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology – School of Law was a grand success, culminating in a memorable closing ceremony attended by esteemed guests and dignitaries.

After a warm welcome extended to the judges, the final round of the moot court competition commenced at the Moot Court, Wing C, 2nd Floor, FIMT Campus, showcasing the participants’ exceptional advocacy skills and legal acumen. The judges, including Dr. Rizwi, Sh. Mohan Ronanki (Director, Competition Commission of India), Prof. (Dr.) M. Afzal Wani (Advisor, FIMT), Mr. Sahil Narang (Partner – Khaitan & Co.), Adv. Avinash Sharma (Supreme Court of India), provided valuable feedback and insights during the judging process.

All participants and guests gathered in the auditorium eagerly awaited the result declaration after the intense and nail-biting final round. The event was graced by a distinguished panel of guests, including Hon’ble Justice Ms. Rekha Palli, Delhi High Court, Chief Guest Shri Dhanendra Kumar (Former Chairman, Competition Commission of India), and Guest of Honour Sh. Mohan Ronanki (Director, Competition Commission of India), Shri. V.K.N. Bhardwaj, Chairman- FIMT in absentia, Dr. Nalini Joshi, Executive Director, FIMT, Prof. (Dr.) M. Afzal Wani, Advisor, FIMT, Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Vyas, Director FIMT, and Prof. (Dr.) Shaveta Gagneja, Director, FIMT SOL.

3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology Winner

  1. School of Law, Christ Deemed to be University won 1st position with the cash price of Rs 31000/- at 3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology.
  2. Army Institute of Law was runner-up with a cash price of Rs 15000/- at 3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology
  3. Amity Law School, Noida won Best Memorial with a cash price of Rs 5100/- at 3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology
  4. Ms. Gurkirandeep Kaur of Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana won Best Speaker with a cash price of Rs 5100/- at 3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology
  5. Mr. Jaskaran Singh Matharu of the University Institute of Legal Studies Panjab University won Best Researcher with a cash price of Rs 5100/- at 3rd National Moot Court Competition Organized by the Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology

The ceremony was marked by insightful speeches, felicitation of winners, and expressions of gratitude to the collaborator Competition Commission of India as well as all participants, and students who contributed to the success of the event. The event culminated with a vote of thanks from Prof(Dr.) Shaveta Gagneja, Director FIMT School of Law. Finally, the 3rd National Moot Court at FIMT was a testament to the institute’s commitment to legal education and experiential learning in the field of law.

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