Moot Courts, an essential part of the curriculum, which develops and prepares a student, to argue, learn etiquettes and more importantly, teaches them how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different.
This year’s event saw a Total number of 40 teams participating in the Competition including the National Law Universities.
On 20th January, The preliminary rounds and quarter finals were held and the much anticipated semi-final and the final round was held on 21st January in the Multi-Purpose Hall. The Finale, saw, School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru and ILS, Pune argue the proposition in order to take home the glorious trophy. The finale was judged by the sitting judges of the Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court along with other distinguished members of the legal fraternity.
The event started with the welcome addressed delivered by Dr. Tejinder Kaur, Principal, AIL. The Valedictory ceremony was graced by the benign presence of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice, P&H High Court, Maj. Gen. Nawnit Kumar, SM, Chairman, Army Institute of Law and other eminent members of the Bar & Bench. The Hon’ble Chief Justice complimented the Young legal minds who are joining the profession, on their conduct and turnout in the court rooms and further dwelled upon the importance of mooting in a student’s life and how one should not get disheartened as, this exercise prepares you for the challenges that lie ahead in one’s professional career.
Checkmate saw enthusiastic participation from the all the students and the Moot Court Society, which ensured the event was a grand success.
Second Best Advocate - Mannat Arora, UILS Panjab University Regional Center, Ludhiana + a cash prize of Rs 10000.
Best Advocate - Shreya Singh, GNLU, Gandhinagar + a cash prize of Rs 15000.
Second Best Memorial - Amity Law School, Delhi + cash prize of Rs 15000.
Best Memorial Award – Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai + cash prize of Rs 25000.
Winners –School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore + cash prize of 50000 rupees.
Runners Up- ILS, Pune + cash prize of Rs 35000.