Amity Law School Noida’s 6th edition of the annual flagship event Amity International Moot, 2016 began on 3rd November 2016 and came to a close on 5th November 2016 with Chanakya National Law University taking away the trophy. Retired Allahabad High Court Judge, Justice Rajesh Tandon and Director of Eastern Book Company and SCC Online, Sumeet Malik inaugurated the event. A total of 37 teams had participated in the event, with one team from Nepal.
The teams in the 2nd paperless moot argued in the pre-trial setup of the International Court of Justice and fought it out through the preliminary round, quarters, semis and the best two teams battled in the finals. Based on International Humanitarian Law, the finals of the moot was judged by an esteemed bench of judges that included – Justice RK Agarwal of Supreme Court of India, Justice T Mathivanan of Madras High Court, Justice Jayant Nath of Delhi High Court and Justice Arun Tandon of the Allahabad High Court. The teams that went to the finals were Chanakya National University, Patna and National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
The three-day long moot competition came to a close on November 5, 2016. Along with Justice RK Agarwal and Justice T Mathivanan, Justice Vibhu Bakhru of the Delhi High Court also joined for the valedictory event. Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand and President of LAWASIA Prashant Kumar also came for the valedictory function with Founder President of Amity University Ashok K Chauhan.
The Chief Guest of the event Justice RK Agarwal expressed his privilege to be a part of such an esteemed panel and participating in nurturing of the future lawyers of the nation. He explained that moot enables students to think critically, speak confidently and gain practical knowledge. He said, “A lawyer is lawyer, elevated or not, I am still a learner and I learnt a lot today while judging the moot.”
While Justice T Mathivanan stressed that law students need to keep them updated as the law is constantly changing, Justice Vibhu Bakhru congratulated the organisers for carrying forward their endeavor to keep the moot paperless. He also shared that the Delhi High Court is also making efforts to minimize the use of paper in courts as much as possible.
The winners of the competition in different categories were:
1.Winners: CNLU, Patna
2. Runners Up: NLIU, Bhopal
3. Best Counsel: Ms Drishti Basas, SVKM’s NMIMS School of Law
4. Best Researcher: Mr Shubham Priyadarshi, CNLU, Patna
5. Best Memorial: NLIU, Bhopal
6. Second Best Researcher: Mr Shiv Singhal, USLLS, GGSIPU, Delhi