September 12, 2019
On 12 September, 2019 School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR, organized a Moot Court Primer Session for the first year students to familiarize them with the functioning of an actual moot court event.
The esteemed guests and the mentors for the day were Advocate Abhishek Singh, who is a founding partner at Edge Law firm, Advocate Pratyush Ralhan, who is a practicing lawyer in Delhi High Court, and Advocate Priyanshu Upadhyay, who is a practicing lawyer in Apex as well as Delhi High court. They are not only pertinent contributors to the field of law but also significant members and alumnus of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. They were welcomed by introducing the School of Law via video and by the Student Convener and Co-convener of the Moot Court Society, School of Law.
The session unfolded various dimensions of court room mooting and enlightened students about how to prepare a good memorial. They briefed the students about the courtroom ethics and advised them about various tips and tricks which one should know to excel in a moot court event. Eventually, the event concluded with a ‘learning while doing’ session, wherein the students were asked to argue on a fictitious legal problem and were mentored by the guests on various aspects like ethics, how to put forward arguments, rebuttal and finally, prayer. The students were also taught the process of research and its importance in preparing a Moot Court Memorial. The session turned out to be an effective tool and a guiding light for budding lawyers.