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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

The ICFAI University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (hereinafter referred to as the University) was established under the ICFAI University Act 2003 (Act No.16 of 2003) passed by the Uttaranchal Legislative Assembly and assented to by the Governor on July 08, 2003. The ICFAI University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand is sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), a non-profit educational society established in 1984 under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 F (Act No.1 of 1350F), with the objective of imparting training in finance and management to students, working executives and professionals in India. The ICFAI University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand is included in the list of universities maintained by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956, vide their letter No. F.9-26/2003 (CPP-I) dated July 22, 2005. The Distance Education Council (DEC) has approved the programs of the ICFAI University, Dehradun. The Bar Council of India has accorded its approval for imparting three year and five year Law Courses at ICFAI University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand and award degrees in law The University has received the approval of NCTE to offer the Bachelors Program in Education through the Faculty of Education. The ICFAI University, Uttarakhand is included in the list of approved institutions maintained by NCTE. The University believes in creating and disseminating knowledge and skills in core and frontier areas through innovative educational programs, research, consulting and publishing, and developing a new cadre of professionals with a high level of competence and deep sense of ethics and commitment to the code of professional conduct.

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  1. Aim and purpose
    • To give exposure to students pursuing the law course to the environment of the court system in India and to hone their advocacy skills.
    • To provide a real life experience cum training in doing cutting edge research, Presenting ground breaking arguments and contributing to the development of jurisprudence in concerned areas of law.
  2. Date and Venue
    • 20th – 21th April 2018 at The ICFAI University, Central Hopetown, Rajawala Road, Selaqui, Dehradun, 248197.
  3. Team composition and eligibility criteria
    • Each team shall comprise of three (3) members ONLY out of which two (2) will be speakers and one (1) researcher.
    • Arguments shall be in English only.
    • The competition is open for bona fide students pursuing Five Year Integrated and Three Year LL.B course.
    • Each Law College/ University shall be eligible to send one team. Team should not disclose the identity of their institution in course of proceedings in the court rooms; such disclosure shall invite penalties including disqualification.
    • Each team shall be provided with the team code by draw of lots followed by Exchange of memorials.
  4. Registration
    • The Registration form completed with all team details must be submitted online and also sent to the College on or before 15th April, 2018.
    • A Registration fee of Rs.4500/-with accommodation and Rs.3000/- without accommodation is to be sent by only NEFT/RTGS-Bank-HDFC, Branch-56 Rajpur Road- Dehradun, Current A/C No. -02252000003034 IFSC Code- HDFC0000225.
    • Teams must have to send the details of their online payment in their registration form to.
    • No change in the names of the participants shall be permitted after the receipt of the Registration Form, except at the sole discretion of the Organizers.
    • Teams should clearly mention the participants’ name, contact no. including year/semester of study.
Note: There are no provisions for teams regarding cancellation of registration as well as refund of registration fees.

  • Inside the court room the participant shall follow the below mentioned dress code.
  • Female: White Salwar Kurta & Dupatta or white shirt and black trousers along with black coat and tie.
  • Male: White shirt, black trousers, black tie along with black coat and black shoes.
  • The dress code for all the functions at the competition shall be western formals for gentlemen and western or Indian formals for ladies.
There shall be two preliminary rounds, quarter finals, semi-finals and a final round spreading over a period of 2 days.
  1. Preliminary Rounds
    • In preliminary rounds each team shall argue from both the sides (appellant and respondent).
    • No team shall face each other more than once in the preliminary rounds.
    • Each team shall face a different bench in their each round of arguments.
    • TOP EIGHT (8) teams shall move to the quarter finals on the basis of the marks of the preliminary rounds
    • The marks of the each preliminary round shall be the cumulative total of the marks of both the speakers and the marks of the Memorial of the side in which they are appearing.
  2. Quarter Finals
    • Eight (8) teams shall compete in quarter final. Criteria for qualifying to quarter finals have been mentioned in previous clauses.
    • It shall be a knock out round. The winner of each round shall move to the semi- final. Four (4) teams shall move to semi- finals.
    • The criteria of marking in this round are aggregate total of the marks of both the speakers.
    • In case of tie between teams, in quarter finals, the aggregate total of the marks of memorials (appellant or respondent) of the teams shall be counted. Team with highest marks moves ahead.
  3. Semi Finals / Final
    • Four (4) teams shall compete in semi-finals. The criteria of qualifying in semi-finals have been mentioned in previous clauses.
    • It shall be a knock out round. The winner of each round shall move to the Final.
    • The criteria of marking in this round are aggregate total of the marks of both the speakers.
    • In case of tie between teams, in semi-finals, the aggregate total of the marks of memorials (appellant or respondent) of the teams shall be counted. Team with highest marks moves ahead.
    • There shall be one (1) FINAL ROUND.
    • The marking criteria in Final Round is same as that of semi-final (clause 3.(iii)) MEMORIAL
  • All teams must submit Memorials/Written Submissions for both sides. (Appellant and Respondent)
  • Participants are allowed to frame additional issues other than those provided in the moot proposition, if desired.
  • All teams must submit typed Memorials for both sides and the Memorials must fulfil all the following specifications;
  • Memorials must contain the following:
  • The Memorial shall be typed on A4 size page in Font type: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, 1.5 line spacing & 1 inch margin on each side.
  • The Cover Page of the Memorial must follow the following colour scheme, Blue for the Applicant Cover Page and Red for the Respondent Cover Page.
  • The Memorial must be spiral bound only.
  • The Memorial must not contain any Annexure/Photographs/ Sketches/Exhibits/Affidavits etc.
  • Memorials that do not comply with the abovementioned specifications will be penalized.
  • Soft copy of Memorials (appellant and respondent) shall be sent to njymnmootcourtcompetition@hotmail.com on or before 17th April 2018 till 5:00 PM.
  • Six (6) hard copies for each side (appellant and respondent) shall be submitted by the teams on reaching at the venue of the Moot Court.
  • Identification of any type shall attract severe penalty.
  • Memorial from each side shall carry total of hundred (100) marks.
  • The following shall be the criteria for marking the memorials:
    Sr.No. Marking Criteria Marks allocated
    1 Knowledge of Facts 10
    2 Knowledge of Law 10
    3 Proper and Articulate Analysis 10
    4 Evidence of Original Thought 10
    5 Grammar and Style 10
    6 Correct Format and Citation 10
    7 Extent and Use of Research 20
    8 Clarity and Organization 20
    TOTAL 100
  • A penalty of two (2) marks for each side of memorial shall be entailed on each days default in submissions of memorials.
  • Each team shall comprise of two (2) speakers, as has been specified earlier.
  • Court language shall be English only.
PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
  1. Each team shall comprise of two (2) speakers, as has been specified earlier.
  2. Court language shall be English only.
  3. The maximum time for rebuttal is five (5) minutes.
  1. The maximum time allotted in quarter finals, semi-finals and final shall be forty five (45) minutes for each team. This includes the time the speaker addresses the court during rebuttal.
  2. No speaker shall be allowed to address the court for more than twenty five (25) minutes. At the commencement of each session of Oral Submissions each team must notify the Court Officer of the amount of time that the team reserves for their rebuttal.
  3. A maximum of 5 minutes can be reserved for the rebuttal.
    • If any speaker continues to speak after the completion of his/her time, he/she shall entail penalty which shall be upon the discretion of the judges.
    • The final decision as to the time structure and the right to rebuttal will be that of the Bench Judges.
    • During the course of oral submissions the participants cannot submit to the court any material containing pictorial representation whatsoever. Further the participants will not be permitted to make any audio/visual representation nor will they be allowed to use personal computers, laptops and any other technical or mechanical device during their oral submissions.
    • Speakers shall not be allowed to pass annexure to the judges; instead the teams may make a compendium of annexure that shall be given to the judges before the start of proceedings.
    • If at any instance a submission is made with any material in violation to the above clause and if any picture, sketches, photos, cartoons, caricatures, audio film, video film, projector-slide or a computer generated image is submitted or presented to court, the teams shall be disqualified from the competition forthwith.
    • During the course of the Oral Submissions no speaker shall neither reveal his/her identify nor the identity of their University / College by any means whatsoever.

Each Speaker will be marked on a total of 100 marks by each Bench Judge.

The following will be the Marking Criteria and the Marks allocated to each Speaker by each Judge in the Round:
Sr.No. Marking Criteria Marks allocated
1 Appreciation and Application of Facts. 10
2 Identification and Articulation of Issues. 10
3 Application of legal principles. 10
4 Use of authorities and precedents 10
5 Response to questions 10
6 Presentation skills 10
7 Clarity of thoughts and0 logical structure of Arguments 10
8 Poise and Demeanor 10
9 Strategy 10
10 Ingenuity 10
TOTAL 100

The decision of the judges as to the Marks allocated to any team shall be final.
  • No team or any of its members or anyone connected with any team will be permitted to sit or hear the arguments in any court room in which that team is not one of the contesting teams while that team is competing in the competition. For the violation of this rule strict action may be taken against the team, even ranging to the disqualification of the team from the competition.
  • If there is any dispute in regard to the interpretations of the rules or with respect to any matter related to the competition which is not contemplated in the rules, the decision of the Organizers shall be binding and final.
Note: Organizers will provide lodging facilities only from 19th April 12.30 P.M. to 22ndApril 2018, 11.30 A.M. and boarding facility will starts from the breakfast of 20th April to lunch of 21st April 2018.

CONTACT US

  • Pratik
    President, Moot Court Committee
    Email: pratiksharwann@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 8126943505
  • Nikhil Srivastav
    General Secretary, Moot Court Committee
    Email: nikhil21sri@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 9795143059
  • Prashasti Rajpal
    Public Relations Head, Moot Court Committee
    Email: prashastirajpal11@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 8795265830
  • Akaar Srivastava
    Deputy General Secretary, Moot court committee
    Email: akaarsrivastava@hotmail.com
    Phone Number: 8756848609

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