NALSAR Hyderabad wins Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019

NALSAR Hyderabad wins Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019
Pritha Roy Choudhury | Feb 4, 2019 - 2:33 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 04:  Nalsar Hyderabad lifted the winners trophy for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019.

The four-day-long-competition witnessed the participation of more than 100 students from 31 Law universities / colleges and institutions from across the nation including Symbiosis Law School, Pune; National Law University, Jodhpur; Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law and National Law University, Delhi amongst others. The Indian National Qualifying Rounds are the exclusive means by which Indian law students qualify for the competition. NALSAR Hyderabad will travel to Washington DC to represent India.

Nearly 100 judges – law professors, practitioners, scholars, and Jessup alumni – judged the students in the two days of Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds which culminated in Sunday’s semifinal and final rounds. The champion round was judged by the sitting judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court and other international delegates.

Addressing the students, Mr. Justice S.K Kaul, Hon’ble Judge, Supreme Court said, “I compliment students for choosing such a noble profession. Students should have the ability to think on their feet and be very precise in whatever they say. We need well trained and skilled lawyers to do the job. This profession provides an opportunity to represent people in a systematic manner, wherein the litigating lawyer remains surgeon of the legal field.” He advised the students that it is important in litigation that lawyers have to be precise both in presentation and arguments so that the charm of the court is always there.

Sarah Greenbaum, Third Secretory (Political), Australian High Commission said, “These debaters are hard-working and have done a good job by taking the best references.  Jessup provides students an opportunity to learn nuances of International law, can think critically, analyse with critical arguments and then come to conclusions and horn their skills in legal education.”

Dr. Ashok Chauhan, Founder President Amity, praised the distinguished scholars and budding lawyers who have participated in this competition saying that these budding lawyers will show to the world how India has progressed in Legal area. Amity teaches beyond classrooms and try to inculcate practical knowledge by listening to Honorable judges and reading their judgement. “We Indians have the best legal acumen because we have instincts and intuition. There is no comparison of Indian legal brains. More than 8000 students are pursuing 5 years LLB programs”, he added.

The International Law Students Association (ILSA), responsible for the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, is a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law. ILSA provides students with opportunity to study, research, and network in the international legal arena.

On the occasion, a Journal namely Amity International Journal of Legal & Multidisciplinary Studies and Amity Souvenir by Amity Law School were also released.


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