MANAV RACHNA UNIVERSITY
Moot Court Committee
The Moot Court and Debate Committee (MCC) has been a part of Faculty of Law, MRU since its inception. It is a student run initiative under the guidance of a faculty in-charge, which seeks to train students in the art of mooting. Thepurpose of the committee is to facilitate, regulate and foster the mooting and allied activities of the College in a just and fair manner so as toharbour an interest for research.
Objective and Functions of the Committee
To promote participation of Manav Rachna Law students in moot court competitions and other events including moots, trial advocacy, case presentations, client counseling, debate and similar competitions, organized and held within and by other institutions.
The following are the functions of the committee:
- To organize and conduct moot court and other competitions in Faculty of Law, open to the students of other institutions.
- To conduct and organize Internal Moot Court Competitions within MRU.
- To formulate rules for the selection and participation by teams in external Moot Court and other competitions including but not limited to moots, trial advocacy, case presentations, client counseling, debate etc.
- To finalize and authorize the teams for participation in external competitions as stated above.
- To conduct in-house competitions to select teams for participation in external events.
- To organize moot court and other relevant workshops for capacity building of the students.
Significance of Moot Courts
Mooting is not the same as public speaking or debating, although it shares some common elements with these activities. It is a specialised application of the art of persuasive advocacy and court craft. It has been part of the process of training the law students for centuries and plays an important role in legal fraternity.
A moot court is essentially a mock court-room experience, that give students the liberty to freely interpret legal provisions and apply the law to practicalities of daily life. A moot court competition simulates a court hearing (any court in the country depends upon the problem) in which participants analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral argument. Moot problems are typically set in areas of law that are unsettled or that have been subject to recent developments. They usually involve the issues and the jurisdiction, and is argued by each side.
The procedure imitates that followed in real courts: the judge enters, the mooters give their appearances and are then called on in turn to present their submissions, the judge asks questions from the mooters, the court adjourns, and the judge shares some feedback/review to the students.
Faculty In-Charge – Ms. Chaitali Wadhwa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fifth Year (Convenors)
Fourth Year (Office Bearers)
Third Year (Representatives)
Second Year (Representatives)
Moot Court Training workshop
Ms Neeti Shikha
4th September 2017
Moot Court Training workshop
Advocate Tariq Khan
2nd March 2020
2nd Intra moot court Competition
Students of Faculty of Law, MRU
4th March 2020
Legal Vignette – the Online Case Presentation Competition
Over 20 teams were participants
26th and 27th February 2021
LEGAL Rush Workshop
9th June 2021