CHENNAI: The School of Law at SASTRA University won the N Natarajan Charitable Trust’s maiden Criminal Law Moot Court Competition organised by the Madras Bar Association.
In a closely contested final on Sunday, the team from SASTRA beat the team from the School of Excellence at the TN Dr Ambedkar Law University. Over 15 law schools in Tamil Nadu, including two teams from the National Law School in Srirangam participated in the moot court competition organised by the Madras Bar Association.
The moot problem was related to sedition under section IPC 124 (A) - Sedition and on Articles 14 (Right to Equality), 19 (Right to Freedom of Expression) and 21 (Protection Of Life And Personal Liberty) of the Indian Constitution. The final was judged by High Court of Madras judges, Justice N Kirubhaskaran, Justice T Raja and retired Judge, Justice T Sudanthiram. Launching the N Natarajan Charitable Trust, Justice Lalit recalled the legal genius Natarajan in landmark cases including the famous M R Radha case. He also encouraged students to take up criminal law as a specialisation with passion.
Various awards were presented by Supreme Court Justice U U Lalit and Madras High Court Judge Justice S K Agnihotri. Justcie Agnihotri requested the Madras Bar Association to prepare a list of great jurists from the Madras Bar and arrange for memorial lectures in their honour to inspire young students to take up the legal profession with pride.