BANGALORE: Bangalore University’s Jnana Bharathi Senate Hall on Sunday was host to a fierce war of words waged by petitioner Rajiv Gandhi National Law University (RGNLU) from Patiala and defence Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) from Haryana in front of five sitting judges from the Karnataka High Court.
As the parties rested their cases, the bench decreed its verdict in favour of Jindal Global Law School, who emerged the winners of the 16th All India Moot Court competition organised by University Law College.
The three day moot court competition that began with 28 participant law colleges from all over the country concluded on Sunday. The case that was fought on the final day was ‘Constitutional Environmental Law and Writ Petition’.
“Moot court helps us understand law in a practical manner. We argued in front of sitting judges, which is the best experience we could ask for,” said Harshitha S, a II year BA-LLB student from JGLS.
“We will not get another chance like this to express our skills in front of real judges from a High Court. I enjoyed the competition that was very well arranged,” said A Velan, a 5th year law student from RGNLU.
The judges who heard the prepositions were Justice Bhaktavatsala, Justice Ram Mohan Reddy, Justice Suhash B Adi, Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice Arvind Kumar.
“Moot court is not a joke. I believe that students, after their legal education, should be in a position to face the court confidently. Moot court helps them let go of any fears or lack of confidence,” said Bhaktavatsala, adding that effective body language is crucial for advocates. Commending the efforts put in by the mooters, Ram Mohan Reddy urged the students to go beyond just mooting. “What I have seen today is tremendous intelligence and confidence. Apart from becoming advocates and judges, you can become good politicians and administrators,” he said.