MOOT Court Society
The faculty at the School of Law grooms the knowledge, skills and values of all the students to make them not only a competent legal professionals but also complete human beings. Apart from a team of competent and dedicated law teachers, a host of other legal professionals like judges, eminent lawyers, in-house general counsels, activists, bureaucrats and leaders of the bar and the bench, regularly groom our students on lawyering and critical legal thinking skills. Integration of the study of Law with Management subjects not only assists in developing our law students to excel as Lawyers but also as great Managers.
MOOT COURT COMMITTEE, NCU LAW SCHOOL
The Moot Court Committee at the NCU Law School, Gurgaon encompasses the spirit for mooting that NCU recognizes as its own. Apart from maintaining a strong internal mooting structure, the Committee has been entrusted with the responsibility of hosting annually, the NCU Law School National Moot Court Competition. To this extent, the Committee is proud to find itself entrusted with the organization of a very prestigious and well respected moot court competition on Environmental Laws.
The Committee also makes efforts to inculcate the fresher batch with the techniques of mooting and therefore conducts regular sessions on court manners and arranges for the Intra-Moot Competitions.
Given the extraordinary amounts of preparatory work involved in the organisation of the various events, the Committee is an ever bustling center of activity, and is without wonder, a coveted committee to be in.
ABOUT NCU LAW SCHOOL MOOT COURT COMPETITIONS
NCU Law School aspires to create lawyers who are comfortable and skilled in ‘dealing’ with the differing legal systems and cultures that make up our global community while remaining strong in one’s own national legal system. The NCU Law students are be trained to specialize in international trade practices, comparative law, conflict of laws, human rights law, environmental law, gender justice, space law, biomedical law, bio-ethics, international advocacy etc.
“It is one of the few occasions that the moot competition, conducted annually, is being held on a pressing issue of environment law every year for which it has been conferred with the title of “Indian Stetson”.
NCU Law School has successfully conducted VI Editions of its annual National Moot Court Competitions.
NATIONAL CLIENT CONSULTATION COMPETITION
The Competition is aimed at promoting greater knowledge and practical skills among student advocates in the preventive law and counselling functions of law practice.
It encourages students in developing interviewing, planning, and analytical skills in the lawyer-client relationship in the law office. Interviewing and advising are a significant part of most lawyers’ work. The Competition provides an opportunity for a valuable educational interchange between students, law teachers and legal practitioners. The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which two law students, acting as lawyers (attorneys/solicitors/legal practitioners), are presented with a client matter. The students conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client.
Students are expected to elicit the relevant information from the client, explore with the client his or her preferred outcome, outline the nature of the problem, and present the client with a means (or range of alternatives, if appropriate) for resolving the problem. The interview with the client is then followed by a post-consultation period during which the students, in the absence of the client, analyse the interview and discuss the legal and other work to be undertaken. The interview and post consultation period last a total of 30 minutes. The students are evaluated by a panel of judges. The students are evaluated against specific criteria that emphasize the use of listening, questioning, planning, and analytical skills in a lawyer/client interview. Once the judges have completed their evaluation of the interview, the students are to be called back in and the judges will provide a brief critique of the team’s handling of the consultation and post-consultation periods.
NCU Law School has successfully conducted V Editions of National Client Consultation Competitions.