History of NCU Moots

The I Edition of National Moot Court Competition was conducted from 13th-15th March 2013, in association with Kochhar & Co., Advocates and Consultants. Sixteen teams from various law schools across the country participated in the competition to showcase their advocacy and drafting skills. The final round was judged by a five judge bench comprising of legal luminaries including Justice. S.K. Katriar, Mr. K.T.S. Tulsi (Sr. Advocate Supreme Court), Mr. Tarvinder Singh. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, emerged as winners of the Moot Court competition with a narrow margin win over their competitors from Amity Law School, Noida. Punjab University.

With the success of the 1st NCU Moot Court Competition, It climbed another ladder by organizing the II  Edition of its National Moot Court Competition from 14th – 15th March, 2014. The Second Edition of NCU Law School National Moot Court Competition, 2014 received tremendous response from colleges and universities throughout the country. In an attempt ensure highest quality, the number of teams participating in the event was restricted to sixteen. In a short span of two years, NCU Law School has carved a niche for itself, as a leader in Environment Law Moot Court Competition. Last years’ problem was based on a debate between first generation and second generation environmental rights, in light of the proposed setting up of Small Hydroelectric Power plants and perceived environmental harms therefrom. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.B. Gupta, Former Judge, High Court of Delhi and presently Member, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). The Final Rounds witnessed a very closely fought battle for the trophy between School of Law Christ University, Bengaluru and NLIU Bhopal with both teams displaying great calibre and advocacy skills. The final round was judged by Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.K. Katriar, Former Judge, High Court of Bihar; Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.N. Jha, Former Chief Justice, High Court of Rajasthan, Ms. Aishwarya Bhati, Hon’y Secy., Supreme Court Bar Association and Prof. S Shanthakumar, Director, NCU Law School. NLIU Bhopal emerged as the Winners of the Competition.

The School of Law, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon organized the III Edition of NCU Law School Moot Court Competition 2015 on 20th & 21st November, 2015 in which 24 teams participated from reputed law colleges all over the country. The Moot Proposition was based on the subject of Environmental Law & and Constitutional Law. Eminent persons from legal background- Supreme Court lawyers, Corporate officers and Academicians were called to inaugurate the event as well as judge the various rounds that took place over the two days. Out of the 24 teams, 8 teams were selected for the quarter-finals with 4 teams going to the semi-final rounds. Team from Christ University emerged as the winner of the competition and was bestowed upon with the trophies along with the certificates. Participation Certificates and free registration for online courses were given to all the participants.

The School of law, The Northcap University, Gurugram organised its IV Edition National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) on the 22- 23 April, 2017. The Moot Proposition for the IV Edition revolves around contemporary environmental aspects of India. It challenges the legal fraternity to come up with solutions and ideas for issues that need to be dealt with at the earliest but have unfortunately been overlooked. One such issue which centers the moot proposition is of groundwater exploitation by industrialists.  Weighing environmental degradation against rapid pace of industrialization is something which needs to be looked upon from social, economic and legal point of view. NCU in its IV Edition of Moot Court Competition has stressed upon the importance of sustainable development in urban as well as rural areas and for how long can we keep jeopardizing the interest of the society for our personal financial interest. Justice Swatanter Kumar, chairperson, National Green Tribunal inaugurated the NMCC, 2017 and addressed the august gathering. The Inaugural ceremony also was graced by the Mr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Registrar General, National Green tribunal.

Eminent dignitaries from legal domain, Supreme Court lawyers, corporate officers and Academicians were called to judge the various rounds that took place over the two days .Out of the 18 teams, 8 teams qualified for the quarter -finals with 4 teams going to the semi-rounds, which took place on the second day. Semi -final round was held between UPES, Dehradun, JSS Law College, Mysore, Lala Rajpat Rai College of commerce and economics, Mumbai and Lloyd law college, Greater Noida.

The Final Round of the Competition was Judges by a bench of three luminaries who were Justice S.N Aggarwal, Rtd M.P High Court, Justice R.S Rathore, Judicial Member, National Green Tribunal and Prof. Shashikant Yadav (Moot Proposer).  The Bench gave enlightening remarks to the teams and inspired the students by their wisdom.

Finally, the team from UPES, Dehradun emerged as the winner of the competition and was bestowed upon with the trophies along with certificates and a cash prize of 50,000 INR, the Runners up JSS law college, Mysore were given a cash prize of 30,000. There were two awards of 10000 INR for the Best Memorial which was handed over to SLS, Pune and The Award for the Best Student advocate which was given to Twinkle Hussain from Lloyd law college, Greater Noida.

The NCU School of Law National Moot though just into its Fifth year, has already gained popularity among the law student fraternity as a one of its kind.

School of Law, The NorthCap University in collaboration with The CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY (CDEEP) organised its V Edition of National Moot Court Competition on 14-15th April, 2018. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Kumar Agarwal, Judge, Supreme Court of India, S.B. Mitra, Executive Director (Law & HR), GAIL (India) Limited, Prof. Pushpesh Pant (Professor Emeritus) NCU. The words of Justice Agarwal were immensely motivating for all the young mooters and the entire gathering. He praised the School of Law, The North Cap University for highlighting such a critical and important issue of present day relevance, namely the Shale Gas as an alternative source of energy. The Moot Court Competition witnessed participation from Central and State Universities, National and Private Law Schools from all the corners of the country. . The Moot Proposition for the Vth Edition highlighted the contemporary issues related to exploration and production of Shale Gas, with a special emphasis on unavailability of land, displacement of local communities and mineral rights and ownership. The moot proposition was closely related to use of Shale Gas as an energy resource and the problems that come as part and parcel of production and consumption of Shale Gas. The moot court competition vexed to tackle the big picture question that whether it is necessary to have development to feed the energy needs at the price of creating a water problem. The Final Round of the Competition was chaired by a bench of three dignitaries: Hon’ble Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam, former Chief Justice, Jharkhand High Court, Prof. Dr. Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law and Prof. Anatole Boute, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialising in energy, environment and investment law. NUSRL, Ranchi emerged as the winner of the competition and was bestowed upon with the trophies along with certificates and a cash prize of 40,000 INR, the Runners up SASTRA University, Chennai were given a cash prize of 20,000 INR. The award for the Best Memorial of 10,000 INR was bagged by RGNUL, Patiala. The Award for the Best Female advocate of 10,000 INR was won by Law Centre-I, Delhi University and the Award for the Best Male advocate of INR 10,000 was won by School of Law, Ansal University.