First Virtual National Moot Court Competition, 2021 is being conducted by the Faculty of Law, the University of Allahabad from April 9th to 11th.

About the Competition

Law & Technology have often shared a unique relationship. We have taken the initiative of organizing the First Virtual National Moot Court Competition keeping the situation of Covid Pandemic in mind. The Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad is organizing the 1st Edition of the National Moot Court Competition, 2021. This program will be technically supported by Droit Penale Group.

The Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad is conducting this Moot Court Competition from April 9th to 11th, 2021 which will revolve around the theme of Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

About the Institution

When the High Court at Allahabad was established in 1866, the need was felt for advocates for practicing in the High Court and the District Courts. The minimum requirement for an advocate was a Barrister qualification from England or a Bachelor of Laws degree after graduation from Calcutta University. As such teaching of law was commenced in Muir Central College of Allahabad, affiliated to Calcutta University (est. 1857), on December 31, 1972, with 39 students in the English Section and 10 in Urdu Section.

In 1887 Allahabad University was established, as a teaching-cum-affiliating University by a Central Order for northern India barring the jurisdiction of Punjab University (est. 1881) and Calcutta University. The Law Department also obtained a raised stature accordingly. Hon’ble Justice D. Straight was appointed the first president of the Law Department in 1890. By an order in Council of the Governor of United Provinces, the Department of Legal Studies became a separate single Department Faculty of the University along with the Faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce in the Muir College campus of the University. Under the Indian Universities Act of 1904, the posts of Professor, Reader, and Lecturer were recognized for the University. However, till 1921 the Law Department functioned with advocates as part-time teachers holding all the three cadres. In 1921 Professor Weir, a distinguished jurist became the first Head of Law Department when the University was re-organized as a residential University by an Act of the United Province of British India. In 1936 two full-time posts of Reader were created on which Prof. K. K. Bhattacharya, LL.M. (London), and Prof. K. R. R. Sastri, ML (Madras) were appointed. Professor K.K. Bhattacharya became the first full-time Professor in Law Department in 1949.

In 1955, Law Department became the first Department of Allahabad University with two posts of Professors in one Department of the University when an additional post of Professor of Jurisprudence was created.

Prizes and Awards

Total Cash Prize: 50,000/-

Winning TeamRunner-Up Team
Awarded with Cash Prize and TrophyAwarded with Cash Prize and Trophy

Best Researcher

The best researcher male will be awarded with Cash Prize and Trophy. This award is given to the researchers scoring the highest marks in the Researchers’ Test.

Best Speaker

The best speaker male will be awarded with cash prize and Trophy and the best Speaker female will be awarded with Cash Prize and Trophy. This award is given to the speakers scoring the highest points in the preliminary rounds.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission of Registration form & Registration Fee: 04th March,2021
  • Communication of confirmation of Team Codes to Registered Teams: 10th March, 2021
  • Deadline for receiving queries seeking clarifications: 12th March, 2021
  • Issuance of clarifications on the queries: 15th March, 2021
  • Deadline for submission of soft copy of the Memorials: 25th March, 2021
  • Researcher Test & Draw of Lots: 05th April, 2021
  • Exchange of Memorials: 08th April, 2021
  • Inaugural Ceremony: 09th April, 2021
  • Preliminary Rounds: 09th April, 2021
  • Draw of Lots for Quarter Finals: 10th April, 2021
  • Quarter Final Rounds: 10th April, 2021
  • Draw of Lots for Semi Finals: 10th April, 2021
  • Semi Finals Rounds: 10th April 2021
  • Draw of Lots for Finals: 11th April 2021
  • Final Round: 11th April 2021
  • Valedictory Ceremony: 11th April 2021

How to Register?

Note: Click on the registration link given at the end of this post for the following:

  • Brochure
  • Moot Proposition
  • Registration Form

Contact Information

Mail at: nmc.audp[at]gmail.com

Call: 0532-3552008

WhatsApp: (+91) 9129495447

Click here for the registration form.

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