The School of Law, Galgotias University has organized the 1st Galgotias University National Trial Advocacy Competition 2021 completely in online mode.
The programme witnessed participation of 18 teams with 54 participants in total from different colleges and Universities from all over the nation. The moot problem was released in the month of march 2021 and covered several subjects of law such as IPC, Indian Evidence Act, Criminal Procedure Code and many others. On 21st may 2021, the programme started with the final registrations of teams, trial run on our online platform which followed by Researcher's test where the knowledge of researchers was tested on facts & law, Proper Analysis, Extent & use of research, Clarity, Correct Research skills, Citation & editing skills.
On 22nd may 2021, The much-anticipated competition started with the welcome ceremony which was graced by the Mr. Navin Kumar Jaggi, Life member of Supreme Court Bar Association, CEO - JAGGI JAGGI AND JAGGI INTERNATIONAL ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
The Preliminary Rounds were then conducted in two phases between 11:30am-5:30pm.where counsels of each team presented their case and were judged by legal luminaries and our esteemed Faculty members of School of law.
The day ended with the announcement of results of the team that had made it to the semi finals which was shortly followed by the draw of lots and exchange of memorials for the same.
The Semi-Finals & Finals were held on 23rd may 2021 that is today in morning and afternoon session. The hard-fought semi-final led us to the finals.
The valedictory ceremony was graced by Our Guest of Honour for the Event and Final Round Judges:
1. Former Deputy Advocate General, Haryana High Court & Advocate Punjab & Haryana High Court, Mr. Sunil Kumar Nehra.
2. Professor of Law & Coordinator Centre for Women and the Law, Coordinator, Human Rights Lawyering Programme, Chair Professor- Ford Foundation Endowment Chair on Public Interest Law, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Prof. (Dr.) Sarasu Esther Thomas.
3. Former Director of Prosecution & Chief Public Prosecutor, Govt. of NCT, Delhi, Mr. K D Bharadwaj
And our Chief Guest for the event: Chairman Public Service Tribunal & Former Judge, Uttarakhand High Court, Hon&rsquoble Mr. Justice UC Dhyani, in his address made a very interesting point where he mentioned that he believes a good lawyer is one who knows how to present his arguments no matter how weak it is. He shared his days of hardwork with students which not only encouraged them but also gave hope to participants who could not make it to finals.
The results of the 1st Galgotias University National Trial Advocacy Competition (Online) 2021 were
The First Prize of Rs. 40,000/- was bagged by Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai
The runner prize of Rs-30,000/-was won by New Law College, Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Pune.
The Best Advocate Awards of Rs. 10,000/- Ms. Sakshi Baadkar, Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai
The Best Memorial award of Rs. 10,000/-was also won by Raffles University, Neemrana
The Best researcher award of Rs. 10,000/-was also won by Mr. Shubham, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
The vote of thanks was given by Mr. Kalrav Krishna Tripathi, Convener, GUNTAC, 2021