“Mooting is an art” with these very words resonating across the walls of the rooms the MCS left the first years with there moot props almost two weeks prior to the Novice Moot Court Competition. Right from that day we took sanctuary in the library and within a few days the family law rack was desolate. Research seemed to be never ending. Orals and Seniors were the only two things that we looked forward to the most during this time. Sleepless nights and restless days were our new chaperones. The first years could be seen far and wide across the campus (parking lot and café being the hub). The competition began on the 27th of August with forty teams giving there moots simultaneously in ten court rooms. Those were the most agile twenty minutes of our lives (time allotted to each team for pleadings) during which the teams were trying to convince the mercurial bench while at the same time being grilled by the 5th years and the faculty members. The two teams who had qualified for the finals, which once again brought us to another showdown between girls and boys. On the 31st of August an ebullient finale ensued in the multi purpose hall at in which both the teams gave a cut throat competition to each other. It was a feast for the eyes to see both the teams dodge the questions being thrown at them like fireballs by the Hon’ble bench that consisted of Dr. Amritpal Kaur( Asst. prof of law, faculty AIL), ADV Sameer Sachdeva and Dr. Kusum Pal Research Officer Chandigarh Judicial Academy. The whole hall permeated with claps and appreciation when the girls yet again lifted the trophy with glory.
The winners of the Novice Moot Court Competition were Paloma Gupta and Abhidha Gupta. Runners up being bagged by Ajshal C A. and Anuj Raina. Aditi Singh was adjudged the best advocate while the best memorial was given to Sanjay Rewar and Prerna Chaturvedi.
This write up has been prepared by Muskan (I Year).