While adjusting to the new normal, the AIL MCS was back with a bang with the 10th edition
of the Checkmate being hosted via virtual mode. While organizing a virtual moot misses the
ordinary adrenaline rush and the hustle of a physical event, the MCS left no stone upturned in
making this two-day event a success.
This year’s proposition was based on Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Law of Evidence.
The idea behind the same was to create awareness about the juxtaposition of Criminal Law and
the ever-evolving technology that has revolutionized legal education and finds application in
actual practice as well.
A total of 32 teams had registered for the event out of which top 8 made to the quarter finals
based on their video submissions. The finals were held on 31st October between Balasaheb
Apte College of Law and Symboisis Law School, Noida wherein both the teams put up
formidable performances to outdo the other and win the prestigious trophy. They were judged
by a bench comprising of Justice Suvir Sehgal (Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court), Mr.
V K Gupta (Former District and Sessions Judge) and Dr. K P Singh (Former Director General
of Police, Haryana).
The team from Balasaheb Apte College of Law emerged victorious and were awarded a cash
prize of 15,000 along with benefits accorded by SCC Online. Symboisis Law School, Noida
were held runners up winning a cash prize of 10,000.
List of other winners-
Best Speaker- Rameshwar Manav, NLIU Bhopal
Second Best Speaker- Vinay Agarwal, ICFAI Law School, Dehradun
Best Pre- recorded videos- NLIU Bhopal
Best Memorial- Lloyd Law College
Checkmate 2020 was a huge success and we can’t wait to witness the grandeur of Checkmate
The BluePencil team congratulates all the winners.
This post was written by Muskan, IIIrd year