The exercise of mooting is one of the highlights of every law curriculum. It teaches students skills quintessential for solving legal problems. The ILS Moot Court Society is founded to develop the interests of students in the activity of mooting, facilitate students to understand intricacies of legal research, acquire sufficient stronghold over the utilization of online legal databases, organize research to crisp and clear legal propositions on the issues presented in a moot proposition which finally culminates in to a clinching argument in a moot court competition. Our faculty members, alumni and our student members host weekly sessions throughout the academic year on various aspects of mooting which range from introduction to mooting, use of research operators, tenets of legal reading and research, interpretation of statutes, moot demonstrations, drafting a moot problem, drafting a memorandum, formatting a memorandum and mechanics of oral advocacy.
In addition, the society organizes the Novice Moot Court Competition and Public International Law Moot Court Competition to assist students in their first and sophomore year of law school to acquaint themselves with the exercise of mooting. Every year, the society also hosts Raghavendra Phadnis Moot Court Competition, which serves as a selection round for students inclined to represent ILS Law College at national and state level moot court competitions while Intra College Public International Law Moots Selection Rounds serve as a selection round for students inclined to represent ILS Law College at international moot court competitions or in moot court competitions where the subject matter is public international law. Both these competitions are highly awaited events of the year and witness massive participation from students across all batches. The society also hosts the Remembering S. P. Sathe National Moot Court Competition in every academic year, wherein law schools from all over the country actively participate and argue complex propositions of law with subtlety and ease.
Furthermore, the society deals with all specific and ancillary aspects of organization of moot court competitions, circulation of invitations of national and international moot court competitions, client counseling competitions, mediation and negotiation competitions, trial advocacy competitions, allotment of the teams and assistance to students in completing respective registration processes of competitions. The society runs a mentorship programme, wherein our senior students (from III LL.B., IV B.A. LL.B. and V B.A. LL.B.) act as mentors to our teams representing ILS Law College at various moot court competitions. The society arranges practice oral rounds and feedback sessions with faculty members and senior students for the teams to get some good touch before they leave for the competition. The society also has a memo formatting team, which plays a significant role in making written submissions of our teams adhere to technical and computational specifications.
The ILS Moot Court Society consists of student members who are selected every year based on defined criteria by inviting applications and conduct of interviews.
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Deepa Paturkar
Student Members of ILS Moot Court Society:
- Tarun Srikanth (V B.A. LL.B.)
- Indraneel Godsay (V B.A. LL.B.)
- Ishwari Pendse (III LL.B.)
- Varad S. Kolhe (IV B.A. LL.B.)
- Tvishi Pant (IV B.A LL.B.)
- Raghav Harini (III B.A. LL.B.)