“Remembering S.P. Sathe”
Professor S.P. Sathe Memorial 11th National Moot Court Competition 2016-17
Faculty in-charge: Dr. Tejaswini Malegaonkar and Dr. Suvarna Nilakh
The Professor S.P. Sathe Memorial 11th National Moot Court Competition was conducted in four rounds from 23rd and 25th September, 2016. A total of 32 teams of three members each participated in the preliminary rounds.
This year’s theme was ‘Intellectual Property Rights’. This year’s problem was drafted by Ritvik Kulkarni and Yojit Pareek (both V B.S.L.LL.B.) and it was edited by Prof. Shamnad Basheer and Adv. Deepakar Livingston.
Orientation and draw of lots
The orientation and draw of lots for the moot was held on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. Before the orientation an interactive session on SCC Online was conducted by Mr. Sumeet Malik, Associate Editor, Eastern Book Company. After the session Dr. Deepa Paturkar conducted the Orientation session and explained the rules & format of the moot.
32 teams of three members each participated in the preliminary rounds of the competition held on 24th of September 2016 in two rounds. Every team had to argue the proposition as both once as plaintiff and respondent as per the draw of lots. Preliminary round was judged by practicing professionals from the field of intellectual property rights. A total of 8 teams qualified for the quarter final rounds. Teams which qualified for the quarters were ILS Law College, Institute of Law, Nirma University, School of Law, Christ University, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, SLS Noida, NUALS Kochi and Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Quarter Final Round
The quarter final round was held on 24th of September 2016. In a total of 4 court rooms, 8 teams battled out for a spot in semi-final rounds. Quarter final round was judged by alumni of ILS and practicing professionals from the field. 4 out of 8 teams went to the semi-final rounds. Teams which qualified for the next round were ILS Law College, School of Law, Christ University, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Semi Final Round
Semi-final round was held on 25th of September 2016, four teams fought out for a spot in the final rounds. Semi final round was judged by Mr. J. Sai Deepak, Mr. Krishna Mohan Menon, Dr. Pratap Salunkhe, Ms. Madhupreeta Elango, Mr. Piyush Kumar and Mr. Deepakar Livingston. ILS Law College and School of Law Christ University qualified to the final round.
Final round was organised in the newly constructed conference hall. Final round was a tussle of intellect, argumentation and deliberation. Final rounds was judged by Mr. Rohan K. George, Mr. Ravi Deshpande and Ms. Nidhi Kukade, pioneers from the field of IP. In the end ILS Law College emerged as a winner after getting a tough fight from School of Law Christ University.
Winners: ILS Law College
Runners Up: School of Law Christ University
Best Team in Maharashtra: ILS Law College
Best Memorials: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Second Best Memorials: NUALS, Cochin
Best Speaker for the Finals: Alefiya Shipchandler (ILS Law College)
Best Advocate: Alefiya Shipchandler (ILS Law College)
Second Best Advocate: Devesh Purohit (Nirma University)