2-day Shah-I-Hamadan National Moot Court Competition Begins at KU

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Moot court an essential of Clinical Legal Education : VC CU

Moot courts blend law in theories with law in Action: Experts 

Campus Reporter

Srinagar – To impart ‘Clinical Legal Education’ among the law pursing students and to make them oriented practically, the Faculty of Law University of Kashmir organized two day “Shah-I-Hamadan National Moot Court Competition” at KU campus here on Saturday.

The National Moot Court Competition is not only first of its kind in State, but participation of 20 teams from various law institutions across the country is remarkable in itself.

In his presidential address Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir, Prof. Abdul Wahid Qureshi while terming moot court as an essential of Clinical legal education said “Students will get practical know -how about how to draft pleading, produce evidences, develop court etiquettes and equip themselves with articulation and develop excellent communication skills.” 

Tracing the evolution of higher education, he said, “With the advent of globalization, the education scenario has changed manifolds and now the focus is on quality and participatory education and moot court for law students is one of them.” 

Prof Qureshi appreciated the efforts of the University of Kashmir for setting up such podium for law students who get the opportunity to rub their shoulders with their counter parts at national level.

Highlighting the importance of Moot Court,  noted senior Advocate, J&k and High Court Zaffar Ahmad Shah said it blends “law in theories with law in Action” and develops intellectual personality and builds confidence among the lawyers when they confront in the court of Law.

While stressing on the need for confidence he said, “The lawyers should be confident in their approach and they should believe that justice is served on their viewpoint, for that they should have extreme clarity and articulation”.

Prof  Naata Aggarwal, Ex- Head, Department of Law, Delhi University while highlighting the importance of moot court said that mooting is the essential practice to help the students to ‘learn by doing’.

Earlier, Dean and Head, Faculty of Law, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Mir in his welcome address said that law can’t operate in isolation it has to operate in a society “for that there should be a proper approach which can be imparted through Moot Courts.”

Stressing on need to imbibe the tactics of advocacy, he said, “Clinic for Doctors, Workshop for engineers so as moot court for law students, where they learn how to approach the case on various dimensions.”

Prof. M Ayoub Dar presented vote of thanks on the occasion.

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