About Karnataka State Law University
The Karnataka State Law University was established in 2009 with the avowed object of providing quality legal education in the state of Karnataka. It is only one of its kind and unparalleled in India. It is making all efforts for the growth of legal education in Karnataka by including appropriate components to professionally orient the students. The University has catered to the needs and requirements of legal education bringing uniformity in methods of imparting education and conducting examinations across the State, providing appropriate optional courses for horizontal mobility. It is the single largest affiliating Law University in the country affiliating 106 law colleges spread over the entire State of Karnataka and operating its own Law School at the main campus in Hubballi.
Rules Governing the Moot Court Competition
Undergraduate students pursuing three or five-year courses of LL.B. degree in the academic year 2020-21 from any Law Colleges/Law Universities recognised by the Bar Council of India are eligible to participate in the competition.
The entries are restricted to 20 teams on a first come first served basis provided the team should have submitted the filled-in registration form.
- Date and Mode of conducting of the moot court
The competition shall be held virtually on 24th July 2021 and 25th July 2021. The event will be conducted in online mode through the Zoom platform (a Meeting Link will be shared with the participants one day before the commencement of the competition). The Organizers shall not be responsible for any Network issues during the Competition. If the participating team get disconnected during the moot sessions due to network issues or otherwise, then 10 minutes of time will be given for re-login. Even after the same, if the team does not reconnect then the other teams will be judged based on its performance.
Teams are required to complete their Registration on or before 30th June, 2021. To register, click here.
- Team Composition
Each College may send a team consisting of three members (i.e. two speakers and a researcher). This number cannot be modified under any circumstances. Teams shall identify the speakers and researchers at the time of registration through Google form. No swapping of designation of members shall be allowed except with prior intimation to the organisers. Not more than one team shall be allowed to register and participate in the competition from a College/Institution/University.
- Confirmation of Participation
A confirmation mail shall be sent from the organisers on receipt of the registration form.
- Allotment of Team Code
Each team will have a team code allotted by the organiser and the same will be sent through the mail to the participants. Participants are strictly required to maintain confidentiality of the team codes. Disclosure of identity of the parent college/institution/university shall be made only in the registration form and in case of any breach at any other point of time during the competition, shall be liable for penalty which includes disqualification.
The entire proceedings of the competition, written as well as oral shall be in English.
- The moot proposition, being the property of Karnataka State Law University, shall not be used by any Organisation, College or Institution without the express written permission from Karnataka State Law University.
- The teams should take the facts of the case provided by the organisers as final and no clarifications shall be sought.
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Guidelines relating to Written Memorials
- Each team must prepare written memorials for both sides to the dispute (i.e., Applicant / Petitioner and Appellant/Respondent).
- Once the written memorials are submitted no revisions, supplements, or additions will be allowed. The Memorials submitted will not be returned.
- Teams shall send the soft copy of the written memorials in M. S. Word or PDF format to the email firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 19th July, 2021. The team code should be mentioned on the cover page of the written memorials (on both memorials) compulsorily.
- Cover page shall also include cause title (identity of the college/ participant should not be disclosed), the side of the memorial (i.e., Applicant/Petitioner and Appellant/Respondent), name and place of the forum, the relevant legal provision under which it is filed and the year of the competition.
- The Memorials should be neatly typed and font should be Times New Roman. The font size should be 12 and the line spacing should be 1.5. It should be in Justified alignment.
- The arguments should not exceed 15 pages (A-4 size). However, these 15 pages will not include the Cover page, Page of Content, Table of Authorities, Table of Cases, List of Abbreviations, Statement of Facts, Issues/Questions presented, Summary of the Arguments and Appendices.
- As regarding footnotes concerned, they should be in Times New Roman with 10 font and single line spacing. It should be in Justified alignment.
- The background of the cover page should be blue for Applicant/Petitioner and red for the Appellant/Respondent.
Structure of Oral Rounds
- Preliminary Round: Every participating Team in the moot court shall take part in the Preliminary Round as per the fixtures drawn and announced. Fixtures for this round will be prepared based on draw of lots.
- Quarter Finals: Fifty percent of the teams appearing in the moot court on behalf of the Applicant and fifty percent of the teams appearing on behalf of the Respondent shall, on the basis of the marks secured in the Preliminary Round, enter the Quarter Finals.
- Semi-Finals: Four out of the Teams participating in the Quarter Finals shall, on the basis of the marks secured therein, move on to the Semi-Finals.
- Finals: Two out of the Teams in the Semi- Finals shall, on the basis of the marks secured therein, enter the Finals.
- Each team shall be given 30 Minutes to advance its arguments or make submissions. Hence, each counsel shall have fifteen minutes only at his/her disposal including the time reserved for rebuttals. Any extension of the time beyond the specified period is subject to the discretion of the Bench.
- Each team will be assessed for 100 marks in oral rounds. Memorials will be assessed for 50 marks separately. Memorial marks will not be added to oral rounds to decide the qualifying team for the next round and finally, even to decide the winners and runners up.
- Dress Code: The participants should be in Black trousers, White shirt, Black tie, Black blazer.
- Code of Conduct: All the participants must behave in a dignified manner and not cause any inconvenience to the organizers. Participants will be immediately disqualified from the competition if found misbehaving, or causing nuisance, or making abusive statements, showing disrespect towards judges, co-participants or members of the host institution. Decision of the organisers in this regard will be final.
- The Organising Committee reserves the right to amend, modify, change, or repeal any of the Rules of the Competition. The Committee shall communicate any changes made in the Rules of the Competition to the teams.
- The Committee reserves the right to take decisions on any matter not mentioned in the Rules of the Competition. Any such decision taken by the Committee shall be final and binding.
- The Committee reserves the right to interpret any of the Rules of the Competition. Such interpretation shall be final and binding.
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- Winners: Rs. 25,000/-
- Runners-Up: Rs. 10,000/-
- Best Lady Advocate: Rs. 5000/-
- Best Gentleman Advocate: Rs. 5000/-
- Best Memorials: Rs. 5000/-
- Announcement of moot proposition and rules: 17th June 2021
- Last date for registration through Google form: 30th June 2021
- Confirmation of registration and allotment of team codes: 5th July 2021
- Last date for submission of soft copies of written memorials: 19th July 2021
- Inaugural programme, Preliminary rounds and Quarter final rounds: 24th July 2021
- Semi-final rounds, final rounds, valedictory and announcement of prizes: 25th July 2021