17th KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court 2021: Jan 15-17 (Register by Oct 31)

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The Oral Rounds of the 17th KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court 2021 will be held from the 15″ to the 17″ of January 2021 through a video-conferencing platform.

Eligibility

  • Members of the team must be valid UNDERGRADUATE students pursuing a recognized Bachelor of Law (or international equivalent) programme. (Note – Bachelor of Law means a 3 or year course post-graduation or 5 years integrated course for Indian students or an undergraduate degree in law recognized by the Bar or Regulator of where the student is undergoing education)
  • Also, only ONE team can register from a particular College or Law School for participation in the 17th KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court 2021. In the event, two registrations are received from the same College of Law School, the Team which submits a letter first by the Head / Dean of the Institution / Moot Court Committee, authorizing them to participate on behalf of the College or Law School shall be entitled to participate and will be registered.

Team Composition

Each team shall consist of two speakers and one researcher. The Organizers will assign a code to each team and its members.

Registration

  • The teams will have to register themselves here by completing and submitting the Registration Form available on the website no later than 10.00 pm [IST] on 31.10.2020.
  • Upon successful completion and submission of the Registration Form, a team will receive an email from the Organizers informing them of their successful Registration.
  • If a team does not receive such an email, it may contemporaneously send an email with its registration details to info@kkluthramoot.org and a response will be sent by email by the Organizers within 07 (seven) days informing the team of its successful Registration.
  • There is no Registration Fee for registering or participating in the competition.
  • Teams that have successfully registered will be provided with a Unique Registration Number [TURN’] by an email. Once allotted, the URN must be mentioned in all future correspondence with the Organizers.
  • The Competition shall consist of 2 rounds: (i) Memorial Selection Round; and (ii) Oral Rounds.
  • The top 40 teams with the highest memorial scores (subject to minimum qualifying mark of8 marks out of 20 marks in the Memorial Round) will be entitled to participate in the Oral Rounds.

Memorial Guidelines

  • Teams may raise grounds of challenge other than those indicated in the Statement of Facts.
  • All memorials submitted must conform to the following requirements and a team will attract negative marking for failure to keep within the limitations as described below :
    I. Memorials must be on A-4 paper and printed with black ink.
    II. The font of the body of the Memorial must be Times New Roman, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and the font-size of footnotes/endnotes, if any, must not be less than size 10.
    III. Each page must have a margin of at least an inch on all sides.
    IV. The Memorial should not exceed 25 typed pages (not including the Cover Page) and shall at least consist of the following parts :
  • Cover Page – [coloured BLUE for Petitioner / Appellant and RED for Respondent]
    Table of Contents
    Index of Authorities
    Written Pleadings
    Prayer
  • The Cover Page MUST contain:
    Team Code in the upper right-hand corner
    The year of the Competition
    The name of the Case
    Name of the forum resolving the dispute.

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  • There will be a deduction of 1.0 mark for each page exceeding the 25-page limit, and a deduction of 0.25 marks for each ‘objective’ error, i.e., non-adherence to the rules set out hereinabove.
  • Each team must submit the Memorial for the Petitioner / Appellant and the Respondent in an unsecured pdf file, no later than 9:00 pm [IST] on 16.11.2020 to info@kkluthramoot.org.
  • The Organizers will NOT be responsible for the non-receipt of the soft copies of the memorials.
  • Memorials submitted after 9:00 pm [IST] on 16.11.2020 will incur a deduction of % mark for each day of delay, with the first deduction being made at 9:01 pm [IST] on 16.11.2020.
  • Memorials submitted after 9:00 pm [IST] on 24.11.2020 shall not be accepted and the team shall stand disqualified.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APART FROM THE URN, THE NAMES OR LOGOS OF THE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES OR LAW SCHOOLS SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED ANYWHERE IN THE MEMORIALS SUBMITTED BY THE PARTICIPANTS. BREACH OF THIS RULE CAN RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

Scoring of Memorials

  • Each judge shall score each memorial out of 20 marks, and the average of scores shall be announced/posted by the Organizers on the conclusion of the Preliminary Rounds on 16.01.2021.
  • The scoring criteria for memorials shall be as follows:
    Application of Facts 25%
    Reasoning 25%
    Use of Authorities and Precedent 25%
    Understanding Law and Procedure 15%
    Presentation 10%

Oral Arguments

  • The 17th KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court 2021 shall consist of the Preliminary, Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Final Rounds only.
  • The language of the Court shall be English.
  • This shall include the pleadings and any rebuttal time, if applicable. For the Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and Final Rounds, each team would get 40 minutes each, subject to a maximum of 25 minutes per Speaker.
  • Before the beginning of the Oral Rounds of any team, the Speakers of the team shall inform the Moderator regarding the allocation of time between themselves and the time reserved for rebuttal. Once informed, the time shall not change. Judges, at their discretion, may extend oral argument time up to a maximum of 5 minutes per team.

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  • The participants shall ensure a good Internet connection. In the case of a poor connection, the Court will wait for a maximum of ten minutes. If a team scheduled to take part in a round does not appear for 10 minutes after the scheduled start of the round, the round shall be conducted ex-parte and the scoring shall be done as if the defaulter team had been presenting and arguing.
  • Teams with two wins in the Preliminary Rounds will go to the Quarterfinal Round. If thereDuring the Preliminary Rounds, each team shall have to argue once for the Petitioner/ Appellant and once for the Respondent. The rebuttal would be allowed only to the Petitioner /Appellant are more than 8 teams having two wins each, the teams with two wins each will be ranked according to their Memorial scores and the top eight teams so ranked will go to the Quarterfinal Round.
  • If there are less than eight teams having two wins each, the teams having two wins each will go through to the Quarterfinal Round. For the remaining places, teams having less than two wins each will be ranked according to the sum of their highest scores in both the Preliminary Rounds (excluding their Memorial scores), and the top eight teams thus ranked will be sent to the Quarterfinal Round.
  • Any reference to the identity of a team’s institution or individual team members, either during oral arguments or in the Memorial may lead to disqualification of the team.
  • No audio or videotaping of the oral pleadings is permitted without the permission of the Organizers.
  • If a team believes that violation of any of the Competition Rules has taken place at any stage of the Competition, the teams shall within half an hour of the completion of the round wherein a violation has allegedly occurred, register a complaint with Organizing Committee
  • Further, At the end of Oral Rounds of the 17th KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court 2021, the total scores obtained by each team in each round shall be uploaded on the website www.kkluthramoot.org. No requests for release of individual marks shall be entertained under any circumstances during the course of the competition.
  • The organizers reserve the right to disqualify teams for deviating from the Rules. The Organizers will resolve any contingencies that may arise and will be the final arbiters regarding any doubts/grievances. The decision was taken by the Organizers shall be final. These Rules are not exhaustive. The Organizers shall not be responsible for any loss due to slow or non-functional internet

Schedule

[The dates and timings are subject to change]

  • 20.08.2020 – Release of Moot Problem
  • 31.10.2020- Last date for Registration of Teams and Team Details
  • 07.11.2020.- Last date for seeking clarifications in the Moot Problem, if any
  • 16.11.2020 – Last date for submission of soft copy (PDF) of the Memorials
  • 19.12.2020 – Declaration of Memorial Results on the website
    10:30 hrs- Time for Registration of Teams
    14:15 hrs- Draw of Lots and Exchange of Memos for Preliminary Rounds I
  • 15.01.2021
    16:00 hrs Inaugural Function
    09:00 hrs- Preliminary Rounds-I
    12.30 hrs- Preliminary Rounds-II
  • 16.01.2021
    17:00 hrs- Quarter-Final Rounds
    10:30 hrs- Semi-Final Rounds
  • 17.01.2021
    14:00 hrs- Final Rounds

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