MATS Law School’s 3rd Shri Mangi Law Pagariya Memorial National Moot 2015 [Sept 18-20]: Register by Aug 14

MATS Law School, MATS University is pleased to announce the annual, 3rd SHRI MANGI LAL PAGARIYA MEMORIAL NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 2015 over the weekend of Friday, September 18, 2015 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.

DETAILS

A maximum of one team shall be allowed to participate from any one University / Law School / College / Department.

Only 20 teams shall be allowed to participate in the Competition on first come first serve basis.

The Registration Fee for participating teams shall be Rs. 2000 (Two Thousand Only) INR.

Registration after due date may be permitted with a late fee of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Only) INR.

Teams are required to submit the soft copy of Demand Draft along with scanned copies of the completely filled registration forms by 14/08/2015 (11:59 PM IST) and the hard copies of the same should reach us by 31/08/2015.

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Deadline (online): August 14, 2015

Last Date for Seeking Clarifications: July 30, 2015

Release of Clarifications: uly 31, 2015

Receiving of Registration form and DD submission: August 31, 2015

Brief Submission Deadline (soft copy): August 31, 2015

Brief Submission Deadline (6 sets print copies): September 5, 2015

Competition Weekend: September 18 to 20, 2015

AWARDS

Best Team INR 10,000/-

Runners up Team INR 8,000/-

Best Memorial INR 4,000/-

Best Speaker INR 4,000/-

In addition to the above awards trophies and certificates shall be given to various categories of winners. All participants shall be awarded participation certificates.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT

Accommodation, Food and Local Transportation to the participating teams shall be provided by MATS Law School from 18th September morning to 20th September 2015 evening.

CONTACT:

For clarifications regarding the Competition Rules or the Moot in general, please contact:

Mr. Akash Kumar (Asst. Prof.) – 91 80850 28696
Mr. Kamaljeet Singh (Asst. Prof.) – 91 97549 74638
Miss. Meenakshi Tripathi (Asst. Prof.) – 91 99935 01184
You may also write to [email protected]

Visit here for more Registration form, moot problem, rules and other details.

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  1. Nikhil chadda says:

    Very unprofessional. If given a chance, don’t opt for this moot.
    Waste of time. And I completely agree with damodar.
    PLEASE DONT GO FOR THIS MOOT.Worst experience

  2. Damodar DK says:

    This moot court competition was extremely mismanaged right from the time we were received at the railway station till the time we were dropped off to the airport in a mini van (tavera) in which 10 participants including their luggage were stuffed into.

    Coming to the moot court competition itself, the events didn’t begin as scheduled. The 3 day moot event (as originally stated in the moot rules) was condensed to a 2 day event.

    The quality of judges who judged the rounds (excluding the final round) was poor. The participants were sometimes questioned in Hindi (the official language of the court room being English).

    The judges had no knowledge in the field of “Patent Law or IPR” (on which the moot problem was based) and were, in plain words, incompetent to judge the participants who had prepared for months together.

    We also witnessed the faculty coordinators of the event themselves judging the rounds. It was quite an unpleasant experience to argue before those faculty coordinators.

    And with respect to the issue of the memorials, the instructions stated that “the pleadings shall not exceed 20 pages”. However, the word “pleadings” was substituted with the word “arguments” in the rules. Knowing the fact that these two words meant the same but also with an inclination to recheck the said doubt, I contacted one of the faculty coordinators to clarify as what this actually meant. We were told that the entire memorial must be of 20 pages excluding the cover page. Quite bewildered by the absurd response, we managed to reduce the 30 page memo into that of a 20 page (of course with a lot of relevant content mercilessly deleted from it).

    Teams with a similar query actually made an effort to clarify and succeeded in drafting a 5 issue problem into a 20 page memorial. However, on arriving, many other teams had memorials of as long as 35 pages and when few teams tried clarifying the same faculty co-ordinators said “koi nai beta hum dekhlenge” and the same was obviously not addressed. This put some of the teams which, in fact, clarified with the uninformed coordinators lose out in the race to “best memorial” (the obvious reason being inadequete content/ better content in the 35 page memorials)

    In spite of the inexcusable errors on the part of the management which put some teams at an extreme advantage and some at a severe disadvantage, I do not question the credibility of any team that took part. It was a terrible fault on the part of the management alone. The team that took home the trophy indeed deserved it.

    The only positive aspect being, the volunteers were really kind and were constantly on their toes to make us comfortable with the available resources. Our safety at the campus was ensured and their Director, although old at age, was extremely active and generous.

    This is to let the organizers of the event know that such major mistakes in the basics should not be compromised. We hope that they take up this issue seriously and ensure the teams that appear in the future competitions are not put through such situations

    THIS IS NOT ONLY A PERSONAL OPINION BUT A CUMULATIVE OPINION OF SEVERAL TEAMS THAT WERE PUT TO A DISADVANTAGE BY THE SHEER MISMANAGEMENT OF THE LAW SCHOOL.

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