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However, it is undeniable that they do have certain tangible benefits. The most important of which would be confidence, especially if one is intending on litigating. The process of speaking in front of others with an expectation of scrutiny creates a good atmosphere which one can take to courts.
The process of preparation was very long and hectic. We started our preparations in the third week of June which came to an end with the valediction of the competition. Since KNMCC provides you two propositions to work on, you would require double the preparation time as compared to other moots which have a single proposition.
Mooting is not just about working on a particular area of law. The experience which one gets during the whole process of doing a moot is something which you won’t learn anywhere. As a mooter, you should focus upon yourself rather than under-estimating or over-estimating other teams.
One of the definite highlights of the finals (apart from the results) was when Dr. Geeta Gouri said that she would be taking our memorials back to New Delhi. At that point we decided that if we lost, this would be enough of a win.
I can think of three funny instances. In the course of practice pleadings, the speakers often referred “machinery provision” as “missionary provision”.
And for me, nothing beats the pleasure of interpreting and twisting the law in your favour.
I think what really attracted me to the moot is the fact that it was a 'mock trial' so it was actually nothing like an ordinary moot so I thought it would be a nice experience. Interview by Neeati Narayan. Interview a famous student, a lawyer or your faculy and publish the interview by loging in HERE with your Facebook/Google account
All moot court problems though supposedly fictitious are based on real events. Hence, try looking up the original case and look at how it works. There is absolutely no shortcut here. With no research, you really aren’t headed anywhere.
1. Use precise and simple English in your moot memorials. 2. Present facts from the point of the view of the side which is presenting the memorial. 3. Have a good index and pagination. Using 1, 2,3 and i, ii, iii etc. can be confusing for the judges. 4. Tackle objections which might come from the other side. Negate or distinguish the cases which might be used by the other party. 5. Use spiral binding and good quality paper. Presentation matters. 6. Have multiple copies of every document you want to use. Have one copy for every judge and save time!
NLU Delhi has created history by being the youngest college ever to participate in the world finals of Jessups International Moot Court Competition. Here is an exclusive interview with Shreya Rastogi and Akshay BD (the oralists)