1st National Mock Trial Competition by MAIMS, Delhi [Hybrid Mode; Sept 1 to 17]: Registration Deadline Extended till July 10

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MAIMS is organising it’s 1st National Mock Trial Competition, 2022 which will be held from September 1, 2022 to September 17, 2022. This event shall be conducted in Hybrid Mode.

About Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies

MAIMS was established in 2003 by Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society. It’s programmes are affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.

About Department of Law

The Department of Law was established in 2017 by introducing a five-year integrated BA LLB degree course. It also provides BBA LLB course. It is established as a unit of the Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies. Entry to the five year course is through the rankings of the CLAT (Common Law Aptitude Test).

About MAIMS 1st National Mock Trial Competition

MAIMS 1st National Mock Trial Competition, 2022, aims to provide a platform for students across India to showcase and nurture their research skills by competing in a professional and challenging environment.

A Mock Trial is a simulation or enactment of a judicial proceeding. Mock trials provide students with knowledge of the judicial system, legal process, and courtroom procedures.

Mock trials helps to develop students’ questioning skills, critical thinking, and oratory skills; demonstrate the roles of various actors in the legal system and provide them with exposure to legal resource people, such as judges, academicians and lawyers or advocates.

Mock trials may be based on historical events, cases of contemporary interest, or hypothetical situations and fact patterns.

Objectives

  • To facilitate practical learning & knowledge building for law students.
  • To help law students adapt to different forms of work environment.
  • To motivate law students all across India and encourage the holistic development of their interpersonal and professional skills.
  • The event shall be organized in a hybrid manner wherein the Preliminary Rounds I and II, and the Quarter-Final Round shall be conducted in the Online Mode through ZOOM Platform.
  • The Researcher’s Test shall also be organised in the Online Mode and shall be conducted via submissions made towards a priorly shared Google Form, comprising of both subjective and objective questions.
  • The last two rounds i.e., Semi-Finals and Finals shall be organized in the Offline Mode in the MAIMS Campus.
  • The teams for the Semi-Finals shall be given a sufficient time period of 2 weeks to make the arrangements for their arrival at the venue.

Date & Venue

The ‘MAIMS 1st National Mock Trial Competition, 2022’ will be held from September 1, 2022 to September 17, 2022. This event shall be conducted in Hybrid Mode for which the below-mentioned segregation shall be followed:

Online Rounds:

  • Preliminary Rounds I & II; and
  • Quarter-Final Round.

Offline Rounds:

  • Semi-Final Round; and
  • Final Round

Note: Accommodation shall be provided to the teams qualifying for the Offline Rounds. [Subject to COVID Protocols]

Eligibility & Team Composition

  • The competition is open for students who are pursuing LL.B three year/ five-year course during the current academic year.
  • Only one team is permitted to participate from each participating Institution/University.
  • Each team shall consist of three members. However, with the prior permission of the organisers, a two-member team shall also be eligible to participate.
  • A team shall require a minimum of two speakers as a mandatory prerequisite.
  • A three and/or two member team shall include one separate or either Speaker, as the Researcher respectively.
  • Each team would be provided with three Witnesses, 45 minutes prior to the Rounds.

Registration Procedure

  • All the participating teams must confirm their participation by filling out the Registration Form given at the end of this post.
  • As per the rules, each team shall be allotted a Unique Team Code for the competition upon completing the Registration. Each team must use the Team Code for any further communication with the organizers during the course of the competition.
  • The identity of the teams shall not be disclosed at any stage, such disclosure shall result in penalties including disqualification. The decision for the same shall be at the discretion of the Organizers.
  • Any change in the team composition must be intimated to the organizers at the earliest through an email at mocktrial@maims.ac.in.
  • Such change must be accompanied by filling a new Registration Form.
  • Participants will receive a confirmation email, signifying the acceptance of their request for participation latest by or before July 3, 2022.
  • The participating teams are required to pay INR 4500/- [Rupees Four Thousand Five Hundred only] as Registration Fees.
  • However, an Early Bird Discount is being offered and the teams availing the offer will be paying INR 4000/- [Rupees Four Thousand Only] on or before June 10, 2022 [23:59 IST].
  • The Last Date for Payment of Registration Fee is July 10, 2022 [23:59 IST]; [Refer Chapter – V].

Structure of the Competition

  • Preliminary Rounds I & II
    • The Preliminary Rounds shall be held on 2nd September 2022.
    • It shall be conducted in the Online Mode.
    • All the teams shall compete twice in the Preliminary Rounds [Preliminary Rounds I & II].
    • After completion of the respective rounds, the best eight teams shall qualify to the Quarter-Final Round.
  • Quarter Final Round
    • The Quarter-Final Round shall be held on September 3, 2022.
    • It shall be conducted in the Online Mode.
    • After completion of the respective round, the top four teams shall qualify to the Semi-Final Round.
  • Semi-Final Round
    • The Semi-Final Round shall be held on September 17, 2022.
    • It shall be conducted in the Offline Mode.
    • After completion of the respective round, top two teams shall qualify to the Final Round.
  • Final Round
    • The qualified teams shall compete in the Final Round which shall be held on September 17, 2022.
    • This round shall be conducted in the Offline Mode.
    • After completion of the respective round, the team with the highest score shall win the competition.
  • Researcher’s Test
    • The Researcher’s Test shall be held in Online Mode on September 2, 2022 via submissions made towards a priorly shared Google Form.
    • It shall comprise of both subjective and objective questions.
    • The test shall be of maximum 100 marks.
    • Qualifying marks shall be 50. Participants scoring less than 50 marks shall not qualify.

Awards

  • Best Team
    • Cash Prize of INR 40,000/- [Rupees Fourty Thousand Only].
    • A Free Course [3 Coupons] from Lawctopus Law School.
    • Certificate of Merit.
  • Runner Up
    • Cash Prize of INR 25,000/- [Rupees Twenty-Five Thousand Only].
    • 50% Fee Waiver in a Course from Lawctopus Law School.
    • Certificate of Merit.
  • Best Speaker
    • Cash Prize of INR 5,000/- [Rupees Five Thousand Only].
    • Certificate of Merit.
  • Best Researcher
    • Cash Prize of INR 5,000/- [Rupees Five Thousand Only]
    • Certificate of Merit
  • Best Memorial
    • Cash Prize of INR 5,000/- [Rupees Five Thousand Only]
    • Certificate of Merit.
  • Best Witness
    • Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/- [Rupees Five Thousand Only]
    • Certificate of Merit

Note 1: The respective team shall avail the offer within three months.

Note 2: A two member team shall not be eligible to appear for the Researcher’s Test and subsequently for the prize of Best Researcher. Only a three-member team shall be eligible to avail the same.

Important Dates

Online Mode

  • Last date for Early Bird Discount: June 10, 2022 [23:59 IST]
  • Registration Closed: July 10, 2022 [23:59 IST]
  • Last Date of Payment of Registration Fee: July 10, 2022 [23:59 IST]
  • Team Code Allotment: July 3, 2022
  • Last Date of Seeking Clarifications: July 7, 2022 [23:59 IST]
  • Publishing of Clarifications: July 15, 2022
  • Last Date for Memorial Submission [Soft Copy Only]: July 22, 202 [23:59 IST]
  • Inaugural Ceremony, Draw of Lots & Exchange of Memorials: September 1, 2022
  • Researcher’s Test: September 02, 2022
  • Preliminary Rounds I & II: September 02, 2022
  • Quarter – Final Round: September 03, 2022

Offline Mode

  • Semi-Final Round :September 17, 2022
  • Final Round: September 17, 2022
  • Valedictory Ceremony & Announcement of Awards: September 17, 2022

Important Links

Contact Information

  • Postal Address: Department of Law, Maharaja Agrasen Institute Of Management Studies, Sector – 22, Rohini, New Delhi – 110086
  • Email: mocktrial@maims.ac.in
  • Or call at (M): 8860869625, 9986879838, 9899238970 (Faculty Coordinators); (M): 9810841799, 8920933881 (Student Coordinators)

Click here to register for the National Mock Trial Competition by MAIMS

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