The 22nd edition of the D. M. Harish Memorial GLC International Online Moot Court Competition is scheduled to be held from March 27th to March 28th.
About the Organizer-GLC Mumbai
The Government Law College, Mumbai (GLC Mumbai), founded in 1855, is the oldest law school in Asia. The college, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, is run by the Government of Maharashtra.
Pratibha Patil, former President of India, and five Chief Justices of India, as well as several judges of the Supreme Court of India are alumni of the college.
About the Moot
The Moot Court Association is pleased to announce the 22nd edition of the D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Online Moot Court Competition (DMH), hosted by Government Law College, Mumbai, India, in association with the D. M. Harish Foundation. This edition will be conducted on an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition will be held from 27th – 28th March 2021.
DMH is India’s first International Moot Court Competition. It started in the year 2000 as a National Moot Court Competition and has been open to international entrants for the past fifteen years. It has seen the keen participation of a number of teams from across all continents.
The Compromis of the Competition deals primarily with issues relating to Public International Law, highlighting the emerging legal landscape and has been drafted by experts in the field.
The participants are made to go through extensive Mooting Rounds, to ensure that only the two best Teams reach the Final Round of Arguments. All participants are also to present their Written Submissions a month prior to the Competition.
Structure of the Moot
The Moot Court Competition is conducted over 2 days.
The participating teams go through two Preliminary Rounds of Argument where they would be arguing each side once,
Octo-Final Rounds (*At the discretion of the organisers),
Quarter-Final Rounds of Arguments,
The Semi-Final Rounds of Argument and finally,
The Final Round of Arguments.
Eminent lawyers and Judges of the highest standing in India, academicians, and experts in the field of International Law all converge to adjudicate the various rounds of the Competition.
As in the past years, the Final Rounds of Arguments will once again be judged by a distinguished bench of sitting Judges of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court who will enhance the experience for the participants owing to the likeness to a real-life courtroom setting.
Please Note: There will be no Memorial Round of Qualification for this edition of the competition.
Please note that the theme of the Compromis is Space Law.
How to Register?
All interested colleges must provisionally register themselves by sending an email to dmh.glc[at]gmail.com.
Only after the provisional registration has been confirmed will a link to a Google Form and details for the payment of registration fees be provided.
Please note that registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.
The payment of registration fees will be through Wire Transfer in the amount of Rs. 2500 (Rupees two thousand five hundred only) for Indian universities & $ 65 (USD sixty five) for International Universities, the details of which will be provided once the provisional registration has been confirmed.
The teams will be required to upload the screenshot/proof of the same while filling the google form for registration.
Please note that the teams must fill in the Registration Form and make payment via Wire Transfer before 12th February, 2021, latest.
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