The Advanced Criminal Law Studies Committee, School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru is proud to announce the 3rd National Trial Advocacy and Judgment Writing Competition, 2018.

This event is a unique blend of two innovative competitions specially designed to hone and harness the legal debate and judgment writing intelligence of law students across the country.

The Competition is intertwined with the objective to train students in the area of trial advocacy and also to cultivate the art of writing a judgment, which remains a fundamental skill in implementing the rule of law and delivering justice.

The Competition will witness the participation of the finest of all law students from various law schools across the length and breadth of the country.

This Competition is designed for teams of three participants, made up of two advocates and a witness/ researcher, featuring two preliminary rounds in which teams of two lawyers try the case on each side. Successful teams advance through to Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and subsequently to the Finals.

The teams will have to examine a minimum of 4 witnesses and a maximum of 6 witnesses in all Rounds. Witnesses will be provided for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final. One member from the team will participate in the Judgement Writing Competition.


The Competition will be held from 9th February – 11th February, 2018.

We hereby cordially invite your esteemed institution to participate in the aforementioned competition.

Registration Deadline:

We will be glad if you could complete the registration process of your team by or before 25th January 2018.


Provisional Registration is be done by sending an E-Mail to criminallaw.committee@law.christuniversity.in.

Soft and Hard copies of the Registration Form, along with the Demand Draft are to be sent only once the Provisional Registration has been confirmed.

Strictly one team per institution is allowed to participate. The competition is open for 24 teams to participate, which will be decided on first come first serve basis.

Once the registration procedure is completed, the Teams shall receive the CCTV footage evidences and photographs pertaining to the Trial Problem via Drive/ iCloud/ our Blog.

Important Dates:

Last date for clarifications: 18:00 hrs, January 15th, 2018

Last date to send the soft copies of the Registration Form along with Demand Draft: 23:59 hrs, 25th January, 2018.

Last date to send the hard copies of the Registration Form along with Demand Draft: 23:59 hrs, 28th January, 2018.

All hard copies must reach the hosts at the provided mailing address before: 23:59 hrs, 28th January, 2018.


The following are the prizes awarded to the Winners under various categories as mentioned below:

1. Winners of the 3rd National Trial Advocacy and Judgment Writing Competition, 2018 – Rs. 50,000 /-

2. Runner-Up of the 3rd National Trial Advocacy and Judgment Writing Competition, 2018 – Rs. 30,000 /-

3. Best Advocate – Rs. 10,000 /-

4. Best Judgment – Rs. 5,000 /-


Faculty Convenors:
Mr. Sugandh Saxena (+91 97310 67798 )

Student Convenors:
Mr. Rajath Francis (+91 81233 44952 )
Mr. Mallikarjun Khare (+91 88847 23436 )

E-Mail : criminallaw.committee@law.christuniversity.in

Kindly follow up on our Blog for all updates HERE.

Important Links: 
Trial Problem/Proposition is here.
Rules are here.
Registration form is here.

This post was first published on: December 26, 2017

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