Kerala Law Academy is organizing a Trial Advocacy Competition under the banner of their National Law Fest 2020 (1st Virtual), from March 10 to March 11.
The Trial Advocacy
Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, the prestigious Trial Advocacy Forum, hosted by the Kerala Law Academy will be held via virtual mode from the 10th and 11th of March 2021 at the Kerala Law Academy Law College Campus, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The competition is conducted through the online platforms ZOOM or GOOGLE MEET. All the participating teams should have good access to the internet and be able to access the above said online platform at the scheduled dates and time. This is a mandatory requirement for participation.
Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram will be hosting the 1st Kerala Law Academy Trial Advocacy Competition, March 2021 on Criminal Law in accordance with the Criminal Trial Court proceedings. The Competition has been conceived with the aim of creating awareness for Criminal Law Jurisprudence and providing a platform for the development of advocacy and other allied skills. The 1st Kerala Law Academy Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, 2021 will be held at KLA, Thiruvananthapuram from March 10th to 11th 2021. The Rounds will be judged by a 3 Judge Panel. The judge’s panel includes Professors, Lawyers, Scholars, and Judges of various Courts. The purpose of The Kerala Law Academy Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, 2021 is to:
Help and understand students the dimensions of the Criminal Justice System and encourage students to consider careers in the Criminal Justice System
To understand how a trial is to be conducted
To give an in-depth understanding and knowledge of Criminal Law System
The Competition is open to all Law Colleges/Law Schools/Universities, Departments of Law in India recognized by the Bar Council of India.
The participation is limited to LL. B students both in the Three- Year Scheme and Five-Year Scheme.
Each team shall consist of a maximum of 3 members.
The composition shall be of two speakers, one researcher.
The team shall notify such an arrangement during the time of registration.
Any changes shall be informed to the organizers, on or before 8th March 2021.
Such a team shall not during any stage of the competition rearrange the position of its members to form any new combination.
No coach/assistant/person shall be permitted in the room during the conduct of the trial other than the participants.
Medium of Language
All communication and procedure during and of the competition shall be in English. Any kind of communication in any other language will lead to immediate disqualification.
How to Register?
Participation in the Kerala Law Academy National Trial Advocacy Competition is restricted to 30 teams only.
The first 30 teams that confirm and complete the final registration formalities shall be entitled to participate in the said competition.
Only one team per College/Institution shall be permitted to take part in the Competition.
Institutions/Teams interested in participating in the Competition will have to provisionally register by sending an e-mail to klatrialadvocacyforum[at]gmail.com along with an authorization letter/ email from the corresponding college and only after confirmation of provisional slot by the Organizers, they can complete the formalities of the final registration.
The participants shall pay a non-refundable initial registration fee of 500/- rupees to enter the competition.
The teams which are selected after clearing the procedural test shall pay an amount of 2,000/- rupees on qualifying for the oral round. All payments are to be done via the college website.
After completing the payment, a copy of the transaction (either a screenshot or a photo) shall be sent to the e-mail id – klatrialadvocacyforum[at]gmail.com with your details.
Only after acknowledgment from the organizers, the registration will be completed.
The Organizers will not take any responsibility for any fault of payment arising from the bank or third-party applications.
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