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Thursday, November 17, 2011

AIM 2011, Valedictory Function

Amity Law School, Noida in association with Delhi High Court Bar Association and International Society for Military Law and The Law of War organized Amity International Moot Court Competition from November 18- 20, 2011 at Amity University Campus, Sector- 125, Noida

The competition was organized with an aim to expand academic and clinical horizons in law studies by providing them an apt platform to develop legal knowledge and acumen, who were adjudged by sought after law professionals and experts

Over 22 Law colleges and institutes across India participated in the competition including NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad, Government Law College, Mumbai, NLIU, Bhopal, Punjab School of Law, Patiala, Rizwi Law College, Mumbai, Symbiosis Law School, Noida, Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai and others. Each team comprised of three students -Two speakers and One researcher, enrolled in fulltime Undergraduate LL.B. programme.

The valediction was graced by Justice P.V. Reddi, Chairman, Law Commission of India ,Mr. A.S. Chandhiok, Additional Solicitor General of India and Mr. Harin P. Raval, Additional Solicitor General of India

Adressing the gathering and highlighting the need to develop International Humanitarian Law, Justice P.V. Reddi, Chairman, Law Commission of India, the Chief Guest of the occasion, said, "The International Humanitarian Law has to develop further in the light of the experience gained and to avoid abuses and excesses. Laying down more definite standards for intervention may also be necessary. Solid awareness of the basic principles of International Humanitarian Law combined with strongly protective legal framework could constitute guarantee for those who are exposed to fighting. This is an area in which legal and moral principles apart from political ethics are intertwined and more clarity and objectivity is needed. The justification of military intervention has always been a contentious issue and further, causing injuries to civilians is another important issue. Perhaps an International Legal Mechanism to address these problems may be needed to resolve these issues"

Appealing to the young budding lawyers, further, Chairman, Law Commission of India said, “Do not get carried away by the corporate lure and think of making quick money. If you do not like to practice longer, you can as well join the judicial service. The third alternative is to become law teachers. These three areas are in dire need of the services of students like you. The legal profession and judiciary should benefit by your services. Ultimately, your presence in these institutions serves public interest and exhorts the image of the Judiciary. This is the need of the day. You should develop the mettle, grit and inclination to join Legal Profession or Judicial Service or Teaching profession”

Welcoming the distinguished guests, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Universe averred that Indian brains are the best and Indian Lawyers have great acumen.He stressed that Law is one such profession where a person can earn as much as he wants and rise to success quickly.He remarked that all those students who participated in the Moot are bound to achieve success in their lives.“The exemplary creativity flexibility, intuition,and their talents students have displayed during the Competition will stand them in good stead globally”, asserted Dr. Chauhan.Dr. Chauhan announced that very soon a three year Degree Course in Law will be launched under Amity Law School

Addressing the young budding lawyers and congratulating them for participating in the Amity International Moot Court Competition, Mr. A.S. Chandhiok, Additional Solicitor General of India said, “Competition is one word that begins with you when you become a law student and you have to continue to be competitive till such time when you probably are called by the God. Therefore, competition should be inherent in lawyers.” Talking about the waning tolerance in the society, Mr. Chandhiok said, “It has become very important to teach ourselves and to everybody around what the tolerance is. You see the road rage, number of increasing matrimonial disputes, disputes between the families- all that are because of the intolerance. And the lawyer has to be very tolerant and patient. It is possible that in a court you might be faced with an Hon’ble Judge and every argument that you make will be snubbed and put down but that’s where your patience will come in. Take him around and bring him back to the point that you want to make. This profession is extremely challenging.” Mr. Chandiok requested the all the budding lawyers to join the Bar, go to the Court at whatever positions they want to go and see for themselves what challenges have to be faced in the Court

Maj. Gen Nilendra Kumar-Director, Amity Law School, Noida highlighted the importance of Moot Court Competitions in law teaching and shared the proud achievements of the alumni and students of Amity Law School.

Also present during the occasion were Maj. Gen K J Singh- Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh and Senior Directors and Heads of Institutions from Amity University. The semi-finals of the Moot Court were contested between four teams -Rajeev Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, NALSAR, Hyderabad, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and Amity Law School, Delhi out of which Rajeev Gandhi National University of Law , Punjab and NALSAR, Hyderabad emerged as finalists.

Winning Team from NALSAR, Hyderabad was given a Rolling Trophy, Silver Medal and a cash prize of Rs. 12, 500 and Runner-Up team from Rajeev Gandhi National University of Law , Punjab was felicitated with a Trophy, Silver Medal and a cash prize of Rs.7,500

The Best Advocacy Trophy went to the team from Government Law College, Mumbai and The Best Memorial Trophy went to the team from Gujarat National Law University. Ayush Tandon from Government Law College, Mumbai won the Best Mooter Award. Best Researcher Award was lifted by Soumya Kakkad from Gujarat National Law University

Dr. Ashok K Chauhan welcoming Justice P.V. Reddi, Chairman, Law Commission of India

Mr. Harin P. Raval, Additional Solicitor General of India sharing his views with the gathering

Mr. A.S. Chandhiok, Additional Solicitor General of India addressing the gathering

Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group addressing the gathering

Team from Government Law College, Mumbai receiving their Best Advocacy Award

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