15 Jan :The University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) is organizing the National Rounds of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys from 16th to 18th Jan. 2009. The students and the faculty members of UILS are all set for this big occasion as this is a great opportunity which the institute has got in the fifth year of its inception. It is pertinent to mention here that the first batch of the institute will pass out this year.
Prof. P.S. Jaswal, Director, UILS is as enthusiastic about the event as the students are and says “We will put in our best efforts to present a great show.” Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju, Hon’ble Mr. Justice G.S. Singhvi, Justice J.L. Gupta (Retd.) Judges of the Supreme Court and Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur, Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court will inaugurate the National Competition on 17th Jan. 2009. The moot court competitions will be judged by Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice K.S. Grewal, Justice M.M. Kumar, Justice Rajive Bhalla, Justice Hemant Gupta, Justice S.S. Saron, Justice M.M.S. Bedi, Justice Ajay Tewari, Justice V.K. Sharma, Justice R.K. Garg, Justice TPS Mann, Justice Mohinder Pal, Justice R.K. Jain and Justice Rajan Gupta, Hon’ble Judges of Punjab & Haryana High Court.
Thousands of students from all around the world have worked all year long for the moot court competition. Around 30 teams from all over India including Army Law School, Gujarat National Law University, ILS Law College, NALSAR Hyderabad, National Law School of India University, National Law University, Jodhpur, Symbiosis Pune will be participating in the event. The team which wins the national round will earn the right to advance to the world Championship Sherman and Sterling International Rounds which will be held in Washington DC from 22nd to 28th March, 2009.
Now, in its 50th year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition with participants from 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition named after Philip Jessup who once served on the International Court of Justice, is organized by the International Law Students Association.