Moot Court

Introduction


The main aim of the event is to create awareness with respect to Patent laws, ethics, regulation policies, procedures, Pharmacy law and working of the FDA – one of the world’s most comprehensive and effective networks of public health and consumer protection. The moot ‘court’ should reflect, as far as possible, a courtroom scene in reality. Moot court does not involve actual testimony by witnesses, cross-examination, or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions and facts to which the competitors must be introduced. The moot is presided over by at least one judge who delivers a judgment at the end of the moot on the law and on the result of the moot itself. As many students will be aware, the legal profession is an increasingly difficult one to enter. Mooting may also help the students to build confidence in public speaking, general research, and presentation skills. In other words, mooting experience can benefit every student whether or not they plan to follow a traditional legal career path upon graduation.

Format

A total of 3 rounds will be conducted to test the patents and laws, pharmacy knowledge of the participants, and soft skills like public speaking, research and presentation skills will also be tested.

Round 1:

  1. This round will be in the form of opinion-based descriptive questions and MCQ, which will be online and act as an elimination round.
  2. One team must comprise a maximum of two students.
  3. There will be 10 MCQ Questions.
  4. Maximum marks -10
  5. Time – 10 mins

Round 2:

  1. The participants must prepare a debate for the problem statement released after round 1. This will help us understand the participant’s knowledge, research, and communication skills. Teams/Participants will be judged based on validity of points and the level of counterargument presented. Only the best teams from both the groups will be selected.
  2. Teams/participants will be divided equally in favor and against by event heads.
  3. The problem statement will be released 15 minutes prior to round 2.

Round 3:

  1. Final Round: case argument.
  2. The problem statement will be released prior to round 1.
  3. Three rounds of legal argument will be conducted, and the judges will select the corresponding winners based on the best argument presented.

Rules

  1. In case of a tie, participants with the maximum number of correctly solved questions and time to complete them will be considered.
  2. During all three rounds, participants cannot access any information source (internet, library etc.).
  3. Participants should refrain from asking for help from the volunteers or the coordinators.
  4. The decision taken by the authorities will be the final decision.
  5. This Problem statement will be released on the Vortex ICT website, on which a debate has to be performed between the two teams judged by the professionals.
  6. The order in which the mooters will speak will be predefined.
  7. Each team consists of two mooters; each mooter gets 5 minutes to speak.
  8. The judge can stop them and question them at any point. The clock will be halted during that time.
  9. The opposition team does not have the right to reply or question during the 5 minutes.
  10. At the end of both the team’s proposals, there will be 10 minutes allotted, where the format will be like a debate at this point, and even the audience gets to participate. (Extra points for audience participation). Six teams will compete. Three moot courts will be held with three different cases to be fought. Thus, there will be three winning teams. (May change depending on the elimination results).
  11. In case of any disputes, the decision of the event heads and the overall event head shall be final and abiding by all.
  12. The number of participants: One team must comprise a maximum of two students.
  13. Participation certificates will be allotted to those who participate until they are eliminated.
  14. All the UG & PG students from any college can participate in moot court.

Contact

  • Vidhi Thakur (Event Head): 7770091262
  • Onkar Natlekar (Event Head): 8468820233
  • Revati Bhatt (OEH Pharma): 70588 34308

Email : [email protected]

 

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