Moot Court Society Annual Report (2016 - 2017)

This year, the journey of the Moot Court Society 2016 - 17 set sail with the selection of members for the society through the College Intra-Moot Competition. From about 280 aspirants, 50 were selected after a gruelling Oral Presentation (Round – I) conducted on the 13th of August, 2016 and a challenging Written Examination (Round – II) conducted on the 16th of August, 2016. This year a total of 8 students were nominated as members to the Moot Court Society on account of their achievements and contributions towards the same. Abhishek Chitnis (V BSL LLB) was also awarded with a Special Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution to the Moot Court Society.

Lokmanya Tilak National Appellate Moot Court Competition, 2017

This year we hosted the 9th Edition of the Lokmanya Tilak National Appellate Moot Court Competition on the 24th and 25th of February, 2017. Under the leadership and guidance of our respected Principal Dr. Rohini Honap, faculty co-ordinator Asst. Prof. Sudhir Tarote along with all other faculty members, the entire Moot Court Society, student co-ordinators Abhishek Chitnis, Khushboo Oswal, Mrunal Surana, Niyati Shah, Palak Arora and Shreyas Lele and student volunteers, this event was a grand success.

We received an overwhelming response from colleges all across the country with the highest ever participation of 32 teams this year. This year the moot proposition was based on a real case and was of a civil nature. It was selected and finalised with the cooperation and guidance of Adv. Pritesh Deshpande.

The conduct of the competition was divided into three main rounds, namely, Preliminary Rounds (I & II), Semi Final Round and the Final Round. The event was inaugurated at the hands of Hon’ble Justice Shri Ambadas H. Joshi, Former Judge, Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench), Chairman, Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (Principal Bench), Mumbai. The Preliminary Rounds I and II were conducted on the 24th of February, 2017. In these rounds, each team had to present the case from both sides once; i.e. Appellant and Respondent.

The esteemed guests who judged the Preliminary Rounds were – Adv. Bhushan Kulkarni, Adv. Deepa Marvinkurve, Adv. Girish Shedge, Adv. Sandeep Ghate, Adv. Smita Joshi, Adv. Suchitra Raje, Adv. Atul Joshi, Adv. Vyoma Deshpande, Adv. Rishabh Gandhi, Adv. Arshad Nihal, Adv. Vaishali Bpat, Adv. Sheetal Jadhav, Adv. Shashi Shetty, Adv. Jilani Pirjade, Adv. Gurunath Shetty and Adv. Vanita Parmar. The memorials of all the participating teams were assessed and judged by Adv. Pritesh Deshpande and Adv. Yashpal Purohit.

Out of all the participating teams, 4 teams qualified for the Semi Final Round i.e. Amity Law School, Amity University (Noida); New Law College, Bharti Vidyapeeth (Pune); New Law College (Mumbai) and School of Law, Christ University (Bangalore) held on the 25th February, 2017. The Semi Final Rounds were presided over and judged by Ms. Swati Chauhan, Hon’ble Judge, Family Court, Pune, Mr. Prasad Palsingankar, Hon’ble Judge, Family Court, Pune and Adv. Pritesh Deshpande.

Pursuant to that, the Final Round was conducted which was judged by Hon’ble Justice Smt. Revati Mohite Dere, Judge, Bombay High Court, Mumbai.

The Valedictory and Prize Distribution ceremony was conducted in the esteemed presence of the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Justice Smt. Revati Mohite Dere.

New Law College (Mumbai) emerged as winners of this prestigious competition, while New Law College, Bharti Vidyapeeth (Pune) stood as Runners Up. The Best Speaker Award was bagged by Raghav Sethi from Amity Law School, Amity University (Noida) while KES Law College (Mumbai) won the Best Memorial Award.

Participation by MCS Members - 2016-17

This year was a glorious year for the Moot Court Society as it witnessed numerous achievements and successes of its members in various State Level, National and International Competitions. A report of the same is as follows:

SR.NO NAMES OF PARTICIPANTS NAME OF COMPETITION DATE OF COMPETITION PRIZE / RANK SECURED
1 Sakshi Sharma – V BSL LLB
Mrunal Surana – V BSL LLB
Chetna Ostwal – III LLB
S. P. Sathe 11th Memorial National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 23rd to 25th September, 2016 Participation
2 Uttara Thatte – V BSL LLB
Neha Oswal – IV BSL LLB
Chaitanya Hariharan – II BA LLB
Yashwantrao Chavan Law College, National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 13th to 14th January, 2017 Participation
3 Khushboo Oswal – V BSL LLB
Chaitanya Marne – II BA LLB
Modern Law College, 11th Shankarrao Krantikar National Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 14th January, 2017 Finalists
4 Sarang Karbhajan – III LLB
Divya Kale – III LLB
K. C. Law College, 12th National Client Counselling Competition, 2017, Mumbai 14th January, 2017 Winners
5 Abhishek Chitnis – V BSL LLB
Niyati Shah – IV BSL.LLB
Shreyas Lele – III BA LLB
XIII K. K. Luthra Memorial International Moot Court Competition, 2017, New Delhi 13th to 15thJanuary, 2017 Semi – Finalists, Ranked 3rd out of 60 teams
6 Priyanka Deshpande – IV BSL LLB
Surbhi Agrawal – II BA LLB
Chaitanya Hariharan – II BA LLB
TMV’s Lokmanya Tilak Third State Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 28th January, 2017 Participation
7 Khushboo Oswal – V BSL LLB
Radha Naik – IV BSL LLB
Surbhi Agrawal – II A LLB
Juris Open Law Fest, National Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Goa 3rd to 5th February, 2017 Semi- Finalists
8 Abhishek Salian –V BSL LLB
Kaustubh Moghe – II LLB
Riya Baruah – IV BSL LLB
KES Law College, Astrea Law Fest, 2017, Mumbai 4th to 5th February, 2017 Ranked 3rd in the Moot Court Competition, Ad-Lex and Case Probe.
Best Speaker – Abhishek Salian
9 Sakshi Sharma – V BSL LLB
Bhargavi Mahajan – V BSL LLB
Surbhi K. Subhash – III BA LLB.
VPLC State Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Baramati. 10th to 11th February, 2017 Winners, Best Mooter – Sakshi Sharma, Best Memorial
10 Abhishek Salian – V BSL LLB
Shruti Manchanda – V BSL LLB
Dhananjay Mittal – IV BSL LLB
7th ILNU National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Gujarat 10th to 11th February, 2017 Participation
11 Niyati Shah – IV BSL LLB
Palak Arora – IV BSL LLB
Sana Dravid – III BA LLB
H.R.S.P.M’s State Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Rajgurunagar 11th February, 2017 Winners, Best Advocate – Niyati Shah
12 Khushboo Oswal – V BSL LLB
Chaitanya Marne – II BA LLB
G. J.Advani Law College’s Vidhi Karan Law Fest, 2017, Mumbai 11th to 12th February, 2017 Winners – Extempore Moot Court, Participation
13 Khushboo Oswal – V BSL LLB
Virendra Ghorpade – V BSL LLB
Radha Naik – IV BSL LLB
H. G. Advani Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2017, Mumbai 11th to 12th February, 2017 Runners – Up
Best Speaker – Khushboo Oswal
Best Researcher – Radha Naik
14 Divyangana Choudhary – V BSL LLB
Pooja Thakur – III BA LLB
Chirag Dave – III BA LLB
M.P. Law College, 17th National Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Aurangabad 11th to 12th February, 2017 Runners – Up
Best Mooter – Divyangana Choudhary
15 Sarang Karbhajan – III LLB
Divya Kale – III LLB
Rucha Pendharkar – III LLB
Dr. Annasaheb G. D. Bendale Memorial 12th National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Jalgaon 11th to 12th February, 2017 Quarter Finalists
16 Vidhi Agarwal – II LLB
Deepika Saincher – IV BSL LLB
Yashodhan Chandurkar – III BA LLB
Late Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar Memorial State Level Moot Court Competition 2017, Satara 12th February, 2017 Participation
17 Mrunal Surana – V BSL LLB
Chetna Ostwal – V BSL LLB
Madhusudhan Lahoti – II BA LLB
K. G. Shah Law School’s 2nd National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Mumbai. 18th to 19th February, 2017 Participation
18 Karishma Khot – IV BSL LLB
Nidhi Ranka – IV BSL LLB
Radha Naik – IV BSL LLB
Adv. K. B. Kayastha State Level Moot Court Competition, 2017, Sangli 23rd February, 2017 Finalists, Best Female Advocate – Radha Naik
19 Dhananjay Mittal – IV BSL LLB
Jayesh Bhatt – IV BSL LLB
Sanchit Jain – IV BSL LLB
Late Shri. Vijay A. Chavan Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 23rd February, 2017 Participation, Best Advocate – Dhananjay Mittal
20 Shruti Manchanda – V BSL LLB
Sangeeta Nenwani – III BA LLB
3rd National Level Smt. Kashibai Navale Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 24th to 25th February, 2017 2nd Runners – Up
21 Shashank Sardesai – IV BSL LLB
Bharath Senan – IV BSL LLB
Sahil Ambre – II BA LLB
Late Kusumtai Chavan Memorial 4th National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Nanded 25th February, 2017 Winners, Best Memorial
22 Aditya Bendre – I BA LLB
Zenia Irani – I BA LLB
Savery Choubey – I BA LLB
9th Lokmanya Tilak National Appellate Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 25th to 26th February, 2017 Ranked 12th
23 Niyati Elsewarpu – III BA LLB
Nirali Agarwal – III BA LLB
Chinmay Wadekar – I BA LLB
Justice P. B. Sawant Fourth National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 25th to 26th February, 2017 Participation
24 Pooja G. Kannurkar – V BSL LLB
Sakshi Sharma – V BSL LLB
Preetha Koda – II BA LLB
3rd Auro University National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Surat 3rd to 5th March, 2017 Semi – Finalists
25 Karishma Khot – IV BSL LLB
Nidhi Ranka – IV BSL LLB
Radha Naik – IV BSL LLB
Lux et Veritas, 2017, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda 3rd to 5th March, 2017 Ranked 5th
26 Chetna Ostwal – III LLB
Abhishek Salian – V BSL LLB
Bhargavi Mahajan – V BSL LLB
Kaustubh Moghe – II LLB
Madhusudhan Lahote – II BA LLB
Jitendra Chauhan College of Law, Law Tryst, 2017, Mumbai 3rd to 5th March, 2017 Quarter finalists Best Speaker – Chetna Ostwal
27 Surbhi Agrawal – II BA LLB
Savery Choubey – I BA LLB
Yash Chavan – I BA LLB
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Late Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar Moot Court Competition, 2017, Pune 11th March, 2017 Best Advocate (Consolation) – Surbhi Agrawal
Best Researcher – Yash Chavan
28 Chaitanya Marne – II BA LLB
Aditya Mhase – II BA LLB
Zenia Irani – I BA LLB
K. C. Law College, 11th National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Mumbai 18th March, 2017 Participation Pending
29 Shreyas Lele – III BA LLB
Ruchita Vora – III BA LLB
Drishti Mulay – III BA LLB
RTMNU’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Justa Causa National Moot Court Competition, 2017, Nagpur 17th to 19th March, 2017 Participation Pending