Bhubaneswar: The 7th National Moot Court Competition of KIIT School of Law was inaugurated on September 12, 2019.
Inaugurating the competition, Hon’ble Shri Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, Chief Justice of Orissa High Court gave 10 mantras of success to law students. Law is the doctrine for the governance of the country, he told the students, stating that there is a huge gap between law in practice and law in books; and knowledge without practical skills is like fire without light. Today Moot Court has become an integral part of legal education as it sharpens students’ legal education.
Elaborating on the 10 mantras of success in the legal profession, Justice Jhaveri said, “We all should be eternal students of law. Lawyers should have a good vocabulary and be up to date with the changing laws. Lawyers should be briefed before going to the Court and they should be punctual and sincere in their profession. They should maintain the dignity of the court. There is no short cut to success”.
In his welcome address, Prof. S. C. Raina, Director, KIIT Law School said, the National Moot Court Competition of KIIT School of Law has been gaining popularity among the law students. In the coming year, the School will organize International Moot Court competition. As many as 47 teams from various Law Schools across the country are participating in the competition. The prize money is Rs. 2 lakh. The final round of Moot court competition will be held on September 15.
Hon’ble Shri Justice Debabrata Dash, Judge, Odisha High Court and Shri Bhabani Prasad Panda, Senior law academician & former VC, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai will join as Jury. Hon’ble Justice Shri Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India; Hon’ble Justice Sri V. K. Shali, Former Judge, Delhi High Court; Shri Surya Prasad Misra, Former Advocate General, Govt. of Odisha and Shri Pinaki Misra, Member of Parliament and Senior Advocate will join the valedictory session.
Among others, Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIIT Deemed to be University and Prof. P. K. Sharkar, Chairman, KIIT Law School Moot Court Society also spoke on the occasion. Pratiti Nayak, Faculty Convenor, proposed the vote of thanks.