Chandigarh February 4, 2018
Law Fest concludes at UILS
The 4th edition of the UILS’ National law Festival, Arguendo’ 2018 witnessed the All
India Gurcharan Singh Tulsi Criminal Law Annual Moot Court Competition, 2018 and the
7th UILS National Client Counseling Competition, 2018. Forty eight teams from across
the country participated in both the events, which was spread over three days, i.e.;
from 02nd to 04th February 2018, and made the event a grand success.
The All India Gurcharan Singh Tulsi Criminal Law Annual Moot Court Competition, 2018
welcomed teams from different law colleges, from all over India. Enthusiastic mooters
included participants from RGNUL, Patiala; Amity Law School, Noida; SLS, Pune and
Noida; Nirma University, Ahmedabad; who graced the event with their enthusiasm and
energy. The preliminary rounds were held on 2nd February i.e. Friday and the finals
were organized on 4th February 2018 and the team from School of Excellence in Law,
Chenai stood as winners of the event. The winners took home Rs. 1,00,000 cash prize and
a winners’ trophy. Rs. 60,000 cash prize was awarded to the runners’ up i.e. Symbiosis
Law College, Noida. The 2 best advocates and witnesses, too were awarded with the
prizes and certificates.
Dr. Jai Mala and Dr. Amita Verma, the coordinators of the event, provided invaluable
advice to the teams, throughout the event, and guided them on their future prospects.
The teams from the School of Excellence in Law, Chennai and Symbiosis Law College,
Noida reached the final rounds after successfully examining the witnesses and defending
their case. The competition was adjudged by a panel of UILS’ alumni, learned advocates
and judges from the District Court as well as the Panjab & Haryana High Court. Some of
the eminent people included Senior Advocates Pawan Kumar and Sunil Chadha; Additional
District and Sessions Judges Mr. J.S. Sidhu, Mr. Ashwani Kumar Mehta, Mr. Harish Anand
and Mr. Ajit Atri. The final rounds were judged by Mr. KTS Tulsi, a Panjab University
alumnus and an eminent Supreme Court lawyer along with Justice Arun Palli and Justice
Jitendra Chauhan, sitting judges of the Panjab and Haryana High Court.
In addition, the 7th Dr. Gurdial Singh Dhillon UILS National Client Counseling
Competition, 2018 was also organized along with the trial advocacy competition. The
propositions were based on the “NDPS, Company Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Prevention
of Money Laundering, and other allied subjects.” Each team was allotted a client with a
set problem and the participants were required to console the aggrieved client.
Moreover, they also had to assist the client by giving the necessary remedies available
in the most sophisticated and professional manner. The teams from VM Salgaokar, Goa;
Department of Laws, PU; Faculty of Law, Delhi University and Symbiosis Law School, Pune
made their way through the preliminary and the quarter final rounds held on 3rd
February and competed for the Semi-final and the Final Rounds which were held on the
concluding day i.e.; 4th March, 2018. A bench comprising the UILS’ alumni and learned
advocates from the District Court as well as the Panjab & Haryana High Court tested the
counseling capacities of the participants and acted as an inspiration by providing them
valuable advice. The final rounds were adjudged by Honourable Justice Haripal Verma and
Honourable Justice Amit Raval of the Panjab and Haryana High Court. The team from
Symbiosis Law School, Pune emerged as the winners of the competition. The winning team
and the runners up i.e. Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh, along with
best student counsels were awarded with cash prizes amounting to Rs. 50,000.
The main attraction of the 3 day event was the UILS Carnival‘18 organized by Dr.
Navneet Arora along with Dr. Abha and the Department Representatives for exhibiting the
entrepreneurial skills of the students on 2nd February, 2018. The event was inaugurated
by Dean Students’ Welfare, Dr. Emanual Nahar, Professor Sangita Bhalla and Director
UILS, Professor Rattan Singh. Various attractive stalls showcasing varieties of food
stuffs, games, music, etc were put up by the students of UILS. It provided a whiff of
fresh air to the students who were busy with clinical legal activities. A special stall
to promote clean eating for a healthy lifestyle was set up by the students in order to
encourage them to inculcate healthy food habits.