03 Feb 2019|Noida | I -2 , Moot Court

Nalsar Hyderabad Team wins Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019

Marking the culmination of a 4-day long Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019, Amity Law School organized the valedictory function at Amity University, Noida wherein Nalsar Hyderabad Team  lifted the Winners Trophy.

The competition witnessed the participation of more than 100 students from 31 Law universities/ colleges and institutions across nation including Symbiosis Law School, Pune; National Law University, Jodhpur; Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law and National Law University, Delhi amongst others. The Indian National Qualifying Rounds are the exclusive means by which Indian law students qualify for the competition.  This year, 36 teams from across India competed, and one amongst the four finalist i.e. NALSAR Hyderabad now will travel to Washington DC, to represent India.

Nearly 100 judges – law professors, practitioners, scholars, and Jessup alumni – judged the students in two days of Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds, culminating in Sunday’s Semifinal  and Final Rounds.  The champion round was judged by the sitting judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court and other international delegates.

The International Law Students Association (ILSA) is a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law. ILSA provides students with an opportunity to study, research, and network in the international legal arena. The organization's activities include academic conferences, publications, the global coordination of student organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. It is a matter of high prestige for Amity law school to host this world’s largest moot in the Campus. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ashok Chauhan, Founder President Amity Education Group, praised the distinguished scholars and budding lawyers who have participated in this competition and remarked that “time is moving so fast, we cannot loose single minute and these budding lawyers will show to the world how India has progressed in Legal area”. Amity teaches beyond classrooms and try to inculcate practical knowledge by listening to Honorable judges and reading their judgement. “We Indians have the best legal acumen because we have instincts and intuition. There is no comparison of Indian legal brains. More than 8000 students are pursuing 5 years LLB programs”, he added.

Ms. Sarah Greenbaum, Third Secretory (Political), Australian High Commission stated that the fact that so many budding students are here and will make to National is very encouraging. These debaters are hardworking and  have done a good job by taking the best references.  Jessup provides students an opportunity to learn nuances of International law, can think critically, analyze with critical arguments,  come to conclusions and horn their skills in legal education.


Addressing the students, Justice S.K Kaul, Hon’ble Judge, Supreme Court said, “I compliment students for choosing such a noble profession. Students should have the ability to think on their feet and be very precise in whatever they say.” We need well trained and skilled lawyers to do the job. This profession provides an opportunity to represent people in a systematic manner, wherein the litigating lawyer remains a surgeon of the legal field. He advised the students that it is important in litigation that lawyers have to be precise, both in presentation and argument, and remarked that the charm of the court is always there for lawyers. 

Justice R.K Gauba, Hon’ble Judge, Delhi High Court exclaimed, “I’m impressed by Amity’s infrastructure and the keenness of the students for participating this prestigious Moot Court and have done thorough research in their arguing the case and presented with great confidence.” India has done exceedingly well in rounds of competition earlier and wants the trophy to be brought again to where it belongs.

Justice Pratibha M. Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court and Justice R.S Endlaw, Judge, Delhi High Court motivated  students to become better and skilled lawyers in their profession  since  they have a huge responsibility on their shoulders.

Ms. Bhavna Batra, Deputy Administrator, and Convener, Indian National Rounds, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019 said “It is a matter of infinite contentment and glorification that Amity Law School, Noida is hosting with pride with most awaited illustrious and intellectual Indian Qualifying rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2019. We are honored to provide a platform to the participating students to have a phenomenal experience of arguing amidst an eminent panel of leading practitioners and industry experts and en route a deeper understanding of the law”. She shared her appreciation to the participating teams for their perseverance and commitment and encouraged them to follow the principles of veracity, morality, hard work and humility in the legal profession. She  also augmented deep sense of gratefulness to her fellow colleagues and student fraternity.

On this occasion ,  a Journal namely Amity International Journal of Legal & Multidisciplinary Studies and an Amity Souvenir by Amity Law School were also released.