The 3rd edition of the UILS’ National law Festival, Arguendo’ 2017 which was organized from 2-4 February, 2017 witnessed forty eight teams from across the country, for the very competitive All India Gurcharan Singh Tulsi Criminal Law Annual Moot Court Competition, 2017 and the 6th UILS National Client Counselling Competition, 2017. The event was inaugurated by Dean Students’ Welfare, Dr. Emanual Nahar and Professor Rattan Singh, and was critically appraised by the participants.
Participants from Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Raipur; Nirma University, Ahmedabad; SLS, Pune; Amity Law School, Noida; graced the event with their augmenting enthusiasm throughout the three days of the fest. The teams from the School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru and Amity Law School, Noida reached the final rounds after successfully examining the witnesses and defending their case. However, the team from School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru bagged the first prize at the event, and took home Rs. 1,00,000 cash prize and a winners’ trophy. The cash prize of Rs. 60,000 was awarded to the runners’ up, and the two best advocates and witnesses were appreciated with prizes and certificates.
Dr. Jai Mala and Dr. Sabina Salim were the event coordinators, and 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, including Mr. Balbir Singh, Mr. J.S. Sodhi and Mr. Atul Kasana; Additional District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh. The final rounds were judged by KTS Tulsi, a Panjab University alumnus and an eminent Supreme Court lawyer along with Justice Amit Rawal and Justice Hari Pal Verma, sitting judges of the Panjab and Haryana High Court and Ms. Anu Chatrath, Dean Law Faculty.
The 6th Dr. Gurdial Singh Dhillon UILS National Client Counselling Competition, 2017 was also organized along with the trial advocacy competition, with propositions based on the Criminal Law, Business Law, Family Law and allied subjects. Every team was allotted a client encountering a set problem and the participants were required to console the same. A bench comprising the UILS’ alumni and learned advocates from the District Court as well as the Panjab & Haryana High Court proved to be a beacon of inspiration for the participants.
The UILS Carnival‘17 organized by Dr. Anupam Bahri proved to be a cherry on the cake, and was one of the major attraction of the three day fest. There were many attractive stalls showcasing delectable food, games, music and other fun activities by the students of UILS department.
Keeping in view the importance of hygiene and healthy eating habits, a special stall was set up by the students to promote the same. Needless to say, the event concluded in high spirits and rejuvenated the students and teachers alike.
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A stout believer of the doctrine of karma, and definitely an optimist. Bhavya suffers from a childhood syndrome, of laughing at serious situations and the same translates in her writings in the form of disastrous wit. Food, music and books are the definition of immense happiness.
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Varesh Choudhary (SD College 32) and Shaurya Dahiya (MCM DAV 36)