Bhopal: The grand finale followed by the valedictory ceremony of the II JLU National Moot Court Competition held here on February 18, 2018 has left a lasting impression on the minds of those present on the occasion.
Justice Sushil Palo, Judge, High Court of Madhya Pradesh, KTS Tulsi, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and senior advocate of Supreme Court, Prof (Dr) P.S. Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, RGNLU Patiala, Awadhesh Pandey, Member, MP Commercial Tax Appellate Board and Ashish Lakhtakia, Company Secretary and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Edelweiss General Insurance Company were the Judges of the Final Round of the competition. They also were present on the dais during the Valedictory Ceremony.
Tulsi, in his valedictory address, asked every law student to exhaust themselves in the challenging and competitive domain of litigation at least for a decade to fulfill their dreams in future.Tulsi shared many interesting anecdotes from his own life to signify the role that hard work plays in the life of a professional. He said that, with the advent of path breaking technologies, one must not forget to stick to the basics of learning law; which comes through rigorous study of books and journals. According to him, a budding lawyer must focus on instilling wisdom and the wealth will come to her/him naturally.
Justice Palo talked about the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism at length. Furthermore, he impressed upon the need for a budding lawyer to read quality literature. According to him, practice of reading a lot will enable a person to understand the power of words and how variations in language can be utilized to produce a comprehensive communication. He advised students to be acquainted with knowledge from other fields as well, to deal with all the cases which always present a unique situation before the lawyer. Also, he asked every budding professional to have a hobby that adds value to one’s personality.
Prof. (Dr.) Jaswal described the moot court competitions as a perfect simulation exercise for aspiring lawyers. He gave a detailed talk on skills essential to win a challenging moot court competition. He commended the accomplishments of Jagran Lakecity University for creating a state of the art academic environment within such a short span of time for budding professionals.
Ashish Lakhtakia stressed on the need for putting energy in the right perspective to get desired output. He told the students to learn the art of time management without which success cannot be ensured. He was highly impressed with the academic atmosphere in the University and said that the management and faculty is producing aspiring professionals who have the ability to decipher challenging assignments.
JLU Chancellor Hari Mohan Gupta told the aspiring lawyers to learn what not to argue in the court. Commenting on the importance of confidence, he urged everyone not to be afraid of challenges and obstacles which will ultimately enhance the pleasure of accomplishment. Before ending his address, he made a massive announcement in the august presence of reputed luminaries that, in the year of 2019, Jagran Lakecity University, JLU School of Law will take a giant leap by organizing the JLU International Moot Court Competition. The audience gave a standing ovation to this remarkable declaration.
Pro Chancellor Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Anoop Swarup, Registrar, Prof. R. Nesamoorthy, Dean, Prof. (Dr.) C.A. Gurudath, Prof. (Dr.) Vivek Khare and Director, JLU-School of Law, Prof. (Dr.) Yogendra Srivastava graced the Valedictory Ceremony with their august presence.
Earlier, in the first half of the day, Semi Final Round of the competition took place in which following teams competed:
• NALSAR, Hyderabad
• Christ University, Bangalore
• GLS Law College, Ahmedabad
• HNLU, Raipur