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Accent on moot court competitions

Staff Reporter

International round to be held in the United States

Photo: R. Ragu

Madras High Court Judge P. Jyothimani presenting an award to the team from NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad at the Stetson International Environmental Moot Competition in Chennai on Wednesday. Madras University Vice-Chancellor S. Ramachandran is in the picture. —

CHENNAI: The legal profession has changed considerably over the last few decades and the traditional methods of teaching now need to be changed, Madras High Court Judge P. Jyothimani said here on Wednesday.

In this context, moot court competitions played an important role as they allowed students to research as well as argue their points thereby giving them the practice they needed.

Speaking at the valedictory function of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition held , Mr.Jyothimani said students needed to apply themselves to their studies to keep up with the changes in the profession, he said.

The moot court competition was jointly organised by Madras University and Surana and Surana International Attorneys. It was based on the theme of protection of endangered species and the extent of action taken to protect them. This was the southern India round of the competition. Eighteen colleges from various States competed.

C. Robin, Director of Legal Studies, Tamil Nadu, said that specialisation in a certain branch of law was becoming increasingly important. He added that the Bar Council was circulating a list of draft rules to all universities in order to incorporate various subjects as part of an emphasis on offering specialisations.

Madras University Vice-Chancellor S. Ramachandran highlighted the importance of such competitions as there was a dearth of people specialising in environmental law.

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, was adjudged first and the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, came second. The winners will go on to participate in the international round to be held in the U.S. .

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