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The Judgement Deliberation Competition

The Judgement Deliberation Competition (JDC) is held as part of the Government Law College International Law Summit. This summit is organized by the Students for the Promotion of International Law and takes place in Mumbai. The theme for the 2017 summit is International Competition Law and Policy.

The JDC competition brings a fresh approach to problem analysis and judgment deliberation. After a thorough investigation of the facts of the case and arguments presented, the participants must compile a judgment that is infallible in law, rational in thought, and innovative in its essence.

The Competition Module comprises a case file with wide connotations, such that it invites varied interpretations that not only attract the application of established legal principles but also encourage innovative thinking.

The competition requires the submission of a written judgment and oral rounds of deliberation, where participants are required to present their judgments and comment on the presentations of other teams.

The competition begins later this year when the problem is released (usually November) with the competition held February 3-5, 2017.

D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition

The D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition involves issues relating to public international law with elements of private international law, highlighting the emerging legal landscape.

Judges of the highest regard in India, academics and experts in the field of International Law arrive in Mumbai to adjudicate the competition. In the past years, the Final Rounds of Argument have been judged by a bench of five sitting judges of the Honourable Bombay High Court.

The problem has already been released and team preparations will begin once selection has been finalized. The competition is held from February 9-12, 2017.

Applications have now closed. Please check back in semester 2, 2017.

Note: Students may apply to more than one moot without prejudice to their applications. Offers for IMLAM, Vis and India Moots will be made at the same time and students may indicate their preferences as between these competitions.

Students interested in applying should upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages)
  • An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (1 page)
  • PDF of study report

Ms Geneviève Murray, Director of Mooting, will be conducting interviews in early September.

Students will receive a grant to cover a portion of their airfare to the competition. Registration and accommodation is provided by the Law School.

Students are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visas for travel to the region.

Should a student’s financial situation present a barrier to his/her participation in the moot, s/he is invited to contact the Director of Mooting.