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  • RGU National Moot Court Competition begins at Royal Global University

    Published on May 24, 2024

     The Royal Global University National Moot Court Competition 2024, organized by the Royal School of Law and Administration (RSLA), marked a significant event in the academic calendar with its commencement on May 23, 2024.

    Prof. (Dr.) Bhuban Ch. Barooah, Dean, Royal School of Law and Administration delivered an insightful welcome address, highlighting the importance of moot court competitions in honing the advocacy skills of law students and preparing them for real-world legal challenges. His address underscored the university’s commitment to academic excellence and the holistic development of its students.

    Further, Prof. Dr. S.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Royal Global University emphasized that law, is one of the simplest subjects when approached with a pure and straightforward mindset. He encouraged students to avoid overcomplicating their studies, suggesting that a clear and uncomplicated approach to legal concepts would lead to a better understanding and appreciation of the subject.

    Declaring the competition open, the Guest of Honour, Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Borpatragohain, Hon’ble Former Advocate General of Assam and Former Dean of the Department of Law at Gauhati University, delivered an inspiring inaugural speech. He urged students to go beyond the confines of textbooks, encouraging them to apply their minds and embrace intuition. Prof. Borpatragohain emphasized that this competition is a valuable opportunity that will provide them with practical skills and new perspectives, aiding them significantly in their future endeavours. He highlighted the importance of innovation and adaptability, encouraging participants to see the competition as a transformative experience that will add a new dimension to their lives.

    Prof. (Dr.) Stephen P. Marks, Dean of the Jindal School of Public Health and Human Development (JSPH) at O. P. Jindal Global University, emphasized the importance of being logical and convincing in his address. He encouraged students not to be afraid and to focus on enhancing their ability to articulate and persuade effectively. Prof. Marks highlighted that clarity and conviction are essential skills for success, urging students to work diligently towards improving these abilities to become more compelling and confident in their arguments and presentations.

    Chief Guest for the occasion, Justice (Retd.) Biplab Kumar Sharma, Hon’ble Former Judge of the Gauhati High Court, emphasized that the moot court competition is a valuable learning experience. He highlighted that through arguments and debates, participants will enhance their legal skills, which is crucial for their future as lawyers. He stressed the importance of ethics and integrity, urging students to uphold these values in their profession, court, and towards their clients. Ultimately, he noted, the true achievement lies in the knowledge and experience gained, rather than merely winning or losing the competition.

    The moot court competition has drawn participants from esteemed institutions across the region, such as J. B. Law College, The Department of Law at the University of North Bengal, NEF Law College, and others including Goalpara Law College and The National Law University. Set to conclude on the 25th of May, the event serves as a vital platform for aspiring legal professionals to showcase their advocacy skills, engage in intellectual discourse, and gain valuable insights from both peers and mentors alike.

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