Three students of Jindal University Qualifies for Freehills Moot Court Competition

Pranab Saikia
Pranab SaikiaPublished On: May 19, 2016
Three students from Jindal Global Law School - Raveena Sethia, Sree Ramya Hari and Chetna Reddy, have secured a position in the World Rounds of the He
Three students of Jindal University Qualifies for Freehills Moot Court Competition

Three students from Jindal Global Law School - Raveena Sethia, Sree Ramya Hari and Chetna Reddy, have secured a position in the World Rounds of the Herbert Smith Freehills Moot Court Competition.

The annual mooting competition was organized by The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms.

The fourth year students of Jindal not only qualified for the prestigious competition but were also awarded the King's College London Herbert Smith Freehills Scholarship for being the team with the highest score in the written round (Best Memorial Award).

“It is a well-known fact that advocacy competitions require extensive preparation, through knowledge and understanding of the law, high standards of professionalism, and the ability to perform under pressure and these skills are employed in the legal profession on a daily basis. The team’s selection is testament to the outstanding performance of our students, who have demonstrated these skills on a global platform.” said Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global Universit while congratulating the students.

“This competition also provides an excellent opportunity for our students to demonstrate their skills amongst international competition law specialists, which is in line with the core philosophy of our programmes that seek to promote global curriculum, global research and global interactions.” he added further.

The format of the competition allows only the Top 12 teams from across the world to participate in oral [World] Rounds based on a memorial qualifier. The JGLS team is one of the twelve teams that will advance to the oral rounds to be held at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Somerset House East Wing, London.

“Preparing for the HSF Moot Court Competition, has been a truly enriching experience for the team. We've enjoyed working on the problem question, and have learnt a lot about complex issues surrounding essential patents in the telecommunications sector. We are delighted to rank amongst the top twelve institutions and eagerly look forward to bringing laurels to our university,” said, Chetna Reddy, member of the qualifying team of JGLS.

Prior to the submission, the trio worked closely for over two months, juggling tight schedules to fit in discussions, practice sessions and strategizing exercises.

The Best Memorial award is a scholarship for student members from a University in a Medium or Low HDI Country (based on the UNDP Human Development Index) and has been secured by the team by scoring the highest score in the written round of the competition.

The team will be participating in the World Rounds of the Moot this June and look forward to bringing the winner’s trophy to JGU.

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