The first intra-department moot court competition was held at Jagannath University's Department of Land Management and Law.
The competition was organised by the 'Land Law Club' on Tuesday.
A total of eight teams participated in the competition.
The final was held with the best petitioner and the best respondent among the eight teams.
Team 'Respondent-4' defeated Team 'Petitioner-1' in the final and became the champion.
The judges of the final round were the founding chairman of the Department of Land Management and Law, Associate Professor Christine Richardson, Assistant Professor Ayesha Saleh, Assistant Professor Shakil Ahmed, and Assistant Professor of the Law Department, Md. Mefftahul Hasan.
Regarding the competition, Assistant Professor Shakeel Ahmed said that students will improve their skills along with their academic studies through the moot court competition.
“This competition is very important for law students. I hope our students will do well in external competition as well,” he said.
Director of Land Law Club Assistant Professor Rafea Khatun called Moot court a shadow court where the atmosphere of a real court is created.
“Such competitions will enhance the practical knowledge of our students. This will also enhance their research skills and help develop advocacy skills,” he said.
It is to be noted that moot court, or mooting, is a competition for law students.
In a hypothetical case, students are divided into two groups, the petitioner and the respondent and present arguments against each other. In this imaginary court, there are multiple judges in the seat of the learned judge.