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About the Department

The Department of Laws, Panjab University was originally established at Lahore in 1889, re-established at Shimla in 1948, and finally re-located at the Panjab University Campus at Chandigarh in 1959. Its alumni include Judges of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Courts, Union Cabinet Ministers, State Chief Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, and other legal luminaries.

Through the years the Department of Laws at Panjab University has made worthy contribution to the legal landscape of the country as evidenced by its illustrious alumni as well as by the strength of its legal research and academic merit.

About the Competition Commission of India

To promote and sustain an enabling competition culture through engagement and enforcement that would inspire businesses to be fair, competitive and innovative; enhance consumer welfare and support economic growth?

The Competition Act, 2002, as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, follows the philosophy of modern competition laws. The Act prohibits anti-competitive agreements, and abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control, and M&A), which cause or are likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India.

About the Moot

Department of Laws, Panjab University is thrilled to announce the second edition of the CCI-Department of Laws, PU National Moot Court Competition, 2024. This flagship event has been devised with the aim to create an opportunity for learning the development of jurisprudence on emerging trends in competition law, besides armouring the upcoming generations of the legal fraternity with research and oratory skills.

The Moot Proposition of the Competition will revolve around Competition Law. In the past, Department of Laws, Panjab University has successfully conducted the first edition of the CCI-Department of Laws, PU National Moot Court Competition in 2022, which witnessed significant participation of law students from all over India.

Awards and Certificates

  • Winning Team- Cash prize of Rs. 45,000 and Trophy
  • 1st Runners Up- Cash prize of Rs. 33,000 and Trophy
  • Best Memorial- Cash prize of Rs. 12,000
  • Best Speaker/Advocate- Cash prize of Rs. 10,000

Participation Guidelines

  • Eligibility Criteria: Students enrolled in a full-time Law Degree Programme i.e., Five-Years Integrated Law Degree Programme or Three-Year LL.B. Programme at the time of the competition are eligible to participate in the Competition.
  • Each Law College/Law School/Law University shall nominate only one team. Thus, only one team will be eligible to participate from an Institution.
  • The approval of the team for participation must be duly signed by the Head of the respective University/Institute/College and must be attached to the registration form.
  • Official Language: The official language of the Competition shall be English only.
  • Dress Code: The teams are required to follow a strict dress code as prescribed by the Bar Council of India for Advocates.

Important Dates

  • Commencement of Online Registration: 15th January 2024
  • Last Date for online registration along with the registration fees for the memorial qualifier round: 25th February 2024
  • Last date for seeking Clarifications: 20th February 2024
  • Release of final clarifications: 22nd February 2024
  • Last date for submission of Soft copies of memorials: 29th February 2024 (up to 11:59 pm)
  • Result of memorial Qualifier Round: 11th March 2024
  • Last date for the payment of remaining registration fees by the teams qualifying for oral rounds: 17th March 2024
  • Arrival of Participants and Submission of hard copy of memorials: 29th March 2024 (2:30 pm onwards)
  • Orientation: 29th March 2024 (4:00 p.m.)
  • Preliminary and Quarter-final rounds: 30th March 2024
  • Semi-Finals, Finals, Valedictory and Prize Distribution: 31st March 2024

Contact Information

All Queries must be directed at: mootcourtsociety.pulaws@gmail.com

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