About the Dept of Law
The Department of Law is prominently situated on Asian Highway (2) between Bagdogra and Siliguri in the District of Darjeeling. The distance from Bagdogra is six kilometres and from Siliguri is seven kilometres. The Department has its own campus in the south Block of the University opposite of the main campus of University of North Bengal.
The sprawling campus of the University enjoys the pristine beauty of the eastern Himalayas and is the intellectual hub of North Bengal. Siliguri is an important subdivision of the district and commercial capital of North Bengal. Located at the foot hills of eastern Himalayas, Siliguri is the gate way to north eastern India and countries like Bhutan and Nepal.
About the Moot Court Society
The Moot Court Society of Department of Law, University of North Bengal has been set up in 2018. The objective of this Moot Court Society is to provide the students an opportunity to develop their advocacy skills. Participation in Moot Court Competition enhances researching skill of a student and also prepare a student to respond to an unfavourable situation. It also helps in building confidence in a law student. Mooting gives a practical court room experience to a law student.
Rounds of the Competition
The Regional Moot Court Competition shall comprise of the following two rounds after the publications of the result of the preliminary round: Semi-Final Rounds and Final Round.
The language of the competition will be English.
Students pursuing 3 years/5 years undergraduate LL.B. degree course are eligible to participate in this competition. Only one team can participate from each institution.
Composition of Participating Teams
Each team shall consist of three (3) members. Two designated as speaker and one as researcher. The researcher may be permitted to argue as speaker only in case of illness or any unforeseen event, but a written permission of the Moot Court Convener in such case shall be mandatory.
The participants shall adhere to the following when they shall be present in any court room during the competition: Girls: Black salwar and white kurta or white shirt and black trousers along with black coat and black shoes; Boys: White shirt, black trousers and black tie along with black coat and black shoes.
How to Register?
Team should register provisionally by sending mail to mcs.nbu. firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th February, 2024 with the subject ‘Registration for Regional Moot Court Competition, 2024’ through an authorised official e-mail id.
On receiving the mail, the participants will be notified the Team Code upon confirmation of the participation. A soft copy of duly filled in Registration form shall be mailed at email@example.com. On reporting at the Department of Law, NBU during the competition, each team has to pay registration fee (as mentioned in the Registration fee clause) along with the hard copy of the Registration Form (the scanned copy of the Registration form has to be sent on or before 15th February, 2024 via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as a provisional registration).
Guidelines for Formatting Memorials
The memorials must contain the following: Cover Page; Table of Contents; Index of Authorities; Statement of Jurisdiction; Statement of Facts (Argumentative statement of facts would attract penalties); Issues raised; Questions of Law /Summary of Arguments; Arguments Advanced; Prayer. Appendix (Optional); Exhibits (Optional).
The Team Code must be ascribed on the top right corner of the cover page. Team Codes shall be intimated to participants through email on or before 25th February, 2024. The following content specification must be strictly adhered to: Font and Size: Times New Roman, 12 pts; Line Spacing:1.5 lines; Footnotes: Follow Blue Book 20th Edition; Page Margins: 1 inch on all sides; The Hard Copies of the Memorial shall be printed on only one side.
The citation should be in compliance with the 20th edition of Bluebook. Speaking footnotes or End notes are discouraged. It is to be noted that display of any sign, identification mark or logo of any institution, college or university in the memorial or in any other document is strictly prohibited and violation of same shall cause immediate disqualification.
- Last date of provisional registration by sending scanned copy of Registration Form and Travel & Accommodation form – 15th February, 2024 (Thursday)
- Last date of Seeking Clarification – 19th February, 2024 (Monday);
- Date of Releasing Common Clarification – 23rd February, 2024 (Friday);
- Date of intimation of Team Codes – 26th February, 2024 (Monday);
- Last Date of Sending the soft Copies of Memorials – 29th February, 2024 (Thursday);
- Last Date on which the Hard Copies of Memorials must reach Department of Law – 2nd March, 2024 (Saturday);
- Date of Announcement of Result regarding memorials – 5th March, 2024 (Tuesday);
- Date of Competition – 15th March, 2024 (Friday).
Any query relating to the moot court competition or relating to travel and accommodation shall be asked by sending mail to email@example.com. However, participants are free to contact following student co-ordinators, if require. Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Dipankar Debnath-9932906953 b. Mr. Subhajit Bhattacharjee-9933576879.