With the herald of the frosty winters in Guwahati, the students of National Law University (NLU), Assam raised the heat with an exercise – Capacity Building Moot Court competition – recently.

On Thursday, the results of the competition were declared in an august valedictory ceremony that was witnessed by Bijon Mahajan, senior advocate of Gauhati High Court.

The winning team, also known as the Protégé, included young talents Mainak Mukherjee, Muskan Patodia and Saumya Shreya, who have come from different corners of the country to study here.

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Mooting has become essentially an important concept and there is the need of spreading its awareness.

A competition integral to budding lawyers, Moot Courts are basically ‘mock courts’ that allow two contesting teams to present their case arguments before a bench of judges and petitioners and defendants respectively.

All round the year, several law colleges across the nation keep hosting prestigious Moot Court competitions and students of NLU, Assam continue to be achievers in a few of them.

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This particular exercise, known as the CBM, is what they consider to be a sensitization activity for inducting the freshmen and women into this gargantuan arena.

This year, they successfully conducted the second version of the competition which included 20 teams, around 30 judges and volunteers.

The Vice Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Dr. Prof. J.S.Patil, the president of the college and the Moot Court Committee, which the hub of all the core mooting activity, stood behind it all with a supportive vision.

Following the success of the event, the organisers look forward to making it a legacy in the years to come.

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