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Moot Court Society

Motto: “Advocacy with Compassion, Change with Impact”

Introduction

The Moot Court Society (MCS) at Crescent School of Law (CSL) is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting, coordinating, and encouraging mooting activities within the institution. Committed to providing students with a platform to gain practical exposure to the field of law, the MCS ensures that CSL students have ample opportunities to engage in mooting and other allied activities.

With the aim of fostering a just and fair environment, the MCS operates under a constitution that guarantees equal opportunities for all students to participate, organize, and learn from mooting activities.

The “Moot Court Society,” holds the responsibility of overseeing and coordinating all mooting-related events at CSL. One of the society’s primary objectives is to create a pool of potential mooters by nurturing and developing the skills necessary for mooting. Through workshops, training sessions, and mentoring programs, the MCS strives to cultivate a culture of mooting excellence within CSL.

Chairperson
Moot Court Society
(Mr. Shahnawaz Ahmad)

Team Members

Team Members of the Moot Court Society consist of:

Mr. Shahnawaz AhmadChairperson & Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade)
Ms. Saba ShaffimunnaFaculty-in-Charge & Assistant Professor

Office Bearers

Ms. Nashita NazneenPresident
Mr. Md. Sultan Maricar M. A. M.Secretary
Mr. Sharan D.Secretary
Mr. Md. Arshadullah SheriffJoint Secretary
Ms. Nilofer Fathima N.Joint Secretary
Ms. M. Muthu SivaranjaniTreasurer

Executive Members

Abubacker Razaak Elham SMohamed AashiqSanjay Kumar D
Aliasgar Kitabi IMohammed ShakeelSanobar Fathima A
Gayathri TN Irshad AhmedShaik Shahad Salahuddin
Ayisha FathimaS Ijaz AhmedShifana
M Sanobar FathimaS NithisriniTaskeen J
M Sheik AllaudinSandeep Kumar IVishwa

These dedicated individuals contribute to the functioning and activities of the Moot Court Society at Crescent School of Law. Their collective efforts help promote mooting, provide opportunities for students, and uphold the values of the society.

Activities

The Moot Court Society (MCS) at Crescent School of Law (CSL) engages in a variety of activities to promote mooting and enhance the practical legal education of its students. Some of the notable activities conducted by the MCS during 2021-2022, 2022-2023 & 2023-2024 sessions are as follows:

Refining Moot Court Competence Excelling in Research and Drafting Techniques

Refining Moot Court Competence Excelling in Research and Drafting Techniques was conducted on 22nd March 2024. The event was conducted by Crescent Moot Court Society at CIIC Seminar Hall from 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM. This workshop was conducted to disseminate knowledge about how a moot court operates, how to excel at research and how to draft a memorial.


Tamil Nadu Model Youth Parliamentary Debate in Collaboration with Apogee Research Forum

The Tamilnadu Model Youth Parliamentary Debate 2023 event was a collaboration between Apogee Research Forum (ARF) and Crescent School of Law (CSL). This grand eventwas organized by the Moot Court Society underthe guidance of Prof. (Dr.) C. Chockalingam Dean, CSL, Convenor of MCS, Ms. Shamima Parveen, Coordinator of MCS Mr. Ankit Anand, Dr. E. Priyanka Coordinator and Dr. R. Jaganath, (Assistant Professor). The entire chain of events was comprised an intricate and scrutinized process of selecting the best parliamentarians through preliminary and final debate selection rounds, which spanned over a one month.


Art of Advocacy and Memorial Drafting

The Art of Advocacy and Memorial Drafting was conducted on 11th August 2023 by the Crescent School of Law at the Seminar Hall from 2 pm to 4 pm. The main purpose of this event is to give awareness about the art of memorial drafting and key features of advocacy and methods of approaching the court.


2nd Intra-School Moot Court Competition 2024

The 2nd Intra-School Moot Court Competition by The Moot Court Society, Crescent School Of Law occurred from February 8-9, 2024. The competition featured 38 registered teams out of which 28 teams were selected. The teams consisted of students studying various years at Crescent School of Law, all competing with the ultimate goal of winning the title. Each team participating in the competition consisted of two or three members, including a researcher and one or more speakers. The competition comprised multiple rounds, including Preliminary Rounds I and II, Quarterfinals, Semi-finals, and Finals.

During the competition, participants engaged in simulated legal proceedings, where they were required to present arguments, respond to questions from the judges, and defend their positions on a hypothetical legal case. The case was based on a contemporary legal issue, requiring participants to conduct extensive research and analysis to prepare their arguments. The competition judges were highly experienced law professors and legal professionals, providing participants with an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback and learn from the best in the industry. The competition aims to provide a platform for law students to develop their legal skills and knowledge and showcase their talents to the legal community.

Overall, the competition promises to be an exciting and challenging event, offering participants the chance to engage in a competitive and intellectually stimulating legal experience.


B. S. Abdur Rahman National Moot Court Competition, 2023

The MCS organizes the prestigious B.S. Abdur Rahman National Moot Court Competition, which is held annually. This competition brings together law students from various institutions across the country to showcase their mooting skills and legal knowledge. It provides a platform for participants to engage in rigorous legal arguments, simulated courtroom proceedings, and showcase their advocacy abilities.


Intra School Moot Court Competition 2022

In addition to national-level competitions, the MCS conducts an Intra School Moot Court Competition within CSL. This competition is exclusively open to CSL students, allowing them to sharpen their mooting skills, gain practical experience, and receive valuable feedback from experienced practitioners and legal experts. It serves as a steppingstone for aspiring mooters to develop their advocacy skills within a supportive and constructive environment.


Workshop on Moot Court

The MCS organizes workshops dedicated to the art of mooting. These workshops provide CSL students with the opportunity to learn and enhance their understanding of the fundamental principles of mooting, including legal research, case analysis, oral advocacy, and persuasive argumentation. Expert practitioners, experienced mooters, and legal professionals are invited to share their insights, experiences, and best practices with the participants. The workshops equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in mooting competitions and real-world legal scenarios

Through these activities, the Moot Court Society at Crescent School of Law aims to create a vibrant mooting culture, foster legal excellence, and empower students with practical legal skills. These initiatives not only enhance the educational experience but also prepare CSL students for success in their future legal careers.

Achievements

The Moot Court Society at Crescent School of Law has achieved significant success and recognition in various competitions and events. The following are notable achievements of the society and its participants:

a) Madras Bar Association Moot Court Competition, 2022, conducted by Madras Bar Association, Chennai:
Participants: Nashita Nazneen. A, Md. Arshadullah Sheriff, Dhivyashree S. E.
Achievement: Best Memorial

b) SRM Tamil Moot Court Competition, 2022, conducted by SRM School of Law, Chennai:
Participants: R. VathramugiS. Tonishwaran, P. S. Akilan
Achievement: Winner of the Moot

c) 1st Client Counselling Competition, 2022, conducted by Chettinad School of Law, Chennai:
Participants: Nashita Nazneen. A, Md. Arshadullah Sheriff
Achievement: Runner Up
Award: Cash Prize of Rs. 1000/-

d) 1st B S Abdur Rahman Intra Moot Court Competition, 2022, conducted by Crescent School of Law, Chennai:
Participants: Md Sultan Maricar, Koushik Kannan, Nishok Krishna
Achievement: Winner

e) National Moot Court Competition, 2023, organized by Government Law College, Coimbatore:
Participants: Taskeen .J, Jeevitha .R, Varshini .N.K
Achievement: Quarter Finalist

f) State Level English Moot Court Competition, 2023, organized by Government Law College, Chengalpattu:
Participants: Taskeen .J, Jeevitha .R, Varshini .N.K
Achievement: Quarter Finalist

g) Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission Quiz Competition:
Participants: Mohamed Sultan Maricar, Vidhya Sree Theresa
Achievement: 4th Place

These achievements highlight the dedication, hard work, and talent of the Moot Court Society members and participants from Crescent School of Law. The society’s commitment to nurturing legal skills, advocacy, and academic excellence is evident through these accolades. The success in diverse competitions and events demonstrates the students’ ability to apply legal knowledge effectively and showcases the reputation of the Moot Court Society as a prominent institution in the mooting community.

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