5th Manipal Ranka Moot Court Competition 2019
The young generation is much more fortunate in legal education. They have wider exposure and better infrastructure in terms of moot courts, internet and other extra-curricular activities at their disposal to become better lawyers. The Moot Court competition will give the students an idea of the environment they will have to face, what is expected from them and how to communicate in the law community. This was informed by Judge, Supreme Court of India, Justice Navin Sharma. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the ‘5th Manipal Ranka Moot Court Competition 2019’ held at Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ). The competition is being organised by the School of Law MUJ and will be on till 30 September.
Talking about the skills of a successful lawyer, Rajasthan High Court Judge, Justice Alok Sharma said that lawyers need strong analytical skills which can come from endless reading and thinking. Similarly, they must also have the patience to deal with difficult judges and be persuasive so that people may accept their arguments and their recommendations. He further said that law students must maximise their professional visibility by associating with senior lawyers and joining a chamber right after graduation.
Rajasthan High Court Judge, Justice Sabina said that law students must dress immaculately, concentrate on their speech, respect their opposing counsel and never miss out on opportunities to learn. They must keep their inner student alive and understand that continuous learning is a vital part of the legal profession.
Earlier, President, MUJ, Prof. GK Prabhu welcomed the student participants for the competition and said that the Moot Court Competition will be one to remember and a lifelong learning experience for all. He further informed about the Legal Aid Clinic set up by School of Law, MUJ which will be a great help for the villages nearby. The clinic will be especially beneficial for those who are unable to afford legal representation.
Delivering the vote of thanks on the occasion, Mr. Siddharth Ranka said that the student that wins the Moot Court competition will be given the opportunity to undergo a free internship at the IC Universal Legal. They will have full freedom to choose the city and legal field in which they wish to receive their internship.
Also on the occasion, the Welcome Address was delivered by Dean, Faculty of Arts and Law, MUJ, Prof. Mridul Srivastava.
Also present on the occasion were – Deputy President, All India Federation of Tax Practitioners, Ms. Nikita Badheka; Chairperson, Ranka Public Charitable Trust, Ms. Urmila N. Ranka; Pro-President, MUJ, Dr. NN Sharma and many senior advocates and retired judges.