Bhubaneswar. Sept 16 (LocalWire): The four-day-long 7th KIIT moot court competition successfully concluded on Sunday. Praveen Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai, was declared the winner and also won the best memorial award.
Jessica Thakkar of Praveen Gandhi College of Law won the best speaker award.
The Tamil Nadu National Law University ranked 1st runners-up while OP Jindal Global Law School was the 2nd runners-up.
Gracing the occasion as chief guest, former Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra said, ‘Reverse logic speculation by reasoning power, makes it a reality.
Use of intellect and original logic comes from intellectual aristocracy. We must remember that losing a case is like losing a battle.
I will eventually win the war in law, even if I lose other small battles.
She/he must inculcate the feeling within him/ her that ‘I may be destroyed but I won’t be defeated,’ he stated.
In his speech Surya Prasad Mishra, former Advocate General of Odisha said, ‘knowing law alone won’t work. You must have the knowledge and humanity.
It is significant what the society wants from you and what you should give back. Serve the society and keep the university name high.
You all are the future of this country in different aspects. Cultivate and acquire knowledge and wisdom,’ he advised.
Justice Debabrata Das, judge, Orissa High Court said, ‘I hope the competition increases its standards each year.’
He advised the promising lawyers to be precise apart from reading the mind of the court.
Justice V.K. Shali, former judge of Delhi High Court emphasized on internships out of station instead of being a cocoon in one’s own city.
Prof. Bhavani Prasad Panda, Former VC, Maharashtra Law University said, ‘to think like a lawyer, we should learn from day one, but we don’t know how much it will be.’ He stressed upon doctrinal method of learning.
Vivek Narayan Sharma, advocate, Supreme Court of India said, ‘Nobility, grit, and courage are the top three vital tools that a lawyer should possess.
Law is all about basic conscience and as the conscience of society keeps changing, law is required to change.’
Among others, Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, VC, KIIT Deemed to be University, Prof. Subash Raina, director of KIIT School of Law spoke on the occasion. Prof. Pratiti Nayak, faculty-convener for the event proposed the vote of thanks.