Bhubaneswar, Sept 13 (LocalWire): The 7th National Moot Court competition of KIIT School of Law was inaugurated on Thursday by Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
He gave 10 mantras of success to law students. Law is the doctrine for the governance of country, he told the students, stating that there is a huge gap between law in practice and law in books, He also said knowledge without practical skills is like fire without light. Today Moot Court has become integral part of legal education as it sharpens students’ legal education, he added.
Prof. S C Raina, Director, KIIT Law School said, ‘the National Moot Court Competition has been gaining popularity among law students.
In the coming year, the school will organize International Moot Court competition.
As many as 47 teams from various law schools across the country are participating in the competition.
The prize money is Rs. two lakhs. The final round of the competition will be held on Sunday.
Justice Debabrata Dash, Judge, Odisha High Court and Bhabani Prasad Panda, senior law academician and former VC, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai will join as jury.
Justice Dipak Misra, former chief justice, Supreme Court of India, Justice V K Shali, former judge, Delhi High Court, Surya Prasad Misra, former advocate general, Govt. of Odisha and Pinaki Misra, MP and senior advocate will join the valedictory session.
Among others, Prof Sasmita Samanta, registrar, KIIT Deemed to be University and Prof P K Sharkar, chairman, KIIT Law School Moot Court Society also spoke on the occasion. Pratiti Nayak, faculty convenor, proposed vote of thanks.