The Bahria University Law Moot Society (BULMS), headed by Ma’am Hareem Hilal since November 2021, is an officially recognized society of BUIC. It was established in September 2016 by the then Department of Law in an effort to provide a platform for students to gain influence in the mooting world. Although participating in moot competitions is an essential element for all aspiring law students, it is often rare for students to partake in the event. The aim of the moot society is to ensure that rather than the selection of a few students who would represent their institution repeatedly, it can provide a platform for fresh faces to get in the field. The society is responsible for Mooting Workshops and Competitions, where its members have a chance to compete in teams against each other in a simulated court proceeding, acting as legal counsel and presenting their arguments before a judge. The society also offers social events for its members such as meet-and-greets, guest speakers who are practicing lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals who can provide members with first-person insight into a legal career. By sharing our passion for mooting, the society aims to:
• Send delegations of undergraduate students to represent Bahria University Law School at national and international mooting competitions.
• Encourage students to pursue a career in law and give them access to a network of lawyers, judges, and students to cultivate their interests.
• Develop students’ skillset in pertinent areas, notably problem solving, public speaking, debating, and critical thinking.
• Develop management and organizational skills of students and make them the best team leads, and managers for hosting different events like guest sessions and moot competitions.
• Revamp research and analytical abilities in the students of law by enrolling them in various activities like memorial making in various national and international moot court competitions.
Head of the Society: Ms. Hareem Hilal
Bahria University Law School, BUIC
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International and National Moot Court Competitions
- Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition (International Humanitarian Law)
- Philip C. Jessup Jessup Moot Court Competition (Public International Law)
- Jean-Pictet Competition (International Humanitarian Law)
- Nuremberg Moot Court Competition (International Criminal Law)
- Pakistan College of Law (PCL) Moot Court Competition
- Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Moot Court Competition
- University of Lahore (UoL) Moot Court Competition
- University of Management and Technology (UMT) Moot Court Competition
- Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) Moot Court Competition
A Few Highlights of Our Journey on the Quest to Excellence in Advocacy
In May 2016, the BULMS hosted its First Interdepartmental Law Moot Competition. The competition involved students from LLB-1 to LLB-10 and they participated in teams against one another. It was a one-day event from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and comprised of 4 teams. The judges included Justice (R) Intikhab Shah, Mr. Inam Ameen Minhas, Mr. Nasir Majeed, and Mr. Naseer Anjum Awan.
- The BULMS with the collaboration of the Ministry of Human rights and the US embassy succeeded in arranging the 1st National Moot Court Competition from 14-16th October, 2017. More than thirty teams from all over Pakistan signed up for the competition and after going through the preliminary stage twelve best teams were nominated on merit by a team of experienced panelists. The competition proved to be a successful event and an inspiration for more such events in the future.
- On September 19, 2019, Team Bahria University won the 12th Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition (Pakistan National Rounds).
- On February 21, 2020, Team Bahria secured the 1st prize in the 1st National Moot Competition organized by Legal Forum for Oppressed Voices of Kashmir in Islamabad. The team secured this position out of 16 teams representing various universities from all over Pakistan.
- In 2021, Team Bahria University won the Runner-up trophy of 7th Annual Pakistan College of Law Moot Court Competition 2021.
- In Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2022, team Bahria University ranked Top 4th among the 21 teams participating in the National Rounds of the competition.
- Team Bahria University was a quarter-finalist in the 5th International LUMS International Moot Court Competition 2022.
- Reviving and reshaping its course, the BULMS arranged a workshop on mooting to raise awareness for mooting competitions and to expand the understanding of various terms related to mooting. In this workshop, Principal Bahria University Law School Dr. Usman Hameed, HOD Law Department Dr. Muhammad Fayaz, and Alumnus Law School Ms. Sana Maroof graced the occasion with their presence. They not only told law students how mooting can redefine their passion for law but also motivated them to take part in upcoming moot court competitions which will provide new dimensions to their student life.
- Bahria University Law Moot Society (BULMS) arranged workshop for memorial writing and its different aspects for the upcoming 3rd Intra Departmental Law Moot Competition 2021. In this workshop, Mr. Silal Karim and Mr. Salman Masud shared their profound experience of mooting with upcoming mooters. They also briefed about art of memorial writing and understanding various legal questions from different angles.
- Bahria University Law Moot Society,
Bahria University Law School,
Shangrilla Road, Sector E-8, Islamabad,
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