The Bahria University Law moot society is an officially recognized society of BUIC . It was established in September 2016 by the Department of Law under the supervision of Ms. Sabeeen Arif being In-charge. It is 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 continuously, we can provide a platform for fresh faces to get in the game.
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
- BULMC will be held on Wednesday 5th October, 2016 at Bahria University Islamabad Campus.
- No gadgets (laptops, mobile phones, tablets etc.) are allowed during the competition. Though books and notes may be brought to the competition.
- Each team shall consist only of two speakers and one researcher.
- There will be one team trophy for the winning team. There will be shields for the Runners Up, Best Memorial, Best Speaker and Best Researcher. The rest of the teams will be awarded certificates of participation.
- There will be a drawing of lots on the day of the competition to decide which team argues which side.
- The Rules shall be strictly adhered to. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify teams for deviating from the Rules.
- The Organizers will resolve any contingencies that may arise and will be the final arbiters regarding any doubts/grievances. The decision taken by the Organizers shall be final.
- If a team scheduled to take part in a round does not appear for 10 minutes after the scheduled start of the round, a walkover shall be declared in favor of the team present.
- All teams must adhere to the traditional attire worn by male and female lawyers in Pakistan.
- Participating teams should carry with them required study or reference materials for their own use during the oral rounds of competition.
- The decision of the Judges regarding the allocation of marks shall be final.
- Participating teams shall be expected to maintain the proper decorum of the courtroom during the proceedings and shall conduct themselves in a manner befitting the legal profession.
- The Organizing Committee reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to take appropriate action for any unethical, unprofessional and wrongful conduct during the entire period of the Moot Court Competition.
RULES FOR ORAL ARGUMENTS:
- The language of the Court shall be English
- Each team would be given 12 minutes to present their oral arguments, subject to a maximum of 15 minutes per Team in Rounds 1, 2 and 3. Extra 5 minutes per team will be provided for rebuttals.
- For the Final Round, each team would get 12 minutes each, subject to a maximum of 15 minutes per Team.
- Rebuttal would be allowed to both teams. Extra 5 minutes per team will be provided for rebuttals.
ROUNDS 1, 2 and 3
- Teams shall argue cases against each other in the Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of the Moot Competition; the matching of teams will be decided by draw of lots one hour prior to the commencement of the said rounds.
- The participating teams shall argue either from the petitioner’s or respondent’s side only and will be informed accordingly prior to the competition after drawing of lots. It is the responsibility of the Organizing Committee to inform the participating teams for which side they will be arguing in the competition.
- Each team would be given 12 minutes to present their oral arguments, subject to a maximum of 15 minutes per Team in the Rounds 1, 2 and 3. Extra 5 minutes per team will be provided for rebuttals.
- Only two counsels from each team shall make oral presentations during each round and the researcher shall not be allowed to argue. However they are allowed to pass notes to the speakers to assist them.
- The two top ranking teams from the Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will be selected to compete in the final round of the Moot Competition. The selection of two teams for the final will be based upon the marks awarded over all during the first 3 Rounds of the Competition.
- The sides to be argued by the teams will be decided by a draw of lots prior to the commencement of the final round of the Moot Competition. There shall be one round of arguments by the teams in the final round.
- Each team would be given 12 minutes to present their oral arguments, subject to a maximum of 15 minutes per Team in the First 3 Rounds. Extra 5 minutes per team will be provided for rebuttals.
CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT
- The assessment of the oral argument shall be out of a maximum of 60 marks, set out as follows:
- Presentation (15 Marks)
- Team Co-ordination (5 marks)
- Language ( 5 Marks)
- Situation Handling ( 5 Marks)
- Research (15 marks)
- Confidence and Court Mannerisms (5 + 5 marks)
- Formal Attire (5 marks)
AWARDS AND PRIZES
- The Moot Court Competition winners will be awarded the Winner’s Trophy and will qualify for the participation in the final round, the Bahria University, National Moot Court Competition.
- The Runners up Shield will be awarded to be second team that qualified to the Final Round.
- There will be a Best Speaker shield. This shield will be awarded to the participant who is judged to have performed best during her/his oral presentations.
- There will be a Best Memorial shield. All the memorials, which are submitted to the Organizing Committee, will be evaluated and the best memorial will be chosen among them to award this shield.
- There will be a Best Researcher shield. This shield will be awarded to the team that stands out for its research.
- All members of each team participating in the competition will be awarded with certificates of participation.
- Ms. Sabeen Arif (Society In-charge): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Syed Wahaj: Coordinator
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 0303-056-3970