CLEA Moot -2022, Rules & Regulations, Registration

CLEA Moot -2022, Rules & Regulations, Registration

 CLEA MOOTING COMPETITION 2022

(South Asia Rounds)

MAR GREGORIOS COLLEGE OF LAW

Trivandrum

 

The Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) has been organizing the CLEA Moot Court Competition in which Student Teams from universities from the Commonwealth compete for the erstwhile Turnbull Shield. It is an initiative of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) which is an ‘invitation-only’ Moot.  CLEA moot is a biannual Commonwealth Moot limited to representatives from regions of the Commonwealth, chosen, for this purpose to be North America, United Kingdom, Caribbean, South Asia (India), Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, South, West and East Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific wherein the teams compete for’ Commonwealth Shield’ – as it is renamed now.

The CLEA Moot Court Competition has grown over the years and attracts the finest talent from the Commonwealth countries, providing a platform for students to participate, interact and learn from each other.

For the year 2022, The National Round for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is being conducted by the Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum from 10th to 12th November 2022. The winning team of the national round will represent India in the Commonwealth Moot, i.e., the seventeenth Commonwealth Moot-2023 to be held in conjunction with the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference 2023.

 

 

 

Mar Gregorios College of Law is envisioned as an institute of excellence in legal education. The college was established in 2012 as another milestone in the glorious Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar Campus which was founded in 1949 by the Servant of God Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios. The College of Law has been named "Mar Gregorios College of Law” in commemoration of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios who was destined to guide the destiny of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church for more than four decades. Besides being a spiritual leader, Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios was a great linguist, an economist, an educationalist par excellence and above all, a profound humanist who epitomized love and compassion. It is, indeed, an honour and a privilege that this college of law has been named after such a great and noble soul who embodied in himself the eternal verities of Dharma, The Law.

Mar Gregorios College of Law has grown leaps and bounds and today it is one of the most pioneer and sought-after institution in its field in the State. The college is the only college in Kerala accredited by NAAC. The college is in an eco-friendly campus blessed with natural beauty and a serene learning environment. Mar Gregorios College of Law offers five-year integrated BA LLB, BBA LLB and BCom LLB courses in UG and two-year LL.M (Constitutional Law) in P.G Course.  As a recognition to the contribution to the legal education, the College has been conferred with SILF-MILAT National Institutional Excellence Award 2017 by Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal and Advocacy Training (MILAT). In addition to curricular activities, the college organizes various development programs such as Public Law Lectures, Seminars and Conferences in which dignitaries of national and international eminence take part. Ever since its establishment the college has been consistent in its reputation for securing the first of the University ranks. The college is equipped with a fully automated library with renowned books and a computer lab with access to various legal databases. The institution strives to be a platform to impart quality legal education for the students.

 

The Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) is a registered charity which was formed in December 1971 with the view to foster high standards in legal education and research in the Commonwealth countries, facilitating contact between the interested individuals and organisations and circulating information and literature concerning legal education and research. The Membership of the CLEA is open to individuals, Schools of Law and other institutions concerned with legal education and research. There are Three Chapters of the Association, carrying out activities on a regional level: the South-East Asian Chapter; the Southern African Chapter; and the Caribbean Chapter.

The foremost aim of the CLEA is development of a Model Human Rights Curriculum which will provide an exemplary model for the Commonwealth Law Schools and other faculties and institutions interested in offering a course on Human Rights to their undergraduate students. CLEA produces two regular publications, namely, Commonwealth Legal Education Newsletter and Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education. The Association also publishes books and other materials from time to time.

The CLEA (South Asia) Chapter of CLEA works with an objective / motto to make legal education socially relevant and professionally useful, particularly through the development of course curriculum and pedagogy focused on innovative methodology – the CLEA has been a champion in meeting the demands of profession in the recent wake of liberalization and globalization. Prof (Dr.) S. Sivakumar, the Vice President and Trustee of CLEA is the President of the CLEA (South Asia).

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF COMMONWEALTH MOOT COURT COMPETITION (SOUTH ASIA ROUND) – 2022

ARTICLE 1: AIM OF THE COMPETITION

(1)       The South Asia Rounds of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 aim at honing the skills of lawyering and advocacy among the young law students.

ARTICLE 2: THE SELECTION ROUNDS

  1. The National Rounds for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are being conducted by the Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum from 10 to 12 November 2022 in collaboration with the CLEA South Asia which is open to all Law Colleges and Faculties/University Departments of Law.
  2. The National Rounds will be held in four stages, that is Preliminary, Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Final.
  3. The first stage of competition shall be the Preliminary Stage and the top Eight Scorers, among all teams, will qualify for the Quarter-Final Stage.
  4. The top Four Teams from Quarter Final will participate in the Semi-Final Stage.
  5. The Best Two Teams from the Semi-Final Stage shall compete in the Final Stage.
  6. Each participating team shall argue the case for both the applicant and the respondent respectively during the Preliminary Stage in the National Rounds.
  1. There shall be a Committee of Judges for each Court selected from a Panel of Judges constituted for the purpose which may include eminent Judges, Lawyers, and Law Teachers from all over India.

 

ARTICLE 3: TEAM COMPOSITION AND ELIGIBILITY

  1. Each team shall consist of Two Counsels and One Researcher. Each of whom: -
    1. as on the date of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022, on 10-11-2022 is a bonafide undergraduate law student (for the year 2022-2023) of the Three Year Scheme or Five Year Scheme from an institution duly recognized by the Bar Council of India; and
    2. as on the date of the start of the Competition has not been admitted to the unrestricted practice of law in any jurisdiction.
  2. Each college shall send only One Team of such eligible participants.
  3. In no case the team shall consist of more than three participants, that is, Two (2) Mooters and One (1) Researcher. Their number cannot be increased under any circumstances. The travelling expenses of the participants shall be met by their respective institution.

 

ARTICLE 4: REGISTRATION

  1. All participating teams shall register themselves by midnight on 01-10-2022, by sending the completed registration form attached herewith.
  2. The participating teams are required to send intimation of their participation via e-mail to cleamoot@mgcl.ac.in  confirming their participation latest by 01-10-2022.

ARTICLE 5: THE MOOT PROPOSITION

  1. The proposition for the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 is in this manual and can be downloaded from our website: https://www.mgcl.ac.in/

 

ARTICLE 6: MEMORIALS

  1. Each team shall submit five (5) hard copies of the Memorials, and soft copy by email to the Organizing Committee of CLEA India moot on or before 21-10-2022 at Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum
  2. The soft copy of the memorial should be submitted to cleamoot@mgcl.ac.in, on or before 21-10-2022. No change in the memorial shall be permitted afterwards.
  3. The format of the Memorials
  • Standard international A/4 Size Page
  • Font Type: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Double Spacing.
  • The Font Style of the Footnote should also be Times New Roman, Font Size: 10 and should be singly spaced.
  • Quotations from sources outside of the memorial of Fifty (50) words or more in any part of the memorial shall be block quoted (i.e. right and left indented) and must be single spaced.
  1. No indication shall be made for identifying the Institution/College of the participant and on arrival, each team will be awarded a CODE NUMBER and that number alone shall be marked on the memorials.
  2. The petitioner and respondent memorials must be differentiated by ‘Blue Color Cover Page’ and ‘Red Color Cover Page’ respectively.
  3. Memorials for both sides should contain the following in order:
  1. Title Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Index of Authorities
  4. Statement of Jurisdiction
  5. Statement of Facts
  6. Summary of Arguments/Pleadings
  7. Arguments Supported by the Authorities
  8. Conclusion / Prayer

 

The Title Page shall include:

    1. The Name of the Court
    2. The Year of the Competition
    3. The Name of the Case
    4. The Title of the Document (i.e. “Memorial for the Respondent” or “Memorial for the Petitioner”)
  1. The memorial shall not exceed more than Thirty (35) pages. The following contents are inclusive within the stipulated page limit:
    1. Pleadings
    2. Conclusions
    3. Annexures, if any
    4. Appendices and Footnotes

Any issue or pleading, not discussed within the above-mentioned contents of the Memorial shall not be included in any other section of the Memorial.

The following shall not be included in the limit of Thirty (35) pages set out for the Memorial:

    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
    3. Index of Authorities
    4. Statement of Jurisdiction
    5. Statement of Facts
    6. Questions Presented
    7. Summary of Pleadings

 

  1. Statement of the Facts

The Statement of the Facts shall be limited to the facts as stipulated as well as to the necessary inferences drawn from the proposition. The Statement of the Facts must not include unsupported facts, distortions of stated facts, argumentative statements, or legal conclusions. An excessive Statement of the Facts shall be a ‘Non- Discretionary Memorial Penalty’, but such violation may be taken into account by the judges while evaluating the written submission.

  1. Summary of the Pleadings

The Summary of the Pleadings shall consist of a substantive summary of the “Pleadings”, rather than a simple reproduction of the headings contained in the Pleadings Section. An excessive Summary of Pleadings shall be a Non-Discretionary Memorial Penalty, while a Summary of Pleadings which is otherwise improper shall not be subjected to a Memorial Penalty, but such violation may be taken into account by the judges while evaluating the written submission.

  1. The teams are to submit authorities supporting their contentions referred to in the memorials at the time of oral presentation but at no stage are they allowed to supplement the memorial in the form of annexure, compilation etc. which may otherwise amount to exceeding page limit of the memorial.

 

ARTICLE 7: ASSESSMENT OF THE MEMORIALS

  1. The memorials shall be assessed by a Committee of Judges and every memorial will be marked out of total Hundred (100) marks and the Team Memorial will have the average total of both the sides (Petitioner/Respondent). The Marking Criteria and the Marks Allocated to each Category are listed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEA MOOTING

(SOUTH ASIA ROUNDS)

COMPETITION -2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-12 November 2022

 

 

 

 

MAR IVANIOS VIDYANAGAR, NALANCHIRA, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA, 695015

www. mgcl.ac.in, cleamoot@mgcl.ac.in
 CLEA MOOTING COMPETITION 2022

(South Asia Rounds)

MAR GREGORIOS COLLEGE OF LAW

Trivandrum

 

The Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) has been organizing the CLEA Moot Court Competition in which Student Teams from universities from the Commonwealth compete for the erstwhile Turnbull Shield. It is an initiative of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) which is an ‘invitation-only’ Moot.  CLEA moot is a biannual Commonwealth Moot limited to representatives from regions of the Commonwealth, chosen, for this purpose to be North America, United Kingdom, Caribbean, South Asia (India), Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, South, West and East Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific wherein the teams compete for’ Commonwealth Shield’ – as it is renamed now.

The CLEA Moot Court Competition has grown over the years and attracts the finest talent from the Commonwealth countries, providing a platform for students to participate, interact and learn from each other.

For the year 2022, The National Round for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is being conducted by the Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum from 10th to 12th November 2022. The winning team of the national round will represent India in the Commonwealth Moot, i.e., the seventeenth Commonwealth Moot-2023 to be held in conjunction with the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference 2023.

 

 

 

Mar Gregorios College of Law is envisioned as an institute of excellence in legal education. The college was established in 2012 as another milestone in the glorious Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar Campus which was founded in 1949 by the Servant of God Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios. The College of Law has been named "Mar Gregorios College of Law” in commemoration of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios who was destined to guide the destiny of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church for more than four decades. Besides being a spiritual leader, Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios was a great linguist, an economist, an educationalist par excellence and above all, a profound humanist who epitomized love and compassion. It is, indeed, an honour and a privilege that this college of law has been named after such a great and noble soul who embodied in himself the eternal verities of Dharma, The Law.

Mar Gregorios College of Law has grown leaps and bounds and today it is one of the most pioneer and sought-after institution in its field in the State. The college is the only college in Kerala accredited by NAAC. The college is in an eco-friendly campus blessed with natural beauty and a serene learning environment. Mar Gregorios College of Law offers five-year integrated BA LLB, BBA LLB and BCom LLB courses in UG and two-year LL.M (Constitutional Law) in P.G Course.  As a recognition to the contribution to the legal education, the College has been conferred with SILF-MILAT National Institutional Excellence Award 2017 by Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal and Advocacy Training (MILAT). In addition to curricular activities, the college organizes various development programs such as Public Law Lectures, Seminars and Conferences in which dignitaries of national and international eminence take part. Ever since its establishment the college has been consistent in its reputation for securing the first of the University ranks. The college is equipped with a fully automated library with renowned books and a computer lab with access to various legal databases. The institution strives to be a platform to impart quality legal education for the students.

 

The Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) is a registered charity which was formed in December 1971 with the view to foster high standards in legal education and research in the Commonwealth countries, facilitating contact between the interested individuals and organisations and circulating information and literature concerning legal education and research. The Membership of the CLEA is open to individuals, Schools of Law and other institutions concerned with legal education and research. There are Three Chapters of the Association, carrying out activities on a regional level: the South-East Asian Chapter; the Southern African Chapter; and the Caribbean Chapter.

The foremost aim of the CLEA is development of a Model Human Rights Curriculum which will provide an exemplary model for the Commonwealth Law Schools and other faculties and institutions interested in offering a course on Human Rights to their undergraduate students. CLEA produces two regular publications, namely, Commonwealth Legal Education Newsletter and Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education. The Association also publishes books and other materials from time to time.

The CLEA (South Asia) Chapter of CLEA works with an objective / motto to make legal education socially relevant and professionally useful, particularly through the development of course curriculum and pedagogy focused on innovative methodology – the CLEA has been a champion in meeting the demands of profession in the recent wake of liberalization and globalization. Prof (Dr.) S. Sivakumar, the Vice President and Trustee of CLEA is the President of the CLEA (South Asia).

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF COMMONWEALTH MOOT COURT COMPETITION (SOUTH ASIA ROUND) – 2022

ARTICLE 1: AIM OF THE COMPETITION

(1)       The South Asia Rounds of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 aim at honing the skills of lawyering and advocacy among the young law students.

ARTICLE 2: THE SELECTION ROUNDS

  1. The National Rounds for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are being conducted by the Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum from 10 to 12 November 2022 in collaboration with the CLEA South Asia which is open to all Law Colleges and Faculties/University Departments of Law.
  2. The National Rounds will be held in four stages, that is Preliminary, Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Final.
  3. The first stage of competition shall be the Preliminary Stage and the top Eight Scorers, among all teams, will qualify for the Quarter-Final Stage.
  4. The top Four Teams from Quarter Final will participate in the Semi-Final Stage.
  5. The Best Two Teams from the Semi-Final Stage shall compete in the Final Stage.
  6. Each participating team shall argue the case for both the applicant and the respondent respectively during the Preliminary Stage in the National Rounds.
  1. There shall be a Committee of Judges for each Court selected from a Panel of Judges constituted for the purpose which may include eminent Judges, Lawyers, and Law Teachers from all over India.

 

ARTICLE 3: TEAM COMPOSITION AND ELIGIBILITY

  1. Each team shall consist of Two Counsels and One Researcher. Each of whom: -
    1. as on the date of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022, on 10-11-2022 is a bonafide undergraduate law student (for the year 2022-2023) of the Three Year Scheme or Five Year Scheme from an institution duly recognized by the Bar Council of India; and
    2. as on the date of the start of the Competition has not been admitted to the unrestricted practice of law in any jurisdiction.
  2. Each college shall send only One Team of such eligible participants.
  3. In no case the team shall consist of more than three participants, that is, Two (2) Mooters and One (1) Researcher. Their number cannot be increased under any circumstances. The travelling expenses of the participants shall be met by their respective institution.

 

ARTICLE 4: REGISTRATION

  1. All participating teams shall register themselves by midnight on 01-10-2022, by sending the completed registration form attached herewith.
  2. The participating teams are required to send intimation of their participation via e-mail to cleamoot@mgcl.ac.in  confirming their participation latest by 01-10-2022.

ARTICLE 5: THE MOOT PROPOSITION

  1. The proposition for the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 is in this manual and can be downloaded from our website: https://www.mgcl.ac.in/

 

ARTICLE 6: MEMORIALS

  1. Each team shall submit five (5) hard copies of the Memorials, and soft copy by email to the Organizing Committee of CLEA India moot on or before 21-10-2022 at Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum
  2. The soft copy of the memorial should be submitted to cleamoot@mgcl.ac.in, on or before 21-10-2022. No change in the memorial shall be permitted afterwards.
  3. The format of the Memorials
  • Standard international A/4 Size Page
  • Font Type: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Double Spacing.
  • The Font Style of the Footnote should also be Times New Roman, Font Size: 10 and should be singly spaced.
  • Quotations from sources outside of the memorial of Fifty (50) words or more in any part of the memorial shall be block quoted (i.e. right and left indented) and must be single spaced.
  1. No indication shall be made for identifying the Institution/College of the participant and on arrival, each team will be awarded a CODE NUMBER and that number alone shall be marked on the memorials.
  2. The petitioner and respondent memorials must be differentiated by ‘Blue Color Cover Page’ and ‘Red Color Cover Page’ respectively.
  3. Memorials for both sides should contain the following in order:
  1. Title Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Index of Authorities
  4. Statement of Jurisdiction
  5. Statement of Facts
  6. Summary of Arguments/Pleadings
  7. Arguments Supported by the Authorities
  8. Conclusion / Prayer

 

The Title Page shall include:

    1. The Name of the Court
    2. The Year of the Competition
    3. The Name of the Case
    4. The Title of the Document (i.e. “Memorial for the Respondent” or “Memorial for the Petitioner”)
  1. The memorial shall not exceed more than Thirty (35) pages. The following contents are inclusive within the stipulated page limit:
    1. Pleadings
    2. Conclusions
    3. Annexures, if any
    4. Appendices and Footnotes

Any issue or pleading, not discussed within the above-mentioned contents of the Memorial shall not be included in any other section of the Memorial.

The following shall not be included in the limit of Thirty (35) pages set out for the Memorial:

    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
    3. Index of Authorities
    4. Statement of Jurisdiction
    5. Statement of Facts
    6. Questions Presented
    7. Summary of Pleadings

 

  1. Statement of the Facts

The Statement of the Facts shall be limited to the facts as stipulated as well as to the necessary inferences drawn from the proposition. The Statement of the Facts must not include unsupported facts, distortions of stated facts, argumentative statements, or legal conclusions. An excessive Statement of the Facts shall be a ‘Non- Discretionary Memorial Penalty’, but such violation may be taken into account by the judges while evaluating the written submission.

  1. Summary of the Pleadings

The Summary of the Pleadings shall consist of a substantive summary of the “Pleadings”, rather than a simple reproduction of the headings contained in the Pleadings Section. An excessive Summary of Pleadings shall be a Non-Discretionary Memorial Penalty, while a Summary of Pleadings which is otherwise improper shall not be subjected to a Memorial Penalty, but such violation may be taken into account by the judges while evaluating the written submission.

  1. The teams are to submit authorities supporting their contentions referred to in the memorials at the time of oral presentation but at no stage are they allowed to supplement the memorial in the form of annexure, compilation etc. which may otherwise amount to exceeding page limit of the memorial.

 

ARTICLE 7: ASSESSMENT OF THE MEMORIALS

  1. The memorials shall be assessed by a Committee of Judges and every memorial will be marked out of total Hundred (100) marks and the Team Memorial will have the average total of both the sides (Petitioner/Respondent). The Marking Criteria and the Marks Allocated to each Category are listed:

 

Criterion

1. Knowledge of facts and law (Minimum: 10 pts; Maximum: 20pts)

2. Proper and articulate analysis (Minimum: 10 pts; Maximum: 20pts)

3. Extent and use of research (Minimum: 10 pts; Maximum: 20pts)

4. Clarity & Organisation (Minimum: 10 pts; Maximum: 20pts)

5. Citation of sources (Minimum: 5 pts; Maximum: 10pts)

6. Grammar and Style (Minimum: 5 pts; Maximum: 10pts)

 

ARTICLE 8: ORAL PRESENTATIONS

    1. THE PRELIMINARY AND SEMI-FINAL STAGES
  1. The Oral Round for Preliminary/Quarter and Semi Final Stage shall consist of Seventy (70) minutes of oral pleadings. Each team Petitioner/Respondent shall be allotted Thirty-Five (35) minute.
  2. Two (2) members from each team shall make oral presentations during the round. Prior to the beginning of the Oral Round, each team shall indicate to the bailiff as to how it wishes to allocate its 35 minutes among:
        1. Its First Oralist,
        2. Its Second Oralist, and
        3. Rebuttal (for the Petitioner) or Sur-Rebuttal (for the Respondent).
  3. No single oralist shall plead for more than Twenty (20) minutes, including rebuttal or sur-rebuttal. Any team member may act as an oralist during any round of the competition. In exceptional circumstances, the Bench shall have the discretion to permit a single oralist to argue beyond Twenty (20) minutes limit.
  4. The order of the pleadings in each Round at all levels of the Competition shall be:

Petitioner 1 a Petitioner 2 a Respondent 1 a Respondent 2 a Rebuttal (Petitioner 1 or 2) a Sur-rebuttal (Respondent 1 or 2).

  1. Each team may reserve up to Ten (10) minutes or rebuttal or sub- rebuttal. As a gesture of courtesy to the judges, the participating teams should announce whether they intend to reserve any time for rebuttal or sub-rebuttal at the beginning of their oral arguments and how much time they intend to reserve. Failure to announce it will not waive the right to rebuttal or sub-rebuttal. Only one Team member may deliver the rebuttal or sub-rebuttal. Although the team member delivering rebuttal or sub- rebuttal must be one of the two team members who argued during the team’s main argument, the team need not indicate prior to rebuttal or sub- rebuttal which of its two eligible members will offer rebuttal or sub- rebuttal.
  2. A team’s oral pleadings shall not in any way be limited to the scope of the team’s memorial. The scope of the Petitioner’s rebuttal shall be limited to responding to the Respondent’s primary oral pleadings, and the scope of the Respondent’s sur-rebuttal shall be limited to responding to the Petitioner’s rebuttal. If the Petitioner waives the rebuttal, there shall be no sur-rebuttal. No legal issues which were not addressed in the primary pleadings may be raised in the rebuttal or sur-rebuttal.

 

    1. THE FINAL STAGE
  1. Each team will get a total of Forty-Five (45) minutes to present their case. This time will include time for rebuttal and sub-rebuttal.
  2. The division of time is at the discretion of the team members, subject to a maximum of Twenty-Five (25) minutes per speaker.
  3. The oral arguments need not be confined to the issues presented in the memorials.
  4. The researcher shall sit with the speakers at the time of the oral presentation.

 

ARTICLE 9: MARKING CRITERIA FOR THE ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. The judges would assign marks to each individual speaker out of Fifty (50) marks. The team score would be the aggregate of the total marks for oral presentations of the 2 speakers out of Hundred (100) marks. The following shall be the Marking Criterion and the Marks allocated to each category:

 

Oral Presentation Criteria

1. Knowledge of Law (30)

Excellent (27-30pts); Very Good (24-27pts); Good (21-24 pts); Adequate (19-21 pts); Poor (15-19 pts.)

2. Application of Law to Facts (25)

Excellent (23-25pts); Very Good (21-23 pts); Good (19-21 pts); Adequate (16-19 pts); Poor (15-16 pts.)

3. Ingenuity and Ability to Answer Questions (30)

Excellent (27-30pts); Very Good (24-27pts); Good (21-24 pts); Adequate (19-21 pts); Poor (15-19 pts.)

4. Style, Poise, Courtesy and Demeanour (10)

Excellent (9-10 pts); Very Good (8-9 pts); Good (7-8 pts); Adequate (5-7 pts); Poor (4-5 pts.)

5. Time Management and Organization (5)

Excellent (5 pts); Very Good (4 pts); Good (3 pts); Adequate (3 pts); Poor (1 pt.)

 

ARTICLE 10: DISPUTES

  1. Any dispute about the Moot Court Competition shall be referred to the Dispute Resolution Committee, comprising the Chairperson, the Co-Chairperson and the Organizing Secretary, Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 before the end of the competition. In all matters of complaints or disputes, the decision of the Dispute Resolution Committee shall be final.

 

ARTICLE 11: CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. The language for the Moot Court Competition shall be English.
  2. All participants are expected to maintain the decorum in the Court during the competition and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting the legal profession.
  3. Scouting: Speakers, a reserve or persons affiliated with the team, will not be permitted to hear the arguments in any court room in which the team is not one of the contesting teams whilst the team is still in the competition.

 

 

ARTICLE 12: AWARDS

  1. The National Rounds (India) winning team (only one) and runner-up team (only one) shall be awarded the “CLEA – MGCL” Trophies and Cash Prizes and the winning team shall participate in the Final Rounds of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2023. There shall also be awards for Best Memorial, Best Advocate and Best Researcher.
  2. All participants shall be awarded Certificates of Participation and the winners shall receive Certificates of Merit.

 

ARTICLE 13:  ACCOMMODATION

  1. The team of Three (3) participants shall be provided accommodation by the College for the duration of the competition only from 10-11-2022 evening to 13-11-2022 afternoon. However, the interested students are required to inform, the Organizing Committee, through their Registration Form, so as to enable the organizers to make necessary arrangements.

 

ARTICLE 14: REGISTRATION FEES

  1. All participating institutions must confirm participation by sending an email to cleamoot@mgcl.ac.in along with the scanned copy of Registration Form and Fee payment receipt by 01 October 2022.
  2. Teams shall pay a sum of Indian Rupees 5000/- towards registration fee by NEFT to the following account.

Name       The Director, Mar Gregorios College of Law

Bank        South Indian Bank,                Branch       Nalanchira

A/c No.    0483053000019621               IFSC         SIBL0000483,

Or by online mode to the link https://feebook.southindianbank.com/FeeBookUser/org?id=295

  1. Teams shall post the hard copies of the filled registration form along with the payment receipts of to the college address:

The Secretary, CLEA Moot Competition,

Mar Gregorios College of Law, Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, 695015

  1. No subsequent change in the team composition shall be permitted.
  2. Formal registration of the teams shall be done on 10-11-2022 at the venue of the competition by 1500 hrs.
  3. No forms received after the deadline shall be considered for registration.

ARTICLE 15: GENERAL SECTION

  1. The duration of each court shall not exceed one hour and ten minutes.
  2. Depending upon the number of participating teams, the competition will be held on league cum knock-out basis on two, three or four rounds of the Court Sessions.
  3. The number of Stages or qualifying teams for the next Stage may be increased or decreased subject to the number of participating teams.
  4. Team numbers and the side to be represented (petitioner/respondent) shall be decided by draw of lots at different Stages during the competition. The scheme of competition thus drawn out shall be notified to the participating teams.
  5. The organizers reserve the right to make any necessary alterations in respect to the side to be taken by the competing teams, in case it becomes absolutely necessary due to withdrawal of any team/teams at the last minute, or if the competing teams had no opportunity to argue the other side of the problem.
  6. Each team is expected to be ready with written briefs and oral arguments to argue from either side of the case. The court will follow its own procedure within the accepted norms and judicial practice, and in case of doubt or dispute in the matter of procedure or facts, the decision of the Presiding Member of the Committee of Judges of each Court shall be final.
 

COMMONWEALTH MOOT COURT COMPETITION 2022

(SOUTH ASIA ROUND)

 10 to 12 November 2022

ANNEXURE ON DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES

 

ARTICLE A1:  AIMS

  1. The present Annexure on Disqualifications and Penalties forms an integral part of the Official Rules of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 South Asia Round.
  2. The aim of the Annexure on Disqualifications and Penalties is to ensure a fair and supportive contest in the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022 by providing means for ensuring compliance with the relevant provisions of the Official Rules.

 

ARTICLE A2:  CHEATING, INTIMIDATION AND MISCONDUCT

  1. Cheating or using of unfair means of any kind is strictly prohibited and if indulged in, shall result in disqualification of the team.
  2. Intimidation in any form is prohibited and if indulged in, shall result in disqualification of the team.
  3. Misconduct, whether behavioral or otherwise, is not allowed and if indulged in, shall result in disqualification of the team.

 

ARTICLE A3:  COURT MANNERS (ORAL ARGUMENTS)

  1. Any form of communication between the Bar table and any person other than those on the Bench is prohibited, and if indulged in, will result in a penalty point.
  1. Submission of any written material other than the memorials and any other documents related to the proposition in hand to the Bench prior to, during or after oral arguments, is not allowed and if indulged, in will result in a penalty point.
  2. Failure to deliver an oral argument shall be considered in entirety, a disqualification.
  3. It shall be the discretion of the Organizing Committee to decide on any violation of the provisions of Article 8 of the Rules and Regulations during the rounds and whether that violation entails penalty point. If a participating team, member of the Bench or the timekeeper wishes to claim a violation of Article 8, the Bench shall inform the Organizing Committee of the claim made and shall not consider it as a part of their deliberations unless directed to do so by the Organizing Committee.

 

 

 

ARTICLE A4:  SUBMISSION AND FORMATING OF THE MEMORIALS

  1. Delay in the submission of the memorials, use of incorrect font or font size, use of font of inconsistent size, or improper line spacing, failure to include all parts of the memorial, or inclusion of an unremunerated part, substantive legal argument outside of approved sections of memorial, improperly formatted index of authorities, excessive length, failure to include necessary information on the memorial cover, inclusion of any identifying mark, character or text in the memorial shall result in imposition of penalties.

 

ARTICLE A5:  DRESS CODE

  1. Strict adherence to the Dress Code is required. The teams are required to be properly attired for the rounds. The participants are required to wear ‘Black Trousers / Skirts’ and ‘White Shirt’, ‘Black Blazers’ and ‘Black Necktie’.

 

ARTICLE A6: NON-COMPLIANCE    WITH    THE    RULES    OF    THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  1. The participants are required to comply with the rules formulated by the Organizing Committee at all times during the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition - 2022.
  2. Total points collected by a team shall be reduced by the penalty points imposed for the violation of rules specified by the Organizing Committee for each round in which the violation took place.
  3. Each penalty point shall be imposed for each violation. One penalty point imposed shall reduce one mark from the score of the team. However, the total number of penalty points awarded against one team shall not surpass 10 points.
  4. If the number of penalties increases from Ten (10) in numbers, the team can be debarred from the competition. An opportunity of being heard by the Organizing Committee can be offered to the team on request. The Committee shall decide whether to debar that team from further participation in the competition or reduce the marks from the total score obtained by that team.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Announcement of CLEA (South Asia Round) Moot

01-09-2022

Release of Rules

05-09-2022

Release of Moot Problem

12-09-2022

Last date for Registration of participation

01-10-2022

Submission of Memorials

21-10-2022

Date of Reporting for Competition

10-11-2022

CLEA (India Round) Moot - 2022

10-12 November 2022