About the Moot Court Competition
NLUO takes pride in pioneering the development and teaching of ‘Public Health Law’ as a specialised course in India. We offer a streamlined study of ‘Public Health Law’ as an elective course, away from the shadow of Constitutional Law, Medicine and Law and Bioethics. While the Covid-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on just the subject there is a need for broader engagement with administrators, academicians, lawyers, and law students across the country to critically analyse the role of law in making health a realizable goal and ensuring distributive fairness in the allocation of critical health infrastructure. What better way to do it and cudgel the young minds than a moot court competition? With an aim to expand our reach to law students across the country and make them think and research about various nitty-gritties of byzantine legal rules and principles that form the bedrock of the public health apparatus, we are organising this 3rd PHFI-NLUO Public Health Law Virtual National Moot Court Competition. The purpose of this moot is to armour budding lawyers with research skills and arguments on the growing tussle between the public health issue of obesity and the private corporate interest to push for food which may be harmful to human health.
The previous editions of the moot were a stellar success with the participation of around 45 teams from across the length and breadth of the country. The teams represented National Law Universities, Central and State Government Law Department, Private Law Universities, and law colleges (both urban and local). They were judged in the rounds by a panel consisting of sitting civil judges, senior advocates, advocates before 15 different High Courts, law firm partners and associates, in-house counsels, government counsels and independent researchers. The finals have been judged by eminent legal luminaries and public health experts including Mr Anand Grover, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Dr Gagandeep Kang, India’s leading virologist and Professor, CMC Vellore,Dr. V. Srinidhi, Assistant Professor and Research Scientist at PHFI, Mr Sameer Sah, Partner, Khaitan & CO and Mr. Warren Burke, Senior Attorney, United States House of Representatives, Office of Legislative Counsel.
- Release of Moot Proposition and opening of registrations: 13th June 2023
- Last Date of Registration: 12th July 2023
- Memorial Submission: 30th August 2023
- Preliminary Oral Rounds: 8th September 2023
- Quarter Final Rounds: 9th September 2023
- Semi-final Rounds: 9th September 2023
- Final Rounds: 10th September 2023
- Eligibility: 5 and 3-year undergraduate, and postgraduate law students only. One team per institution.
- Mode: Online (Virtual Moot Court Competition)
- Maximum Participation: 40 teams only (first come first servebasis)
- The team must upload a certificate of nomination for representing their institute issued by their Moot Court Committee or Registrar or Vice-Chancellor or Principal or Director as the case may be.
- Registration fee per team – Rs. 2,400/-
- Register Here: 3rd NLUO PHFI National Virtual Moot Court Competition, 2023
- Payment method is provided in the Competition Brochure and Competition Rule Book.
All participants will be presented with E-Certificates of Participation and all the winners of awards will be presented with E-Certificates of Merit and a cash prize in addition to E-Certificates of Participation.
Centre for Public Health Law: email@example.com
Aditya Dash – 8260806131
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