Moot Court Competition 2024

Apex School of Law, Apex University, Jaipur, organized the 2nd Dr. S.M. Juniwal Ranka International Moot Court Competition 2024 from 16th to 18th March 2024. The purpose behind organizing such a Moot Court Competition is to provide a platform where young law students can showcase their advocacy skills in a real court like environment. The competition commenced with a grand inaugural ceremony where Honorable Mr. Justice G.S. Singhvi was the Chief Guest of the event, and Honorable Mr. Justice M.N. Bhandari was the Guest of Honor. Also present were Justice Rajendra Mishra and Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna, Pro-VC and Dean, School of Law, Uttarakhand University, Dehradun, as Special Guests.

The competition was conducted under the guidance of Justice J.K. Ranka, Vice Chairman of Ranka Charitable Trust. More than 32 teams from around the globe participated in the event. On day 1, both preliminary rounds were conducted and judged by two eminent law scholars, advocates, and legal academicians.

On day 2, Quarter Final Rounds were conducted, where the top 8 teams competed to qualify for the Semi-Final Rounds. The four semi-finalists, with their extraordinary arguments and advocacy, competed to qualify for the final rounds before a panel consisting of Senior Advocates and Deans of Reputed Universities.
Day 2 also featured a Cultural Night, including a Ramp Walk, DJ night, and various performances, followed by a gala dinner.

Day 3 commenced with the Final Rounds, judged by Chandrakanta Gupta (Retd. DJ), Advocate Mahendra Shandilya, Advocate Ram Chandra Sharma, Prof. (Dr.) Aradhna Parmar, and Prof. (Dr.) Richa Chaudhary. The Moot Court Competition concluded with a grand valedictory ceremony, where Honorable Mr. Justice Anoop Kumar Dand and Honorable Mr. Justice Ashok Kumar Jain were the Chief Guests, and Honorable Mr. Justice Rajendra Mishra was the Guest of Honor. Advocate Prahlad Sharma was also a Special Guest, alongside other guests, including Advocate Madhav Dadhich from the Supreme Court of India, the person who drafted the moot proposition, and Advocates Anurag and Sushil Daga from Amicus Legal, who acted as Legal Networking Partners. Winners were announced by Honorable Chairman Dr. Ravi Juniwal during the valedictory ceremony. UFYLC, Rajasthan University, was declared the winner of the competition and was awarded Rs. 21,000 and a 1-year subscription to EBC Learning. The 1st Runner-Up was GNLU, Gandhinagar, awarded Rs. 11,000 and a 6-year subscription to EBC Learning. The Best Speaker award was presented to Dishika Jand from GNLU, Gandhinagar, who received Rs. 2,100 and a trophy. The Best Memorial award was given to UFYLC, Rajasthan University, and Mody University of Science and Technology.
The competition was organized in collaboration with Ranka Charitable Trust and SCC Online, with EBC as a Knowledge Partner and Amicus Legal as a Legal Networking Partner. Both the valedictory and inaugural ceremonies included question-answer rounds, where participants and various other students from Apex University asked questions related to legal research and legal careers.
The advisory committee for organizing this competition comprised various eminent academicians and legal professionals, including Dr. Sanjula Thanvi, Dr. G.S. Rajpurohit, Dr. Richa Chaudhary, Miss Rakhi Sharma, Mr. Prabhpreet Singh, Dr. Bhupesh Rathore, and Prof. (Dr.) Mariea Safta from Titu Maiorescu University, Romania.


Guests at Moot Court

Guest of Honour M.N. Bhandari

Former Chief Justice - Madras High Court and Chairman PMLA, Tribunal

Chief Guest G.S. Singhvi

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

Special Guest Rajesh Bahuguna

Pro VC and Dean - School of Law, Uttaranchal University

Special Guest Prahlad Sharma

President - Bar Association Rajasthan

Guest of Honour Rajendra Mishra

Former Judge - Patna
High Court

Guest of Honour H.C. Ganeshia

Senior Advocate - Rajasthan High Court

Guest of Honour Ashok Kumar Jain

Judge - Rajasthan High Court

Chief Guest Anoop Kumar Dand

Judge - Rajasthan
High Court


Apex School of Law, Apex University, Jaipur is a realization of dreams of the great visionary late Dr. S. M. Juniwal. We feel proud being a part of the oldest Education Society in the country i.e. Sanjay Shiksha Samiti, established in the year 1965. Apex School of Law has advocated excellence in legal education and is credited as one of the best Legal education providers in India. Apex School of Law is running Ph.D. in law/LL.M(One Year and Two Year Degree Course)/ LL.B (Three Years Degree Course) and BA.LL.B (Five Years Integrated Course) which are approved by The Bar Council of India and is constituent college of Apex University, Jaipur.
The University is imparting legal education to educate and train students at under graduate level to achieve outstanding ability to become leaders in the legal profession. The University is also making an efforts to build the overall personality of the students by associating them in various academic activities which are mandate as a part of curriculum like Moot-Court Competition, Mock Parliament, Debates, and organizing extension lectures by the legal luminaries of outstanding caliber and valuable experience from time to time.


Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India, is a vibrant city known for its rich history, colorful culture, and architectural marvels. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city is renowned for its well-planned layout, featuring the iconic Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, and City Palace. Often referred to as the "Pink City" due to its distinct terracotta-hued buildings, Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The bustling markets, such as Johari Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar, offer a glimpse into traditional Rajasthani craftsmanship. Jaipur is a captivating blend of ancient charm and modern dynamism, attracting tourists worldwide


The Trust was set up by Late Dr. N. M. Ranka, Senior Advocate in the year 1980. Major activities undertaken by the Trust are as follows:

  • To promote the GANDHIAN PHILOSOPHY and to motivate the citizens, students, teachers, judicial officers, lawyers and litigants, the Trust has installed 49 statues of Mahatma Gandhi all over India at various premises including at High Courts of Rajasthan, Orissa, Kerala, Karnataka & Gauhati, District Courts, Central Jails, Universities and Colleges.
  • The Trust has adopted Government Upper Primary School, Ramnagariya, and Jaipur wherein approximately around 200 students from the lowest strata of society are getting free education with boarding facilities.
  • The Trust in order to promote tax education and awareness, gives RANKA BEST TAX CONFERENCE AWARD under the banner of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners, Mumbai to deserving Tax Bar Associations
  • The Trust is publishing books. Such books are freely distributed all over India. Till now more than 25,000 copies have been distributed List of books printed and published are:
    (1) Law Profession-My Experiences & Expectations
    (2) Vital role of Constitution in Women Empowerment
    (3) Glimpses of Gandhian Philosophy
    (4) N.A. Palkhivala - A Living Legend Par Excellence
    (5) Constitutional Perception of Fundamental Duties
    (6) Be a Perfect Person
    (7) Build The Nation
  • The Trust has pioneered the Moot Court Competitions in Jaipur and more than 20 competitions have been organized in collaboration with Five Year Law College of Rajasthan University, University Law College, Jaipur and Manipal University-Jaipur,Vivekanand Global University, SGT University.
  • The trust also provides scholarship to needy students and provides free medicines and food to poor patients from time to time.
  • The Trust also grants donation to likeminded Trusts carrying out works of philanthropy, education, old age homes, etc.


  • Participants have to send the soft copy of the Memorials, one from the Petitioner and one from the respondent side (both in Word (.docx/.doc) and PDF format).
  • Soft Copy of the memorials shall be sent to the given mail id: with the subject “Memorials for Team Code”. The file names of the electronic copies of the Memorials must contain only the team code and the side being represented in the following format: e.g. (for Team Code TC08): TC08 (P) or TC08(R). The content of the memorials should not differ from the content of the soft copies submitted to the Organizers. The last date to send the soft copy of the memorial is February 20, 2024 by (23:59 hours IST).
  • Last date for receiving of hard copies of each of the memorial for all participants will be February 28, 2024 by (23:59 hours IST).
  • The teams must send Four Hard Copy (2 Petitioners & 2 Respondents) of their Memorials from each side to the following address-: Dean, Faculty of Law, Padmani VT Rd, Ward 27, Mansarovar Sector 5, Mansarovar, Jaipur, and Rajasthan, India 302018.
  • Identification mark of any type shall attract a severe penalty.
  • The copies of the memorials must bear cover page in conformity with the following scheme:
    • 1. Blue-Appellant/ Petitioner
    • 2. Red –Respondent
  • No amendment to the memorial will be permitted after submission. Teams are not permitted to raise arguments in the oral rounds that are not present in the memorial.
  • Each memorial shall consist of the following heads in the same order as is mentioned here.
    1. 1. Cover Page
    2. 2. Table of Contents
    3. 3. List of Abbreviations
    4. 4. Index of Authorities
    5. 5. Statement of Jurisdiction
    6. 6. Statement of Facts
    7. 7. Issues Raised
    8. 8. Summary of Arguments
    9. 9. Arguments Advanced
    10. 10. Prayer
  • Each memorial shall consist of the following details on the cover page:
    1. 1. Team code on the top right-hand corner of the cover page. Memorials without the team code will not be evaluated.
    2. 2. Name and place of the forum.
    3. 3. Name of the parties and their status.
    4. 4. Memorial filed and the party that the team is appearing on behalf of The following content specification must be adhered to:
      • 1. Language-English
      • 2. Font and Size (Body)-Times New Roman, 12 pts
      • 3. Line spacing (Body)-1.5 lines
      • 4. Font and Size (Footnotes)-Times New Roman, 10 pts
      • 5. Line Spacing (Footnotes)-Single Line
      • 6. Page Margins-1 inch on all sides
      • 7. Paper Specification-White A4 Sized Paper
      • 8. Body of the Memorial-Justified
      • 9. Citation style Bluebook-(20th Edn.)
  • The memorial shall not be of more than fifty (50) pages and the Arguments advanced shall not exceed more than thirty (30) pages.
  • The Memorial must be spiral bound ONLY. The Memorial must not contain any Annexure/Photographs/Sketches/ Exhibits/Affidavits etc.


  • The competition shall be open to students who are pursuing an integrated 5-year LL.B. program or pursuing a 3-year LL.B. program from recognized University/Institution approved by Bar Council of India.
  • Each team shall consist of 3 members, (two ‘Speakers’ and one ‘Researcher’) or 2 members (two ‘Speakers’ and out of these two, one speaker has to be designated as a researcher as well). Maximum of 3 members and minimum of 2 members in a team are allowed.
  • Only one team from any College/Law School/Institution is allowed to participate in the Competition.
  • No additional member or team coach is allowed to accompany the team.


  • The organizers will provide boarding and lodging facilities.
  • Any misconduct at the venue or the place of accommodation shall result in disqualification of the team from the accommodation.


  • Winning Team Award: The winning team will get a trophy and certificate of appreciation with a cash prize of Rs. 21,000/- with 1year Subscription of EBC Learning
  • Runners-Up Award: The runners-up will get a trophy and certificate of appreciation with a cash prize of Rs. 11,000/- with 1 year Subscription of EBC Learning
  • Best Speaker: Best Student speaker will get a trophy and certificate of appreciation with a cash prize of Rs. 2100/- with 6 Months Subscription of EBC Learning
  • Best Memorial: Best Memorial will get a trophy and certificate of appreciation with a cash prize of Rs. 5100/-
  • Best Researcher: Best Researcher will get a trophy and certificate of appreciation with a cash prize of Rs. 2100/- with 6 Months Subscription of EBC Learning.
  • Certificates of participation shall be given to all the participants along with 1 Month Subscription of EBC Learning.
  • The participation certificates will not be provided to any participant who is not present at the Prize Distribution Ceremony and the same shall not be sent by post/courier to participants under any circumstances.


There shall be two preliminary rounds, quarter finals, semifinals and a final round spreading over a period of 3 days.


  • There shall be two Preliminary rounds. In the two Preliminary Rounds, the Participating teams shall argue for both the sides. The team which argues from one side in the first preliminary Round shall argue from another in the second Preliminary Round.
  • The pairing of teams for the Preliminary Rounds shall be done by a draw of lots by the competition Organization Committee. No two teams shall argue against each other more than once in the Preliminary Rounds.
  • Each Team will be given the opposing team’s Memorials after the draw of lots. No team shall be provided any information regarding the identity of the opposing teams or any other team participating in the Competition.
  • The selection of the top 8 teams for Quarter-Final Rounds shall be based on the following criteria:
  • The selection of the top 8 teams for the Quarter Final Rounds shall be based on the total number of wins as well as the ‘total scores’ of teams after the conclusion of both the Preliminary rounds.
    • First, the team with the higher total score after the two preliminary rounds shall be ranked higher. While deciding the Quarter finalists, the wins secured by teams in both rounds will also be taken into consideration along with the scores, such that, the team with 2 wins in the preliminary rounds will be ranked higher than the team with a single win.
    • Second, for teams that have the same total round score and wins in the preliminary rounds, the team with the higher aggregate absolute speaker scores shall be ranked higher.
    • Lastly, if two teams have the same total round score, same wins, and the same aggregate absolute speaker scores in the preliminary rounds, then the team with the higher memorial scores shall be ranked high.


  • In the Quarter-Final, each Participating Team shall be assigned to argue for one side, i.e., each team shall argue only once against the team determined by and for the side decided by a draw of lots.
  • Each Team will be given the opposing team’s Memorials after the draw of lots.
  • No team shall be provided any information regarding the identity of the opposing teams or any other team participating in the Competition.
  • It shall be a knockout round. The winner of each round shall move to the semifinal. Four (4) teams shall move to semi-finals.
  • In case of a tie between teams in the quarterfinals, the aggregate total of the marks of memorials (appellant and respondent) of the teams shall be counted. The team with the highest marks moves ahead.


  • The selection of 4 teams for the Semi-Final Round and of 2 teams for the Final Round shall be on a ‘knock-out’ basis.
  • Four (4) teams shall compete in semifinals. It shall be a knockout round. The winner of each semifinal round shall move to the Final round.
  • The criteria of marking in this round are the aggregate total of the marks of both the speakers.
  • In case of a tie between teams in the semifinals, the aggregate total of the marks of memorials (appellant and respondent) of the teams shall be counted. The team with the highest marks moves ahead.
  • There shall be one (1) FINAL ROUND. The marking criteria in the Final Round is the same as that of semi-finals.
Important Note: In all Cases, Decision of The Judges organizers shall final and abiding


Chief Patron

Dr. Ravi Juniwal


Justice J K Ranka

Dr. Khemraj Choudhary

Prof(Dr.) O.P. Chanagani

Prof (Dr.) Pankaj Sharma

Mr. Vedanshu Juniwal

Prof (Dr.) Ankit Gandhi


Dr. Monika Mishra

(HOD, Apex School Of Law)


Mr. Tushar Tiwari

Ms. Tarushikha Balodia


Mr. Ashish Kumar

Ms. Kavita Singh

Dr. Narendra Kumar

Ms. Meha Bhushan

Ms. Mumal Kanwar

Dr. Poonam Mishra

Dr. Anjali Khandelwal

Mr. Anuj Maheshwari

Mr.Mohnish Kishanawat

Ms. Aditi Jain

Mr. Manan Kumar

Ms. Shilpa Nama

Ms. Ishika Bharadwaj


Each team shall submit the registration fee of INR 5000 Registration fee with (boarding and lodging) once submitted will not be refunded in any case.

Payment Details HDFC Bank, Bapu Nagar Jaipur
Account No. 50200035013548
IFSC Code HDFC0002838

Important dates

Date Event
18th January, 2024 Release of brochure & Moot Proposition
25th February 2024 Last date of registration & fee payment
26th February 2024 Last date to seek clarifications
27th February 2024 Release of Clarification
28th February 2024 Last date of submit soft copy of memorials
5th March 2024 Last date to submit hard copy of memorials
15th March 2024 Draw of lots & exchange of memorials, Researcher’s test
16th March 2024 Inaugural ceremony, Preliminary Round 1 & 2
17th March 2024 Quarter Finals, Semi-Final Round, and Cultural Night
18th March 2024 Final Round, Chief Guest Address & Prize distribution ceremony

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