The moot, in its third edition this year, was instituted in the memory of Shri Gurcharan Singh Tulsi in 2012 to promote the values which he cherished and practised all through his life. The moot proposition is based on criminal law and this year’s edition largely revolved around narcotics and cyber-crime issues. This edition prescribed a cap of 24 teams for the oral rounds to ensure quality participation who were selected on the basis of memo elimination from a total of 33 teams. The event saw participation by students from law schools all over the country, including participants coming in from NLS, Bangalore, NUJS, Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur, ILS Law College, Symbiosis Law College, GLC Mumbai among others. Seasoned mooters and practising advocates came down to judge the competition. The finals of the competition were judged by three sitting High Court judges.
ILS Law College, Pune and School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore reached the finals with ILS emerging as the winning team. ILS also won the Best Memorial award and NLU, Orissa finished second. The Best Speaker award was won by Prabhav Ralli from Amity GGSIPU and the second Best Speaker award went to Jacob Alexander from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. Researcher’s test was added in the this edition of the moot with Mitash Charan from Amity Law School, Noida winning the Best Researcher award and Agrim Arora, Amity Law School, GGSIPU & Amoolya Khurana, NLIU, Orissa tied for the second position. The winners were awarded trophies and cash prizes worth rupees 65,000.