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Moot Training Workshop Conducted by Ms. Geetha Hariharan
On 8th and 9th September 2018,
the Moot Court Society of the Law college organised a moot training session with Ms. Geetha Hariharan on the nuances of participation in moot court competitions. The workshop went on for two days and the students learnt the significance of mooting, debating and drafting skills
Ms. Geetha Hariharan completed her BALLB (Hons.) from National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore in the year 2013. During her undergraduate days she was an avid mooter, a voracious reader and excellent orator with top-notch drafting skills. She was a part of the winning team of NLSIU, Bangalore at the Washington Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2013.
After completing her graduation, she worked with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., New Delhi as an associate and with the Centre for Internet and Society, New Delhi as a Programme Officer. In the year 2016 she worked as a Consultant with Bazian Ltd., The Economist Intelligence Unit, and a project spanning 28 countries for medico-legal policies on cardiovascular health.
Currently, Ms. Geetha is working as a Policy Associate with the Centre for Communications Governance (CCG), National Law University, Delhi and is into research and advocacy in cyber-security, particularly norm-building in International Law.
She focused on training the students in the following area:
- Use of national and international research databases for legal research
- Differences in mooting and debating- A law student’s perspective
- Use of Google only as a research reference database
- Mannerisms to be followed while arguing before judges in a national and international moot court competition
- Methods to be followed while drafting written submissions/memorial in a moot court competition
- The IRAC System of drafting arguments in a memorial (IRAC= Issue+Reason+Argument+Conclusion)
- Secrets and strategies of being successful mooters individually as well as in a team
- How to impress judges during a national or international moot court competition
- Her personal experiences at the Washington Rounds of the Jessup Moots
- Websites to get hold of good legal materials which are useful for research during moots such as the international general library website, i.e. gen.lib.rus.ec
At the end of the training programme she assured to coach all IFIM Law college teams that will be going for national and international moot court competitions both within India and abroad. She has also undertaken to judge the internal selection rounds of IFIM Law School for the National Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2018.
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