Moot Court Society

BMS College of Law Moot Court Society is a student run society under the guidance of faculty co-coordinators, which seeks to channelize the students on the mooting path. The Moot Court Committee at the BMS College of Law embodies the indefeasible passion for mooting that the Institute cherishes as its own. Apart from maintaining a strong internal mooting structure, the Committee has been entrusted with the responsibility of hosting annually, The B. M. Sreenivasaiah National Moot Court Competition. BMS College of Law Moot Court Society is a team of dedicated students who continuously work towards achieving new heights in the mooting arena.

The primary goal of the Moot Court Society is to provide all the students the opportunities to harbour research, oral advocacy and legal drafting skills and other essential prowess to mould an individual into an adept mooter. The Committee has also undertaken to educate the fresher batch every year regarding the nuances of mooting, conducting at the start of the year a detailed orientation programme and at the end of their first semester, a competitive BMS College of Law Intra Moot Court Competition.

The Moot Court Society doesn't just limit itself to Intra-College activities it also indulges itself in various Inter-College competitions. BMS College of Law students have taken part in many various Moot Court Competitions hosted by many law colleges. Teams of BMS College of Law have a long tradition of excellence and their talent has succeeded in many Moot Court Competitions in India.


Rules & Regulations:

  1. BMS College of Law "Moot Court Society" shall be the official body of the BMS College of Law in all matters concerning moot courts.
  2. The main purpose of Moot Court Society shall be to put in place a proper framework in selecting and training the participants for various National and International moot courts to represent the BMS College of Law.
  3. The Moot Court Society shall also organize various intra college, inter college moot courts, client counselling and other legal competitions hosted by the BMS College of Law.
  4. The Moot Court Society shall strive to conduct all its affairs in a completely transparent and unbiased manner. It shall endeavour to contribute positively to bring more laurels to BMS College of Law going forward.

COMMITTEE:

The BMS College of Law Moot Court Society shall primarily be comprised of the following committee:

The Moot Court Committee: The Chairperson, the Faculty Coordinator/s and such number of student members appointed/nominated by the Chairperson/Faculty coordinator for assisting the faculty in charge/s will constitute the Moot Court Committee. The committee will be responsible for the overall functioning of the moot court society. The students in the committee continue to hold their position in his/her capacity until such a time as the Chairperson in consultation with Faculty Coordinators deems fit.

Members:The students who have participated in the intra-moot court competition to get registered for the moot pool shall be the members of the Moot Court Society.

Chairperson:It shall refer to the Principal of the BMS College of Law. The Chairperson shall always continue to be the member of the Moot Court Society.

Faculty Coordinators:It shall refer to the members of the teaching faculty at BMS College of Law. They shall be appointed by the Chairperson to supervise and assist the working of the moot court society

Selection of the student members of the moot court committee:The selection of the students to the moot court committee shall take place in the following manner.

  1. The Chairperson, in consultation with the faculty coordinators, shall select such number of students who have represented the college at various national and international level moot court competitions and have diligently assisted in the organization of programs/competitions organized by the Moot Court Committee.

Removal of the student members of the moot court committee:

  1. The membership of the student shall be withdrawn if the minimum attendance criteria are not satisfied except on genuine grounds.
  2. The student members in the Moot Court Committee can be removed from their positions if they are found to be non performing and considered as a burden in the committee or involved in activities that warrant a suspension. The decision of the Chairman shall be final in this regard.

GUIDELINES FOR THE FUNCTIONING OF THE MOOT COURT SOCIETY:

  1. Intra-college Moot Court: Every year at the beginning of the odd semester an intra-college moot court competition shall be organized. Participation in this moot court competition shall be mandatory for first year students and the students wishing to take part in any moot court competition outside the BMS College of Law. Out of all the students participating, a specific number of students shall be shortlisted as being eligible and shall constitute moot pool.
  2. At the beginning of every academic year, the Moot Court Committee shall compile a list of all the major upcoming moot courts in the following year.
  3. Each student shall be allowed to participate in at least one moot court competition per semester subject to approval of faculty coordinators
  4. In the event, two or more members interested in participating in the same moot court competition, the team will be decided by the screening in the mock moot. The decision of the Faculty Coordinators shall be final in this regard.
  5. In the event where a team brings to the notice of the Moot Court Committee, a moot court competition that has not been listed in the calendar of upcoming moot courts, and wishes to participate in it, then they may be allowed to do so. The decision of the Moot Court Committee shall be final in this regard.
  6. The Society shall also convey to all the members, in the General body meeting, the results of the recently concluded moot court competition in which students of B.M.S College of Law took part and also the details of students who will be taking part in upcoming moot court competitions.
  7. The Society may make available to the participating students, books for research from the BMSCL library through a separate account.
  8. Furthermore, the Society shall always try and ensure that the provisions of this constitution are adhered to unless there are pressing reasons not to do so.

AMENDMENTS:

All the provisions in this Moot Court Society rules can be amended by the Chairperson or any such faculty member authorised by the Chairperson.


RESIDUARY CLAUSE:

The residuary power lies with the Chairperson or faculty coordinator authorised by the Chairperson with respect to any matter/issue/rule not enumerated in the rues of moot court society.


MEETINGS:

There shall be a General Body meeting for the members of the Moot Court Society for at least twice in a year.


MOOT COURT COMMITTEE RULES:

Rules for representing BMSCL in National/International Moot Court Competitions.

  1. The Moot Court committee shall organize Intra-College Moot Court competition for every academic year for selecting student members to the Moot Court Society through moot pool.
  2. The members of the Moot Court Society shall only represent the college in National and International Moot Court Competitions, subject to the approval of the Moot Court Committee and the Chairperson.
  3. As a part of the selection procedure for individual competitions, the Moot Court Committee shall organize screening rounds for International/ National Moot Court Competition to select students to represent the college in the competitions. Students qualifying the screening rounds will be eligible to represent the college in the competitions.
  4. The Moot Court Committee shall decide International, National Moot Court Competition for participation by BMSCL students in an academic year based on the reputation of the competition. The committee shall shortlist National/International Moot Court Competitions in an academic year and students shall be allowed to participate in these listed competitions only, subject to the discretion of the faculty coordinators.
  5. International, National Moot Court Competition will be notified to the students by the student coordinators of the moot court society through announcement in classes and the same is displayed on the college moot court notice board.
  6. The students who are eligible shall register their name with faculty coordinator within the time as announced by the student coordinators of the Moot Court Committee.
  7. The team selected after screening process to represent the BMSCL in a Moot Court Competition shall be under the guidance of the faculty member of the Moot Court Committee.
  8. The selected team must report/consult with the allotted faculty member for guidance and then prepare their memorials, subject to the satisfaction of the faculty member with the time prescribed by the faculty member.
  9. Any member of the selected team shall be replaced in case of poor performance in preparation for the Moot Court Competition on recommendations of the faculty members by the Chairperson
  10. Confirmation of participation in the Moot Court Competition is subject to satisfaction of the faculty coordinators of the Moot Court Committee regarding the preparation of the team, without which the registration stands cancelled.
  11. The team registered to represent the college in a Moot Court Competition shall, under no circumstances, change its members without the approval of the allotted faculty members and the permission of the Chairperson.
  12. Students representing the college in National Moot Court Competition shall be reimbursed the expenses incurred for registration, memorial and travel, based on their performance in the respective moot court competitions by the college, upon application to the Principal to be forwarded through the faculty in charge of the team.

    Runners/Winners = Registration Fee + 50% of the travel expenses incurred*

    Semi Finalists = Registration Fee + 50% of the travel expenses incurred*

    Best Memorial = Registration Fee + 50% of the travel expenses incurred*

    Quarter Finalist / preliminary round = Registration Fee only

  13. Students shall be eligible to represent the college in International Moot Court Competitions if they have participated in at least two National Moot Court Competitions subject to any screening process and to the discretion of the Chairperson.
  14. Students representing the college in International Moot Court Competitions happening outside India shall be reimbursed the expenses incurred for registration only by the College. The expenses incurred for travel, accommodation and memorial charges will be borne by the students.
  15. The maximum number of moots that a student can participate in semester is restricted to two exclusive of the ADR and Client Counselling Competitions.
  16. The Maximum number of days a student can incur exemption from the classes for participating in moot court competitions/ ADR Competitions shall not be more than 15 working days during a semester. The exemption given for each competition shall not exceed 7/8 days.

*(Travel expense means ticket's fare only from Bangalore to the place of event and back. The ticket fare shall be reimbursed on submitting the original tickets through the coordinator of the Moot Court Society after scrutiny. Mode of transport may be any (Bus/Train/Air) but the reimbursement shall not exceed the fare/charges charged by the Indian Railways for AC-III travel. Any changes effected to this clause shall be only on the approval of the Chairperson/Principal).

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