30-31 May 2020
Workshop on How to Ace Corporate and Insolvency Moots
Moot Court Association, School of Law, UPES, conducted an online workshop on “How to Ace Corporate and Insolvency Law Moots” from 30th May to 31st May 2020 which received participation of over 100+ students on both the days.
The Convener Dr. Anju Pandey welcomed the esteemed resource persons as well as participants post which a brief introduction of session to the students was given by Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Dean, UPES, School of Law.
Key highlights of both the days of Workshop
Day 1 of the workshop was focused on clearing the basics of Insolvency and Bankruptcy code to the students and giving them a brief overview of what Insolvency Law is all about.
Mr. Anoop Rawat; equity partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, diligently gave students a brief idea about insolvency law, its objectives and how one can enter into any big 7 law firm in India.
Ms. Urvashi Shahi; Research Associate at the IICA gave her insights on recent developments in the insolvency code and topics which have good research potential in field of insolvency.
Day 2 of the workshop aimed to incentivize student’s interest in mooting mainly with context of corporate/insolvency based moots. An academician, a practitioner and a student’s point of view was discussed on mooting.
Mr. Sumant Batra, Managing Partner, Kesar Das B. & Associates, shared his perspective of why students need to do corporate law based moot as well as how corporate moots are different from other moots. Being a judge himself for various moots, he shared pro tips for oral rounds.
Prof. Dr. V.K. Singh, Dean, UPES, School of Law, Dehradun threw light on how a student should dissect a corporate insolvency based moot proposition and how one needs to keep a fine balance between academics and extra-curricular activities like mooting.
Mr. Mohit Khandelwal, Advocate, Rajasthan High Court discussed his pro-tips to ace any moot right from selecting a moot team to bashing opponents arguments in oral rounds. He also shared his research tactics to crack a corporate/insolvency law moot proposition.
Overall this workshop promoted not just mooting rather the participants took with them lifelong skills, ethics and learning from the practical experiences of the academicians and lawyers. An online quiz based on this workshop was also conducted by MCA.
Lastly, the workshop was perfectly coordinated and has been well received by the fraternity. It is because of the continuous endeavour by faculty Conveners of MCA, Dr. Anju Pandey & Mr. Joyonta Chakraborty. Moreover, hard work of whole MCA team under the leadership of Student Conveners Mr. Parth Singhal & Mr. Ayush Yadav is also acknowledged.