Sunday, 28 September 2014

As they say, “there are no lawyer jokes, they’re all true stories.” And 16 teams of budding legal experts will be flaunting such stories at the 21st MC Chagla Moot Court Competition at GLC. The finalists will be rewarded with a chance to present their case before a distinguished bench of high court judges.

Friday, 26 September 2014


The Government Law College, Mumbai in association with the Chief Justice M. C. Chagla Memorial Trust organizes the M.C. Chagla Memorial Government Law College National Moot Court Competition annually. The Moot based primarily on Constitutional Law, witnesses competition among students of some of the finest law colleges in the country including National Law University, Bangalore; National Academy for Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad; National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata etc.   
The Moot currently in its 21st year began as a city-level moot court competition, which was later expanded to a state-level competition. Due to the overwhelming response that the competition received, it has been raised to a national platform since its 18th edition.
The Government Law College, founded in 1855, is the oldest law school in Asia dating even prior to the University of Mumbai, and enjoys a pre-eminent national and international reputation for excellence. GLC which has a rich heritage and pedigree, is the repository of erudition in the legal firmament and has had the privilege of guidance from eminent legal luminaries such as Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Justice M.C.Chagla, Nani Palkhivala and several others who have adorned benches of the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court.
Late Mr. M. C. Chagla was appointed as the First Indian Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. He also served as the Ambassador to USA, Mexico, Cuba, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bombay, High Commissioner to England and Union Minster for Education. In the fight against Emergency, the contribution made by this great legal luminary is indeed of tremendous significance. He worked tirelessly for the causes of civil liberty, individual freedom and political democracy and this moot court competition promises to be a fitting tribute to his legacy.
The Moot is scheduled to be held on the 27th and 28th of September. The final rounds will be judged by three distinguished Bombay High Court Judges- Hon’ble Smt. Justice R.S. Dalvi, Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.B. Chaudhari and Hon’ble Smt. Justice R.M. Dere. It would indeed be a privilege for the teams participating in this moot to vie for a spot in the finals so as to argue before this prestigious Bench.