Advocates’ Legion is the moot court society of Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies which has been providing a platform for aspiring young lawyers to experience real life court situations in legal arena. The society has been organizing different types of moot court competitions thereby enabling the students of Vivekananda Law School to experience the practical side of law by analyzing different legal issues and giving the opportunities to practice their oral advocacy and writing skills. These skills are invaluable to anyone contemplating a career in litigation. Throughout the school year, the members participate in a variety of intramural and intercollegiate competitions to sharpen critical skills essentially required in the legal profession. These members also promote and encourage mooting in Vivekananda Law School.
Since its inception, Advocates Legion has been one of the most active societies of Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies. The moot court society organizes multiple training sessions for first year students of law each year. These training sessions aim to provide an excellent opportunity to new students of law to learn the oral and writing skills required for the purpose of mooting. The Intra-moot court competitions are held every year and are open to all the students of Vivekananda Law School from first year to fifth year with renowned advocates as the judges of the competition. Mock trials and Intra-Bail Competitions are also organized. Each year, over 50 teams participate with full zeal to learn and experience the art of mooting. In the year 2015 three new activities were introduced, i.e. Power Point Presentation Competition, Memorial Writing Competition and Arguendo Moot Court Competition. In 2018 the Intra International Law was introduced for giving training to the students in diverse fields of international law.
In 2013, another remarkable initiative taken by Advocates Legion was the organization of 1st International Moot Court Competition which was one of its own kinds. The competition saw the participation of 26 teams from all over India, including two international teams. The competition was followed by amazing performances by different cultural societies to conclude the event. The competition was won by Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi.
The 2nd VIPS International Law Moot Court was organised in 2014 too from 7th to 9th November. The competition saw a major participation from 34 Law Colleges from the country. The competition was won by Nirma Institute of Law, Gujarat.
We also organised the Gravity’15- Law Fest, 2015 with legal as well as cultural activities. The major activites included- Extempore Moot Court Competition, Negotiation, Client Counselling, Law Quiz, Parliamentary Debate, Power Pont Presentaion, Face painting, Nukkad Natak, Tug of War, EDM Night with Zaden and Star night with Singer Sukhe.
The 3rd VIPS International Law Moot Court Competition, 3rd to 5th November, 2016 maintained the success of Advocates’ Legion, with participation from 34 Law Colleges, including Campus Law School of Nepal. The competition was won by Campus Law Center, Delhi.
The 4th VIPS International Law Moot Court Competition, 13th to 15th October 2017 got accomplished with the best teams from all over the India. The competition was won by Amity Law School, IP University.
It is only through such endeavors that Vivekananda Law School has been recognized as the Top Emerging Law College of India.
We welcome all students to join our society- Advocates’ Legion
Dr. Deepti Kohli