AURO University, Surat organized its seventh edition of the National Moot Court Competition virtually from April 2 to April 4, 2021, in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
This proved to be a successful attempt by the University & the CCI to bridge the digital divide in wake of the global health pandemic. The theme of the moot problem was "Anti-competitiveness of Blockchain Technology".
The competition witnessed the participation of 18 teams from several premier law institutions across the nation, including eight National Law Universities.
Dr. Thibault Schrepel (Linkedin profile here) of Utrecht University (Linkedin profile here) inaugurated the competition. He is the Global Competition Review Awardee, 2018. He admitted that the theme of the Competition is unprecedented which would discover the ecstasy of techno-legal experts.
Academicians, advocates, practitioners, partners of eminent law firms including Khaitan & Co. (Linkedin profile here), Chandiok & Mahajan, Nishith Desai Associates (Linkedin profile here), IndusLaw (Linkedin profile here), among others, adjudged the moot proceedings.
Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, Former Chairman of the CCI (Linkedin profile here), Mr Anand Vikas Mishra, Incumbent Joint Director, (Linkedin profile here) & Mr Ved Prakash Mishra, present Advisor of Law, also adjudged Semi-final and Final Rounds of the Competition.
The AURO Litigiosus Committee, which organized the Competition, received appreciation from Justice Prathiba Singh of Delhi High Court and Justice Deepak Verma, the Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of India.
Teams representing different institutions were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 1 lakh in different categories. The event unleashed the new pathways of academic and professional progress.