The Legal Studies department of DPS R.K. Puram, under the guidance of the teacher-in-charge Ms. Sabreena Bansal, conducted an online Moot Court Simulation competition for students of classes XI and XII on 19 August 2020. The virtual competition aimed to simulate a court hearing in which participants were required to analyse the presented case, research the relevant laws, prepare written submissions according to the stance of petitioner or respondent allotted to them, and present oral arguments. The case explored a conflict between the basic tenets of the Constitution – individual liberty and dignity on the one hand and freedom of religious denominations on the other, dealing with issues like gender equality, personal laws, human dignity and the role of the State in a secular and democratic republic. The case also aimed to reinforce concepts that constitute the class XI and class XII curriculum, namely Fundamental Rights, Family Law and Judicial Processes, among others.
The event was held in two rounds and candidates were shortlisted based on their written submissions to qualify for the second round. The Oral Session gave the aspiring lawyers a platform to present their arguments within a time limit of 4 minutes, raise rebuttals to refute the opposing side and answer questions by the Bench. The advocates were judged based on their court craft, oratory skills, confidence, structure of legal arguments, time management ability and rebuttals. The session provided a memorable learning experience for all students involved.
The winners of the event are as follows:
|Arnab Kumar Mullick||XI V||FIRST|
|Disha Gandhi||XII X||SECOND|
|Arshia Dutta||XI W||THIRD|
|Goutam Puri||XII X|
|Anusha Ratna||XI W|
|Drona Sharma||XI V|