VAKALAT BY NEETI SHASTRA

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About the Organisation

Neeti Shastra (www.nscorpus.com) is a one-stop platform for the legal fraternity with the most unique services. Founded with the goal to assist law students to gain practical exposure during their law school, Neeti Shastra’s continued efforts towards this cause has led to the formation of Networking Groups comprising over a thousand law students from around the country engaging in fruitful discussions and deliberate exchange of legal knowledge.

Apart from this, our dedication also extends to assisting recruiters in the field of law in finding suitable interns and job candidates for their organizations via Associations with us. We operate with the aim of easing the hiring process for both candidates and recruiters.

About the Competition

The competition aims to encourage law students to prepare pleadings, just like in a real courtroom, to provide practical exposure and gain a better understanding of the worm done by a litigator. The final teams will get the unique opportunity to be mentored by expert Advocates to improve their skills.

Come and witness this unique clash for the winning title between
students who have been mentored by legal professionals having many years of experience and expertise in the legal field and are ready to come forward and give you a fascinating real-life experience of a lawyer in the court of justice.

The theme of the competition shall prima facie be based on Criminal and Cyber laws. The language shall be English throughout the competition.

Venue and Date

Vakalat by Neeti Shastra shall be held from 7th February 2021 to 21st March 2021 virtually. All clarifications regarding the competition including the proposition shall be sought by sending a mail at [email protected] or [email protected] latest by 2 PM, 13th February 2021 with the subject “Clarification for Vakalat”. No clarifications shall be issued after that

Eligibility:

This unique competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate law students in any year of any course. We are open to multiple entries from the same college

Composition:

Each participating team shall comprise a maximum of two members. The teams cannot be changed after registration. Each team shall be randomly provided with a team code and their side (Whether Prosecution or Defence) after a successful registration. We are open to individual registrations

Registration Fee:

Each team shall register through a google form in which details of
both the members shall be filled. The participation fee is Rs 300 per team which can be paid through Paytm (9654338189) or UPI ([email protected]). There shall be no refund of the registration fee under any circumstance.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUnWk3hGby8Ull3zAdevZt3Z0Y1EPQWNs2ojKbNxBbqJgLaQ/viewform

Round 1:
So You Think You Can Draft?

After registration, each team shall be randomly allotted one side,
(either Prosecution or Defence) which shall be intimated to them via
mail containing a sample format of the pleadings. The first round of the competition shall involve the submission of pleadings (either the Appeal or the Reply depending on the side allotted) by each team, on the basis of which they shall be marked. Selected teams shall be intimated via mail with the details of the second round.

Round 2:
Student’s’ Got Talent!

The second round involves a virtual quiz competition amongst the top ten teams. One representative from each time shall come forward and participate in the same. The cumulative score of Round 1 and 2 shall be taken into consideration and the top teams from Prosecution and Defence side with the highest score shall be sent to the final round.

Round 3:
Final Destination

The final two teams shall be given the opportunity to be mentored by our esteemed Advocates, who shall guide and train them for the final round. This round shall be judged by an experienced retired Justice of High Court, in the presence of our mentors.

Important Dates

Registration starts: 7th February 2021
Last date for online registration: 2 PM, 17th February 2021
Random allotment of sides to the teams: 17th February 2021

ROUND 1:

Last date for Submission of pleadings: 11:59 PM, 2nd March 2021
Declaration of Selected Teams: 7th March 2021

ROUND 2:

Quiz: 9th March, 2021
Final Results and Allotment of Mentors: 10th March, 2021

ROUND 3:

Submission of Final Pleadings to share with the opposite team:
2 PM, 18th March 2021.

Presentation of Pleadings: 21st March 2021

Awards

Winning Team

  1. Cash Prize of Rs 5,000, Certificate and LOR.
  2. Internship Opportunity with Prime Legal, Dave & Associates and
    Athena Law Associates as per the firms’ availability.
  3. Opportunity to be mentored by a Senior Advocate having fifteen
    years of experience.
  4. One Free Certificate Course on Cyber Law (Scriboard Advocates and Legal Consultants) and one free Certificate course on Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance (Legajoist Advocates and Solicitors) by Enhelion.
  5. Free publication opportunity with International Review of Law and Technology and De Jure Nexus’s journal as per their guidelines to both the members.

Runner’s Up

  1. Cash Prize of Rs 3,000, Certificate and LOR.
  2. Internship Opportunity with Prime Legal, Dave & Associates, and Athena Law Associates as per the firms’ availability.
  3. Opportunity to be mentored by a Senior Advocate having fifteen years of experience.
  4. One Free Certificate Course on Cyber Law (Scriboard Advocates and Legal Consultants) and one free Certificate course on Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance (Legajoist Advocates and Solicitors) by Enhelion.
  5. Free publication opportunity with International Review of Law and Technology and 50% discount for publication with De Jure Nexus’s journal as per their guidelines to both the members.

Best Drafters (Highest Scorer of First Round except the
Winning team & the Runner’s Up Team)

  1. Cash Prize of Rs 1,500 and Certificate.
  2. Internship Opportunity with Dave & Associates as per the firm’s availability.
  3. One Free Certificate Course on Cyber Law (Scriboard Advocates and Legal Consultants) and one free Certificate course on Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance (Legajoist Advocates and Solicitors) by Enhelion.
  4. 50% discount for publication with International Review of Law and Technology and De Jure Nexus’s journal as per their guidelines to both the members.

QuizMasters (Highest Scorer of Second Round except
the Winning team & the Runner’s Up Team)

  1. Cash Prize of Rs 1,500 and Certificate.
  2. Internship Opportunity with Dave & Associates as per the firm’s
    availability.
  3. One Free Certificate Course on Cyber Law (Scriboard Advocates
    and Legal Consultants) and one free Certificate course on Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance (Legajoist Advocates and Solicitors) by Enhelion.
  4. 50% discount for publication with International Review of Law and Technology and De Jure Nexus’s journal as per their guidelines to both the members.

5th Position

  1. Certificate.
  2. Internship Opportunity with Dave & Associates as per the firm’s
    availability.
  3. 50% discount on publication with International Review of Law and Technology as per their guidelines to both the members.

Perks for other teams

  1. Certificates to all teams.
  2. 50% discount on publication with International Review of Law and Technology as per their guidelines to all teams of the Second Round.

For any queries, contact

[email protected]
[email protected]

You can also reach us on:

+91 70499 30716 (Falguni, Member)
+91 95825 93075 (Anna, Outreach Head)

For more details of the competition, read here : https://www.nscorpus.com/promotions/legal-competition/

You may check out other internship and job opportunities on our website, https://www.nscorpus.com/our-associations/

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