ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The Maharishi University of Information Technology (MUIT) was established in 2001 under MUIT Uttar Pradesh Act No. 31. It is known for providing quality education and was founded by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji, who served as the First Chancellor. The University is located amidst nature with well-designed internal roads, spacious lawns, and a Botanical Garden that houses a variety of medicinal plants. Despite being far from industrial pollution, it is easily accessible by air, rail, and road. Maharishi Group is Multi-National and Multi-Dimensional, with presence in more than 100 Countries. The activities of the group include Education, Solar Energy, Ayurveda Products, Printing and Publishing of Vedic Literature, Software Development and System Integration, IT Turnkey projects, Digital Animation, and many more. In the field of Education, Maharishi Sansthan has a worldwide presence, with Universities in the US and India, along with over 200 recognized schools covering 17 states in 174 cities all over India.
ABOUT MAHARISHI LAW SCHOOL
Maharishi Law School (MLS) was established in 2017 under Maharishi University of Information Technology. Maharishi Law School is one of the premier institutes managed by the Maharishi Society. This institution is known for its teaching methodology and offers UG, PG, and Ph.D. programmes. This school also encourages the students to participate in academic events like moot courts, debates, quizzes, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. in inter-university and intra-college competitions.
ABOUT VIDHI MAHOTSAVA
Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Noida, is organising its first ever Law Festival- “Vidhi Mahotsava,” from May 17–20, 2023. The School of Law at our university is hosting this festival to support its objective of expanding the legal arena beyond its confines. The Fest seeks to provide a vibrant arena for students to demonstrate their socio-legal abilities and level of knowledge to provide a platform for students to connect, ponder, and socialize to foster and expose their passion and skills.
The festival will include various cultural performances, events, and various legal competitions, namely a Moot Court Competition, Client Counselling, Legislative Drafting and Judgment Writing. Each of the competitions will have a specific objective and motive to nurture the young minds. For instance, the main purpose of moot court and client counselling is to prepare budding legal minds and give them an opportunity to face the real dilemmas of the legal arena. On the other hand, judgement writing will enhance the practical and theoretical aspects of legal knowledge. It will also help the student’s drafting skills and prepare them for future life challenges.
The university hopes that through this festival, inter-personal interaction, exchange of ideas, and knowledge escalation will be implemented, which will eventually lead to the growth and expansion of dynamic individuals. We hope that this festival provides a fruitful platform and concrete stage for many more years to come.
MMY National Moot Court Competition
MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI
National Moot Court Competition–2023
Maharishi Law School, MUIT, Noida
17 May – 20 May 2023
RULES AND REGULATIONS
TITLE, DATE AND VENUE
Sec. (1) The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi National Moot Court Competition 2023, shall be held on 17 May – 20 May 2023
Venue: Maharishi Law School, MUIT, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Sec. (2) The competition shall be held only in the English Language.
ELIGIBILITY & TEAM-COMPOSITION
Sec. (3) The competition is applicable for those students who are pursuing an LL.B. (three- or five-year course) or LL.M. from any college, institution, or university within the territory of India.
Sec. (4) The team composition, for the competition, shall comprise either TWO members (being designated as Speakers) or THREE members (two of them being designated as Speakers and ONE being a Researcher).
Provided that a team may consist of only TWO members, in which case no member shall be designated as a researcher.
Sec. (5) Any additional member, as mentioned under Sec. 4, will not be entitled to local hospitality. He shall also not be entitled to any kind of prize or award in the competition.
Note (1):- No TEAM COACH shall accompany the participating team in the competition.
Note (2):- if any speaker OR researcher is found taking assistance of any kind of unfair means, the team shall stand disqualified from the competition at any stage.
Sec. (6) The Researcher may be permitted to argue as Speaker in case of illness OR any unforeseen event, the permission of the National Administrator shall be mandatory.
Sec. (7) At any stage of competition, Member-Swapping is strictly prohibited (that is, when any member of a team is requested by another team to plead on their behalf).
Sec. (8) Accommodations shall not be provided by the university to the participating teams. No travel allowance or dearness allowance shall be provided.
Sec. (9) The registration of the participating teams for the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi National Moot Court Competition, 2023, shall be on a priority basis, that is, receiving the consent letters of the teams by way of a Google Form (Link: https://forms.gle/AQzza7ikHigEZQv88 ) in the order of sending them first. The preference for registering the teams shall be in the aforesaid manner only. However, the discretion of the Dean, Maharishi Law School, shall be final. The participating teams are kindly requested to send the duly filled registration form latest by April 25, 2023, and email it to email@example.com. The teams that have sent their duly filled registration forms shall be deemed to have been registered for the moot court competition. No alteration shall be made once the teams are registered, the intimation of which shall be confirmed by the moot court committee to the teams registered.
Sec. (10) The last date for sending the registered form is April 25, 2023.
Sec. (11) The date for accepting registration forms shall not exceed the stipulated date as aforesaid.
MODE OF PAYMENT
Sec. (12) The registration fees for the MOOT COURT COMPETITION shall be Rs. 4500 (Four thousand five hundred), payable through https://payment.monteage.in/MootCourtCompetition. Any delays may kindly be intimated to the Dean, Maharishi Law School, MUIT, or by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PART-VII DRESS CODE
Sec.(13) The members of the participating teams in the competition are mandatorily required to dress up in their formal wear. The dress code shall be Western formals for gentlemen and Western or Indian formals for ladies. The teams should make their own provisions to comply with the dress code of the competition.
Note: Any clarifications regarding the moot court competition shall be adhered to by the National Administrator in consultation with the moot court committee, whose decision shall be final. Any clarifications may be kindly sent to email@example.com.
STRUCTURE OF THE COMPETITION
Sec. (14) The competition will officially begin on May 18, 2023, with the inauguration, and end on May 20, 2023, with the valedictory celebration.
The structure of the competition is classified as follows:
- The Preliminary Rounds
- The Quarter Final Rounds
- The Semi-Final Rounds
- The Final Round
Note: As mentioned above, all rounds shall be on the basis of Knockout.
Sec. (15) Preliminary Rounds
Sec. (15) (1) The Preliminary rounds shall consist of two rounds of oral arguments, subject to the allotment of team codes. In the preliminary rounds, each team will have to argue twice, once as a petitioner and the other as a respondent. The preliminary rounds shall take place on May 18, 2023, immediately after the completion of the Inauguration Function, which is at 1:00 p.m. sharp. The teams shall be escorted to their respective court rooms on the basis of their draw of lots. The draw of lots shall be done in the presence of all the participating teams on May 18, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. sharp by the Moot Court Committee.
Sec. (15) (2) Once the team code and draw of lots have been disclosed to the teams, it shall be the duty of the respective teams not to disclose their identities. The drawing of lots shall comprise informing the teams as to which team they would be arguing against in the preliminary rounds. On the same day, i.e., May 18, 2023, the “Researcher Test” shall take place at 11:30 a.m. Only the researcher, as indicated in the team registration, shall take the researcher test; the speaker can only take the researcher test if the team consists of two speakers only.
Note: No two teams will argue against each other more than once in the preliminary rounds.
Sec. (15) (3) The winners of the preliminary rounds, i.e., a total of eight teams, shall qualify for the Quarter Final Rounds. The Quarter Final Rounds shall take place on May 19, 2023. The teams qualifying to the Quarter Finals shall be determined on the basis of two rounds of oral arguments in the preliminary rounds.
Sec. 15(4) The semi-final rounds shall comprise of four teams. The Semi Final rounds shall take place on May 19, 2023. The winner of the Quarter final rounds shall be declared qualified for the Semi Final Rounds.
Sec. 15 (5) The Final Rounds shall take place on May 18, 2023. The two teams that are declared winners of the semi-final rounds shall qualify for the Final Rounds.
Proviso: In case of evaluation of All Rounds the Memorial Marks shall not be included to decide the merit.
Proviso: In case a tie takes place in the Quarter Final, Semi Final or Final Rounds, in that case, the scores of the Preliminary Rounds shall be the basis for deciding the winner.
However, in the Preliminary Rounds, if the round totals of the two teams are the same, the team with the higher Memorial score will be credited with a win.
Sec. 15 (6) Evaluation and Time Allocation for All Rounds
- Preliminary Rounds: 20 minutes for each team
- Quarter Final Rounds: 25 minutes for each team
- Semi Final Rounds: 30 minutes for each team
- Final Rounds: 50 minutes for each team
Sec.(16) The teams participating in the competition shall be allotted a TEAM CODE subsequent to the completion of their registration process. It is to be noted that after the allocation of the team code to the respective teams, they shall be subject to strict confidentiality, a violation of which may result in their disqualification. The decision of the Moot Court Committee and National Administrator shall be final in this regard.
Sec.(17)(1) All teams shall submit Memorials from both sides (Plaintiffs and Defendants) .
Sec.(17)(2) Requirements of the Memorials
All teams must submit typed Memorials for both the sides fulfilling the following specifications: The Memorial must contain the following parts:
a. Cover Page
b. Table of Contents.
c. Index of Authorities.
d. Statement of Jurisdiction.
e. Statement of Facts.
f. Issues Involved.
g. Summary of Arguments.
h. Body of Arguments/ Arguments Advanced.
Sec.(17)(3) The Memorial Cover Page should follow the following colour scheme – Blue for the Plaintiff and Red for the Defendant. Use of decorative cover pages will attract negative marking. The teams are advised to use as many light shades as possible for their cover pages. The cover page should contain the team code in the top right hand corner followed by the letter ‘P’ indicating a Plaintiff memorial or the letter ‘D’ indicating a Defendant memorial.
Sec.(17)(4) The Statement of Facts shall not be argumentative. Any argumentative Statement of Facts will attract negative marking. It may however seek to draw necessary inferences from the facts provided. The Statement of Facts shall not contain any footnotes.
Sec.(17)(5) The Summary of the Arguments should consist of a substantive summary of the Arguments of the Memorial rather than a simple reproduction of the headings contained in the Arguments. The Summary of Arguments should not contain footnotes.
Sec.(17)(6) Length of the Memorial
a) The Statement of Facts shall not be more than 1200 words including headings.
b) The Summary of Arguments shall not be more than 1200 words including headings.
c) The Body of Arguments/ Arguments Advanced shall not be more than 9000 words including all headings, footnotes, headers and footers.
Sec.(17(7) The Memorials should be typed on ‘.doc’ documents compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 (or higher) only. The page size should be A4; Font shall be ‘Times New Roman’ throughout the document with font size 12 (including headings), 1.5 lines spacing & 1 inch margin on each side; Footnotes shall be in ‘Times New Roman’ with Font Size 10 and 1.0 spacing. The Participants may use uniform page borders.
Sec.(17)(8) The Memorials shall use The Blue Book 20th Edition: A Uniform System of Citation, for the formatting of all cited authorities.
Sec.(17)(9) The Memorial should be spiral bound only. Any other form of binding will attract negative marking.
Sec.(17)(10) No amendment of the Memorials will be permitted after submission.
Sec.(17)(11) The identity of the team (except the Team Code) or the names of the participants shall not be disclosed in any part of the memorials. Doing so attracts disqualification straight away.
Sec.(17)(12) Marking criteria for the Memorials
Each Memorial will be marked out of a total of 100 marks. There will be separate markings for the Plaintiff and Defendant Memorials. The following will be the marking criteria and the allocation of marks to each category:
S. No. Marking Criteria Marks Allocated
1. Use of Facts and Law 20
2. Proper & Articulate Analysis 20
3. Research 20
4. Formatting and Citation 20
5. Organization of the Memorial 10
6. Grammar and Style 10
Sec.(18) Submission of Memorials
Sec.(18)(1) The teams should email one copy of both memorials attached independently in the same email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 1, 2023, at 23:59 hours. The soft copy should be in ‘.doc’ format only and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 (or higher). The file name should be the team code followed by the letters ‘P’ or ‘D, depending on which side the memorial is from.
For e.g., if the memorial belongs to Team 1234 and is a defendant memorial, the file name should be 1234D.
Sec.(18)(2) Six hard copies of each memorial shall be submitted to the college via courier or R.P.A.D on or before May 10, 2023.
Sec. (19) The competition embraces following awards:
[i] Winners – 15000/-
[ii] Runners-Up – 10000/-
[iii] Best Memorial – 5000/-
[iv] Best Researcher – 5000/-
[v] Best Speaker – 5000/-
The National Administrator & Moot Court Committee may also grant any other Prize/Awards to any participants/teams in the competition.
Sec.20 (1) The “Competition” means Maharishi Mahesh Yogi National Moot Court Competition, May, 2023.
Sec. 20(2) “Competition Rules” shall mean and refer to the official rules of the competition formulated by the MCC (The rules can be amended from time to time).
Sec. 20 (3) “Clarification” means any clarification, regarding the competition shall be subject to the clarification by the moot court committee OR the National Administrator.
Sec. 20 (4) “MCC” means Moot Court Committee.
Sec. 20 (5) “National Administrator” means The Dean, Maharishi Law School, MUIT.
Sec. 20(6) “School” means Maharishi Law School, MUIT, Noida.
Sec. 20 (7) “Rebuttals” shall mean and refer to the set of arguments or challenges that a petitioner shall raise, at the end of the main pleadings of the counsel for the respondent. This shall be replied to in the appropriate manner, by the respondent.
Sec. 20 (8) “Unfair Means” means any participant/teams violating any of the provisions of the competition rules shall be deemed to be disqualified.
Sec. 20(9) “MUIT” means Maharishi University of Information Technology, Noida.
For any query kindly mail : email@example.com
Contact No: 9643689252, 9210303690, 9289460910
(Please fill in capital letters)
1. We hereby state that our participation complies with the rules and regulations of the competition.
2. We Certify that the materials submitted/to be submitted are prepared by us and agree to indemnify the organizers, i.e. Maharishi Law School, MUIT for any claim or dispute arising out of the further use and exhibition of these materials.
(All particulars must be given)
Name of the Institution:
Seal & Signature
Head of the Institution
Name of the team members Signature
- Speaker No. 1.
- Speaker No. 2.
The scanned copy of the form (Annexure-A) along with the fee slip shall be duly attached with Registration form (Google form Link- https://forms.gle/AQzza7ikHigEZQv88) and reach by 25th April, 2023.
Problem Title: “The Family Business: Balancing Corporate Interests and Personal Obligations”
Republic of “Arya”, a south Asian country, is, in terms of landmass, the fifth largest country in the world. However, it is the most populous country in the world. A country which has various cultural and historical glories to its name and was often nicknamed the “Land of Culture”. People from various backgrounds lived in harmony and abided by the laws of the Arya.
XYZ Inc. is a family-owned corporation that has been in operation for over 100 years. The Rantungam family owns and controls the business, and family members occupy the majority of board and top management positions. The CEO of the corporation, Rantungam, is the head of the family.
On September 12, 2022, Rantungam was accused of embezzlement, diversion of funds, and fraud in connection with his role as the CEO of XYZ Inc. The charges were brought by the Securities and Exchange Board of Arya (SEBA). In 2019, Rantungam was also charged with insider trading in a separate criminal case brought by the SEBA and was held liable.
SEBA observed that the interests of the stakeholders in the incorporation were affected to the tune of Rs. 500 crore and were lent to various related parties through unsecured loans and investments.
In exercising the power conferred under Section 11 of the SEBA Act 1992, the investigation authority seized books, registers, and all other documents and records that it considered necessary for the purposes of the investigation. In the interim order, SEBA directed the freezing of the bank accounts of the CEO and directors. The interim order and show cause notice also called upon the CEO and directors to show cause as to why they shall not jointly and severely disgorge the amount diversified by the CEO.
SEBA, after hearing the parties, rejected the preliminary objection and directed jointly and severally liable Directors along with CEO wide order dated 21st of December 2022.
Being aggrieved by the SEBA’s decision preferred an appeal to SAT but SAT upheld SEBA’s order dated 21st of December 2022.
The CEO and Directors filed an appeal in the Apex Court of Arya.
In addition, the Rantungam family entered into a contract in March 2020 with a major supplier for the delivery of goods and services to XYZ Inc. The contract contained a confidentiality clause and a non-compete clause. The supplier has alleged that Rantungam has breached the contract by disclosing confidential information to the Authority. The supplier had brought an appeal in Apex Court being aggrieved by the decision of the High Court and courts subordinate to it, which upheld the decision in the lawsuit in favour of Rantungam and the corporation for no breach of contract.
The earlier appeal filed by CEO and Directors was tagged along with this appeal and is listed for final hearing before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Arya.
1. Does the SEBA have the authority to bring charges against Rantungam in connection with his role as the CEO of XYZ Inc. and its Directors?
2. Can the Investigating Authority seize the records of Rantungam and the corporation?
3. Does the family relationship between the board of directors and senior management of the corporation create a conflict of interest with regards to the SEBA investigation and criminal charges against them?
4. Can the family relationship between the board of directors and senior management of the corporation affect the validity of the SEBA investigation and criminal charges against them?
6. Has Rantungam in connection with his role as the CEO of XYZ Inc. and its Directors breached the contract with the supplier by disclosing confidential information?
7. Is the confidentiality clause and the non-compete clause enforceable against Rantungam and the corporation?
8. Can the supplier recover damages from Rantungam and the corporation for breach of contract?
Participants are expected to argue both for the prosecution and the defence and to analyse complex legal issues from multiple perspectives. The competition will require participants to demonstrate their legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and to address the interplay between Company Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, SEBI Act and Family Law.
Note: All the Laws are subject to the pari materia of India.
MMY National Judgment Writing Competition
|AIM AND PURPOSE OF THE JUDGEMENT WRITING|
The aim of the Judgement Writing Competition is to enhance participants’ abilities in interpreting legal principles and applying them to real-life scenarios, as well as to improve their judgement drafting skills.
The competition is designed to serve several purposes:
- To cultivate a sound and impartial judgement
- To demonstrate a clear understanding of legal concepts
- To advance the values of the rule of law and fairness
- To provide a rational interpretation of the law with the ultimate goal of achieving justice.
|Release of the proposition||18-05-2023||5:00-7:30 PM|
|Final Deadline for Provisional Registrations||10-05-2023||11:59 PM|
|Release of Clarifications and Team Codes||12-05-2023||11:59 PM|
|Submission of the Judgement||18-05-2023||7:30 PM|
|Declaration of the Results||20-05-2023||3:00 PM|
|TEAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA|
- Each team shall consist of a minimum of (01) one participant and a maximum two (02) participants belonging to the same college.
- The participants shall be pursuing a 3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB programme from any college within India.
- The team composition may not be altered after registration.
1. Teams are required to complete the registration on or before 10-05-2023 (23:59 Hours IST).
2. The Registration Fees for Judgement Writing Competition is INR 800 per Team. The registration fee payable for the Competition must be paid latest by 10-05-2023.
3. The payment reference number with the Screenshot have to be inserted in the registration form, along with ANNEXURE-A1 and only then will the registration be deemed to be complete.
4. The Registration shall be done by filling up the Google form available at https://forms.gle/BPg5Wx6JrmGbrN627
5. Registration fees once paid are neither refundable nor non-transferable. Payment Link :https://payment.monteage.in/MootCourtCompetition
6. Any change in authorship will not be entertained after submission of the registration form unless the Organizing Committee notices an exceptional circumstance.
|JUDGEMENT WRITING FORMAT|
The judgement must be of the pattern and format as prescribed under:
|COVER PAGE||Name of the Judgement Writing Competition Team Code on the Top- Left Corner of the page|
|TITLE||Name of the Court Title, Number of the Case Date of Delivery of Judgement Nature of the Case(s) (Civil/Criminal/Writ) Any other relevant information team wishes to incorporate on first page similar to Judgements of the Indian Courts.|
|JUDGEMENT||Facts /History &Procedural History of the Petition / Suit / Appeal Admissibility / Maintainability of Petitions /Suits /Appeals Framing Specific Questions for Determination vis- a-vis the Given Issues Reference to Precedents, Other Sources (both authoritative & persuasive) Calculation of Compensation, if any Decision on issues framed or points formulated|
|ORDER||Decretal / Operative Part|
Kindly Note that the above-mentioned format is indicative and not exhaustive. The
participants are required to adhere to the same and shall be at liberty to make any
additions to advance the purpose of the Competition.
Kindly Note – That the above-mentioned format is indicative and not exhaustive. The participants are required to adhere to the same and shall be at liberty to make any additions to advance the purpose of the Competition.
The judgement writing competition will be conducted in offline mode.
- Time duration for the competition is 1 Hour. No extra time will be provided.
- Release of Case Data 1 Hour 30 Minutes prior to the competition.
- Each participant shall carry college identity proof.
- If there is a tie, the winner will be determined based on the time they took to submit the judgement.
Thereshall be assessmentcriteriafor the purpose of adjudging the competition. Itshall
includethe following parameters:
There shall be assessment criteria for the purpose of judging the competition. It shall include the following parameters:
|Sr.No.||PARTICULARS OF EVALUATION||ALLOCATED MARKS|
|Understanding and Presentation of Facts||15 marks|
|Identification of relevant issues||15 marks|
|Application of law to facts and the understanding of law||20 marks|
|Use of authorities||15 marks|
|Lucidness in writing||20 marks|
|Viability and Uniqueness of the judgement||15 marks|
- The Winner will get a cash prize of INR 5000 Certificate of merit.
- 1st Winner will get a cash prize of INR 3000 Certificate of merit.
- 2nd Winner will get a cash prize of INR 2000 Certificate of merit.
- All the participants will get the Certificate of Participation.
- The decision of the jury shall be final and binding.
- The decision of the Organizing Committee shall be binding in the interpretation of any rules or for any query or otherwise.
- In case of any further query please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact number: 9903107535, 8800735220