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Pakistan College of Law holds its largest moot court competition to date

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Laiba Irshad

On 26 and 27 January 2024, Pakistan College of Law (PCL)'s Mooting Society conducted its 11th National Moot Court Competition. This year’s competition was the biggest to date in terms of the number of teams that participated from all over Pakistan. Twenty-six teams representing their institution's law departments submitted their memorials.

Pakistan College of Law holds its largest moot court competition to date

Day one of the moot consisted of two preliminary rounds, which saw both PCL campuses converted into courthouses. The rounds were judged by practicing lawyers as well as those who were experienced in mooting. Morning rounds were followed by lunch, and after the afternoon rounds, an evening social consisting of dinner, a drum circle and Qawali was enjoyed by the participating teams.

The teams that had progressed to the next day’s semi-final rounds were also announced, consisting of Team LUMS, Team Punjab University Law College, Team TILS (Lahore) and Team Khyber Law College.

Day two of the moot consisted of the semi-finals and final round of the competition before the closing ceremony, where a number of awards were announced alongside the winning and runner-up teams. The semi-finals were judged by senior practising lawyers as well as members of the Pakistan Foreign Service and academics.

Following the semi-finals, the finalist teams were announced as Team Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar and Team Lahore University of Management Sciences. Both teams submitted their arguments before Honorable Justice Mr. Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Honorable Justice Mr. Hasan Azhar Rizvi of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Pakistan College of Law and its Mooting Society are thankful to the Honorable Justices of the Supreme Court of Pakistan for taking precious time out to contribute to law students’ skills training by judging the finals of the PCL 11th National Moot Court Competition, 2024.

At the closing ceremony, participation certificates were distributed to all teams by the Honorable Justices of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Appreciation shields were awarded to all the judges who participated in the moot, and the managing committee of the moot also received certificates.

PCL Mooting Society now looks forward to conducting the 12th PCL Annual National Moot Court Competition in 2025!

Laiba Irshad is the University of London Programme Co-ordinator in Pakistan College of Law, PCL Mooting Society Faculty Supervisor and Alumnus of the University of London LLB and LLM programmes.