NUJS HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition

By UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

Indian higher education is on the verge of major transformation as it modernises to meet unprecedented levels of demand and mounting pressure from rapid economic, demographic and technological changes. The challenge and opportunity facing India is to create a higher education system that allows its young people to achieve their and their country’s potential in the 21st century.

Through our higher education sector activities, the UKIBC is keen to encourage more industry-academia partnerships between UK and Indian stakeholders to support the sector’s aspirations and opportunities.

A great example of such a partnership is the successful collaboration between Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS) who are celebrating the tenth year of their joint programme to develop legal skills in India through the NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition. The Moot competition sees Indian graduate law students from leading universities participate in a mock advocacy competition based on a fictional moot problem inspired by contemporary issues in corporate and commercial law. Students have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners as they are assessed by lawyers from the bar, law firms and academics.

The Moot has gained a reputation as one of the foremost corporate law moots in the country and has provided a platform for law students to learn about the rich and complex field of Indian corporate law while sharpening their advocacy skills.

Click here for more information about the Moot Competition. Information about HSF’s support for Indian universities and also India-focused pro-bono work is available here.

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