The 2nd DUMCS-TIB Anti-Corruption Moot Court Competition was held from 28-30 November 2019 at the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka. With 26 law schools participating, this was one of the biggest national moot court competitions. The University of Dhaka became the champion, while BRAC University became the runner-up.
The event started on Thursday with the inauguration ceremony. The preliminary rounds and the quarterfinals took place on Friday, while the semifinals, the grand finale and the closing ceremony took place on Saturday.
The grand finale was adjudged by Justice Md. Abdul Matin, Justice Shamim Hasnain and Justice Mamnoon Rahman. The final was followed by a Closing Ceremony. Justice Md. Abdul Matin and Justice Shamim Hasnain shared their thoughts about the finals. Professor Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. Mohammad Nazmuzzaman Bhuian, Moderator of the Dhaka University Moot Court Society (DUMCS), Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, Executive Director of Transparency International – Bangladesh (TIB), and Professor Dr. Sumaiya Khair, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, graced the valedictory ceremony.
The team from the University of Dhaka, comprising of Ali Mahraf and Sal Sabil Chowdhury as oralists and Md. Azhar Uddin Bhuiyan as researcher emerged as champion of the competition. BRAC University team comprising of Rakibul Islam Bhuiyan and Md. Mosabbir Hossain as oralists and Ayan Rahman Khan as researcher became the runner-up of the competition. Ali Mashraf from the University of Dhaka became the Best Mooter, while Tahsin Bin Zafar from the University of Rajshahi and Sal Sabil Chowdhury from the University of Dhaka became the second and third Best Mooters respectively. Md. Azhar Uddin Bhuiyan from the University of Dhaka became the Best Researcher, while Muhammad Sajid Hasan from Jagannath University and Rabeya Dewan from Jahangirnagar University became the second and third Best Researchers respectively. The University of Dhaka team also won the Best Memorial Award while Jahangirnagar University and the University of Chittagong won the second and third Best Memorial Awards respectively. The Spirit of the Moot Award was presented to Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh.
Event covered by Jalal Uddin Ahmed, student of Law, University of Dhaka.