National Moot Court Competition held at BUP
Department of Law at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and BUP Law and Moot Court Club (BUPLMCC) jointly organised a National Moot Court Competition on 26-29 May 2022. A total of 12 universities, namely American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), BGC Trust University Bangladesh, BRAC University, Comilla University, East West University, Jahangirnagar University, North South University, State University of University, University of Chittagong, University of Information Technology and Sciences, and University of Asia Pacific, participated in the competition.
In the semi-final rounds, Jahangirnagar University, BRAC University, East West University, and BUP competed against one-another. The semi-final rounds were adjudicated by Mr. Justice Farid Ahmed, the Hon'ble Judge at the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Mr. Justice Ashraful Kamal, the Hon'ble Judge at the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Professor Christine Richardson, Former Dean, Faculty of Law, Jagannath University; Professor Dr. Md Rizwanul Islam, Chairman, Department of Law, North South University; Nasreen Begum, Member (Law), Bangladesh Competition Commission; and Barrister Karishma Jahan, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. From among the four universities, BRAC University and BUP qualified to the final rounds of the competition which was adjudicated by Mr. Justice Md. Abdul Matin, Former Judge at the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and Dr. Muhammad Ekramul Haque, Professor of Law, University of Dhaka. At the end, BUP emerged as the Champion of the competition, while BRAC University became the runner-up.
The Best Memorial Award went to Jahangirnagar University. The Best Researcher Award was given to Meghomala Meghosree Rahma from Jahangirnagar University. Nafiz Absar Mahmood from State University of Bangladesh won the Best Mooter Award (Overall), while Tanjila Akter Mim from BUP was awarded with the Best Mooter Award based on her performance in the Final Rounds.
Mr. Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, the Hon'ble Chief Justice of Bangladesh, graced the closing ceremony of the competition as the Chief Guest and handed over the awards and prizes to the participants. In his speech, he said that a career in law often provides situations in which professionals are required to use their research and advocacy skills to navigate complexities of the legal challenges they face. A moot court competition sets the groundwork for that process from the beginning. Therefore, the law students are entitled to this unique experience, i.e. learning how courtroom proceedings do play out in real life.
By BUP Law and Moot Court Club (BUPLMCC).