12th Justa Causa National Law Festival; 12th – 16th Feb 2014
Organized by: Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur
About the college:
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law (BACL), formerly known as University Law College, established in the year 1925 is the conducted college of the University. The college has the glorious beginning as Sir Vivian Bose who went on to become the Judge of Supreme Court of India was the first Principal of this college. The college, over the years, has attracted talent from all over India. Even today when the college is facing competition from the private law colleges, it is attracting young and talented students not only from the area within the jurisdiction of the University but even beyond. There are students not only from the adjoining areas of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh States but even from the far flung areas of Delhi and North Eastern states a. This is testimony of the reputation and rock solid standing of the college in the society and also from various foreign countries.
At BACL, the emphasis is on overall development of personalities of the law students. The emphasis is also on value education. With the motto of producing lawyers who are socially sensitive and citizens of high moral values the college has been organizing various events including the most prestigious and popular “JUSTA-CAUSA” which will be entering its 12th year. Students from the prestigious law schools and colleges from all corners of India make it a point to participate in this event and eagerly await the same. The event includes a national level seminar on topics of contemporary significance, National Moot Court Competition, National Legal Essay Competition, National Drafting Competition and National Quiz Competition.
Events Organised in Justa Causa
JUSTA CAUSA National Legal Drafting Competition
The legal drafting competition aims to provide this opportunity. By this competition, an effort will be made to tap the drafting ability of the students. In this competition, a legal problem will be given to the participants along with the research material. The participants will have to draft the case within the stipulated time. These written submissions will then be judged by a panel of judges and marked.
JUSTA CAUSA National Seminar
Seminars have unique characteristics of bringing things to discussion, they inspire the delegates to view the topics from all the angles and give their observations basing on their scientific study. This as compared to simple study of the subject better improves both the curiosity and the understanding of the subject. With a similar objective of kindling the ever-needed thirst for knowledge and proper understanding of the current trends in the field of law and legal education, this year we are organizing two-days National Seminar.
JUSTA CAUSA National Law Quiz Competition
The Quiz is an event, which provides adrenaline rush not only for the participants but also for the spectators, and with College Prides at stake, it promises to be one mega event not worth passing up. It forms an essential part of B.A.C.L.’s JUSTA CAUSA LAW FEST.
JUSTA CAUSA National MOOT COURT Competition
The term Moot Court comes from English. To moot means to bring something to a discussion. In a figurative sense, Moot Court means “Hypothetical case or hearing/ trial”.The aim of Moot Court is to groom the budding lawyers. It trains the students of law to create links between theory and practice. Thus, we include this competition in this Law Festival to provide an opportunity to the students to participate and develop the requisite skills of a lawyer.The judges for the preliminary and semi final rounds of the competitions are eminent practicing lawyers. The final round of the moot court competition will be judged by the Hon’ble Judges of the Bombay High Court.
JUSTA CAUSA Guest Lecture
Every year we organize this interactive session with a motive to enable the free interaction between the law students from all over India and the experts not just from the elite legal fraternity but with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits. This activity is basically aimed at giving the budding lawyers a chance to put forward their queries before the renowned learned people who have in depth knowledge of the subject.
THE JUSTA CAUSA LATE SHRI VIJAY BHONDE MEMORIAL Guest Lecture Session
Apart from these competitions, we also organize the Guest Lecture Sessions wherein every year we are fortunate to have Luminaries from the legal fraternity to bless the students of law with their enlightening lectures. These lecture sessions play the role of a guiding light for the students and certainly help them give a correct direction to their efforts; make their efforts productive and fruitful. These edifying lectures were certainly helpful in elevating the students and the audience.The presence of the luminaries from the elite fraternity of law in this extravagant event makes it the highlight of this festival.
JUSTA CAUSA National LATE SHRI. R.H. DONGAONKAR Legal Essay Writing Competition
The National Legal Essay Writing Competition is aimed to provide a Nation-Wide platform to the law students and helps them to test their skills of research, language and presentation of their ideas on a particular topic relating to the legal profession. The said Essay Competition was proposed by Hon’ble Shri. Justice S.R. Dongaonkar (Former Judge, Bombay High Court), in the memory of his father Late Shri. R.H. Dongaonkar Sir. With this motive of testing the mettle of law students at the National Level.