AURO University, Surat organized its seventh edition of the National Moot Court Competition virtually from April 2 to April 4, 2021, in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India (CCI), an extended arm of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
This proved to be a successful attempt by the University & the CCI to bridge the digital divide in wake of the global health pandemic. AURO University decided to organize this academic event on ‘Anti-competitiveness of Blockchain Technology.
The competition witnessed the participation of 18 teams from several premier law institutions across the nation, including eight National Law Universities.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Thibault Schrepel of Utrecht University and the Global Competition Review Awardee, 2018 who admitted that the theme of the Competition is unprecedented which would discover ecstasy of techno-legal experts.
Academicians, advocates, practitioners, partners of eminent law firms including Khaitan & Co., Chandiok & Mahajan, Nishith Desai Associates, IndusLaw, among others, adjudged the moot proceedings.
Former Chairman of the CCI, Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, incumbent Joint Director, Mr. Anand Vikas Mishra & present Advisor of Law, Mr. Ved Prakash Mishra also adjudged Semi-final and Final Rounds of the Competition.
The AURO Litigiosus Committee, which organized the Competition, received appreciation from Justice Prathiba Singh of Delhi High Court and Justice Deepak Verma, the Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of India.
Teams representing different institutions were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 1 lakh in different categories.
The event unleashed the new pathways of academic and professional progress.