The Department of Law, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) organized the 3rd Intra-Department Moot Court Competition 2022, held from 29th March 2022 to 30th March 2022. Each moot court team consists of 3 members (2 mooters and 1 researcher) and a total of 12 teams from the Department registered and participated in this year’s competition. 30 students from 1st to 3rd semester were also assigned to the teams as intern researchers. The program was coordinated by two faculty members of the Law Department, namely - Mr. Ahasan Habib and Ms. Tasnuva Anika.
The competition began on 29th March through an Opening Ceremony where Dr. Tazul Islam, Dean, FASS, inaugurated the competition and Dr. ABM Rahmatullah, Associate Dean, FASS, gave his welcome speech. Law academicians, practitioners and faculty members from various universities contributed as the Moot Court Judges of the preliminary, quarter-final and semi-final rounds.
The judges of the final round were Mr. Justice J.B.M. Hassan, Honorable Justice, High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Dr. Nakib Muhammad Nasrullah, Professor, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, and Barrister Ashraful Hadi, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Founder, Alliance Law.
After two days of intense mooting, the team comprising Sanjida Sohana, Shamsu Tanvi Sonet Zim and Foysal Islam emerged as champion of the prestigious event. Jannatul Ferdaush, Fatema Kabir Suzana and Yeasin Arafath as a team became runner-up and also won the ‘Best Memorial Award’ of the competition. For excelling in the researchers’ test held on 30th March 2022, Animesh Sutradhar was recognized as the ‘Best Researcher’ where two mooters namely Sanjida Sohana and Khan Md Lamim Ebny Habib bagged the ‘Best Mooter Award’ for their excellent performance throughout the competition.
In the Valedictory Ceremony, Justice J.B.M. Hassan, as the chief guest of the competition, discussed the development of the concept of ‘aggrieved person’ in a writ petition and appreciated the efforts of the competitors and encouraged them to gain more knowledge for making their arguments more persuasive. Professor Dr. Taslima Monsoor, Adviser, Department of Law, has given her vote of thanks and expressed her gratitude to the judges of the final rounds for taking their time and visiting the university. She appreciated the efforts of the organizers, judges of the competition, guests, and the Moot Court committee for making the competition successful and concluded the event with the hope of more moot court competition in future.
Honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, and Dr. Hasanul A. Hasan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, spent their valuable time with the Judges of the final round and acknowledged the effort of the Law Department.