12th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition
Having won the Pakistani Rounds, Team LUMS, consisting of Ahmed Tariq, Maria Khan and Omer Imran Malik, participated in the 12th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in December 2016.
58th Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
Five students from SAHSOL won the National Qualifying Rounds in February 2017, beating 10 other teams from across Pakistan, for the 58th Jessup, the world's largest moot court competition. The team, comprising Abdul Rafay Siddiqui, Umair Ahmad, Mirza Abdul Moiz Baig, Fakhruddin Ali Valika and Mustafa Khan, also scooped up the Best Memorial and the Best Oralist (Mirza Abdul Moiz Baig) awards. The team then advanced to represent Pakistan in the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup competition, which took place from April 9 to 15, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. The team, coached and accompanied by Prof. Khyzar Hussain, also called on Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, His Excellency Mr. Aizaz Chaudhry.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition draws participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations, and is sponsored by White & Case LLP, an international law firm based in New York City.
LUMS National Moot Court Competition 2017
The 6th LUMS National Moot Court Competition was jointly hosted by SAHSOL and the LUMS Law and Politics Society, in association with Habib Bank Limited (HBL), from April 6-9, 2017. Ten teams from top law colleges of the country - Pakistan College of Law, Quaid-e-Azam Law College, SZABIST, University College Lahore, Premier Law College, Gujranwala, University of Karachi and International Islamic University, Islamabad participated in the competition. After two and a half days of intensive mooting, Quaid-e Azam Law College and SZABIST emerged as the finalists. The moot problem for the final required participants to delve into a detailed study of the Constitution of Pakistan and the 18th Amendment to the Constitution particularly with regards to the concept of delegated legislation. All participants demonstrated excellent legal research and oral advocacy skills resulting in a highly competitive event.
Held at the Asifa Irfan Moot Court of the School of Law, the Final was judged by a distinguished five-member panel comprising of two retired Supreme Court Justices, namely Justice (R) Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, Justice (R) Sair Ali, Ms. Asma Hamid (Additional Advocate General, Punjab), Mr. Ali Sultan (Executive Director, Research Society of International Law, Pakistan) and Prof. Dr. Martin Lau, Dean of the LUMS School of Law.
In a close contest, Quaid-e-Azam Law College emerged as the winners of the competition, with team SZABIST as runners-up. At the Closing Ceremony, the Pakistan College of Law was awarded the prize for Best Memorial Applicant and the prize for Best Memorial Respondent was awarded to the University College Lahore. Mr. Momin Waheed Khan from the winning team of Quaid-e-Azam Law College was judged as the Best Oralist of the Competition.
Habib Bank Limited generously served as the competition’s Platinum Sponsors and, in a statement, expressed their delight in being part of the event: "HBL is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Moot Competition and partner with LUMS in providing a platform for law students to develop essential legal skills such as critical thinking and advocacy. Competent, proficient and skilled legal professionals and judges are vital for the success and continued economic growth of Pakistan. It is an honour and a privilege to support such programmes and initiatives."
The annual LUMS National Moot Court Competition strives to foster a culture of mooting across law schools in Pakistan, providing not only a useful opportunity to law students to demonstrate their legal research and advocacy skills but also serving as a national focal point for new initiatives in legal education.
LUMS School of Law is looking forward to hosting the 7th LUMS National Moot Competition in 2018 and will again be inviting teams from across Pakistan to participate.
Allen & Overy Moot Competition
Team LUMS, comprising Orubah Sattar Ahmed, Hussain Azam Cheema and Najeeha Raza, participated in the Allen & Overy Private Law Moot hosted by The University of New South Wales, Australia, in May 2017.
SLAMSH International Moot Competition
After the December 2016 ICRC Moot Court Competition, Team LUMS, consisting of Maria Khan, Omer Imran Malik and Ahmed Tariq, returned to Kathmandu, Nepal, to participate in the 2nd SLAMSH International Moot Court Competition in June 2017, emerging as first runner-up.