O U R C O N S T I T U T I O N
- MOOTERS SOCIETY OF LAW CENTRE-I
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
DELHI- 110 007
1. Name of the Society: The Society shall be called 'Mooters Society
of LC-1' and shall hereinafter be called 'Society'.
2. Aims & Objectives: The main aims & objectives of the Society are:
a) To inculcate practical skills of advocacy & legal temperament
among the members.
b) To organise Moot Court competitions and encourage members to
c) To compete in inter college, regional, national &
international Moot Court events.
d) To regulate & supervise funds for the purpose.
a) The Society shall have two kinds of members - (i) ordinary
members and (ii) executive members.
b) All regular students of Law Centre-1 shall be the ordinary
members of the Society automatically.
c) Executive Members shall be selected as per the procedure
prescribed under clause 4.
4. Executive Committee:
a) Executive Committee shall consist of 20 members.
(i) Minimum of five members shall be from 1st Year LL.B.
(ii) Minimum of five women members shall serve on the
executive committee. Such women
shall also be counted in the year to which they
(iii) Once selected, each member serves for a period of two
years. On expiry of the term, a
member may be reselected.
(iv) The endeavour shall be that there would be equal
distribution of Executive Membership
in the three years of LL.B.
(v) A member who does not attend three consecutive
meetings shall be deemed to have
resigned. The decision of the teacher-in-charge in
this respect shall be final.
b) The Executive Committee shall normally be formed through the
first Moot Court competition in each
year. Whenever there are vacancies in the Executive
Committee, the same may be filled up in any
successive moot courts. However, the announcement for the
same must be made one week in advance.
c) If a requisite number of members are not selected from a
particular year, members from such year/s
participating in subsequent moot court competitions shall
fill those vacancies.
d) Each year, the first Moot Court Competition shall fill up the
vacancies on the basis of ranking in the
e) The Executive Committee shall select among them a convenor &
co-convenor for its day to day
f) The Professor-in-Charge of Law Centre-I shall be the Patron-
in-Chief and Teacher-in-Charge of
Moot Courts shall be the Patron of the Society.
a) A General Body meeting of the Society shall be held at least
once in each semester. Notice of such a
meeting shall be put by the Convenor on the notice board at
least one week in advance, indicating the
b) An Executive Committee meeting shall be held at least once a
month (last Wednesday of the month,
unless otherwise decided. In case of a holiday on that day,
on the next working day).
c) Agenda and minutes of all the meetings shall be recorded
along with the attendence by the
co-convenor. Each meeting shall start with a 'reading'
and 'passing' of the minutes of the last meeting.
The Convenor shall apprise the Executive Members of
the 'action taken' since the last meeting.
6. Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
a) To organise and facilitate the First Moot Court Competition
for filling up the vacancies of the
b) To organise intra-class, inter-class and inter-year moot
court competitions within Law Centre-I
at least once every semester.
c) To strive to organise a state-level, national-level and
international level moot court competitions.
d) To guide and encourage members of the Society to participate
in Moot Court Competitions.
7. Participation of Members in Competitions:
a) Ordinary members shall be eligible to participate in all Moot
Court Competitions as per rules for the
b) Members of the Executive Committee shall not be eligible to
participate in intra Law Centre-I level
competitions. They shall, however, be eligible to compete
for selection in the team for representing
Law Centre-I in all other moot court competitions.
8. Expenses for Moot Court Competitions:
a) A clear account of the funds available and disbursed shall be
kept by the office (accounts officer)
of LC- 1 under supervision of the Patron and Convenor of the
Executive Committee. Funds for moot
court shall be used exclusively for activities related to
promotion of moot court and similar practical
b) For outstation moot courts competitions, the competitors
shall be paid:
(i) 2nd class rail fare, to and fro, with 50% concession
wherever applicable, on production of
(ii) Food expenses per day as per the University rules.
(iii) Miscellaneous expenses like library fee, computer
typing, Xerox, binding, postage, etc.,
as per the actual expense, to a maximum limit of Rs.
1000/- (collectively for the team).
c) For Moot court competition within the NCT of Delhi (excluding
the intra-Law Centre-1 moot court
competitions) the competitors shall be paid miscellaneous
expenses mentioned above to a maximum
limit of Rs. 1000/- (collectively for the team).
d) Advance payment to the tune of 50% of the estimated expenses
may be given before the competition
on a specific request made in writing and shall be
adjustable in accordance with the final bills
e) For an extraordinary situation, the Patron, Convenor and Co-
Convenor of the Executive Committee
9. Certificate of Participation:
a) An ordinary member of the Society shall not be eligible for a
certificate of participation.
b) All those members who participate in a Moot Court competition
shall be given a certificate of
participation / merit for each competition.
c) An additional certificate of membership shall be given to the
Members of the Executive Committee.
10. Panel for Mooting:
a) In general, an internal competition shall be held to select
the team for faculty/ state / national /
international level moot court competition.
b) The Executive Committee members shall serve as a reserve
panel. If the time available is limited,
the participants shall be selected from the reserve panel.
The team shall be selected in an emergent
meeting of the Executive Committee by a majority vote of the
members present, subject to submission
of memorials by the selected team to the satisfaction of the
patron of the Society.
11. Amendment: This constitution can be amended at a General Body
meeting, by a majority vote of the
ordinary and executive members present, provided that the total
number of members attending is not
less than 10% of the total membership. Counting shall be by
show of hands.