‘Work hard to eradicate social evils’

Justice Magrey advises law students during finale of moot court
‘Work hard to eradicate social evils’
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Mudasir Yaqoob

Srinagar, Nov 10: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey on Wednesday advised law students to work hard to reform society and eradicate social evils in J&K.

He also said that Legal Services Authority (LSA) would give opportunities to law students of J&K to do their internships in different courts across the country.

Justice Magrey who is also an Executive Chairman of J&K LSA, was speaking during his presidential address at the grand finale of moot court organized by LSA in collaboration with Law Society, School of Law, Kashmir University.

“Work hard and help in reforming society from all social evils, especially the drug menace,” he said.

Justice Magrey asked students to pick up skills from competitions such as moot court.

“The practical during your educational carrier as a student of law will polish your skills, build confidence and that is key to success,” he said.

He added that LSA would give opportunities to law students of J&K for internships across the courts in the country.

He added that the LSA will also offer an opportunity to winners of the Moot Court to work along with the Judges of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh.

Lauding the efforts of Chief Organizer of the event, teacher in charge Law Society, Dr SA Bhat, for making Kashmir moot court contest 2021 “a great success”, Justice Magrey said that law schools are pivotal in chiseling the young talent to make quality lawyers out of them.

“Moot Courts are a fine platform to make the best out of our talent pool. It imparts mooters with the knowledge, behavior and conduct they have to adopt in courts. It further strengthens drafting, pleading, convincing and research skills among the law students,” he said.

Encouraging the students to participate in such events, he said that it does not only improve skills of discussion and debate among participating contestants but also benefits the audience witnessing such informative events.

“Today’s best mooters are tomorrow’s fine lawyers. In order to be a quality lawyer one has to stick to honesty, integrity and good moral character with better communication skills and research ability,” he said.

He encouraged the female law students to adopt this profession with full strength and willpower.

“You (law students)should not feel intimidated or discouraged (at any stage) but find inspiration from the best legal luminaries who were once standing on their pedestal,” he added.

Speaking at the inaugural event, Fozia Paul sub-judge and Secretary DLSA Budgam said that skills can be picked up and polished through continuous practice and being part of internships and court visits.

She added that the clinical type of legal education has proved as the most viable mode of producing intellectually nourished and professionally competent lawyers committed to the lofty ideals of justice.

Prof Beauty Banday, Head School of Law, KU, said that students must take maximum advantage of these competitive moot courts and make it part of their experience to pick up skills.

“We will be organizing such important events in future also for the benefit of students,” Chief Organizer of the event, Teacher Incharge Law Society, Dr SA Bhat said.

Among 14 participating teams, the School of Law, KU, was declared winner of the Moot Court Contest 2021 by the penal of judges. The proceedings of the event were held by Mir JunaidAalam.

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