The NDUB Law Club under the Department of Law, Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) has organized a Workshop on Essentials of Mooting & Preparing Mooting Memorial on 9th May 2023. The Keynote Speaker of this program was Ms. Sal Sabil Chowdhury who obtained LLB (Hon’s) and LLM degrees from the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, and currently serving as an Assistant Counsel at the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC). Ms. Chowdhury is a former mooter with an enormous passion for moot court competitions, having won three championships, six best mooter awards, and six best memorial awards. She has been actively involved in different moot court competitions as a participant, volunteer, ambassador, facilitator, organizer, memorial evaluator, and judge.
The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor in Charge and Treasurer of the NDUB Fr. Subash Adam Pereira, CSC delivered the opening speech of the program emphasizing the significance of mooting for the law students. Sister Shagorica Maria Gomes, CSC, Assistant Director of the Student Affairs Department of NDUB, was also present at the program and coordinated to arrange the program very successfully. Moreover, Advocate Shadika Haque Monia, Lecturer in Law and Moderator of the NDUB Law Club, and Advocate Arif Ahmed, Assistant Professor and Co-Moderator of the NDUB Law Club, have supervised and guided the students of the Department of Law to organize the program in a meaningful way. Other faculty members of the Department of Law of NDUB adorned the program with their kind presence.
The students of the LLB (Hon’s) program from different batches of the Department of Law of NDUB were the key participants of this workshop program the primary objective of which was to facilitate the students to establish a good overview on mooting through developing their legal skills. Since mooting skills help law students in understanding, thinking, analyzing and inculcating the capacity to argue submissively before the judges, this workshop has taught them how to work under pressure with the goal to have a productive output. Moreover, through this program, our students got a clear idea about the essentials of mooting skills, preparing mooting memorials, and the methods of arguments in different national and international moot court competitions. The Department of Law, NDUB is used to organize such programs on a regular basis through which the law students of this University can achieve the practical knowledge and skills on the arena of legal practice and advocacy.