About the Hidayatullah National Law University
Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National Law University has completed the journey of more than one and half a decade. In such a short span of time, HNLU has carved out a niche in the realm of legal education across India and the legacy is soaring towards newer heights day by day with moto Dharma Sansthapanartham meaning ‘for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values.’
Named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah, the University was established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).
HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.
About the competititon
HNLU continues its winning spree as the team HNLU comprising Anushka Choudhary, Amrita Soni and Amrutha Desikan and Vijay Kumar Chawla, all from B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) 5th Year, has been adjudged the winners of the First Indian Moot on Artificial Intelligence and Law organised by Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law. The Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law is a premier research think tank in India, which conceives of the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence into the field of Law, Policy and International Affairs. The victory became even more special with the announcement of the Best Claimant Memorial which as well came in team HNLU’s favour.
The team shared that it was a brilliant experience to argue before the arbitral tribunal consisting Paul Sills (FCIArb, IAM, London), Maksim Karliuk (Program Specialist at UNESCO) and Prabhash Ranjan (Senior Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, South Asian University, Delhi) for the Final Round. The team also expressed their deepest gratitude to HNLU for its support in these truly testing times.
Congratulating the team, Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan, the Vice Chancellor of the University, remarked, “The performance of HNLU mooters in the premier moot court on a happening interface of technology and law is an indicator that HNLU mooters are setting new standards and have arrived in the Moot Scene. The University wishes Anushka, Amrita, Amrutha and Vijay Kumar the very best and applauds the Moot Court convener and faculty mentors for their role.”