By Muhommod Mamun
The Bangladesh Chapter of the Network for International Law Students (NILS), an international, independent, non-political, and non-profit organization, organized a one-day long Workshop on “Mooting and Advocacy Skill” on 6 October, 2018 in collaboration with the Department of Law, East West University (EWU). Law students from 13 different universities, both public and private, of Bangladesh participated in the workshop.
Divided into four sessions, the first session of the workshop was conducted by Mr. Md. Pizuar Hossain, Lecturer, Department of Law, EWU on ‘How to Write a Legal Research Paper and Moot Memorial’ while the next one was conducted by Ms. Nasrin Sultana, Lecturer, Department of Law, Cox’s Bazar International University and President, NILS Bangladesh Chapter on ‘The Basic Techniques of Mooting’.
Afterwards, an exercise session was conducted by Mr. Sheikh Habibur Rahman, Secretary General, NILS International, and Esrat Jahan Siddiki and Jannatul Shareat Disha, students of the Department of Law, EWU. The final session was facilitated by Dr. Tureen Afroz, Professor, Department of Law, EWU on ‘The Art of Advocacy’. Various aspects of legal research and technical know-hows of a career as an advocate were elaborately discussed in each of the sessions.
A closing ceremony took place at the end of the workshop. Dr. Md. Mahatab Uddin, Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Law, EWU chaired the ceremony. In his speech, Dr. Uddin appreciated all the participants for their patience for learning mooting and advocacy skills. He also expressed that the array of this workshop will be protracted in future.
Ms. Ramin Islam from the EWU became 1st in the oral round of the exercise session of the workshop and won the “Best Performer of the Workshop” award. Nabila Akter and Anamika Modok from the EWU obtained 2nd and 3rd position in the oral round of the said session respectively. The program ended after certificates were handed over to all the participants.