islamabad (PR) - The law society at The Millennium University College (TMUC), H-11/4, an offshoot institution of the Roots Millennium Schools, organised a two day inter-college Millennium National Moot Court Competition (MNMCC) 2015, says a press release issued here yesterday.

The MNMCC is an annual event that allows student/advocates to hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent members of the legal profession. For the past three years TMUC has been enthusiastically and successfully organising law moot competitions at national, local and intra-college levels. This year, The Millennium National Moot Court Competition 2015 was organised last day at The Millennium University College Campus here at H-11/4.

Eight teams from leading institutions offering law degrees in Islamabad including TMUC, The Institute of Legal Studies (TILS), University College of Islamabad (UCI), Islamabad School Of Law (ISL), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), and International Islamic University (IIU) registered for participation in the National Moot Court competition. The event started with the quarter finals on the first day wherein the students presented their arguments on the missing persons’ case before judges including Barrister Sheheryar Muhammad Khan, Zainab Samantash, Sofia Ayaz and Hassan Mehmood.

The winning teams qualifying for the semi finals – TMUC, UCI, TILS, and IIU - the next day presented their arguments before a new panel of Judges Faraz Raza, Sharafat Chaudhry and Surriya Maryam Khalil.

In the final round, the recently appointed Minister of State for Human Rights Barrister Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, renowned politician and lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri, and High Court Judge Jamila Aslam, after judging a thrilling competition between the students from TILS and UCI went into the finals and TILS team was declared the winners of MNMCC ’15.

The event came to a close with the TMUC Dean of Academics Safia Farooqi awarding TMUC shields to the distinguished guests followed by the latter awarding shields and certificates to the winning, runner-up teams and members of the TMUC law society.

The National Moot Court Competition is an undertaking of TMUC law society to provide students an exceptional opportunity to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the law fraternity.