Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) was set up in 2003 by the State Legislature of Gujarat with the intent of raising the bar of legal education in the country. Since then GNLU has established itself as one of the premier law institutes in India. The University strives to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development. One of GNLU's most noteworthy attempts towards this goal is its flagship event the GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC).
GIMC was launched in 2009 with the objective of organizing an annual event that served as a platform for testing the legal acumen and potential of law students globally under the broad theme of international trade law. The past editions of GIMC received patronage from various national and international organizations, as well as eminent individuals from the legal fraternity. From the very beginning, we at GIMC have endeavored to uphold exacting standards in every aspect of the competition, ranging from the quality of the moot problem to that of the judges and ensuring impeccable support in the form of hospitality and professionalism. GIMC has received recognition from various international organizations such as the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the Asian Society of International Law (Asian SIL) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) adds another feather to our cap.
With each passing year, we have accomplished new milestones, and we aspire to establish GIMC as a stellar moot court competition of international repute, eliciting participation from various institutes of legal studies from across the globe. The 2016 edition of GIMC saw us play host to 42 teams from major law schools from India as well as foreign countries. We believe that the upcoming editions shall reach greater heights with more diverse participation.
Fresh from the success of the 8th GIMC conducted successfully in February 2016, the Organizing team of GIMC has immersed itself into preparations for the 9th GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC'17) which is to be held from February 1st to February 5th, 2017. To further our objective of nurturing rich academic exploration of contemporary issues, the Moot Problem for GIMC'17 is based on various aspects of GATT, safeguards agreement etc.
The moot problem along with its distinguished judges will present a challenge which can only be surmounted with acuity, clarity of thought, thorough research, composure along with flawless presentation and eloquence.
The Winners of GIMC'17 will receive a cash prize of INR 40,000 and the Runners-up will get INR 25,000. Numerous other prizes are also up for grabs.
We welcome you all to GIMC 2017!
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