Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is a premier Indian institute of legal education, set up in 2003, with the intent of raising the bar of legal education in the country. GNLU has constantly strived to make its mark in the legal fraternity through numerous initiatives, the organization of an international moot court competition being one of them.
The GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) was launched in 2009, with the objective of creating a platform for testing the legal acumen and potential of law students globally. For a decade, GIMC has served as a unique platform for law students to explore nuances of international trade law and hone their research and advocacy skills.
The competition boasts of successful past collaborations with the World Trade Institute, University of Bern; IELPO LLM Programme, University of Barcelona; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys (L&S); Trade Law Guide; Centre for WTO Studies and Centre for Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade; Lex Witness; Westlaw; Thomson Reuters India and Manupatra, and aims to further build on these relations. Previous editions of the competition saw the WTI provide the winners an opportunity to attend their Summer Academy on Trade Regulation and Global Governance. L&S has also offered internship opportunities to the winners of previous editions of the competition.
"Ms. Vishakha Choudhary and Ms. Kristina Iotzova, Junior Dispute Settlement Lawyers, World Trade Organisation had drafted the moot problem for the 13th GIMC in 2022. The competition hosted panellists specializing in the area of international trade law, including Prof. Dr. Peter Van Den Bossche (Director, World Trade Institute, Berne), Dr. Arthur Appleton (Partner, Appleton Luff), Dr. James Nedumpara (Professor and Head, Centre for Trade and Investment Law, New Delhi) and Ms. Anuradha RV (Partner, Clarus Law Associates, New Delhi)."
Each edition of the GIMC sees enthusiastic participation not only from Indian universities, but also universities across the globe, from countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vietnam. The 2022 edition hosted 30 teams virtually, from across the globe.
After a stellar 13th edition, preparations are underway for the next edition of GIMC to be held from 15 -19 February 2023. We cordially invite your institution to be a part of this experience and participate in the 14th edition of GIMC!