It is our pleasure to announce the 20th edition of the D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition (“DMH”), hosted by Government Law College, Mumbai, India, in association with the D. M. Harish Foundation. DMH is India’s first International Moot Court Competition and started in the year 2000 as a National Moot Court Competition. However, it has been open to international entrants for the past thirteen years.

The competition is the most acclaimed moot court competition in India and has over the years given an opportunity to law students across the world to develop plenary skills in the area of advocacy.

The Competition is scheduled to be held from 8th – 10th February 2019. Government Law College, Mumbai, India

The case study of the competition deals primarily with issues relating to International Law, highlighting the emerging legal landscape and has been drafted by experts in the field. Judges of the highest regard in India, academicians and experts in the field of International Law arrive in Mumbai to adjudicate the competition. A bench of five sitting judges of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court judged the Final Rounds of Argument in the past years.

The participants are made to go through extensive Mooting Rounds, to ensure that only the two best Teams reach the Final Round of Arguments. All participants are also to present their Written Submissions tentatively a month prior to the Competition The Moot Court Competition is conducted over 3 days where the participating teams go through two Preliminary Rounds of Argument where they would be arguing each side once,

An Octo-Final Round of Arguments, a Quarter-Final Round of Arguments, the Semi-Final Round of Arguments and finally, the Final Round of Arguments. We hold a Panel Discussion as a unique feature of our Competition, which revolves around the subject of the Statement of Facts and features eminent personalities from the fields of law, politics, media, etc.

would like to invite a team from your esteemed University/College to participate in this enriching experience. In upholding its long tradition of hospitality, the organizers of the competition will provide complimentary accommodation, food and intra-city conveyance for all the participants during the days of the competition.

Please find attached the Case Study along with the Official Rules of the Competition. Also attached herewith are the Registration Form and the Official Schedule with the relevant deadlines for the 2019 edition of the competition along with a list of past participants.

We would be glad to offer any further assistance with respect to the competition. You may contact:

Ms. Yash Shiralkar
+91 7208284794

Ms. Anjali Karunakaran
+91 8291026966

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Posted by Yas Shiralkar

Yash Shiralkar is a student pursuing his law degree at Government Law College, Mumbai. He shares a penchant for mooting and other co-curricular activities. Besides, Yash also has passion for travelling. Email:

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