Gurugram, July 22, 2023
The School of Law at GD Goenka University proudly inaugurated its state-of-the-art new facility, the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall, in a grand ceremony held on the university campus today.
The event was graced by the esteemed presence of the former Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Mishra, along with distinguished guests, Senior Adv. (Dr.) Ms. Pinky Anand, Cyber Law expert, Adv. (Dr.) Pavan Duggal, and Mr. A.C Kher, Former DIG (Prison, Tihar Jail) and AOR, Supreme Court of India. The ceremony was directed by Mrs. Renu Goenka, Hon’ble Chancellor, GD Goenka University.
The Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall stands as a testament to the School of Law’s commitment to excellence in legal education and provides a remarkable platform for law aspirants to hone their skills for the future of law. This state-of-the-art facility boasts a spacious seating capacity of 200 students and is equipped with cutting-edge amenities. The hall has been meticulously designed to replicate an authentic judicial environment, fostering a conducive atmosphere for undergraduate students to prepare, practice, and present for moot court competitions.
One of the highlights of the School of Law’s academic calendar is the annual international Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ClArb) Moot Competition, which will now find its prestigious home in the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall. Additionally, the hall will also host various national moot court competitions, reaffirming its position as an essential cornerstone of the institution’s flagship events.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Mishra expressed his admiration for the growing demand for the legal profession in India and commended the School of Law at GD Goenka University for its pivotal role in shaping the professional identity of law students through engaging activity-based learning. He further emphasized that the newly constructed moot court hall would undoubtedly serve as an inspiration and a driving force for students to excel in their legal careers.
The Group Managing Director, Mr. Nipun Goenka remarked: “The School of Law at GD Goenka University has always been at the forefront of providing a comprehensive and dynamic learning environment, preparing students to become competent and socially responsible legal professionals. The addition of the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall is yet another step in this direction, providing students with unparalleled resources and opportunities for their academic and professional growth.”
Prof. (Dr.) Azimkhan B. Pathan, Professor and Head, School of Law, GD Goenka University expressed his confidence in the profound impact the new facility would have on the students’ educational journey. “I am confident that our students will immensely benefit from this new Moot Court Hall. It will serve as a hub of experiential learning and practical training, empowering our aspiring lawyers to develop the necessary skills and expertise to excel in their legal careers.”
The management, faculty, and students of GD Goenka University extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the dignitaries who graced the momentous occasion and helped make the inauguration of the Gopi Ram Goenka Moot Court Hall a resounding success.