ILS Law College is organizing its 15th National Moot Court Competition on ‘The Role of Forensic Science and Technology in the Criminal Justice System: Challenges and Threats’.

About the College

Indian Law Society established ILS Law College in 1924, with a view of facilitating infrastructure essential for the study of law. The establishment of the Law College by the Indian Law Society was indeed a pivotal moment in Indian Legal Education as the College exemplified academic excellence, social relevance, and professional competence. Imaginative realignment of written law or the hard law with a view to reorient them with the Indian social milieu has always been the strength of the Indian Law Society.

About the Opportunity

Remembering Prof. S.P. Sathe: The 15th National Moot Court Competition

Professor S. P. Sathe Foundation, set up by the Indian Law Society, organizes “Remembering S.P. Sathe” event that consists of Public memorial lecture, Moot Court Competition, and Conference at ILS Law College, Pune on a specific theme with a view to commemorate his contribution to Indian Jurisprudence and Social Action and to encourage academic pursuit of law students.

The theme of this year’s moot proposition is ‘Role of Forensic Science and Technology in the Criminal Justice System: Challenges and Threats’.


The technological revolution has brought a paradigm shift in the fields of forensic science. DNA profiling, lie detector tests, narco analysis are some of the most obvious and striking examples of such merger of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and forensic application in the criminal justice delivery system. There is an increased resort to the application of new technological advancements in forensic science to the criminal investigation. The benefits are many folds, but primarily it has the potential to strongly increase the speed and efficacy of criminal investigation. While on the other hand, the application of forensic tools has led to moral, legal and physical abuse of individuals. The use of forensic tools in the criminal justice system raises serious issues of privacy rights and violation of human rights.

Essentially forensic science has to operate in a legal context. There are constitutional and other legal constraints on how a criminal investigation can be carried out. It also raises concerns about the reliability and relevance of scientific evidence in criminal trials. Therefore it is necessary to set out the rules regarding validity, reliability, admissibility, and acceptability of scientific and digital evidence in criminal trials.


The Registration will be done in two stages:

Stage 1: Provisional Registration: The teams shall provisionally register by filling a Google form 1st April, 2021 onwards.

Stage 2: Final Registration: The teams who have provisionally registered shall complete final registration by submitting a scanned copy of the registration form and payment receipt on or before 16th April 2021. The teams shall send the hard copies of the registration form and payment receipt on or before 20th April, 2021, to:

The Coordinator
Remembering S. P. Sathe National Moot
Court Competition 2019-2020
C/o The Principal, ILS Law College,
Law College Road, Pune 411004
(Tel No. 020-25656775)

The teams shall register in the following 2 steps:

  • Step 1: Online registration and payment of registration fees
    • Log on to the online registration portal of ILS Law College.
    • Fill the requisite online details
    • Pay the registration fees online and print the receipt.
  • Step 2: Filling up the registration form attached to the brochure and emailing the scanned copy along with the receipt
    • Print and duly fill the registration form attached to the brochure.
    • Scan the duly filled form and email it to [email protected]

Registration Charges

  • Registration fee inclusive of GST (Non-refundable): INR 1000/-
  • The registration fee shall be paid online on the registration portal of ILS Law College available at the website.
  • The scanned copy of the receipt of online payment of registration fees shall be submitted along with duly filled up the registration form by email to spsathemoot[at] by 16th April 2021 for Final Registration.


Prizes for the competition are as follows:

  • Winning Team: Rolling Trophy, and a trophy to carry to the Institution.
  • Runners-up team: A trophy
  • Best and Second-Best Memorials
  • Best and Second-Best Student Advocates of the Competition
  • Best Speaker of the Finals
  • Justice V. A. Naik Prize for the Best team from Maharashtra.
  • Members of each team will receive a certificate of participation.

Important Dates

  • Online Registration Opening Date: 1st April 2021
  • Final Registration Deadline: 16th April 2021
  • Last Date for Seeking Clarifications on the Moot Proposition: 10th April 2021
  • Release of Clarifications: 17th April 2021
  • Submission of Memorials (Soft Copy): 27th April 2021
  • Inauguration, Draw of Lots, and Exchange of Memorials: 7th May 2021
  • Preliminary Rounds: 8th May 2021
  • Quarter-Final Rounds 8th May 2021
  • Semi-Final Rounds: 9th May 2021
  • Final Round and Valedictoy Session: 9th May 2021

Click here for the moot proposition.


Click here for the official brochure.


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