Moot Court Lawnn Guide & Manuals

GUIDELINES FOR WRITING A MEMORIAL:

 

  • Table of Contents: This should contain a list of the chapters and paragraphs that are included in your memorial, as well as the page numbers on which these chapters/paragraphs can be found.

Table of contents are written and made for both Applicant and Respondent which are mentioned below.

 

  • Index of Authorities…………………………………
  • Table of Cases…………………………………………
  • Supreme Court Decisions……………………………………
  • Books and Articles………………………………………………………
  • Statutes……………………………………………………………………

 

(b) List of Abbreviations: This list should contain all the abbreviations used, with the full meaning of each abbreviation. As for the use of abbreviations in general, make sure this is consistent as well; use the same abbreviation throughout the Memorial.

(c) List of Sources: Make a distinction between the sort of source, e.g. book/periodical/jurisprudence etc. Most important is that the reader should be able to find the document or book referred to, without problems. As with everything in the Memorial, be consistent in the way you refer to the source throughout the Memorial.

(d) Statement of Relevant Facts: Here, a brief summary of the, for the submission relevant, facts has to be written. We have to draft a short type of summary of every paragraph from given moot problem and prepared it by respondent and applicant both.For example

 

(e) Issues: Extract the legal issues form your arguments and put them down in a logical order. (preferably under the heading/chapter/division number under which you have placed them in your arguments)

(f) Summary of Arguments: Put a very brief summary of your arguments down again in a logical order.

(g) Jurisdiction of the Court: Here the (grounds for) jurisdiction of the Court should be clearly stated.

(h) Arguments: This chapter contains the legal arguments that will back up your submissions. It is the most important part of the memorial. Make sure your arguments are written down in a logical, clearly understandable manner. Just pretend that the document is going to be read by someone who knows virtually nothing about the case. Ideally, the document should be written such, that the reader is convinced that what you have written is simply the only way one could understand and judge this case. To aid this person, use comprehensible language. Perfect English is not required, you do not get penalty points for spelling mistakes, but the document should be in understandable English. Make sure that you put down in writing exactly what you want to communicate to the judge.

(i) Submissions: In your submissions you put down what you want the Court to decide upon your case. A prohibition? A declaratory judgement? Make sure you do indeed put down what you want. ..

(j) Prayer : Where particular objections are certain to come, they are also set out as points of law that are to be addressed and either negated or distinguished in the facts of the case, with judgments being cited in the same manner.

Then the prayers are set out.

 

PRAYER FORMAT FOR RESPONDENT:

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

In light of the facts stated, arguments advanced and authorities cited, the Respondent, humbly prays before the Honorable Court, to be graciously pleased to:

1.Quash the writs filed by the petitioners in the Hon’ble court of law since there is no violation of the fundamental rights and minority rights.

  1. Maintain the status quo of the impugned Act since there is no violation of the rights a salleged by the petitioners.

III. Pass any other order, which the court may deem fit in light of justice equity and good conscience.

All of which is most humbly prayed

Counsel for Respondent

 

PRAYER FORMAT FOR APPLICANT:

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

In light of the facts stated, arguments advanced and authorities cited, the applicant, humbly prays before the Honorable Court, to be graciously pleased to:

1.Quash the writs filed by the petitioners in the Hon’ble court of law since there is no violation of the fundamental rights and minority rights.

  1. Maintain the status quo of the impugned Act since there is no violation of the rights a salleged by the petitioners.

III. Pass any other order, which the court may deem fit in light of justice equity and good conscience.

All of which is most humbly prayed

Counsel for Applicant

 

 

HOW DOES A COMPLETE MEMORIAL LOOK LIKE?

Refer the sample of one of the best memorials given below-

DOWNLOAD SAMPLE MEMORIAL OF THE APPLICANT GIVEN BELOW-

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DOWNLOAD SAMPLE MEMORIAL FOR THE RESPONDENT GIVEN BELOW-

respondent-memorial-2012

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