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One of the most important contributors in the recent times was the eminent lawyer, Additional Advocate General of State of Maharashtra and Parliamentarian late Adv. BalasahebApte, who facilitated and mentored the establishment of PES Law College. He envisioned a unique education institute which will be called as Centre of Legal Studies which will undertake the study and research in law concerning various fields such as Constitutional Law, Commercial Law, Cyber Law, Family Law, International Law, etc. It will also be an arbitration and mediation centre catering to the needs of individuals as well as the corporate sector. It is with Adv. Balasaheb Apte’s efforts and vision that the institute took a step forward and has ever since tried to accomplish his dream of a State of the Art college of law. This Mock Trial competition has been named after the founder and visionary of our college, Adv. Balasaheb Apte. The People’s Education Society’s Law College will soon be known as Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law.
Mock Trial Competition is a new age competition wherein a make-believe court room is setup and law students are required to examine the witnesses for a mock case. A trial is conducted in a manner as per the actual court procedure. In this competition the students are expected to show their talent through communication, confidence and spontaneity.
In a Judgment Writing Competition participants are required to step into the robes of a Judge and present a judgment on the mock case.
The college hosts an inter-collegiate Mock Trial Competition at a national level every year.
In August 2013 the college hosted its first Mock Trial Competition. The event was a great success with nearly thirteen law colleges participating in the competition. Advocate Pravartak Pathak and Adv. Satish Sonalkar judged the competition. Pravin Gandhi College of Law won the Winner’s Trophy. Students of Thane Law College and NMIMS School of Law won individual prizes for Best Speakers.
In September 2014 this mock trial competition was held at a national level in the memory ofAdv. Balasaheb Apte. Students from states of Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and from various law colleges of Maharashtra participated in the completion. Adv. Eknath Sawant, Adv. Prashant Sawardekar, Adv. Sameer Tendulkar and Adv. Devendra Andewar judged the Preliminary Round of the competition and the Final Round was judged by Sr. Adv. Rajendra Desai and Sr. Adv. Satish Sonalkar. The chief guest of the event was Hon’ble Mr. Justice (Retd.) D. G Deshpande who enlightened the students and participants with his experience in the field. Smt. K. G. Shah Law School, Mumbai won the Winner’s Trophy and Children’s Welfare Centre Law College, Mumbai were Runner’s Up. Students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjaband Symbiosis Law College, Pune won individual prizes for Best Speaker and Best Judgment respectively.
This academic year of 2015-16, our college has planned and commenced preparations for this event to be held in September, 2015. In view of the overwhelming response we received in the earlier years, the college expects an even greater participation and shall host this event on an even larger scale.
The college hosted Sr. Adv. S. R. (Baba) Chitnis Memorial State Level Moot Court Competition, 2018, organized by Adv. Rahul Chitnis in fond memory of his late father, noted criminal lawyer, Shri S. R. (Baba) Chitnis. The Moot Court Competition was held in both- English and Marathi languages on the 10th of March, 2018. The competition received extremely encouraging response from all corners of Maharashtra.
The preliminary rounds in English were judged by Adv. Tapan Thatte, Adv. Bakul Bhosale, Adv. Yashodeep Deshmukh, Adv. Shantanu Phanse, Adv. Manas Gavhankar,Adv. Nikhil Mengade, Adv. Prashant Kambli, and Prof. Vijaya Katkar. Adv. Abhijit Kandarkar judged the Marathi Moot Court Competition’s preliminary rounds.
IAdv. Girish Kulkarni and Adv. Hrishikesh Mundargi judged the English Moot semi-finals, while Adv. Eknath Sawant and Adv. Aloukik Pai judged the Marathi Moot semi-final rounds.
The final rounds were judged by Hon’ble Shri. Justice Prakash D. Naik and Hon’ble Shri Justice Sarang Kotwal.
Manikchand Pahade College of Law, Aurangabad won the Marathi Moot, while the team from Shri. S. B. Keer Law College, Ratnagiri were declared the runners-up. Yugandhara Lohagaonkar from Manikchand Pahade Law College also won the Best Mooter award (Marathi Moot).
School of Law, University of Mumbai won the English Moot, while Manikchand Pahade College of Law, Aurangabad. Ritu Uplap from School of Law, University of Mumbai also won the Best Mooter award (English Moot).
The college takes its sports day very seriously, wherein the intra collegiate sports competitions are conducted every year. There are 4 contingents- White Walkers, Blue Bandits, Green Gunners and Red Hawks and the respective leaders choose their players by auction. Each contingent has participants taking part in all the competitions such as – Box-Cricket, Rink-Football, Tug-of-war, Athletics, Chess and Carom.
Our students also participate in various inter-collegiate sports competitions hosted by the University of Mumbai & other colleges. Our students have been participating in the various events and winning awards for the college.