Three-day event ‘Juris Open 2019’ to begin from Feb 8

Criminal lawyer and Special Public Prosecutor advocate, Ujjwal Nikam will inaugurate the National Law Competition ‘Juris Open 2019’. The event will be organised by Govind Ramnath Kare College of Law, Margao on February 8, February 9 and February 10. After the inaugural function, Nikam will deliver the keynote address on ‘Can we respect human rights and counter terrorism?’

Nikam has worked on prominent murder and terrorism cases and has helped prosecute suspects in the 1993 Bombay bombings, the Gulshan Kumar murder case, the Pramod Mahajan murder case, and the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2016 and was conferred with the doctorate degree by the former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam in 2010. He has received Z+ security, the highest level of security in India.

Advocate Atmaram Nadkarni, Additional Solicitor General of India and former Advocate General of Goa, will on February 9 at 5.30 pm, deliver the keynote address on the topic ‘Is there a need for political reforms in India’. He was Goa’s advocate general for the period 1999 till 2005 and again for the period 2012 till 2016 and was instrumental in preparing the Goa’s state case on the Mhadei issue before the Water Disputes Tribunal.

The concluding keynote address will be delivered by Justice Mahesh Sonak, Hon’ble Judge, Bombay High Court, on February 10 at 5.30 pm, on the topic ‘Constitution as an instrument of social change’.

Top law colleges from across India will participate in the three-day event. Colleges will compete in various events including a quiz, debate, negotiation, etc. As a part of the event and in alliance with GR Kare College of Law Alumni Association, the college will also organise ‘Festival of Ideas’ that will have speakers from all over the country sharing their thoughts with law students, members of the legal fraternity, academicians and other invitees. The talks will be held at 5 p.m. on February 8 and February 9, and in the afternoon on February 10.