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Indo-US law debate concludes- 17-Sep-2019

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Chennai:  Ms. Unnati Ashish Ghia from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru won the U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law Debate finale organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai in cooperation with Loyola College on Saturday, September 14.  

Sixteen finalists representing Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala advanced to the final competition.  The U.S. Consul General Robert Burgess and Supreme Court Justice Indira Banerjee presented the trophy to the winner at an award ceremony held at the Taj Coromandel in Chennai.

Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud commented, “I really must congratulate the U.S. Consulate for organizing the debate, which I think is really going to benefit the students.  I wish we had such a debate when I was a student.”

Nearly 270 participants took part in the preliminary rounds of the debate held in July and August in four cities across South India: Kochi, Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli, and Chennai.  The top four debaters from each region comprised the final 16 participants.  

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and Loyola College partnered with The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in Kochi; The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru; The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU) in Tiruchirappalli; and The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (TNDALU) in Chennai to conduct the debates.


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