Credence 2021 Organized by The JLU Faculty of Law

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) takes pride in being at the forefront of practice based learning. All faculties at JLU are dedicated to the VISION AND FOUR PILLARS. One of the four pillars of JLU is 'Global Network Connect', Faculty of LAW has shown another exemplary display of our belief in this pillar. 

To report another remarkable feat, Litigium, the debating society of Faculty of Law, in collaboration with An-Najah University, Palestine, organized Credence ’21: Virtual International Parliamentary Debate (British style) competition from 28th to 30th May. 

The tournament witnessed an overwhelming response. A total of 88 teams and 70 independent adjudicators participated from various renowned institutions of India, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.

Credence was certainly one of the biggest tournaments ever hosted by any Indian institution. Three days of sensational debating and argumentation coupled with efficient coordination by the organizing committee (the Student Governing Body of Litigium) made it a world-class debating tournament. The participants appreciated the organizing team for their time and team management.

It is worth mentioning that Litigium had already organized its Asian Style International Parliamentary Debate competition (La Liberta ’20) in November last year which also received raving admiration. 

Two grand-level international debating tournaments within a span of 6 months were organized by JLU, and Litigium has become one of the very few debating societies in the Asian circuit to do so.

The evolution of Litigium as a debating society has been tremendous. Being a young DebSoc, we have hosted two huge events in the span of six months which is a significant achievement for us as a team. Through Litigium, we stay firm on our commitment of promoting world-class debating and fostering harmony and brotherhood across communities. - Dr. Ankit Singh, Faculty of Law

The Core Adjudication Panel (CAP) consisted of three top-notch adjudicators. Reed, Thea Madrilejo and Prateek while the Deputy Core Adjudication Panel consisted of Miko Bombeo, Keerthivasan S., and Udhay Aman Chopra. 

The finalists of the tournament were:

  • Team JGLSYPUFF – Pratheek Karthikeyan and Debashish Trivedi
  • Team Tokyo 1 – Kanan Ishizaka and Tota Takahashi
  • Team CBS E – Cherishi Maheshwari and Samriddh Sharma
  • Team Phineas and Ferb – Scott Tiamson and Miggy Calilung

 The winners are as follows:

  • Novice Final Winners – Team CBS EX consisting of Prathmesh Shankar and Siddharth Garg
  • Best Speaker – Denzelle Caro from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
  • Best Adjudicator – Mehul Joshi, Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi University
  • First runner-up Adjudicator – Vans Esguerra from Philippines
  • Second runner-up Adjudicator – Masao Onishi, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Best Speaker at the Grand Finale was Kanan Ishizaka, from the University of Tokyo, Japan

Open Grand Finale Winner (Best Team) – Team Tokyo 1 consisting of Kanan Ishizaka and Tota Takahashi

Watch the whole event 

The entire tournament was smoothly managed and conducted by the Litigium SGB: Anadi Nayak, Prachi Bhuraria, Nishi Rathore, Siddharth Nandedkar, Swekriti Singh, Srishti Khairwar and Vidhi Panjwani under the supervision of Litigium and Faculty in-charge Dr. Ankit Singh and Ms. Saumya Shaji.

Jagran Lakecity university continues to bring more such events and workshops regularly. 

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By: Faculty Of Law

Jagran Lakecity University 

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