CMR III National Cross Examination Competition 2015

The Cross Examination Competition is an event that is designed and planned to encourage students of law to have an opportunity to part-take in conducting their abilities in a professional manner as mandated by the requirements of the profession. The competition is centered on participants showcasing their skills and talents as enterprising advocates in conducting a cross-examination of the witness. The competition is about efficiently executing a desired course of action by determining the validity of depositions, appreciating evidence that has been led to substantiate a claim and understanding the relevance and importance of fundamental documents in a criminal trial. All participants would be provided with a hypothetical case which is designed to aid their performance in the competition. Unlike a client counselling or a moot court competition, this event is designed to generate an opportunity to allow participants to have a clear view of finding out the schematics and dynamics of the art of conducting a cross examination. This competition seeks to emphasize and encourage the participants in each of the following:

  1.  Ability to speak effectively and efficiently
  2.  Ability to prepare a plan of action and ensure its effective execution
  3.  Ability to comprehend the situation and respond accordingly
  4. Ability to conduct oneself in a dignified manner in a stressful environment
  5.  Ability to deliver a convincing point of view before a court of law.

Summary Of The Case

On 27.09.2006 at about 6 pm Jitendra (accused) came out of his house shouting that his wife had committed suicide. He later informed her parents that she died of a heart attack. When the parents of the deceased arrived, the body was placed in the front room of the house on a cot with hands folded. They also overheard the villagers discuss foul play in her death. The father of the deceased informed the same to the police who registered an FIR and started investigating. Based on the FIR, investigation and the statement of the witnesses, a charge sheet was filed against Jitendra for offences punishable under sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code.

Expectation From Participants

Participants are expected to behave and act as professional advocates conducting a trial. Identified students from CMR Law School would be trained and prepared to act on a script, as witnesses for the event.The participants are required to cross examine these witnesses based on the depositions provided in advance and would be adjudged according to the parameters mentioned in the rules. All participants should arrive for registration on the 10th April, 2015 at 9:00 AM.


  1.  Each participating law college shall send only one team consisting of two members
  2.  The participating colleges shall confirm its participation by posting the registration forms along with a demand draft of Rs.1500/- in favor of CMR Law Fest A/c, payable at Bangalore. Participating colleges/institutions shall ensure that registration forms reach us on or before the 4th April, 2015
  3.  Participants shall be students of either 3 years or 5 years LL.B course, recognized by the BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA
  4.  The names of the witnesses to be cross examined shall be published on the college website on 4th of April, 2015
  5.  The FIR, Charge Sheet, Inquest Report, Mahazars, relevant documents and rules of the competition may be downloaded from the college website on 20th March 2015
  6.  The official language for the competition shall be English
  7.  The participants may also view a video presentation on the case by visiting our website after the 4th April 2015
  8. No written submissions or memorials is expected from the participants
Sl. No. Specifics Date Time
1 Receipt of Registration 04-04-2015 Before 4.30 PM
  form and DD    
2 Announcement of names of witnesses 04-04-2015 After 1.30 PM
  to be cross examined    
3 Arrival and Registration 10-04-2015 9.00 AM


Nanda Kumar. K.B. – +91 9738257567

Ashwin Shanbhag – +91 9535567600

Ankita Sharma – +91 8971692671

Praneeth. S – +91 9632179830

Aditya Paul Ambrose – +91 9916744405

Shamilee Rajkumar – +91 8553673648

Uma Arya – +91 9886172144

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