About Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU) estd. by the A.P. Act No 32 of 2008 is one of the premier national law schools of the country. The institution aims to provide quality legal education to the diverse aspiring young minds to create a niche for them in the legal fraternity. It is with this aim, that DSNLU has shown immense growth through the short period of its presence in the field of legal education, bringing it in significant growth momentum compared to other law schools of the country. At present, DSNLU nurtures more than 550 bright and diverse scholars from all around the country, bringing in their diverse cultures and traditions united by the quest for legal knowledge.
DSNLU believes that, in this era of global competition, the idea of holistic development of an individual is inevitable without exposure and it is in line with this mission of the University, the institution regularly organizes Workshops, Judicial Training Programmes, Moot Courts, Seminars and Conferences on various contemporary fields.
DSNLU has always been an active stakeholder with the State Government and plays a very proactive role in partnering at various levels of the machinery thereby providing necessary support with its valuable intellectual resources.
The institution is currently functioning from a temporary campus and is ready to move into the State-of-the-Art Campus by the commencement of 2017 Academic Session.
Visakhapatnam (better known as Vizag) is a coastal, fast developing port city and is the largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the largest and only cosmopolitan city, commercial hub and the financial capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is also home to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
Recently, the State of Andhra Pradesh has been ranked as #1 State in India for “Ease of Doing Business” amongst all the states of the country, for the first-time surpassing Gujarat, further the City of Vizag is the first to benefit amongst the state and is already a home to various PSUs, Private Conglomerates, and one of the Pharmaceutical Hubs of the Country. Being a busy port city it is not only well connected in terms of transportation but also houses major State-Owned Energy Corporations. Vizag Steel Plant is another big venture that requires mention. The City is also a prominent tourist attraction of the east.
Moot & Advocacy Society (MAS)
The Moot and Advocacy Society (MAS) is a committee of students headed by the faculty advisor empowered to regulate and control all the Student affairs concerning Inter and Intra Moot Courts, Mock Trials and other allied Advocacy competitions. MAS has been undertaking various exercises to promote and enhance the skill of mooting, internally and externally.
Mooting and Legal Education, is considered to be a parallel education. And, MAS is the foundation for a strong futuristic mooting tradition at DSNLU, which today continues to provide the university with various accolades and hone many lawyers of tomorrow. MAS also conceptualised, DSNLU’s flagship moot court competition, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Moot Court Competition and has successfully conducted the first two editions of the competition in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
DSNLU believes mooting to be a prime constituent in imparting quality legal education and considers it essential for each law student. Moot Courts not only provide real-time exposure to court-craft and advanced advocacy skills, but also enables a tomorrow-ready lawyer, with precision-research which is considered a most important aspect of a lawyer. MAS looks forward to all its Judges, Participants and Partners in having a memorable and exciting moot journey ahead.