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29 February 2012

NALSAR I.V. 2012‏

In 2011, for the first time in India, the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad brought British Parliamentary debating to these shores, giving Indian debaters the opportunity to compete in the format used by the World Cup of debating – the World Universities Debating Championships. We didn’t just cater to a need, though; the NALSAR Inter-Varsity Parliamentary Debating Championship (“NALSAR I.V”) boasted an internationally renowned Adjudication Core, comprising Suthen ‘Tate’ Thomas, Iqbal Hafiedz, Clive Eley and Nishita Vasan, Rs. 70,000 (USD 1500) in prize money and a break-night event at Aalankrita, Hyderabad’s finest resort.

We promised an event that would stay on the debate calendar; we continue to deliver on that promise with the Westlaw NALSAR I.V. ’12. From the 5th to the 8th of April, join us in Hyderabad to be a part of the Indian BP debate.

This year’s core yet again brings together the finest in international BP adjudication. It comprises a WUDC Chief Adjudicator – Sharmila Paramanand (CA of the Berlin WUDC ’13), champion of the British I.V. circuit – Harish Natarajan and two national debating stalwarts who have made their mark in BP internationally – Aashay Sahay and Pranay Bhatia. Our prize money is currently set at Rs. 1.5 lakh (USD 3000) and, as with the debate, we expect our break-night event to only get better.

Apart from the dazzle, though, we will deliver a great event because of our core values; last year’s I.V. distinguished itself on two fronts in particular. Our scheduling and tabbing was pin-point – our rounds finished well on time, we even made sure we all watched India lift its first World Cup in 28 years. We also made a strong commitment to hospitality – we appreciate your participation and will go out of our way to make sure that you’re comfortable. Further, the NALSAR I.V. ’11 was easy on participants’ pockets; support from Westlaw and Linklaters means we continue to provide the full accommodation and food package at last year’s registration amount.

Join us as we take forward the Indian debate tradition into the world of British Parliamentary. We look forward to hosting you in Hyderabad in April.

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