NLU Jodhpur has beaten Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University in the finals of Philip C. Jessup North India round, while Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai bested Nalsar Hyderabad in the finals of the KK Luthra moot.
In addition to being the second placed team, Nalsar also bagged the best speaker at KK Luthra while NLSIU Bangalore won best memorial. This means that Nalsar for the first time now moved into sole first place of the Legally India Mooting Premier League by three points ahead of its rival.
Meanwhile, NLU Jodhpur has jumped two places over NLIU Bhopal and School of Excellence Chennai into third place of the MPL with 37 points, after winning best team and best orator at Jessup North.
Jessup's North rounds were held last weekend (15 and 17 January) and were organised by Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.
Jessup North's winning team of NLU Jodhpur comprised of Sannoy Das and Ambika Gupta as orators and Arpita Sarkar, Aman Bhattacharya and Manu Sanan as researchers. Das was judged as best orator.
NLU Jodhpur's Bhattacharya was also in winning team of Stetson North.
The runner-up LC-I Delhi team comprised of Gurdeep Kaur, Subhiksh Vasudev, Rajbir, Danish Choudhary and Bhumika Menon.
Amity Law School IP University Delhi was awarded the best memorial thus ensuring that Amity stays in the fight for the top in sixth place with 25 points.
Both NLU Jodhpur and LC-I Delhi have now qualified for the world finals of Philip. C. Jessup in Washinton DC in March this year.
This will be the 51st edition of the moot court competition also tagged as The World Cup of Mooting. There are more than 500 participants from over 80 countries for this event and NLSIU Bangalore had the rare distinction of winning this event in 1999.
The international competitions could completely reshuffle the Mooting Premier League rankings, as the scoring system allocates 20 points for a win, 10 points for semi-finalists and 12 points for the individual orator, memorial and researcher categories.
The big fight for the current pole position was battled out in the tier 4 moot of the Sixth K.K. Luthra Moot Court Competition, which was organised by Campus Law Centre (CLC) Delhi University and was also held last weekend.
Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai won the event defeating Nalsar Hyderabad in the finals, gifting GLC Mumbai its first entry on the MPL ladder.
NLSIU Bangalore won the best memorial but Nalsar Hyderabad ultimately triumphed by also winning the best orator prize and a total of 8 points in the MPL to move to the pole position.
For the first time this season NLSIU Bangalore has been knocked off the top spot after last week Nalsar drew level with NLS at the Bar Council of India (BCI) Trust moot.
The final round of the KK Luthra event was judged by Justice Gita Mittal, Justice R.S. Endlaw and. Justice J.R. Midha of the Delhi High Court. This year the problem was based on international criminal law with special focus on genocide.
The end of this month will see two more competitions in MPL between 29 and 31 January. The tier 3 Jessups South Rounds and the tier 4 MM Singhvi moot court competition organised by NLU Jodhpur are sure to create movement on the table, including the continuing battle between Nalsar and NLS Bangalore for the top spot.
2009-10 Legally India Mooting Premier League table
||IICLAM (best memorial); Henry Dunant Indian rounds (runners-up); Surana Trial Advocacy South (best team, best memorial); Nani Palkhiwala (best memorial), Bar Council of Indiacoun (best team); KK Luthra (runners-up, best speaker)
||Manfred Lachs (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best advocate), Bar Council of India (best orator); KK Luthra (best memorial)
||Nalsar B.R.Sawney (runners-up); Stetson North (best team, best memorial); Jessups North (best team, best orator)
||All India Corporate Law Moot (runners-up, best orator); Nalsar B.R.Sawney (best team, best orator, best memorial); Stetson South (best memorial)
|5.||School of Excellence Chennai||29
||Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best team, best orator), NLIU Tankha (best orator); Nani Palkhiwala (best team)
|6.||Amity Law School IP University Delhi||25
||IICLAM (best team & best orator); Stetson North (runner-up), Jessups North (best memorial)
||Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University||14
||Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best memorial), Jessups North (runner-up)
|8.||Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala
||13||Henry Dunant national rounds (best researcher); NLIU Tankha (best team)
||All India Corporate Law Moot (best team, best researcher)|
|9.||University Institute of Laws PURC, Ludhiana
||11||Surana trial advocacy north rounds (best team, best orator)|
|11.||Kerala Law Academy Thiruvananthapuram||10||Stetson South (best team)|
|12.||Symbiosis, Pune||8||Nani Palkhiwala (runners up, best orator)|
|12.||UILS Punjab||8||Surana Trial advocacy South (runners up, best orator)|
|14.||HNLU Raipur||7||Stetson North (best orator)|
|14.||ILS Law College Pune||7||Bar Council of India (runners-up)|
|14.||New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune||7||Stetson South (runner-up)|
||Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai
||KK Luthra (best team)
|18.||Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad||5||Surana Trial Advocacy North (best memorial)|
|18.||ULC Bangalore||5||All India Corporate Law Moot (best memorial)
|20.||GNLU Gandhinagar||3||IICLAM (runners-up)|
|20.||Nuals Kochi||3||Surana Trial Advocacy North (runners-up)|
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