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Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2

Exclusive: Legally India research has revealed that the top five Indian mooting colleges participate in a roughly similar number of moots while ILS Pune participates in up to a mammoth 70 moots per year, while almost half of NLU Delhi students are mooters and NUJS Kolkata has the fiercest internal competition for mooting places. Plus, a preview of MPL 3 colleges below – promotions and demotions: feedback required. 

After a successful second season of the MPL sponsored by Allen & Overy that saw Nalsar Hyderabad run away with the crown a second time, Legally India spoke to the moot court associations of the top 10 MPL 2 schools according to the Mooting Premier League 2 season standings to gain an insight into the intra university mooting patterns.

Overview

At most colleges between 10 and 20 per cent of the total student corpus participate in moots.

At NUJS Kolkata the internal competition is arguably the fiercest: only one in four out of the 200 taking part in the intra-rounds gets to take part in outside moots.

At most other college the odds of getting selected are closer to one in two, with GNLU Gandhinagar and ILS Pune fielding the largest mooting corpus of 150-160 and 200 respectively caused by the large size of their student bodies.

ILS also participates in the largest number of moots – between 60 and 70 – closely followed by GNLU at 55.

Out of the top five all except NUJS and NLU Delhi rack up 25 external moots per year for their students.

At NLU Delhi, which made its debut in the MPL’s top 10 this year, mooting was all around the campus. Its 60 mooters visited 30 moots and with the college only entering its fourth year and an overall student strength of 150, it was also the college where mooting was most popular: more than one in three NLU Delhi-ites were mooters last year.

Interestingly the top three-ranked colleges all allow mooters to perform in more than one moot per year. But except for Nalsar, NUJS and NLSIU, as well as ninth-ranked NLIU Bhopal this year, other colleges enforced the one mooter one moot rule.

Internally competitive

Intra university mooting involves students participating in mooting exercises against college-mates. Those rounds act as selection moots to decide the various teams that are going to represent the university in external moot court competitions.

The topmost in the internal rank list will participate in the best moots, such as the MPL’s Tier 1 World Class moots. The moot court associations of various law schools plan, organise and conduct the intra selection rounds.

Some law schools have a two-tier system of intra selections, some have a rigorous three-tier system and some law schools have only challenger rounds.

Special International

Out of the top 10 law schools only Nalsar, HNLU Raipur, ILS Pune and NLIU Bhopal had separate selections for national and international moots.

The other law schools had a multi-tiered selection process for national and international moots together.

Over the years increasing importance has been given to international moots which are usually based on the areas of international law, international commercial arbitration and mediation and international trade law.

Having a separate selection for international moots helps students prioritise their mooting interests, argue those colleges. Apart from the area of law on which the problem is based, international moots generally ensure quality judging standards that expect a completely different level of mastery over oratorial skills.

Emerging mooting law school RGNUL Patiala is planning to introduce separate rounds for its international moot selections this year.

Individual v challenger?

Most law schools either follow a multi-tiered system of intra selection mooting or a moot-specific challenger round.

Nalsar offers its students an interesting mix of both these patterns as their national moots selection is based on the two-tier individual rounds and their international moot selections are completely based on team-based challenger rounds.

NUJS Kolkata has a challenging intra mooting procedure with a three-tier system, the first being an intra batch round and the other two being individual rounds based on constitutional law and international law.

However, at NUJS there is also a challenger round only for the most important international law moot: the Jessup Moot Court Competition.

NLS Bangalore, which had a similar three tier system until now, has made sweeping changes this year by deciding to have just one single intra round for all moots except Jessup and Willem C Vis Moot, which will be based on challenger rounds.

While most law schools have their mooting selections once a year, NLU Jodhpur and GNLU Gandhinagar organise intra moots every semester.

ILS Pune, one of the country's longest-standing and most visible mooting colleges – 200 students participate in almost 70 moots per year, organises the prestigious Raghavendra Phatnis Moot at the beginning of each year which acts as their benchmark intra selection moot.

Unlike most law schools RGNUL Patiala have a completely team-based selection process for all moots. While HNLU organises challenger rounds for each moot that it represents, RGNUL has a team based intra selection round.

Apart from being a team based selection which fosters team compatibility, challenger rounds help to train students better as they would work on the actual moot problem for that particular year or previous problems of that moot during their intra selections. Most individual based rounds are judged by noted lawyers and various law school alumni. The added advantage with a challenger round is that you can have judges who have previously participated in that particular moot to judge your intra rounds. Five of the top ten law schools in last season's MPL had challenger rounds for at least one moot.

Allen & Overy was the sponsor of the MPL 2.

2010-11 Mooting season: Top 10 MPL college statistics

College

Total students

Students in intra-rounds

Students allotted moots

Allotted % of total students

Number of moots participated

Students allowed multiple moots?

Challenger rounds conducted?

Separate selections for int’l moots?

Separate researcher rank list?

Nalsar

400

80-100

50-55

13%

25

Yes

Yes, for all int'l moots

Yes

No

NUJS

450

200

45

11%

20

Yes

Yes, only for Jessup

No

Yes

NLS

400

60-65

50-55

13%

25

Yes

No. Proposed for Jessup and Vis from this year

No

No

NLU Delhi

150

80

60

40%

30

No.

Yes, only for Oxford Media moot.

No

Yes

NLU Jodhpur

450

250

80-90

19%

25

No

No

No

Yes

HNLU

450

60

40

9%

17

No

Yes, for all moots

Yes

No

GNLU

800

200-220

150-160

19%

55

No

Yes, only for Jessup

No

Yes

ILS Pune

2400

375-400

200

8%

60-70

No

No

Yes

Yes

NLIU

400-450

100

75-80

18%

25

Yes

Yes for all moots not picked by main mooting pool

Yes

Yes

RGNUL

500

200

100

20%

30-35

No

No

No, but planning to change this year

No

Source: Legally India research, all data supplied directly by moot committees at each college.

MPL 3 season preview – please leave suggestions in comments or on the Wiki

Legallypedia’s tentative list of Mooting Premier League 2011-12 moot court competitions is proposed to be amended with the following. All suggestions welcome in the wiki’s discussion page or in the comments below for the next few weeks. But be warned: please speak now or forever hold your peace.

Suggestions for MPL 3, most probably starting at the end of this month with the Raj Anand Moot Court Competition in intellectual property (IP) organised by Anand & Anand after a two-year hiatus. The IP moot will take place on 27 August 2011 and will most probably be the first moot of MPL 3 and is proposed to enter the MPL at Tier 4.

IICLAM Moot, which was in Tier 4 last year but was excluded due to unfortunate timings, will be back in Tier 4 and take place on 2 September,

Team MPL is proposing to promote the Oxford Media Moot to Tier 2 and the Oxford India Moot to the Third Tier. Please see the websites of the Oxford Media Moot (World Rounds) and the Oxford Media India Moot for more details.

Oxford Media Moot World Rounds:

27 teams from across the world participated in the moot and the website gives details about the judges who are from across the world. After last year’s successful run the Moot deserves to be upgraded for its transparency and the quality of judging and can find good place amongst Tier 2 World Class moots along other moots such as the ICC Trial Moot, Manfred Lachs Asian rounds and the Stetson world rounds.

Oxford Media Moot India Rounds:

22 law schools participated in this competition. That is similar to any of the other Tier 3 moots like DM Harish, Jessup and Stetson Qualifiers. Again, when it comes to judging and transparency, the Oxford India moot will probably be rated higher than many other Tier 3 moots. Team MPL sees no reason why this moot should not be upgraded from Tier 4 to Tier 3.

Exclude Commonwealth Moot World Rounds and Commonwealth Moot India rounds from Tier 4 and 5 respectively as the moot is not happening this year. The Commonwealth Moot is organised only once in two years.

Question marks over the GH Raisoni Moot, which was a Tier 5 moot. Does it need to be included in Tier 5? Team MPL has received feedback that it is not very popular and there is little transparency on how it is conducted and winners are announced. Team MPL is therefore minded to exclude it from the MPL.

Team MPL is minded for the SP Sathe Moot to be excluded from the MPL this season, despite its reasonable popularity as a Tier 5 Moot. Last year there was no website and little transparency on the dates of the moot and the eventual results. The ILS Pune organisers were also actively opposed to the idea of reporting the moot’s results as part of the MPL that year or in future.

Update 17:51: The School of Law Christ University Moot Court Competition 2011 Bangalore has been proposed to be included as a Tier 5 moot. It is held from the 8 to the 11 September 2011 and winners receive Rs 20,000 as prize money.

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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 tizzy 2011-08-23 12:33
@Prashanth: I think you did not take the statistics of other NLUs like RMLNLU, NUALS etc
RMLNLU has around 200 students participating in their Grand Intras and also they have a separate pool for International and National Moots, please do a proper research before posting it here on LI.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 DAD 2011-08-23 21:44
Quoting tizzy:
@Prashanth: I think you did not take the statistics of other NLUs like RMLNLU, NUALS etc
RMLNLU has around 200 students participating in their Grand Intras and also they have a separate pool for International and National Moots, please do a proper research before posting it here on LI.


Do you think it matters whether RMLNLU has rigorous intras or not??? nobody is interested in that and of course, readers are looking for what top colleges such as NALSAR, NUJS,NLSB, NLSD are doing... so, keep ur personal fetish for RMLNLU out of the forum....think twice before u post anything about RMLNLU,...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Dads dad 2011-09-08 14:13
The way you speak certainly tells you have something against them, because you envy something they have and you don't? I have judged one of their intras and thats why I wrote this, as far as I think, they are a talented lot who will surely come up well..
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 sanjay.khan 2011-08-23 12:34
Wish you all the best for this season Kian and Prashanth!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Guest 2011-08-23 12:44
MPL is back, yay!
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -0 Siddhartha 2011-08-23 13:56  interesting
There's a mistake with the figures. The student strength at NLUD is not 150, it's about 310.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 le 2011-08-23 16:02
NLUD takes around 80 students each yr www.nludelhi.ac.in/BA-LLB.htm
So after three year (i.e. during MPL 2) the student number at NLUD would be around 240.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 le 2011-08-23 16:02
very good follow up article to MPL 2 and a great lead for MPL 3, carry on the good innovative work LI.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 noojie 2011-08-23 15:20
the success rate of NALSAR (25) and NUJS (20) given the few moots they participate in is astounding. i wonder what will happen if these colleges start participating in all moots?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 boseDK 2011-08-23 16:01
MPL is fine to the extent that NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS deserve the top 3 slots. However, within the top 3 the points tally of NALSAR is inflated. A lot of useless moots get importance. No weightage is given to the quality of the opposition team, impartiality of judging, first-time mooters etc. If a first year student from NLSIU does as well as a fifth year veteran from NUJS or NALSAR, should not the first year get some bonus points? I also feel that no international moot should be ranked below an Indian moot. The judging in Indian moots is totally biased. If a judging panel consists of only bongs or gultis they will have a soft spot for NUJS or NALSAR even though they may themselves be alumni of other colleges. This possibility does not arise in international moots.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -0 RunDK 2011-08-23 21:12  interesting
When fifth years from NLSIU go for Rizvi Law College Moot then should we deduct point from NLS or give more points to Nalsar/NUJS
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Guest, Bangalore 2011-08-23 23:51
What's your problem, if 5th years or 1st years went? Maybe they never mooted before and wanted to experience it before they passed out ?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 MPL Live 2011-08-23 17:03
Hey,

@ 2 (Tizzy) - Yeah, as the title of the story suggests, we only limited our research survey to the law schools that finished in the top ten in last season's MPL. NUALS Kochi finished 11th and RMLNLU Lucknow finished 12th.

@ 5 (Siddhartha) - The figures in the table pertains to the last academic year (2010-11). Ms. Ruhi Paul from the NLU Delhi Moot Court Committee has clarified with us that the numerical strength of the University during the academic year 2010-11 was 150 students.

Thanks!

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 a 2011-08-23 17:32
Hi Kian,

I presume you are spending enormous amounts of money to host MPL. I suggest that you charge participant fees from each college which wants to be featured. Might sound outrageous at first, but keeping long term perspective in mind, you need revenues to sustain an initiative like this.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Noojie 2011-08-23 18:11
NUJS internals selection rounds have begun also for next years team. A very interesting problem has been framed for the 2nd selection round by some ex students.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Suggestion 2011-08-23 21:31
@ Prashanth

You might consider adding Law Asia as a tier 4 moot. As 3-4 Indian Teams participate in it including NLS and NLUD. Also there is diverse participation from various countries and standard of problem and judging is pretty decent.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 A 2011-08-23 21:34
Kian

You might want to look at adding Leiden India Round as a tier 5 moot.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NL 2011-08-23 21:37
A very good step for upgrading both the rounds of Oxford Media Law. The Indian Round was especially the best judged moot ever with all ex mooters who had good knowledge of int. law and media law. The judges knew the facts and the other issues related to the problem quite well. And the best part was that there was complete transperancy.
Also this year if one reads the problem it is also much better drafted which would increase the quaality even further.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Leiden 2011-08-23 22:14
There some some 10 teams that participated in the Leiden India Rounds... Bad idea
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Leiden 2011-08-24 01:17
6 teams participated in the first national rounds it increased to 10 this time. The organisers are looking at 15 - 17 in 3rd. Plus the porblem is great being famed by Leiden Itself. The judging is decent (not the best but same as most other decent national moots). The good thing is that there is transperancey and feedback. The international rounds are great and judged by just the experts in the field. I think it deserves Tier 5.
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -0 Christ College: Suggestion 2011-08-24 01:31
Including the Christ College Moot is a good idea. It is a well organized moot and because it is held in a well connected city like Bangalore, the judging is quite good too. With cool prize money and considering it is being held by Christ College, which is fairly reputed, this moot should be included.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Flaw 2011-08-24 01:49
There is a flaw in the number of people allotted moots in NLUJ. If you add the moots allotted in both the semesters you arrive at 80-90. Summer Intras 60-65 people get moots and winter intras 30 people get moots. But the figure doesnt add up to 80-90 because many people get two moots in a year. So the figure must be around 70 because people often fail to account for the same people getting multiple moots due to good performance. This figure varies from year to year though.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 MPL Live 2011-08-28 23:05
Hi,

The statistics were given to us by Ms. Arpita Sarkar, last year's Moot Court Committee Convener from NLU Jodhpur.

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 mooter 2011-08-24 08:30
Kian, the number of moots mentioned here (that the schools participated in) are MPL moots or moots in general? If these figures are for the previous year, I think you should mention the MPL ranks as well (though I believe the order is the same as the serial number order here)!

NALSAR all the way! Takes part in such few moots and still is on the top, with NUJS and NLS at its feet! Muhahahahaha! We are the mooting legends. Kian, how about an interview of some of the Rank 1 mooting college mooters, to enlighten the lower rank mooters?

If gultis can be biased in India moots, wouldn't karnataka and nls alumni (greater in number) be similarly biased in favor of NLS? I think NLS students, sympathisers and whiners should be blocked from this website. They spew poor arguments.

Take a good look. We're on top. You're not.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 MPL Live 2011-08-28 23:07
Hi,

The number of moots here refers to the total number of moots participated by the University. They may not exclusively be MPL moots.

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Christ Moot 2011-08-24 08:45
The Christ Moot seems to be a good inclusion! The prize money is higher than most of the other moots! Plus I agree with 16!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-24 15:35
G.H. Raisoni is a good moot. Take into consideration the decision as in the teams participating therein are similar to many other Tier 5 moots. Also, the transparency questioned upon should not be the issue just because this time final was between the two Pune law school teams. Also, number of NLUs and other reputed law schools participating are similar to many other moots.
And not to be forgotten, it is organized not only by G.H. Raisoni law school, but ISIL also plays a role being an organizer.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 CalBoy 2011-08-24 15:48
NLS cant moot to save its life. Its a forgotten art in that college.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-24 16:05
Ya even I do consider the same as I also went for Raisoni moot last year. When moots like Pro Bono wherein just around half the teams of Raisoni participated; what is the issue with Raisoni wherein decent number of good law schools participate.
It is easy to allege something, but difficult to prove.

I think, being a participant of Raisoni moot earlier, that it deserves to be there in MPL 3.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -0 Oxford Media Law 2011-08-24 19:54  interesting
Without any offense to the Oxford Media Law Moot, I don't think it has yet acquired the status of Jessup and Stetson, or even Manfred, in the international mooting circuit (note that India is the only country that has national rounds for the moot). As far as the Oxford India rounds go, they may be well organized and transparent, but it's way too early to upgrade it to the same league as BCIT or even DM Harish, just being in it's 2nd year, just because you have 22 teams participating...For eg. Luthra & GNLU have 50 + teams and apart from being quite established, they even foreign participation, yet they are in Tier IV. It seems slightly premature to upgrade...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 rookie 2011-08-24 22:05
I would also recommend you to add Law Asia to the MPL rankings this time. Other than the above mentioned colleges, there is also NLU Jodhpur and HNLU Raipur participating this time.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-24 23:00
With respect to comment no. 20 and 22,I from RGNUL Patiala participated in Raisoni moot, amazed to read that Raisoni moot's presence in Tier 5 is under consideration. The moot is a good one and no discrepancy is displayed when it comes to results. Though, this time it was all Pune fight there, but last year, if I am not wrong, NUALS won the moot. Also, Best Memorandum this time was won by GNLU team.

I would ask Legally India to consider their decision as in its a good moot.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Christ moot. 2011-08-25 01:12
In support of Christ again. I was there last year and it was organized really well. the mooting culture there has been growing by leaps and bounds and they always seem to get excellent Judges for their moots.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 adoksh 2011-08-25 01:13
The Oxford Media Law Moot is still in it's early days but going by the problem for this year as well as last years success we must consider upgrading it!

The Raisoni Moot did receive participation but that by itself does not justify its precence in the MPL. Not having attended it, or having heard of last years rounds, I withhold my comments on the same!

The Christ Moot or the SLCU National Moot as they call it was superb last year! The infrastructure and judges and the problem lived up to high standards. The Union Law Minister, Veerappa Moily attended the finals, so did Oscar Fernandes. The final Bench consisted of Justice Shanti Bhushan amongst other Supreme Court Justices!
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Moot Monster 2011-08-25 10:30
The Christ Moot seems to be a fairly good moot considering it has quite a few esteemed jurists judging the final rounds. Also, its a pleasure to meet such dignitaries and would also help improve our mooting skills. I strongly recommend that this moot be included in a much higher tier than just tier 5.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Notice 2011-08-25 11:48
Does anyone notice one point.

Top college participation in Moots-

NALSAR - 25 Moots

NUJS - 20 Moots

NLSIU - 25 Moots

NLUD - 30 Moots

More Moots, More points :P
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anon 2011-08-25 16:02
the only one with lesser moots after that is HNLU.. All others are comparable or even more. Read Carefully!
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Nalsarite 2011-08-26 22:49
Mr. Einstein, going by that logic ILS Pune, which participated in 70 moots should have been on the top with an astounding margin.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 asd 2011-08-25 12:24
Please don't include Law Asia or the Leiden rounds. No one does them .. some random participation. So many better moots around.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Sane 2011-08-25 13:12
Lawasia is a killer moot. All retards against its inclusion should atleast visit its webstie once.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 MPL 3 is back!!! 2011-08-25 14:25
Awesome stuff giving a preview to MPL 3 LI! Builds it up perfectly!
Certain suggestions I'd like to put in, considering LI has asked for it.

1) Oxford being just 2 years old, pushing it up would be a hasty decision. Yes, it has the brand name and the quality to live up to it, but it is too early to consider such a move.

2) Raisoni I believe does not deserve a place on the MPL.

3) If the organizers of Sathe, wish to have it excluded then there is no scope for discussion. Then again, it in any case doesn't warrant an MPL Slot.

4) School of Law Christ University Moot saw some big names judging the rounds and preciding over the program. I think Moily was there and Shanti Bhusan judged the finale in front of a 2000 seater audi. Good stuff can be expected of them. Warrants Tier 5 Status according to me.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Christ Moot 2011-08-25 22:47
Apart from Shanti Bhaushan there was Uday Holla also judging the final rounds. Along with V. Moily there was also Governor of Karnataka, H.R Bharadwaj and the Advocate General of the State, Ashok Haranahalli present for the inaugration. The plans for this year seem way bigger.Not to forget that the quality of judging from the prelimanary rounds start with managing partners of established law firms, unlike first year associates in some other competitions.
Also is this case with Air Law Moot. Both these moots deserve tier 4. AQuoting MPL 3 is back!!!:
Awesome stuff giving a preview to MPL 3 LI! Builds it up perfectly!
Certain suggestions I'd like to put in, considering LI has asked for it.

1) Oxford being just 2 years old, pushing it up would be a hasty decision. Yes, it has the brand name and the quality to live up to it, but it is too early to consider such a move.

2) Raisoni I believe does not deserve a place on the MPL.

3) If the organizers of Sathe, wish to have it excluded then there is no scope for discussion. Then again, it in any case doesn't warrant an MPL Slot.

4) School of Law Christ University Moot saw some big names judging the rounds and preciding over the program. I think Moily was there and Shanti Bhusan judged the finale in front of a 2000 seater audi. Good stuff can be expected of them. Warrants Tier 5 Status according to me.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-25 22:38
Regarding Comment No. 32, can you give me one single ground why Raisoni moot should not be there. Giving suggestentions with no justification is arbitrary.
Don't forget, ISIL is also one of the organizers.
As far as I'm concerned, being a participant earlier in that moot, I find no ground to exclude it. There are some other moots that are at lower pedestal than it which are a part of MPL and nobody is even questioning their presence.
If you did not hear about Raisoni results this time, its a fault on your part that you don't keep yourself updated. It was published in Legally India MPL2 with the results of HNLU winning jackpot in one moot.
I'd ask LegallyIndia team to take into account views of participants and being a NLU student,I advocate for its presence in MPL3.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Suggestion 2011-08-26 02:54
Since every other top MPL college other than ILS claims to participate only in 25-30 moots, you should ask the top 5-10 MPL colleges to name the 25-30 moots they participate in to get a fair idea of whether a particular moot should be included in MPL-3 or not.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -0 BD 2011-08-26 03:25  interesting
I have one small suggestion about MPL 3 reporting. While writing the articles on individual moots please do mention all the universities which participated in the moots (for international moots only the mention of Indian teams would suffice) and not just the semi-finalists or the finalists. This would let the readers know how many and what type of universities participate in a particular moot.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 MPL Live 2011-08-28 23:16
Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion. We have mooted this idea earlier. But the problem is that most of the moot organizers are not ready to reveal the total number of participating teams. It is very difficult for us to get detailed information on the Universities that participate in a moot.

Since some moots update their websites with the list of participating teams, we are planning to put the list on the Legallypedia wiki page of each moot. That will help to analyze the kind of participation a moot receives.

Thanks!

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-27 00:08
Well, there is a controversy on Raisoni it seems. I am from Symbi Pune & went for Raisoni last to last year. I think the controversy that has arisen should not rather have instead.
It deserves to be a part of MPL3. Many teams participated, and even from bigshot law schools participated, when I participated in the moot. ISIL, the one which organizes Henry Dunant also organizes it. Results are fair and individual marks are shown of speakers.
No doubt about it, that Raisoni should ba a part of MPL3 & the question on Raisoni should not have arisen.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-27 11:33
True, very true!!!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 RGNULite 2011-08-27 15:31
RGNUL has already introduced the concept of separate rounds for national & international moots.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Oxford 2011-08-27 17:03
Well as far as the Oxofrd-India Media Law moots goes in terms of the problem framed it is at par with any other international moot. With respect to the quality of teams it might still not be as good as compared to jessup or manfred as people might/do still prefer stetson or manfred over it. But in terms of judging there is no moot held in India which can even come close to it. It has much better judging and transperancy as compared to Stetson, BCI or Jessup. Plus The organisation is simply outstanding.
With regards to the International this year it will be the 6th edition of the competiton and if we are talking about the years since the moot has started it is an older moot than ICC trial which has had 4 editions.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Oxford - Tier 3? 2011-08-28 19:40
Quoting Oxford:
Well as far as the Oxofrd-India Media Law moots goes in terms of the problem framed it is at par with any other international moot. With respect to the quality of teams it might still not be as good as compared to jessup or manfred as people might/do still prefer stetson or manfred over it. But in terms of judging there is no moot held in India which can even come close to it. It has much better judging and transperancy as compared to Stetson, BCI or Jessup. Plus The organisation is simply outstanding.
With regards to the International this year it will be the 6th edition of the competiton and if we are talking about the years since the moot has started it is an older moot than ICC trial which has had 4 editions.


Well, claiming that Oxford India has the best judging in the country is a bold statement. NUJS Herbert Smith, DM Harish, KK Luthra, MM Singhvi, GLC's Palkhivala, etc. have excellent judging too. But not all of them have been elevated to Tier 3! It's a little unfair to several other established moots.
I think there's an unfair prejudice towards the moot only on account of the combined brand names of Oxford & NLU-D. Not denying that the moot is good, but it's a little too early to give it so much credit..
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-27 19:47
I am from Amity Delhi & participated in Raisoni moot this time. I advocate Raisoni's moot presence in MPL3. Its a good moot on IPR laws.
Really,I feel that Raisoni deserves to be there & this time good number of NLUs and other good law schools participated.
Judges in finals were senior advocates.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 GGS IP University 2011-08-27 21:10
I participated in the Christ National Moot last year and absolutely loved it! The Campus was beautiful and the problem was a balanced mix of humor and ardant seriousness something that attracted a lot of teams.

This years problem is of extremely high quality. Again it is based on Constitutional Law, inlight of the corruption that is prevalent currently in Karnataka and India and the difficulty level is extremely high.

If anyone from the OC of this moot is present here, could they cite the number of teams appearing for the 2nd edition of the moot?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-28 19:08
This time its gonna be 7th Raisoni & ISIL Moot; and participation is gonna be bigger for sure and also Raisoni had a great moot problem based on music composition in light of US laws.
The best would be to include both Raisoni and Christ moots.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Raj Anand 2011-08-29 16:10
Any word on Raj Anand results?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 kianganz 2011-08-29 16:12
Thanks - a story on the results should be up shortly, please keep your eyes peeled.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Surana Stands 2011-08-29 18:19
Hey what about the surana moots. The trial and advocacy moot is just round the corner.??
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-08-29 19:16
Include Raisoni & ISIL Moot in MPL3 as it deserves to be there!!!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 From ILS Pune 2011-08-29 23:22
I do support person asking for Raisoni to be in MPL3.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 For Raisoni and Christ 2011-08-29 23:59
I believe both Raisoni and Christ Moot must be included into the MPL 3.
Above consensus on the same establishes this for both moots!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Decision? 2011-08-30 00:02
When would MPL 3 begin? When would these doubts be cleared?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Oxford 2011-08-30 23:13
@ 39.1

"Well, claiming that Oxford India has the best judging in the country is a bold statement. NUJS Herbert Smith, DM Harish, KK Luthra, MM Singhvi, GLC's Palkhivala, etc. have excellent judging too. But not all of them have been elevated to Tier 3! It's a little unfair to several other established moots.
I think there's an unfair prejudice towards the moot only on account of the combined brand names of Oxford & NLU-D. Not denying that the moot is good, but it's a little too early to give it so much credit.."

I have no idea how is it a bold statement.
"NUJS Herbert Smith, DM Harish, KK Luthra, MM Singhvi, GLC's Palkhivala, etc. have great judging"

Yes Herbert Smith and DM Harish have good judging but still just see the profiles of the judges of Oxford India moot and you will see the difference. About KK Luthra the judging is decent like anyother moot not something exceptional and MM Singhvi well yes you have trial court judges and advocated judging the prelims and quarters so no comments.

If there is something good why cant we accept that. How is it a big deal if some moot is doing great in its second year. Ask anyone who partiticpated in it they can easily tell you the difference between Oxford and anyother moot in terms of transperancy judging organising.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Mohit from Hans Restaurant 2011-10-23 10:34
The number of students who participate in the Intras in NLUJ would not be 250 IMHO. I suppose they are counting the students twice over considering that NLUJ organizes two intras a year.

I think a more accurate number would hover around 150ish, this would exclude those who withdraw at the last moment while not counting those who figure in the winter and the summer intra both.
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