NLSIU Bangalore pipped SOEL Chennai in the finals of the Jessup South India Qualifiers, beefing up its already huge lead this season.

In the semifinals SOEL defeated Nalsar Hyderabad and NLSIU cruised past Dr Ambedkar Law College, Chennai.

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SOEL speaker Krishna won the best speaker and NLSIU bagged the best memorandum award in this Tier 3 MPL moot that is the qualifier to the Jessup International Rounds.

This is the fifth moot win and best memorandum citation for NLSIU Bangalore this season and it now enjoys a huge 82-point lead over NLU Jodhpur. SOEL Chennai moved up from 19th position to 7th, and Nalsar Hyderabad moved up from 8th place to 6th in the MPL 3 Season Standings.

The NLSIU team consisted of speakers Anupama Kumar and Divyanshu Agrawal along with researchers Sharad Bansal and Jahnavi Sindhu.

Kumar said that the team enjoyed working together. “The moot was a lot of fun. It was an incredible experience to face tough questions posed by the judges and to be able to think on your feet, knowing that you could not say anything immediately.”

Kumar stated categorically that the judging standards throughout the moot were good. “In our first round we had a silent but good bench and in our second round we had an aggressive bench who asked a lot of questions. In the final rounds, we had judges like Prof Ambrose (who has been judging the moot for quite a few years now) and Rishab Sancheti, who asked us challenging questions and tested our basics. We were forced to pause, think and answer immediately.”

When asked about the likelihood of NLSIU winning the MPL, Kumar remained cautious. “We are keeping our fingers crossed for the international rounds. We have to get together and figure out a lot of things and it will be a lot of work. It is too early to predict the MPL outcome this season as there are many top moots like Vis, Jessup which are yet to happen and there is also much that is left to chance. That said, it feels nice to have won this moot.”

The moot was organised by Surana & Surana International Attorneys in collaboration with NUALS Kochi. Vaisakhi R from the NUALS Moot Court Committee said that this was the first time the University was organising an international moot. “Overall, the moot went off well. We did have a few glitches here and there. The accommodation for the participants was a bit far away but we did have transportation facilities. The teams were happy with the feedback from the judges and we tried to keep the moot as transparent as possible.” 15 teams participated in the competition.

Both NLS Bangalore and SOEL Chennai will be representing South India in the Jessup International rounds at Washington D.C in March. The Jessup North India rounds will be taking place this weekend at Amity Law School, New Delhi.

Mooting Premier League 3 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NLSIU Bangalore 162 [Jessup South] (gold, best memo); Oxford Media India rounds (silver, best memo); Stetson South (gold, best memo); NLIU-Juris Corp (gold, best speaker, best memo); Palkhivala (gold); Dunant (silver); B.R. Sawhney (gold); Trial Adv South (silver); Raj Anand Moot (semis); Maritime Arbitration (semis, best memo, hon men for best resp memo);
2 NLU Jodhpur 80 Stetson North (gold); Hidayatullah (gold, best speaker, best memo); Dunant (best memo); Trial Adv North (silver, best speaker, best memo); IICLAM (gold);
3 NUJS Kolkata 39 Oxford Media India rounds (semis); NLIU-Juris Corp (semis); Hidayatullah (silver, best researcher); B.R. Sawhney (semis); SLCU Moot (silver, best speaker, best memo); Trial Adv North (semis);
4 GLC Mumbai 35 NLIU-Juris Corp (semis); Trial Adv South (gold, best speaker); IICLAM (Best Memo); Raj Anand Moot (silver);
5 NLU Delhi 33 Oxford Media India rounds (gold, best speaker); (Law Asia (semis); Dunant (semis); IICLAM (organiser);
6 Nalsar Hyderabad 30 [Jessup South] (semis); Oxford Media India rounds (semis);Dunant (gold); B.R. Sawhney (organiser);
7 SOEL Chennai 30 [Jessup South] (silver, best speaker); Stetson South (semis);Trial Adv South (best memo);
8 HNLU Raipur 29 Stetson North (semis); NLIU-Juris Corp (best researcher); Palkhivala (best speaker, semis); [Hidayatullah (organiser); SLCU Moot (semis);
9 GNLU Gandhinagar 27 Palkhivala (best researcher, semis); B.R. Sawhney (silver); Trial Adv North (gold);
10 NLIU Bhopal 24 NLIU-Juris Corp (organiser); SLCU Moot (gold); Raj Anand Moot (semis, best memo);
11 Campus Law Centre Delhi 23 Raj Anand Moot (gold, best speaker);
12 RMLNLU Lucknow 21 Stetson North (silver); Palkhivala (silver); Trial Adv North (semis);
13 ILS Pune 21 Stetson South (best speaker); B.R. Sawhney (best speaker, semis); Trial Adv South (semis);
14 RGNUL Patiala 18 Stetson North (best speaker); Hidayatullah (semis); B.R. Sawhney (best memo);
15 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore 17 IICLAM (silver, best speaker); SLCU Moot (organiser);
16 Jindal Global Law School 15 Dunant (best speaker, semis);
17 Symbiosis Law School, Pune 12 Palkhivala (best memo); IICLAM (semis);
18 V M Salgaocar Law College, Goa 10 Stetson South (silver);
19 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 10 Stetson North (best memo);
20 Amity Law School IP University Delhi 8 NLIU-Juris Corp (silver);
21 CNLU Patna 5 Stetson North (semis);
21 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 5 Stetson South (semis);
21 Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Chennai 5 [Jessup South] (semis);
24 KLE Bangalore 4 IICLAM (semis);
25 ULC Bangalore 3 SLCU Moot (semis);
25 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur 3 Trial Adv South (semis);
25 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law 3 Hidayatullah (semis);

Tier wise Statistics

Pos Law school T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 Org W R/u S/F B S B M/R HM Pts
1 NLSIU Bangalore     70 66 26   5 3 2 1 5 1 162
2 NLU Jodhpur     30 15 35   3 1   2 3   80
3 NUJS Kolkata       8 31     2 4 1 2   39
4 GLC Mumbai       20 15   1 1 1 1     35
5 NLU Delhi     5 23 3 2 1   2 1     33
6 Nalsar Hyderabad     25 4   1 1   2       30
7 SOEL Chennai     25   5     1 1 1 1   30
8 HNLU Raipur     17 8 3 1     3 1 1   29
9 GNLU Gandhinagar       12 15   1 1 1   1   27
10 NLIU Bhopal       12 10 2 1   1   1   24
11 Campus Law Centre Delhi       23     1     1     23
12 RMLNLU Lucknow     10 8 3     2 1       21
13 ILS Pune     10   11       2 2     21
14 RGNUL Patiala     10   8       1 1 1   18
15 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore       16   1   1   1     17
16 Jindal Global Law School     15           1 1     15
17 Symbiosis Law School, Pune       12         1   1   12
18 V M Salgaocar Law College, Goa     10         1         10
19 Army Institute of Law, Mohali     10               1   10
20 Amity Law School IP University Delhi       8       1         8
21 CNLU Patna     5           1       5
21 New Law College, Pune     5           1       5
21 Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Chennai     5           1       5
24 KLE Bangalore       4         1       4
25 ULC Bangalore         3       1       3
25 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur         3       1       3
25 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law         3       1       3

Legend: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 (total points won in each tier); Org (Organiser points); Pos (Position); W (Wins); R/u (Runner-ups); S/F- Semifinalist; Q/F (Quarter Finalist, applicable only for Tier 1 Moots); O/F (Octa Finalist, applicable only for Tier 1 Moots); B S(Best speaker); B M/R (Best Memorandum/Researcher); HM (Honorable Mention & other equivalent awards); Pts (Points)

For more information please refer to the MPL 3 rulebook.

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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 LOL 2012-01-17 13:13
Ha ha...look at NALSAR. The college is full of scams and they can't even beat unkown colleges in moots.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Sometime Mooter 2012-01-17 15:15
Haha. ILS. Haha.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 abc 2012-01-17 16:27
Haha. NLS. Haha.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 AG 2012-01-18 12:38
Judging sucked as usual. High time someone needs to take this up with ILSA. NALSAR was much better than SOEL
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Sometime Mooter 2012-01-18 15:45
Quoting AG:
Judging sucked as usual. High time someone needs to take this up with ILSA. NALSAR was much better than SOEL


Same old, same old. NLS last year, Nalsar this year, Nalsar in 2009 etc. Until someone *actually* takes this up with ILSA, or the Law Schools get together and do something about it, nothing's going to change, and every year somebody will get screwed.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Not from SOEL 2012-01-18 16:21
Guys why cant you accept your defeat. Credits have to be given to all the winners NLS and SOEL.

Remember that SOEL always performed well in many moots. I think in MPL 1 they ranked 5th and not sure about MPL 2.

I met a few students from SOEL and most of them are students who gave up their NLS and Nalsar admission's because they didn't want to move from Chennai.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Truth 2012-01-18 16:30
I took part in the Jessup south rounds and trust me SOEL deserved to be the winners. They were better than NLSIU.Why would you guys think SOEL didnt deserve to be in the finals. Apart from runner up they were also awarded

1st best speaker
2nd best speaker
2nd best memorial
And spirit of Surana Award.

And they were not pipped by NLS in the final. It was a close and SOEL deserved to win.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 arthur 2012-01-18 18:14
this is comical....

SOEL was much better than NLS and Nalsar.

Bad judging really needs to be discarded.

i think, the issue indeed should be taken up with ILSA.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Sometime Mooter 2012-01-18 20:35
Chill out guys. All will be known after the Internationals. The trash nature of the South rounds judging was revealed last year when both Nalsar and ILS failed to make past the prelims at DC - which is just about the easiest thing in the world to do. We will see how NLS and SOEL do this year, and then talk.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Present Mooter 2012-01-19 21:46
Quoting Sometime Mooter:
Chill out guys. All will be known after the Internationals. The trash nature of the South rounds judging was revealed last year when both Nalsar and ILS failed to make past the prelims at DC - which is just about the easiest thing in the world to do. We will see how NLS and SOEL do this year, and then talk.


You should remember that the level of competition differs every year.

NALSAR and ILS may have faced tougher opponents in the preliminary rounds.

Think (if you can that is) before you make such sweeping statements!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 2nd time @ Jessup 2012-01-19 23:27
Wholly agree with you, and disagree with 'sometimer'. this year's performance standards were way diff from the last year !

the overall standard of judging went up this time (judges like V. Niranjan, Ashwani K., Ansu Paul, Rishabh Sancheti, Adithya Reddy) and the overall standard of mooting was revealed, when the last question in the finals; "diff between an agent and a counsel", which has a direct answer in the ICJ charter, could not be answered by the "winning team's" "best speaker of finals"




Quoting Present Mooter:
Quoting Sometime Mooter:
Chill out guys. All will be known after the Internationals. The trash nature of the South rounds judging was revealed last year when both Nalsar and ILS failed to make past the prelims at DC - which is just about the easiest thing in the world to do. We will see how NLS and SOEL do this year, and then talk.


You should remember that the level of competition differs every year.

NALSAR and ILS may have faced tougher opponents in the preliminary rounds.

Think (if you can that is) before you make such sweeping statements!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Sometime Mooter 2012-01-20 00:32
Quoting 2nd time @ Jessup:
Wholly agree with you, and disagree with 'sometimer'. this year's performance standards were way diff from the last year !

the overall standard of judging went up this time (judges like V. Niranjan, Ashwani K., Ansu Paul, Rishabh Sancheti, Adithya Reddy) and the overall standard of mooting was revealed, when the last question in the finals; "diff between an agent and a counsel", which has a direct answer in the ICJ charter, could not be answered by the "winning team's" "best speaker of finals"




Quoting Present Mooter:
Quoting Sometime Mooter:
Chill out guys. All will be known after the Internationals. The trash nature of the South rounds judging was revealed last year when both Nalsar and ILS failed to make past the prelims at DC - which is just about the easiest thing in the world to do. We will see how NLS and SOEL do this year, and then talk.


You should remember that the level of competition differs every year.

NALSAR and ILS may have faced tougher opponents in the preliminary rounds.

Think (if you can that is) before you make such sweeping statements!


I was referring to the DC rounds.

If you're second time at Jessup, like your name claims you to be, you'll know what I'm talking about. You have to be astonishingly bad not to make it past the prelims.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Sometime Mooter 2012-01-20 00:32
You clearly have no clue about how the Internationals work. They ensure that you face a varying level of competition over four rounds. In short, if you're even remotely good, you'll break with a 3 - 1 at the worst. In one round you'll face a very good team, like NUS or one of the Latin American or US sides - which you may win or lose - and your other three will be against random teams from central Europe or Africa who have trouble with even expressing themselves fluently in English (no offence to them), or teams such as Ireland etc. who aren't very interested in the moot, and have hardly prepared.

In short, if you don't make it past prelims, you suck. End of.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NLS Mooter 2012-01-19 01:19
The article states that NLS has a 62 point lead over NLU, Jodhpur. The table shows that the lead of of 82 point. Moderator should check and clarify.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 MPL Live 2012-01-19 01:35
@6 - Thanks for pointing out. The unintentional error has been rectified.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup North 2012-01-20 19:49
Can someone please give live updates of North India rounds tomorrow?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NLUD 2012-01-21 00:55
How do i give live updates tomorrow? I am attending First Prelims NUJS v NLUD and NLUD vs RGNUL. Who do i send updates to?
I am part of the NLUD Team. Caveat Emptor.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 kianganz 2012-01-21 01:00
Hi NLUD - please go to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/mooting.in

There you can send us updates. Or you can send emails to mooting at legallyindia dot com.

Or you can sms me on 0900 405 6651.

Or there are plenty more options like GChat, etc... Let us know what you prefer via any of the above.

Cheers
Kian
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 arthur 2012-01-21 18:37
nlu d is in both the rounds ? oh !!!!!!!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup 2012-01-22 16:18
updates on Jessup North??? And Luthra?? And Rizvi??
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup North 2012-01-22 20:00
NLUD did not take part in Rizvi. It won Jessup and Luthra. It also made it to the semi-finals of Christ Anti-trust and won the best researcher there.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 guest 2012-01-22 18:28
nlud won both luthra n jessup
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup 2012-01-22 19:07
Superb. Do you know about other awards at both the events??
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup 2012-01-22 20:51
Heard that NLU D sent the same team that they sent last year for Jessup. Is that true?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NLUD 2012-01-22 21:25
Yup.It's true. There was some internal fixing afterwhich the same team was allowed to represent.
In the internal rounds, the last year's team could not qualify, after that, Tau Ranbir Singh played his joker card and gave back door entry to them....anyway, that remains our internal matter, what matters is We won the North India Rounds...So, suck it...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NALSAR Criminal 2012-01-22 20:51
Any news on the NALSAR Criminal Moot?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Adi 2012-01-22 21:53
NLUD won the North Indian Rounds.... Beating HNLU in the finals...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Troll 2012-01-22 23:15
NLUD paid the judges in the semis and finals to make them win. The paid ILSA also to give them bench memo.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup North 2012-01-22 23:55
Dear Troll,
This was one of NLUD's best moot teams. NLUD won this moot last year too. It would be really nice of you if you could substantiate your allegations with some kind of a proof. Till then, let us not take away the credit from those who truly deserve it.
Good Luck.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NLUD 2012-01-23 02:23
Ask Tau Ranbir Singh...not me to substantiate the arguments...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Jessup North 2012-01-23 03:18
Dear Troll,
Assuming the fact that you are a reasonable person, I am sure that you must have based your allegations on certain things called evidences. All I am asking you to do is to disclose it. Your inability to do so only makes your allegations baseless and unreliable.
The NLUD team worked very hard for the competition. Shreya was the 9th best speaker in the world and Akshay was the 17th best speaker in the world last year in the Washington rounds. Therefore, this moot victory was the most highly anticipated one.
In case you do reply, please come up with something worth considering.
Good luck.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Sarvjeet 2012-01-23 12:43
I dont see the point of asking him to reply or give evidence, we know how hard these people worked, we know how much they deserved it, doesn't matter what the world thinks because they won and they'll do that again in World Rounds.

As far as RS is concerned yes he does helps us in wining moots, he helps us getting the best judges to hold the intras and select the best teams teams, he provides us with all the facilities that anyone can ask for, the exemptions and stuff, the books, the practise rounds etc.
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