MPL 4: The home of Indian mootingMPL 4: The home of Indian mooting

NLSIU Bangalore and NLU Delhi were the big winners, hauling in 40 and 30 Mooting Premier League (MPL) 4 points respectively over the last weekend of two big tier 3 qualifying moots: the Stetson South India and the Oxford Media Moot qualifiers to major international moots.

NLSIU thumped CNLU Patna in the finals of Stetson South India qualifying rounds while NLU Delhi bested NLSIU Bangalore in the Oxford Media Law Moot South Asian regional rounds that were held at NLU Delhi.

NLSIU, the current toppers of the MPL 4 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, cemented its lead after this weekend with 153 points.

NLU Delhi leapt into the runner up in the MPL rankings with 57 points just ahead of HNLU Raipur but faces a major gulf to catch up with NLSIU.

CNLU Patna, Kerala Law Academy, Trivandrum and VM Salgaoncar Goa premiered in the Mooting Premier League Season 4 rankings after this weekend.

Stetson South India Rounds: NLSIU v CNLU

Repeating last year’s performance, NLSIU won the Stetson South India qualifying rounds by defeating CNLU Patna in the finals held at NLU Cuttack in Orissa (NLUO) between 22 and 24 November, picking up 20 MPL points.

Both teams will now represent India in the international rounds of the moot. ILS Pune and VM Salgaoncar Goa were knocked out in the semi-final rounds of the competition but earned 5 MPL points.

The NLSIU winning team was made up of speakers Molshree Shrivastava, Nayanatara BG and researcher Anita Srinivasan. Aneesh S of Kerala Law Academy Trivandrum was awarded the title of best student advocate.

Nuals Kochi snatched the best memorandum and climbed to 14th position in the MPL from 25.

The event saw only 10 teams compete this year. The moot was live blogged by the host college, NLUO, which did not participate in the moot but will instead take part in the North India qualifiers at NLIU Bhopal later this month. It is therefore not eligible for MPL organiser points.

Note: Team MPL is considering downgrading the Stetson regional selection rounds in the next MPL season due to the low participation.

Oxford Media Law Moot South Asian Regional Rounds: NLU Delhi v NLSIU Bangalore

NLU Delhi grabbed gold again, as it did last year, at the Oxford Media Law Moot South Asia regional rounds held at NLU Delhi from 23 to 26 of November, which has been upgraded to Tier 3 of the MPL 4 after consultation with moot court committees (MCCs).

NLU Delhi defeated NLSIU Bangalore in the finals. NLU Delhi also won the best memorandum award while Dibyojyoti Mainak from NLSIU swiped the best speaker award.

This gave NLU Delhi and NLSIU a 30-point and 20-point haul respectively from this moot.

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and NLU Jodhpur lost out in the semi finals of the competition and gained 5 MPL points each.

NLU Delhi, NLSIU and JGLS qualified for the international rounds of the Price Media Law Moot that will be held in Oxford early next year.

The other qualifiers for the international rounds were University of Colombo and Lahore University of Management Sciences, because of the moot’s rule that at least three different South Asian countries must qualify for the international rounds.

The winning team of NLU Delhi consists of speakers Medha Vikram, Harshad Patak and researcher Divya Srinivasan.

“It’s an awesome feeling to be in the winning team of this moot and exciting, as we are qualified to participate in the international rounds of the moot,” Vikram told Legally India. “The rounds were really tough as we had four rounds in the prelims followed by the knock-out rounds. One good thing is that the judges threw a lot of questions that they clearly measured the depth of research and knowledge of law. The semi finals took about three hours. We were relaxed in the finals because even if it is a gold or a silver we would make it to the international rounds.”

Commenting on the problem, Vikram added: “It was the side rather than the opponent team that we found hard to crack. The problem was focused on privacy, social networking sites and how law is placed in a trauma while dealing with these issues. It was hard to justify the respondent side of the problem. Now that we have spotted our weak points we could work more on that area to launch the best of our performance at the international rounds.”

Vikram praised the support from the NLU Delhi college authorities and predicted that by the end of the season NLU Delhi, which has steadily been coming up in the MPL 4, would occupy the top spot.

The moot was by invitation only and hosted nine teams from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, alongside 18 Indian teams.

International law firm Herbert Smith is sponsoring the Mooting Premier League (MPL) and will contribute a prize pool of Rs 60,000 for the top three winning colleges.

Mooting Premier League 4 season standings

Pos Law school T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 Org W R/u S/F B S B M/R HM Pts Details
1 NLSIU Bangalore 100   40   13   3 1   2 2   153 [Rizvi Moot] (Semis); [Surana Trial Adv - South] (gold); [Manfred Lachs Space Moot World Rounds] (gold, best memo, best orator);[Stetson South India](gold);[Oxford Media Law National Qualifiers](Silver, Best orator)
2 NLU Delhi     50 4 3 1 2   2   1   57 [HMMCC (Semis)][Henry Dunant] (gold); [NLU Delhi Corp Moot] (organiser); [NLIU Juris Corp] (Semis); [Oxford Media Law National Qualifiers](Gold, best memo)
3 HNLU Raipur       8 47 1 1 2   3 3   55 Nani Palkhivala (Best Researcher); [Pro Bono] (Best team, Best speaker, Best researcher, Best memorial)
4 NUJS Kolkata       8 40   2 2   3     48 [HMMCC (Best team)(Best speaker)] [Nani Palkhivala (runners up)][BR Sawhney (Best peaker)][SLCU Moot (Gold, Best speaker)]
5 Jindal Global Law School     20 8 10   1   2   2   38 [Nani Palkhivala] (Best Memorial)][Henry Dunant] (best researcher, semis); [Surana Trial Adv - North] (gold); [Oxford Media Law National Qualifiers](Semis)
6 ILS Pune     5 15 10   1 1 1   1   30 [HMMCC] (Best researcher); [SLCU Moot] (silver); [NLIU Juris Corp] (gold); [Stetson South India](Semis)
7 Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia University     10 8 10     1   1 1   28 [Nani Palkhivala (Best speaker)][Henry Dunant (Best memo)Surana Trial adv-North (Silver, bet speaker)]
8 [[NLU Jodhpur     15 4 6     1 4       25 [Henry Dunant] (silver); [Surana Trial Adv - North] (semis); [B.R Sawhney Moot] (semis) ; [NLIU Juris Corp] (Semis); [Oxford Media Law National Qualifiers] (Semis)
9 Nalsar Hyderabad       8 15 1 1 1   1     23 [HMMCC (Runners up)] [Rizvi Moot] (Best team); [B.R Sawhney Moot] (organisers); [NLIU Juris Corp] (Best Speaker);
10 RGNUL Patiala       12 8     2 1       22 [Nani Palkhivala] (Semis); [NLU Delhi Corp Moot] (semis); B. R Sawhney Moot (runners up); [NLIU Juris Corp] (silver);
11 GNLU Gandhinagar       15 5   1     1     20 [Nani Palkhivala] (best team); [NLU Delhi Corp Moot] (Best team)
11 RMLNLU Lucknow         20   1       2   20 [NLU Delhi Corp Moot] (gold, best researcher); [Surana Trial Adv - North] (best memo);
13 GLC Mumbai     10 8   1       1     18 Henry Dunant (Best speaker)
14 NUALS Kochi     10   5     1     1   15 [NLU Delhi Corp Moot] (silver); [Stetson South] (Best memo)
14 ULC Bangalore         15   1       1   15 [NLU Delhi Corp Moot] (best memo);
16 NLIU Bhopal       6 8 1     2   1   14 [HMMCC (Semis)(Best memorial)] [Nani Palkhivala (semis)]; [NLIU Juris Corp] (Organizers);
17 Amity Law School Noida         13       1 1 1   13 [Rizvi Moot] (Semis, best speaker, best memorial)
17 NLU Orissa       8 5           2   13 [B.R Sawhney Moot] (Best Memorial); [NLIU Juris Corp] (Best Memorial);
19 CNLU Patna     10         1         10 [Stetson South] (Silver)
19 KLA, Trivandrum     10             1     10 [Stetson South] (Best orator)
19 Department of Law, North-Eastern Hill University     10             1     10 [Henry Dunant] (Best speaker);
19 KIIT School of Law         10   1           10 [B.R Sawhney Moot] (Winners) ;
23 School of Legal Studies, CUSAT Kochi         8       1   1   8 [Surana Trial Adv - South] (best memo, semis);
24 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law         8       1   1   8 [SLCU Moot] (best memo, semis);
25 Nirma University     5   3       2       8 [Henry Dunant] (semis); [Pro Bono] {Semis};
26 Symbiosis, Pune       8             1   8 [NLIU Juris Corp] {Best Researcher}
27 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur         6       2       6 [Surana Trial Adv - South] (semis); [Pro Bono] (Semis)
28 V.M. Salgaoncar, Goa     5           1       5 [Stetson South] (Semis)
29 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune         5         1     5 [Surana Trial Adv - South] (best speaker);
31 Army Institute of Law, Mohali         3       1       3 [Surana Trial Adv - North] (semis);
32 Faculty of Law, IFHE Hyderabad         3       1       3 [SLCU Moot] (semis);
33 Campus Law Centre. Delhi         3       1       3 [B.R Sawhnhey Moot] (semis);
34 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore           1             1 [SLCU Moot] (organiser);
35 Rizvi Law College         1 1             1 Rizvi Moot (organisers)
36 SOEL Chennai         1 1             1 Pro Bono (organisers)

For more information please refer to the MPL 3 rulebook, to be amended to upgrade Oxford Media Moot domestic rounds.

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Recommend! +5 Objection! -0 Perceived bias 2012-11-29 14:16  interesting
I don't mean to sound controversial, but NLU Delhi winning a moot organized by NLU Delhi for two years does give rise to a reasonable perception of bias. There may well be no actual bias, but...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 asd 2012-11-29 14:40
But the moot was really transparent. They really gave a chance for everyone to speculate the rounds and score sheets so that the doubts were thrown out.
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Recommend! +4 Objection! -0 hmm... 2012-11-29 16:41
Quoting asd:
But the moot was really transparent. They really gave a chance for everyone to speculate the rounds and score sheets so that the doubts were thrown out.


But, transparency does not really matter does it when one talks about perceived bias? I did not see the sheets. I wonder what you mean by "speculate the rounds". The doubts are not in the minds of the participants, but from a reasonable person's perspective. NLU Delhi organizes the moot, and it wins several awards for two years in a row, including winning the moot. How does that not smell fishy? I mean why is it so difficult to not to participate in a moot if you are organizing it, to at least show your ostensible respect for basic ethical (and legal, might I add) principles? Or would NLU Delhi have died if it had not organized it? Gotta make a choice man. Cant have your cake and eat it too!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 asd 2012-11-29 16:58
U can say its bias if NLU, Delhi wins so many prizes in a line just for this moot. But they win other moots also with lot of other prizes. Just because they are the organizers it does not mean there can be bias. Is it just because of this moot they have come to 2nd place in MPL 4? There is no need to brood over this. SHAME ON U CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 hmm... 2012-11-29 20:20
Quoting asd:
U can say its bias if NLU, Delhi wins so many prizes in a line just for this moot. But they win other moots also with lot of other prizes. Just because they are the organizers it does not mean there can be bias. Is it just because of this moot they have come to 2nd place in MPL 4? There is no need to brood over this. SHAME ON U CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, if you have half the brain you seem to have, you will realize that I am not taking NLU Delhi's awesomeness away from it. Of course, NLU D is second on the MPL. Of course, it wins several other moots. I agree that it is a good law school and its mooting record reflects it (to the extent moots can reflect it). However, if you'd read my comment and care to think about it, you will see that I am not saying that NLU Delhi was biased, or that it is not good at mooting and consists of cheats. All that I am saying is that from a reasonable person's perspective, this gives rise to perceived bias. Now of course you might not understand this since you seem to be far from a reasonable person. Think before you write, and think after your read, too. Using language like "shame on you cake eater" is really not going to convince me, or anybody else who is intelligent enough to read the English alphabet, of your absurd arguments. Remember, there is such a thing as constructive criticism. Stop sulking, and reason up.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 asd 2012-12-01 00:43
Quoting hmm...:
Quoting asd:
U can say its bias if NLU, Delhi wins so many prizes in a line just for this moot. But they win other moots also with lot of other prizes. Just because they are the organizers it does not mean there can be bias. Is it just because of this moot they have come to 2nd place in MPL 4? There is no need to brood over this. SHAME ON U CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, if you have half the brain you seem to have, you will realize that I am not taking NLU Delhi's awesomeness away from it. Of course, NLU D is second on the MPL. Of course, it wins several other moots. I agree that it is a good law school and its mooting record reflects it (to the extent moots can reflect it). However, if you'd read my comment and care to think about it, you will see that I am not saying that NLU Delhi was biased, or that it is not good at mooting and consists of cheats. All that I am saying is that from a reasonable person's perspective, this gives rise to perceived bias. Now of course you might not understand this since you seem to be far from a reasonable person. Think before you write, and think after your read, too. Using language like "shame on you cake eater" is really not going to convince me, or anybody else who is intelligent enough to read the English alphabet, of your absurd arguments. Remember, there is such a thing as constructive criticism. Stop sulking, and reason up.


Helloo dont think that you are the most intelligent. Criticism can be constructive or destructive. U are the one who is making a destructive criticism.

I am not sulking up. I think u r jealous of NLU D.
Y do have to make such a scar on a team's victory?

My point was exactly was is quoted by Senior Advocate.

"It is BIAS if NLU D wins so many prizes in a line JUST for THIS MOOT."

And remember.. The language which I used and U did not like was not meant to CONVICE U. I am not at all far from a reasonable person. u seem to be a "PERCEIVED JEALOUSY" person.. :P

GET AWAY U CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!
CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 age 2012-12-02 00:21
Quoting asd:
Quoting hmm...:
Quoting asd:
U can say its bias if NLU, Delhi wins so many prizes in a line just for this moot. But they win other moots also with lot of other prizes. Just because they are the organizers it does not mean there can be bias. Is it just because of this moot they have come to 2nd place in MPL 4? There is no need to brood over this. SHAME ON U CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, if you have half the brain you seem to have, you will realize that I am not taking NLU Delhi's awesomeness away from it. Of course, NLU D is second on the MPL. Of course, it wins several other moots. I agree that it is a good law school and its mooting record reflects it (to the extent moots can reflect it). However, if you'd read my comment and care to think about it, you will see that I am not saying that NLU Delhi was biased, or that it is not good at mooting and consists of cheats. All that I am saying is that from a reasonable person's perspective, this gives rise to perceived bias. Now of course you might not understand this since you seem to be far from a reasonable person. Think before you write, and think after your read, too. Using language like "shame on you cake eater" is really not going to convince me, or anybody else who is intelligent enough to read the English alphabet, of your absurd arguments. Remember, there is such a thing as constructive criticism. Stop sulking, and reason up.


Helloo dont think that you are the most intelligent. Criticism can be constructive or destructive. U are the one who is making a destructive criticism.

I am not sulking up. I think u r jealous of NLU D.
Y do have to make such a scar on a team's victory?

My point was exactly was is quoted by Senior Advocate.

"It is BIAS if NLU D wins so many prizes in a line JUST for THIS MOOT."

And remember.. The language which I used and U did not like was not meant to CONVICE U. I am not at all far from a reasonable person. u seem to be a "PERCEIVED JEALOUSY" person.. :P

GET AWAY U CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!
CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CAKE EATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what's you age man? like 8 years?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 asd 2012-12-10 22:58
Not 8 years.

JUST BORN!!!!!!! :P
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Senior Advocate 2012-11-29 20:49
"U can say its bias if NLU, Delhi wins so many prizes in a line just for this moot"

but dis is exactly the point made in d above comment!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 @Senior Advocate 2012-11-30 10:30
He meant 'just' for this moot. His point is that NLUD has won awards for other moots as well.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 asd 2012-12-01 00:45
Quoting Senior Advocate:
"U can say its bias if NLU, Delhi wins so many prizes in a line just for this moot"

but dis is exactly the point made in d above comment!


ya..
This is exactly what I meant
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 update 2012-11-29 14:45
Kian what update about FDI Boston and John Marshall moot?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 kianganz 2012-11-29 15:01
FDI Boston we're updating shortly - John Marshall we tried getting in touch with the organisers ages ago but they never replied and nothing is on the website.

Do you know if anyone from India won anything?

Thanks
Kian
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Pacman 2012-11-29 21:30
Quoting kianganz:
FDI Boston we're updating shortly - John Marshall we tried getting in touch with the organisers ages ago but they never replied and nothing is on the website.

Do you know if anyone from India won anything?

Thanks
Kian


FDI Moot: NALSAR Best Claimant Memo.
www.fdimoot.org/
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 On HMs Secret Service 2012-11-30 00:58
Quoting kianganz:
FDI Boston we're updating shortly - John Marshall we tried getting in touch with the organisers ages ago but they never replied and nothing is on the website.

Do you know if anyone from India won anything?

Thanks
Kian


Sent you a mail regarding the FDI Moot.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 COOL YAAR 2012-11-29 15:11
Congrats NLSIU.
How do u people win so many moots? I find its not the same people who win moots. Always different teams but u win lot.
Is it because the best students choose NLSIU after CLAT or it is because of the training ur university gives?
WHATS IT YAAR????????????
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 g su 2012-11-29 16:10
Quoting COOL YAAR:
Congrats NLSIU.
How do u people win so many moots? I find its not the same people who win moots. Always different teams but u win lot.
Is it because the best students choose NLSIU after CLAT or it is because of the training ur university gives?
WHATS IT YAAR????????????


wow!! Its written 'TROLL' all over you man. Being subtle is not your strong point is it.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 COOL YAAR 2012-11-29 16:59
I dint not understand what you meant to convey
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 WELL WISHER 2012-11-29 15:15
Hey... dont degrade Stetson as well as Surana Trial.................
Those are good moots.
Trial lawyers are the real lawyers.
Dnt take them away or degrade their status
plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -0 Anon 2012-11-29 15:37
Well, downgrading the Stetson Regional Round does not really make sense for several reasons:

1)The Regional Rounds, being broken into two, draw equal number of participants to any other Tier 3 Qualifier, like the Oxford Media qualifiers in this case. 10 in the South and about 12 in the North. The only difference that exists now is that Oxford is extending to all South Asian Countries which does not really add much as the number of teams qualifying from each country was fixed.

2) The Regional Rounds are a stepping stone to one of the oldest and prestigious Moots (with a good worldwide participation in terms of regional rounds).

3) Downgrading such a Moot would only discourage good students from taking it up (as many impressionable minds actually follow the Tiering in this system to decide on which moots they go for through their college selection process).
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 kianganz 2012-11-29 15:49
Fair points.

But then again, what this actually does is overpower both of those moots.

If both regional rounds together draw as many as other tier 3 moots, then each one should be worth half of other tier 3 moots. Plus, obviously, when at Stetson there is the chance to win lots and lots of Tier 2 points...

As it is, winning quite a lot of Tier 3 points in the Stetson regionals is perhaps just a tad too easy and not as competitive as others (although I understand that college's top seeded teams participate of course).

Any thoughts?

By the way, the number of teams qualifying from the Oxford regionals wasn't fixed really - the top 3 teams always qualify, plus up to 2 others to ensure teams from 3 different countries qualify, so it's a bit different and doesn't actually advantage Indian teams or affect the MPL at all.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Anon 2012-11-30 12:44
I understand your thoughts but my point was simply to show that "it (the regional rounds) are worth AT LEAST half of a Tier 3 Moot".

Considering that you don't have a tier representing three-and-a-half, I am just proposing that it stays at 3 rather than fall to 4.

I am saying this because, the competition in Stetson is quite high, just like the Oxford/Jessup regionals. As the top seeded teams participate, it makes ample sense to treat these rounds at a notch above the rest. My intention, in stating the long pedigree of the moot (17th edition currently if I am not mistaken) itself speaks of its worth. And I hardly think the number of participating teams does make a huge difference, if a Moot is to be ranked from the perspective of quality. Consider that in the North regional rounds, at least 7 national law schools potentially participate (NLU-D, GNLU, RMLNLU, NLU-J, NUJS, NLU-O, NUSRL) alongwith teams from Amity and other law schools. Same goes for the South rounds as well (with the number diminishing, conceded).

My point about the Oxford rounds was that the number of Indian teams who would qualify were fixed (at 3 as you rightly pointed) and the Indian teams did not really face more competition due to foreign teams (because even their qualification numbers were fixed). I hope this clarifies what I was trying to say.

Would be glad to hear your thoughts.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Flawed logic 2012-12-06 14:30
It does not overpower the teams, and nor is it "easy" by any strech.

The college's top seeded teams participate and as we all know the competition in certain moots is restricted to only a certain number of teams.

Even if a moot has 50 teams, in the end, its only certain colleges which do end up performing well. Sad truth, however harsh.

Lets be practicial about this, these are the best teams, the competition amongst them is intense, it requires an extreme amount of preparation and brilliant oratory skills to make it to the final two. Lets not discredit it. The number of teams is never an indicator. And IF Jessup is not being downgraded, Stetson should not too.

Stetson is a better moot than Oxford Media. When that is in Tier 3, I don't see the logic of Stetson downgraded. Let us not do this. Haters will be haters. The moot has certain prestiege associated and the best teams do go here. Its never about numbers, its all about quality. If its about numbers KK Luthra should be Tier 2 with over 80 teams (same amount as Vis).

Logic and reason Kian.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Broken participation. 2012-12-06 21:08
You split all BCI in one tier.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 go 2012-11-29 15:53
Hey Kian pf links
FDI Mooot fdimoot.org/2012/
John Marshall mootcourt.blogspot.in/
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 anonymous 2012-11-29 19:27
FDI moot:
Nalsar on the best memorial and a speaker from GNLU honorable mention in orals.
John Marshall:
the Indian only team who did good was NLU Jodhpur which emerged as finalists in the Ambassador Rounds.

Also there appears to be some error in the totaling of MPL points for Hnlu as it could not have a score of 55 with just a best researcher title in Nani Palkhivala and best team, best speaker, bets researcher and best memo in a tier 5 pro bono moot. the correct score should be 34 points.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 anonymous 2012-11-29 19:58
actually HNLU finished runners up in Rizvi moot also but it doesn't makes a difference on the correct score of 34 points as LI misreported HNLU as winners of pro bono moot when it was actually the runners up so the 5 points lost here was made up by the 5 points it had won in Rizvi.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 asd 2012-12-01 12:01
Quoting anonymous:
actually HNLU finished runners up in Rizvi moot also but it doesn't makes a difference on the correct score of 34 points as LI misreported HNLU as winners of pro bono moot when it was actually the runners up so the 5 points lost here was made up by the 5 points it had won in Rizvi.

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Ya true. How did HNLU get 55
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -0 Batman 2012-11-29 20:29  interesting
What Manfred Lachs is for NLSIU, Oxford Media is for NLU D. They organize and they win !!!
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Recommend! +4 Objection! -0 Indeed 2012-11-30 08:24
Yeah . . . just like how India organized and won the cricket world cup.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Superman 2012-11-30 11:55
Quoting Batman:
What Manfred Lachs is for NLSIU, Oxford Media is for NLU D. They organize and they win !!!


Well at lease NLSIU wins at the international level as well, which is not organized by them!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Just Bored 2013-04-24 20:30
Quoting Superman:
Quoting Batman:
What Manfred Lachs is for NLSIU, Oxford Media is for NLU D. They organize and they win !!!


Well at lease NLSIU wins at the international level as well, which is not organized by them!


There you go. Internationals of the Price Moot in the bag. They'd reached Semis last year as well. Won't a reasonable person having a perceived bias take that into account?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Elite law school 2012-11-30 12:04
Quoting Batman:
What Manfred Lachs is for NLSIU, Oxford Media is for NLU D. They organize and they win !!!

You must talk to ISRO and Oxford Media Price Foundation lodge a complaint against these universities, and organize it yourself in your esteemed college. I am sure none of these colleges are mad on organizing these competitions when idiots like you cannot understand that someone has to organize them, and transparency is all what they can ensure.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -1 NLS NLUD Bhai Bhai 2012-12-01 09:24
Quoting Batman:
What Manfred Lachs is for NLSIU, Oxford Media is for NLU D. They organize and they win !!!


Man, we are the elite and we shall win, even when the same is at home. You start that too (if you can get to have such big moots at your college, which I have reservations on thoroughly), and you shall still be kicked in your arse.

HAIL VENKAT RAO HAIL RANBIR!!We are the Harvard and Yale of the East.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Bel Riose 2012-11-29 23:46
Hello!!

Has anyyone heard anything about this year's BCI moot court competition??
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Home Turf 2012-11-30 13:25
There is a lot of prestige associated with winning Oxford Media moot in NLU-D, which is why the top rankers take this moot. In fact this year, these people left Jessup and Vis Vienna to take Oxford, which shows that the fact that its held in our college is in fact an advantage. In any case, you cannot ignore the home turf advantage. Just because every club/country while playing on their home turf is more likely to win because it has more at stake, and is likely to give its best shot, so does NLU-D. Better Team+Greater Motivation=Explains why in fact home turf is an advantage. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that Symbiosis Noida should win this years North India Jessup Rounds just because its organizing it. Quality matters as much. If commentators here spent more time in understanding basic economics behind "Outliers" instead of trolling, I wouldn't have the need to waste my time.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Not so transparent 2012-11-30 20:33
Contrary to the impression being given, Oxford Media isn't by any means the most transparent moot there is. Being a participant in last year's edition, and having reached the semis, there are several things NLU D needs to work on before claiming clean victories.
For example, a HNLU graduate judged the HNLU team. Now HNLU is not an old law school, the judge obviously knew the team. In spite of our objection, they continued with the same judge. We lost that round, yet qualified.
After one of the other rounds, one of the judges (an angry young ex-mooter recently graduated) came and asked me if I knew a certain senior in my law school. It was a good thing that the said senior and the judge were childhood buddies, so it kind of worked in our favour, if at all.
While I do appreciate the organisers' hospitality, this moot is certainly not as untainted by prejudice as it claims to be.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NLS NLUD Bhai Bhai 2012-12-01 19:09
And hence Mr. 'not so transparent/coolio' you doubt your capability. Really!! Man, have some faith in you.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 hi thr! 2012-12-01 00:09
In Stetson India South Round how many teams participated? 11 or 10? I think the end sem dates of many colleges were another cause of concern. For NLIU, Bhopal, GLC, Mumbai, Symbiosis, Pune, GLC, Chennai, etc. did not participate. any guess?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 hi thr! 2012-12-01 00:43
i think Stetson South saw 11 teams. why less participation, any guess?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 @Kian/Prachi 2012-12-01 15:49
Kindly include the biennial commonwealth moot in this years MPL. The national rounds are being held in Modi institue of engineering. MPL had included commonwealth moot in the past: www.legallyindia.com/201011221546/Mooting/nujs-beats-soel-to-qualify-for-commonwealth-moot-india-rounds-over-gnlu-amity
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 dhfke 2012-12-04 03:11
@Kian,

I do not think MPL should downgrade Stetson, the north rounds saw participation from 16 teams, which is what Jessup rounds get as well.

Oxford Media has only 18 Indian teams and is Tier 3 and 3 teams qualify. Stetson, with 26 teams have 4 teams qualifying.

Like how BCI was divided into three moots and all were considered tier 3, this should too, and it makes more sense as the teams that participate in Stetson will be some of the best and hence the level of competition merits the same.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 SIGH 2012-12-08 18:47
ITS NOT ABOUT NUMBERS ITS ABOUT QUALITY HENCE CANNOT DOWNSCALE STETSON.

QUALITY WISE BEST TEAMS FROM INDIA GO.
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