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NLSIU Bangalore defeated GLC Mumbai to win the 2013 edition of the Jessup South India Rounds last weekend, also going on to win the best memorial award with Raag Yadava bagging the best overall speaker citation.

NLSIU earned a massive 40 MPL points from the competition, further strengthening its position at the top of the MPL 4 table.

NLSIU now looks all set to dominate the table for the rest of this season of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.

The runner-up team from GLC Mumbai will also be going for the Jessup world rounds, to be held on 31 March - 6 April in Washington DC. The college climbed to 10th place from 14th in the MPL after earning 10 points.

SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law Mumbai and Nalsar Hyderabad lost out in the semi-finals.

SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai, moved from 22nd to 18th place and Nalsar moved up from 8th to 7th after both colleges earned 5 points each from this competition.

One judge in the preliminary rounds told Legally India that NLSIU was “quite impressive”, although the “level of questioning” was not very high. “The judges were to blame. Some I thought hadn't read the problem at all which meant they made decisions without asking questions,” he said.

This year’s competition was held at Nuals Kochi on Sunday 27 January.

Coming up next in the MPL:

1. GNLU International Moot : 6th to 10th Feb
2. DM Harish Moot : 7th to 10th Feb
3. KLA Moot : 7th to 9th Feb
4. ICC Moot, Paris : 8th to 13th Feb

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   80 4 13   3 1 1 2 2   197 (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);KK Luthra Criminal Law Moot (Semifinalists) ; Jessup South Rounds (Winners)(Best Memo)(Best Speaker);
2 NLU Delhi     90 4 6 1 3   3   1   101 (HMMCC (Semis]](Henry Dunant) (gold); (NLU Delhi Corp Moot) (organiser); (NLIU Juris Corp) (Semis); (Oxford Media Law National Qualifiers)(Gold, best memo);(Commonwealth Moot National Rounds)(semis); (Stetson North Rounds) (Runners Up) (Best Orator]], Jessup North (win)
3 NLU Jodhpur     30 19 21   2 1 5 2     70 (Henry Dunant) (silver); (Surana Trial Adv - North) (semis); (B.R Sawhney Moot) (semis) ; (NLIU Juris Corp) (Semis); (Oxford Media Law National Qualifiers) (Semis);(Commonwealth Moot National Rounds) (Winners) (Best Speaker), Jessup North (semis, best speaker);(KK Luthra) (Winners)
4 HNLU Raipur     10 16 41 1 2 2   1 4   68 Nani Palkhivala (Best Researcher); (Pro Bono) (Runner's Up, Best speaker, Best researcher, Best memorial) (Rizvi Moot) (silver) (Justice Hidayatullah Moot) (organizer) (Stetson North Rounds) (Best Memorial); Surana Trial North East (winner, best orator) (KK Luthra) (Best Memorial)
5 NUJS Kolkata       16 40   2 2   4     56 (HMMCC (Best team)(Best speaker) (Nani Palkhivala (runners up); (BR Sawhney (Best speaker);(SLCU Moot (Gold, Best speaker); Surana Trial North East: (runner-up); (KK Luthra) (Best Speaker)
6 RMLNLU Lucknow     30   20   1 2     2   50 (NLU Delhi Corp Moot) (gold, best researcher); (Surana Trial Adv - North) (best memo);(Stetson North Rounds) (winners), Jessup North (runner-up)
7 Nalsar Hyderabad     5 8 25 1 1 1   1 2   39 (HMMCC (Runners up); (Rizvi Moot) (Best team); (B.R Sawhney Moot) (organisers); (NLIU Juris Corp) (Best Speaker);(FDI Moot (Best Memorial);(Commonwealth Moot National Rounds) (Best Memo); Jessup South (Semifinalists)
8 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)
9 ILS Pune     5 15 10   1 1 1   1   30 (HMMCC) (Best researcher); (SLCU Moot) (silver); (NLIU Juris Corp) (gold); (Stetson South India)(Semis)
10 GLC Mumbai     20 8           1     28 (Henry Dunant) (Best Speaker);(Surana Trial Advocacy South) (Runners Up) (NLU Delhi Corp Law Moot) (Semifinalist); Jessup South Rounds (Runners Up)
11 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)
12 GNLU Gandhinagar     5 15 8       1 1   1 28 (Nani Palkhivala) (best team); (NLU Delhi Corp Moot) (Best team);(FDI Moot) (Honourable Mention);Jessup North (semis)
13 RGNUL Patiala       16 5     2 1       21 (Nani Palkhivala) (Semis); (NLU Delhi Corp Moot) (semis); B. R Sawhney Moot (runners up); (NLIU Juris Corp) (silver);
14 CNLU Patna     20         1     1   20 (Stetson South) (Silver), Jessup North (best memo)
15 NUALS Kochi     10   5     1     1   15 (NLU Delhi Corp Moot) (silver); (Stetson South) (Best memo)
16 ULC Bangalore         15   1       1   15 (NLU Delhi Corp Moot) (best memo);(Pro-bono Enviro Moot (Winners)
17 Nirma University     10   3       2       13 (Henry Dunant) (semis); (Pro Bono) Semis;(Stetson North Rounds) (semis)
18 SVKM's Pravin Gandhi College of Law     5   8       1   1   13 (SLCU Moot) (best memo, semis); Jessup South (Semifinalists)
19 NLU Orissa       8 5           2   13 (B.R Sawhney Moot) (Best Memorial); (NLIU Juris Corp) (Best Memorial);
20 NLIU Bhopal       4 8 1     2   1   13 HMMCC (Semis)(Best memorial); (Nani Palkhivala (semis); NLIU Juris Corp (Organizers);
21 Amity Law School Noida         13       1 1 1   13 (Rizvi Moot) (Semis, best speaker, best memorial);
22 KLA, Trivandrum     10             1     10 (Stetson South) (Best orator)
23 Department of Law, North-Eastern Hill University     10             1     10 (Henry Dunant) (Best speaker);
24 KIIT School of Law         10   1           10 (B.R Sawhney Moot) (Winners) ;
25 Amity Law School,Delhi     5   3       2       8 (Commonwealth Moot) (semis) (Stetson North Rounds) (semis)
26 Symbiosis, Pune       8             1   8 (NLIU Juris Corp) Best Researcher
27 School of Legal Studies, CUSAT Kochi         8       1   1   8 (Surana Trial Adv - South) (best memo, semis);
28 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur       0 6       2       6 (Surana Trial Adv - South) (semis); (Pro Bono) (Semis)
29 V.M. Salgaoncar, Goa     5           1       5 (Stetson South) (Semis)
30 A K K New Law Academy, Pune         5     1         5 (Commonwealth Moot National Rounds) (Runner's Up)
31 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune         5         1     5 (Surana Trial Adv - South) (best speaker);
32 Lucknow University Faculty of Law         5             1 5 (Surana Trial Adv - North East: memo
33 Campus Law Centre, New Delhi         4       1       4 (KK Luthra) (Semifinalists)

For more information please refer to the MPL 4 rulebook.

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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 AA 2013-01-30 09:27
What has happened to NALSAR?!!!
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 BB 2013-01-30 10:06
Nalsar moved up from 8th to 7th after both colleges earned 5 points from this competition.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -2 Hidayatullah 2013-01-30 10:12
That is quite an achievement given that it is NALSAR.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 Guest 2013-01-30 11:04
Quoting Hidayatullah:
That is quite an achievement given that it is NALSAR.


Does the bare act of saying NALSAR and whatever is the name of your law school in what sentence give you such thrills that you ooze comments on LI?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Hidayatullah 2013-01-30 11:31
What does that even mean?
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 Akiku 2013-01-30 12:03
Dont bother. HNLLLUUites cannot understand English.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 Daru Desi 2013-01-30 18:18
Quoting Akiku:
Dont bother. HNLLLUUites cannot understand English.


Congrats Akiku! Good to know that you understand English! Please let us know if there are any other languages you know. Such an intelligent soul!!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 CC 2013-01-31 09:39
ha ha...LOL :D
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 AA 2013-01-30 19:17
My point is why is NALSAR 7th??? Isn't it supposed to be the best or the second best college in the country??
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 XYZ 2013-02-02 12:03
Quoting AA:
My point is why is NALSAR 7th??? Isn't it supposed to be the best or the second best college in the country??


Having a bad season? As simple as that. One of the better mooting batch is passing out and the void is yet to be filled. Happened with NLU-J after their first two batches went out and to NLIU-Bhopal once the era of the two Priyadarshini's went by.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 kkh 2013-01-30 10:45
Also coming up this weekend is the

1) Leiden Sarin Air Law Moot

2) Susan J Ferrel Intercultural Human Rights Moot
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 arvindravindranath 2013-01-30 18:28
Hi KKH,

Only the international rounds of the Leiden Sarin Air Law Moot are there in the MPL (Tier 5), the India rounds don't get much participation, at last count it was roughly 8 teams.

The Susan J Ferrel Intercultural Human Rights Moot also gets very little participation from Indian teams, however Team MPL will definitely consider adding it to the MPL if we can confirm that more than 4 Indian teams participated this time.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Your Excellensea 2013-01-30 11:37
The judging was sub-standard, as everyone now expects with a Surana competition. Most judges didn't know the basics of international law. Questions included "Has India signed the Refugee Convention?"
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 incompetent surana judges 2013-01-30 12:01
hear hear
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -1 Lawschoolite 2013-01-30 12:19
NALSAR Team's arrogance was clear from the start..that is why they lost badly to NLS...grapes are sour and that is why they were complaining about judging quality..
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 XYZ 2013-02-02 11:59
Quoting Lawschoolite:
NALSAR Team's arrogance was clear from the start..that is why they lost badly to NLS...grapes are sour and that is why they were complaining about judging quality..


The point of 'poor' judging is being raised by a person who judged this competition! Where does the statement of NALSAR raising that point comes?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 sad 2013-01-31 09:46
One of the reasons for the consistently poor performance of NUJS is because certain people who are always interested in politics and in hampering the progress of others are sabotaging the MCS.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 amazed 2013-01-31 15:13
you forget that NUJS is in Kolkata - where politics is a part and parcel of life. there is no escape. i wonder how SFI, DYFI and ABVP have not already taken over the student community there. May be its because of the astrologer recently appointed by state govt on their council
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -1 Nuals, Kochi 2013-01-31 18:46
Its surprising to see and hear that the Top National Law Schools are complaining about Judges and bad quality of questioning. Its given to understand that Jessup and Stetson organised by Surana is making an organised and concentrated effort to get Ex-Jessup Internationals and National Winners specifically to get over the issue and hurdle of bad Judging. Inspite of the same, surprising few law schools are complaining which shows that their negative spirit and lack of good sportiness & healthy spirit. To name the best of the Judges, Mr. N.Ashwani Kumar, Advocate and Mr. V.Niranjan, Advocate, both being Ex-Jessup Internationals were Judging the Rounds, which is indicative enough that the Judging quality was not compromised. The preliminary rounds and Semi-Finals judged by them were pure class and quality.
The efforts of NUALS are to be appreciated since they have followed the instructions in letter and spirit.
So, the Winners deserve and Losers deserve to accept the Winners.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -1 Ambedkar University, Chennai 2013-02-06 22:39
Quoting Nuals, Kochi:
Its surprising to see and hear that the Top National Law Schools are complaining about Judges and bad quality of questioning. Its given to understand that Jessup and Stetson organised by Surana is making an organised and concentrated effort to get Ex-Jessup Internationals and National Winners specifically to get over the issue and hurdle of bad Judging. Inspite of the same, surprising few law schools are complaining which shows that their negative spirit and lack of good sportiness & healthy spirit. To name the best of the Judges, Mr. N.Ashwani Kumar, Advocate and Mr. V.Niranjan, Advocate, both being Ex-Jessup Internationals were Judging the Rounds, which is indicative enough that the Judging quality was not compromised. The preliminary rounds and Semi-Finals judged by them were pure class and quality.
The efforts of NUALS are to be appreciated since they have followed the instructions in letter and spirit.
So, the Winners deserve and Losers deserve to accept the Winners.

Absolutely well said. Its very true that Mr. Ashwani Kumar and Mr. V.Niranjan are two of the brightest Judges who judged the Jessup South Rounds. It was truly an exhilarating contest when judged by them..
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 NUALS, Kochi 2013-02-08 22:34
Dude,

Whoever you are, chill! It's not about NUALS. For a fact, the problem with judging is true. Unless we accept it and find a solution, we will be undermining the efforts of a lot of students who work very hard for such moots. There were undoubtedly a few titans as you've noted, but a majority of them in the prelims lacked the required expertise in International Law. So, the point is simple. While we did a wonderful job hosting the moot, say in the hospitality, transport etc sectors, we are to definitely put an extra effort in inviting competent judges who are adept at International Law, all the more for a moot like Jessup. And if we don't, it's disrespectful to the teams, organizers and the moot as a whole. Surana has a lot of thinking to do! And for me, accepting this only makes us pragmatic; not taking away any credit from us..
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -1 Random Bystander 2013-02-01 12:46
The team that won Vis Vienna couldn't make it past the national qualifiers ? Hmm. Interesting.
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -1 XYZ 2013-02-02 12:01
Quoting Random Bystander:
The team that won Vis Vienna couldn't make it past the national qualifiers ? Hmm. Interesting.


Two very good teams met, one lost. Simple.

India should bring in power-seeding the knock-rounds of the competition, as they are in the International rounds, so as to guard against this.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Rohan 2013-02-02 00:00
Team MPL should atleast report Amity Intl. moot results of this season as they did for NLS Tax moot as both of these moots are poised to be included in MPL from next season as said by Kian.
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