India’s only Tier II moot, the DM Harish Memorial International Moot Court Competition 2017, saw the revival of MPL VI champion NLU Jodhpur - which had been conspicuously absent since winning the Stetson India rounds.
However, Jodhpur was eventually defeated in the finals by Christ University, School of Law.
The The Christ team consisted of Aditya Mitra, Kruthika R and Shruthi Balki.
The NLU Jodhpur team was made up of speaker Lakshana Viravalli (who also won best speaker of the finals), speaker Sreelakshmi S, and researcher Atyotma Gupta.
GNLU Gandhinagar and Howard University School of Law were the other semi-finalists at the moot.
Further consolidating its strong performance at GIMC 2017, Symbiosis Pune picked up a solid 20 points at the moot, winning the best memorial citation (the second one this season for the college after GIMC last week).
NUJS Kolkata team member Tanusmita Ghosal, meanwhile, bagged the best researcher citation, amassing 20 points for the law school.
Alexander O’Hara from University of Queensland received the best speaker award.
The moot was hosted by GLC Mumbai from 9-12 February 2017. DMH, which regularly witnesses participation from several international teams, this year saw participation from
Points Awarded at the 18th DMH 2017
Winner: SLCU (30)
Runners-Up: NLUJ (25)
Semi-Finalists: GNLU (15) and Howard University School of Law (15)
Best Speaker: University of Queensland (20)
Best Researcher: NUJS (20)
Best Memorial: SLS Pune (20)
Organisers: GLC (2)
Post DMH Table Analysis
Being a Tier II moot, DMH 2017 has flushed various citation holders with points and shuffled the MPL standings drastically. NUJS Kolkata has moved 4 places to the 2nd position, and apart from its M C Chagla best speaker citation, every single point earned by the law school comes from a Tier III or a Tier II international moot, demonstrating its strong presence in the international moot category.
SLS Pune on the other hand has moved to the 3rd position from its erstwhile 7th rank, based on very strong Tier IV performance, finishing as semi-finalists in three different domestic moots, and a runner-up at Jessup India rounds.
However, as we proceed towards March and April, and the tier I and II moots kick-in,
Inclusion of New MPL Moots
In the absence of any objections received against the inclusion of the 6th RGNUL National Moot Court Competition 2017 into
We also propose the inclusion of the following moot court competitions into the tier V category of MPL VII, for which we invite suggestions and objections (if any):
- NLUO Maritime Law Moot Court Competition
- RML SCC Media Law Moot Court Competition
- NLIU R K Tankha Memorial Moot Court Competition
- NUSRL-NTAC Moot Court Competition
- JGLS Technology Law and Policy Moot Court Competition
Update from Past Moot Courts
Owing to lukewarm response from
Semi-Finalistsat M C Chagla Moot 2016
Semi-Finalistsat Amity International Moot 2016
Semi-Finalistsat Oxford Price Media South Asia Rounds 2016
- Winner, Runners-up,
Semi-Finalists, Best Speaker/Researcher/Memorial at Raj Anand IPR Moot 2016
- Winner, Runners-up,
Semi-Finalists, Best Speaker/Researcher/Memorial at Commonwealth Moot Indian National Rounds 2016
MPL Stories to catch next week
The 15th Surana and Surana National Corporate Law Moot 2017 and the Asia Pacific Rounds of the 15th ELSA
MPL 7 season rankings
|Rank||College||Total MPL Points||Itemisation of MPL points||DMH 2017 (T2 ||Pts|
|1||81||GIMC 2017 (T4): Winner (15); Best Researcher (8) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): |
|2||NUJS Kolkata||55||DMH 2017 (T2): Best Researcher (20) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Best Speaker (10) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Best Speaker (10) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Best Speaker (10) | MC Chagla (T5): Best speaker (5) |||Best Researcher (20)||20|
|3||Symbiosis Law ||50||DMH 2017 (T2): Best Memorial (20) | GIMC 2017 (T4): ||Best Memorial (20)||20|
|4||48||DMH 2017 (T2): Runners-Up (25) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Winners (20) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): ||25|
|5||NLIU Bhopal||46||Jessup India Rounds (T3): |
|6||GLC Mumbai||44||DMH 2017 (T2): Organiser (2) | GIMC 2017 (T4): ||Organiser (2)||2|
|7||School of Law, Christ University||40||DMH 2017 (T2): Winner (30) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Runners-Up (5) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Runner-up (5) |||Winner (30)||30|
|8||NLSIU Bangalore||38||K K Luthra Moot (T4): Best Memorial (8) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Winner (20) | Henry Dunant (T3): Runner-up (10) ||
|10||GNLU Gandhinagar||33||DMH 2017 (T2): ||15|
|11||George Washington University Law School||31||GIMC 2017 (T4): Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Winner (15) ||
|12||UILS Chandigarh||25||Henry Dunant (T3): Win (20); Joint Best Memorial (5) ||
|13||CNLU Patna||25||Stetson India Rounds (T3): Best Memo (10) | Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Winner (10); Best Researcher (5) ||
|14||NLU Orissa||20||Jessup India Rounds (T3): Winners (20) ||
|15||Symbiosis Noida||15||Stetson India Rounds (T3): Runners-Up (10) | MC Chagla (T5): Runner-up (5) ||
|16||UPES Dehradun||10||GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Win (10), ||
|17||MNLU Mumbai||10||Henry Dunant (T3): Best Memorial (10) ||
|18||ILNU Ahmedabad||9||BR Sawhney (T4): |
|19||Karnataka State University Law School||8||Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: |
|20||RMLNLU ||8||GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Best written submission (5); |
|21||NUSRL Ranchi||8||K K Luthra Moot (T4): Best Speaker (8) ||
|23||SVKM’s NMIMS Mumbai||5||Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Best Speaker (5) ||
|24||ILS Pune||5||Stetson India Rounds (T3): |
|25||Jamia Milia Islamia Law School||5|
|26||DES’s Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College||4||K K Luthra Moot (T4): |
|27||NLU Delhi||2||Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Organizer (2) ||
|28||2||Stetson India Rounds (T3): Organizer (2) ||
|29||Amity Law ||1||Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Organizer (1) ||
|30||Rizvi Law College, Mumbai||1|
|31||SOEL Chennai||1||Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Organizer (1) ||