We’re tracking Vis Vienna and Jessup live on LI, as we all keep our fingers crossed for IndiaWe’re tracking Vis Vienna and Jessup live on LI, as we all keep our fingers crossed for India

Four Indian teams have made it into the last 64 out of 342 teams at the Willem C Vis Moot in Vienna, according to an update on its Facebook page.

On Tuesday (yesterday) at 8pm (Vienna time - around 11pm India time):

  • JGLS Sonepat faced off against FGV Rio Law School, and
  • NLIU Bhopal mooted against Federal University of Parana

while at 8am on Wednesday (today - around 1130am India time):

  • NLSIU Bangalore faces Duke University, and
  • NLU Delhi will moot against the University of Maastricht Team.

MPL consequences: Not likely to be dramatic at the top, but interesting in mid-field

While India’s representation so far is great news all around, at least for the MPL it means that the top of the leaderboard, which is occupied by GNLU Gandhinagar, Nalsar Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata and Symbiosis Pune (in that order), is unlikely to change significantly amongst each other (and giving Nalsar at Stetson a chance of taking over the lead from GNLU, with only 14 points currently separating them).

It also gives an opportunity for NLU Delhi - currently at 95 points in fifth place - to climb the ranks (though catching up with first-ranked GNLU at 174 points will be very tough with just this one moot).

NLSIU Bangalore and NLIU Bhopal are currently respectively in 8th and 9th place in the MPL rankings at 82 and 75 points, while JGLS has not had a great season this time, in 19th position with 26 points.

Update 12 April 2017, 10:26

NLIU Bhopal and JGLS Sonepat are both through to the round of 32, according to Vis’ Twitter feed.

Results from the other two teams in the last 64, who are having their rounds very shortly, to be updated.

Jindal will face University of Zurich in the next round of 32, beginning at 11am Vienna time (2:30pm India time), with NLIU up against Monash University at the same time.

Update 15:15: NLSIU and NLU Delhi are out

NLSIU and NLU Delhi did not make it to the last 32, unfortunately.

Update 19:25: NLIU out in round of last 16

JGLS Sonepat and NLIU Bhopal are through to the octa-finals of the Vis Vienna moot, according to the competition’s Twitter page.

JGLS was up against Institute d’Etudes Politique de Paris, while NLIU faced Mackenzie Presbyterian University.

However, according to a video posted up by Vis on its Facebook, NLIU lost its match by 3 votes to nil.

JGLS’ fate to be confirmed...

19:31: JGLS rounds are still ongoing...

We will post an update when we get it.

==19:40: Vis interim MPL standings + Jessup

After the Vis so far, NLIU Bhopal with octa-finalist points of at least 15, will be on at least 90 points in the MPL 7, tied in seventh place with NLU Jodhpur.

NLSIU Bangalore would move into ninth position (its lowest ever ranking after Vis Vienna in any MPL season to date).

JGLS, no matter what happens, will be winning at least 15 points from Vis Vienna, if not more.

Other honourable mentions and citations have obviously not yet been included.

Meanwhile, the Jessup ‘world cup of mooting’ moot - where Nalsar Hyderabad, Symbiosis Pune, NLU Orissa and NLIU Bhopal are representing - is having its 4th preliminary rounds at the moment, with breaks due to be announced in 12-odd hours or so.

We’ll keep you posted.

21:13: JGLS Sonepat is through to the quarter finals

According to Vis quarter final match-ups, Jindal began facing Cambridge University at 17:30 (9pm India time).

23:22: Jindal defeats Cambridge into semi-finals

JGLS Sonepat has won against Cambridge University’s team 3-0, and will now move into the semi-finals to face Columbia.

13 April 2017, 09:51: Jessup breaks are out, Vis Jindal semis about to start

Good morning everyone, we’re back with our live updates from the world’s two biggest moots.

The big breaking fantastic news: Jessup breaks of the last 32 teams are out, and, amazingly, a massive three Indian teams have broken through: Nalsar Hyderabad, NLIU Bhopal, and NLU Orissa.

We’ll update more on their progress as we find out.

Meanwhile, at Vis Vienna, Jindal’s semi-final match-up against Columbia University, before arbitrators Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Ms Rashda Rana and Dr Philipp Habegger, is scheduled for 9am Vienna time today (1230pm India time).

Let’s hope that JGLS haven’t lost their mojo today after (hopefully) a good night’s sleep following yesterday’s punishing knock-out mooting schedule at Vis!

The other semis are between the University of Ottawa and the University of Montevideo.

10:03: Incredible India performance so far

No other country has seen as many teams make it to the 1/16th finals of the last 32, including the UK and the US (2 of their teams each broke into the last 32), despite fielding many more teams to the competition than India.

BTW, it needs to be said: Jessup deserves huge points for the amazing design work on its evocative poster this year.

The case looks super interesting. Read the compromis of the “case concerning the Sisters of the Sun” here, if interested.

Jessup posterJessup poster

16:00: India makes it to Vis finals!

Yes, JGLS Sonepat has won against Columbia to make it to the Vis Vienna final round. Congratulations and much applause!

JGLS will face the University of Ottawa in the finals!

WILLEM C. VIS MOOT tweeted:

The following teams will compete in the finals of the #24thVisMoot University of Ottawa v O.P. Jindal Global University

— WILLEM C. VIS MOOT (@VisMootVienna) Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 15:44

17:38: The JGLS vs Ottawa Vis Vienna finals are going on right now and look grand...

Vis Vienna finals (via Vis Facebook)Vis Vienna finals (via Vis Facebook)

100s of teams spectating... (via Vis Facebook)100s of teams spectating... (via Vis Facebook)

20:18: Sadly, Ottawa has won the Vis finals but...

massive congratulations are in order for JGLS Sonepat for coming in second at one of the toughest moots in the world!

14 April 2017, 11:05: NLIU Bhopal and NLU Orissa barge into quarter finals of Jessup!

NLIU Bhopal and NLU Orissa have made it to the last 8 at Jessup, after a successful round of the last 16.

The Nalsar team unfortunately did not make it out of the stage of the last 32.

The quarter finals are due to take place this morning (US time), so it’ll be some time this evening or late at night that we’ll be expecting updates...

India brings biggest contingent into Jessup last 8 India brings biggest contingent into Jessup last 8

15 April 2017, 00:40: NLUO Cuttack is in the Jessup finals!!!

Yes, sorry, we’re slightly late here on our live blog (do follow our MPL Facebook page, which had the more rapid update this time), but better late than never: NLUO Cuttack has made it to the Jessup World Cup of Frigging Mooting semi finals!

The last time India went to the semis at Jessup was NLSIU in 2013 and before that Nalsar in 2010. Great stuff.

NLUO is up against Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. NLIU unfortunately did not make it out of the quarters, but a round of applause is also due for its performance!

Anyway, at this point we’ve all got our fingers crossed for NLUO on the world stage...

The other semi-finalist teams are from Australia and Canada.

01:33: Breaking news: NLUO finishes Jessup run in semi finals

Alas, an India finals was not meant to be this year, though NLUO came damn close.

We are just getting word that NLUO Cuttack lost its semi-finals to Norman Manley Law School of Jamaica.

The other semis are still ongoing.

Nevertheless, with a small tear in our eye, a massive congratulations to NLUO for this amazing run, as well as to NLIU, Nalsar and Symbi for generally kicking ass at Jessup this year for India. Well done all!

01:47: The other non-Indian Jessup finalist - Australia, which beat Ontario in the second semi-finals

So, the non-Indian final at Jessup will be Australia vs Jamaica...

01:59: We’ve got in touch with the NLUO team...

which consists of Aman Pandey, Ranjeev Khatana, Aditya Laddha and Debayan Gupta. They’re probably exhausted and swamped by congratulatory WhatsApp messages :) But have asked them for some thoughts and will share here if they manage to get back.

FYI: if you want to watch the Jessup finals, they are starting around 11:30pm Indian time broadcast live on this URL.

17 April 2017: 10:50 Sydney law school has won in the finals

According to the Jessup Facebook:

ILSA announced the topics for the 2018 Jessup Competition: the validity of interstate arbital awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the breach of nuclear disarmament obligations, and the conduct of naval warfare.

That’s it for now from the Vis and Jessup liveblog, thanks for following. Once we have gathered all the citations and honourable mentions, we will do a separate story shortly.

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Like +1 Object -0 Nujs 12 Apr 17, 13:25
Both nlud and nls lost in round of 64
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 12 Apr 17, 13:28
Oh no, that's sad! :( Am waiting for official update on Vis' Twitter feed.
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Like +0 Object -0 jessup 12 Apr 17, 14:55
Any jessup update
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Like +1 Object -0 nujs 12 Apr 17, 19:18
Nliu and Jindal are in pre quarter finals
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Like +0 Object -0 Right 12 Apr 17, 19:48
NLIU and JGLS broke into top 16 teams. Picture can be accessed on FB.

Thanks. :)
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 12 Apr 17, 19:48
Thank you, have updated the story :) NLIU appears to be out though, alas... :(
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Like +0 Object -0 Nujs 12 Apr 17, 20:06
jindal in quarter finals against cambridge
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Like +0 Object -0 Marty Lipton 12 Apr 17, 21:48
Jessup updates?
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Like +0 Object -0 Marty Lipton 13 Apr 17, 08:45
Jessup top 32 is out. Please update
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 13 Apr 17, 09:08
3 Indian Teams made it to Round of 32 in Jessup!
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Like +0 Object -0 Marty Lipton 13 Apr 17, 09:51
NLUO has made it to the top 32. The same team made it to the top 16 of the world rounds last year.
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 13 Apr 17, 10:52
A different team from NALSAR has broken at each of the last four editions of Jessup. Last 16, Last 8, Last 32, ???. Amazing consistency.

Hopefully Aditya's good work at NLUO finds able successors.
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Like +1 Object -0 Something 13 Apr 17, 22:42
Same NALSAR team in 2014 and 2016, actually.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 13 Apr 17, 23:26
All of them? I think three remained unchanged, but the fourth person...
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Like +2 Object -0 Repeat feat 14 Apr 17, 00:07
No the team was the same both times- Ravishankar, Srimukundan, Chinmayi and Debarpan.
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Like +0 Object -0 SAM &Co 13 Apr 17, 11:26
2 members of the NLUO contingent remain the same. The rest are different. Aditya and Ranjeev will kill this year.
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Like +0 Object -0 SAM &Co 13 Apr 17, 11:42
kill it this year *
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Like +1 Object -0 JGLS FOR THE WIN!!! 13 Apr 17, 19:31
Win it Anubhav and Sayantan!
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Like +0 Object -0 SAM &Co 13 Apr 17, 22:00
NLUO in top 16 in Jessup. Please update.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 13 Apr 17, 22:43
We're getting reports that Nalsar is out of Jessup unfortunately.

We're yet to fully confirm NLIU and NLUO - rumour is that NLUO is through to the last 16, but we are still looking for confirmation from someone who's there...
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Like +3 Object -0 Yeah 13 Apr 17, 23:43
NLIU is in top 16!
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Like +0 Object -0 Dylan 14 Apr 17, 01:53
NLUO is in the top 16, confirmed news.

"How does it feeel?" :D
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Like +1 Object -0 Nujs 14 Apr 17, 00:13
yes its true nliu is in top 16, best of luck !!!
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Like +2 Object -1 Jugnu 14 Apr 17, 05:11
NLUO and NLIU both through to quarters!!
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Like +1 Object -0 SAM&co 14 Apr 17, 08:32
Both nluo and nliu through to the quarters. Please update.
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Like +1 Object -0 Tom Riddle 14 Apr 17, 11:59
NLUO is up against the Russian team! GO NLUO.
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Like +0 Object -3 Att: LI 14 Apr 17, 12:45
LI, Can you please stop calling NLUO as NLU Orissa, It's NLU Odisha!It's been more than 5 years that the name of college has changed.
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 12:48
Ok, will try to remember, sorry! :)
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Like +1 Object -2 Guest 14 Apr 17, 13:10
Also u use NUJS Kolkata and NLU Mumbai but not NLSIU Bengaluru. Why?
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Like +2 Object -1 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 13:15
We usually go by what the law schools use on their website (or in their Act). NLSIU uses Bangalore, I think, NUJS uses Kolkata, I think.

Also, more generally, Bangalore is still being used by 90% of Bengalurus, no?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 14 Apr 17, 18:14
By that logic the Telegraph uses Calcutta not Kolkata
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Like +0 Object -0 LI.com 14 Apr 17, 13:51
Hi Kian,

If it NUJS is NUJS, Kolkata and NLSIU is NLSIU, Bengaluru (which is the appropriate way), NLUO (please note that it's not NLU Odisha) shall be NLUO, Cuttack. If in doubt, jus refer to clat.ac.in

Thanks!
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Like +2 Object -0 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 14:00
Well, NUJS is typically some WB juridical something stuff, which we and most people never use also, and Nalsar is technically some national academy of whatchamacallit... For better or worse, we have kinda developed a house style and short hand, which takes a while to establish itself, particularly with newer NLUs.

Still not entirely sure what to call NLU Maharashtra for instance, and how to distinguish them, since there are so many of them...

We'll try to use NLUO Cuttack if possible, though NLU Odisha/Orissa somehow rolls off the tongue better, no?
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Like +0 Object -0 Mukil 14 Apr 17, 14:38
How dare you!
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Like +2 Object -1 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 14:44
I know, we are awful.

Also, I learned something today. "Juridical science" is actually a real thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Juridical_Science

I always assumed it was kinda something NUJS founders had made up only :)
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Like +0 Object -1 Points hungry 14 Apr 17, 12:59
Can LI PLEASE update MPL rankings post Vis Vienna?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 13:13
The live draft up-to-date rankings and all the source data, before it is published, can be accessed here at any time: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A43g_rpB76FoNwld29MrMvjceZr9jkSbxF8CumCmy6s/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true

Some of the Vis points are already included there, taking JGLS to 11th place and NLU Delhi to 5th...
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Like +1 Object -2 Sambit 14 Apr 17, 13:16
We request some guidance for CLAT aspirants. Does the success of NLUO and Jindal in MPL mean they shold be higher on the preference list than tier 3 NLUs like NUALS, CNLU etc? Also should NLIU be above NLUJ?
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Like +2 Object -1 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 13:50
It depends. Does the Kolkata Knight Riders performing in the MPL make you want to move to West Bengal? :)

Just kidding, that's a bit facetious. But yes, at the end of the day, these are individual performances by very talented and dedicated individual students, who would have had some institutional support, which suggests that the administration is not completely ignorant of students and what they want and like.

But, success at mooting does not necessarily mean that you're getting a great legal education (though those might coincide sometimes).

Though, success at mooting suggests that at least some students in a college are smart and articulate and ambitious, which is one ingredient that every college must have in order to provide a good legal education.
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Like +5 Object -1 Hullo kian 14 Apr 17, 15:51
Your understanding shows why you aren't a proper lawyer. NLUO has been doing great in moots, look at the number of people in tier 1 law firms. Sad stuff that people undermine NLUO. But its okay, we try our best to make out winners of anyone who wants to move to NLUO. With respect to nuals, rgnul, cnlu and rml, NLUO isn't below anybody nor are they below us. All we claim is fair treatment on this website.
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Like +4 Object -1 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 16:02
Yes, you're right, I'm a fake lawyer, bar council will find me out soon :)

But who was undermining NLUO? Why so defensive?
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Like +2 Object -0 Hullo kian 2 14 Apr 17, 16:07
Haha not defensive man. But even you understand what I mean. Hopefully.
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Like +0 Object -2 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 16:10
Haha, just kidding, yes, kinda. I agree there's a bit too much of NLUs bashing other NLUs and non-NLUs for being rubbish. :)
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Like +4 Object -0 Hullo kian 3 14 Apr 17, 16:39
Yeah. For that matter there are a lot of good people working in my firm and across the table from non-NLUs. Don't think bashing up students serve any kind of purpose. On the other hand, I actually see this trend being detrimental to mindset. Like I've heard that some firms actually give differential salaries (even after taking interviews) to different colleges. And I know for a fact that non-NLU people in my firm are as good, if not better than the nlu educated ones. Further, if these people lack resources in any way, it's our duty to bring them along with us. They might not be compatriots in college, but at the bar (legal and illegal), law firms, NGOs or institutions, they are usually our compatriots.
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Like +0 Object -0 Nujs 14 Apr 17, 15:58
Hey!!! any idea about citations at Vis Vienna.
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Like +0 Object -1 Fishing 14 Apr 17, 18:05
NLIU IS ON A ROLLLLLLL!!! Someone needs to do a story on this. Finally all the effort put in starting from the times of Mr. Shantanu Tyagi (2010-11) and Mr. Bishen Jeswant (2011-12) paying off.
- Pround NLIUite
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Like +0 Object -4 Guest 14 Apr 17, 18:17
Yet LI continues to rank Symbi above NLUs in MPL. Scam!!
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Like +13 Object -0 kianganz 14 Apr 17, 18:23  interesting  top rated
Nope actually, you'll find it's called MATHS, not scam :D
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Like +0 Object -1 Guest 14 Apr 17, 19:05
The level of stupidity is just .....
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Like +2 Object -0 Hullo kian 4 14 Apr 17, 22:01
NLUO - Semis
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Like +1 Object -0 Refresh 14 Apr 17, 22:03
NLUO is in the top 4 of Jessup World rounds!
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Like +1 Object -0 SAM&co 14 Apr 17, 22:11
NLUO in Semis!!NLIU is out. Please update
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Like +0 Object -0 dipen sabharwal 14 Apr 17, 22:44
NLUO will create history.
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Like +1 Object -0 Random 14 Apr 17, 22:46
NLUO is in the semis. Yay!
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Like +1 Object -0 Senator 15 Apr 17, 00:12
NLUO v Lewis Norman Manley Law School (Semis). Please update.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 15 Apr 17, 00:30
Jessup semis, @2pm EAST

University of Western Ontario v. Australia

Jamiaca v. India (which one?)
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Like +6 Object -0 Guest 15 Apr 17, 00:42  interesting
Standing ovation to NLUO: new NLU, remote town, limited faculty and infra, yet such a great show. Brilliant! Just shows how hard working NLU kids in India are and need more say in running of NLUS.
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Like +4 Object -0 Guest 15 Apr 17, 00:53
Massive respect from NALSAR. Welcome to a club of three (Indians to reach the semis).

Hope you go on to join the club of two (to reach the finals, with NLSIU).
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Like +0 Object -2 li.com 15 Apr 17, 10:51
Hi Guest!

Perhaps, you are not aware of faculty in NLUO, Cuttack. Yes. You are right, am a faculty typing this (jus for the sake of disclosure of interest that we learn)! Not here to argue that every member of faculty is brilliant. But to generalise NLUO to have limited faculty is not correct. Visit the campus once, pl. You may change your opinion of limited infra too. Thanks.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 15 Apr 17, 00:51
Sorry for the delayed update here guys, I was out without network.

Do also follow our MPL Facebook page at https://facebook.com/mooting.in for sometimes even speedier updates than our liveblog. :)

Anyway, all our thoughts are with you NLUO!
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Like +0 Object -0 nluotimes 15 Apr 17, 00:51
NLUO in top 4. Confirmed.
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 15 Apr 17, 00:54
Will the successes of NLUO and JGLS make LI end its love affair with NLSIU?
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Like +4 Object -0 kianganz 15 Apr 17, 00:56
Not sure, will NLUO and JGLS cuddle me at night when I'm cold and lonely? :D
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Like +2 Object -0 Senator 15 Apr 17, 01:05
NLUO has really good infra. The campus is top class.
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Like +3 Object -2 Raag Yadava 15 Apr 17, 01:55
I have been to NLUO. What a wonderful campus. Jaguar fittings in their washrooms. :D
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Like +0 Object -1 Guest 15 Apr 17, 01:32
Will Legally India still rank Symbi above the NLU's and Jindal?
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 15 Apr 17, 01:40
No actually, the numbers and all the data in our MPL spreadsheet does that all by itself via the simple process of addition and sorting :)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A43g_rpB76FoNwld29MrMvjceZr9jkSbxF8CumCmy6s/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true
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Like +1 Object -0 Jello much? 17 Apr 17, 13:34
if Symbi is out-performing all of them then why not?
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 15 Apr 17, 01:37
Update: Sadly NLUO lost in the semis :( However, an absolutely wonderful run, please take a bow!
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 15 Apr 17, 01:46
@Kian and Nilav: please start collecting info on Vienna citations! And jessup too as and when they are announced. JGLS, NALSAR, NLUD, and NLSIU all apparently got citations at Vienna..

On a side note - amazing run by NLUO! Legends!
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Like +0 Object -1 Nilav 15 Apr 17, 02:24
Hi,

Citations received by JGLS and NLS are already up on the Live MPL Table-https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A43g_rpB76FoNwld29MrMvjceZr9jkSbxF8CumCmy6s/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true

The Vienna-Pace Website is yet to upload the exhaustive list of citations and awards for the 2017 edition. Meanwhile, we have reached out to the MCCs of some universities which proceeded to the advanced rounds. Very soon a story will be up, covering Vienna and Nani Palkhivala followed by Jessup.
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Like +2 Object -4 Guest 15 Apr 17, 14:30
MPL values quantity over quality, hence we have the ridiculous situation of Symbi being ranked 4. Sad
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Like +4 Object -0 kianganz 15 Apr 17, 16:27
Is that you, Donald Trump? What are you doing following the MPL?

Seriously though, the MPL is and always from its inception been about more than just a handful of world class moots.

It's about assessing the overall mooting performance of a college across the board, not just about who the top 10 best mooters are in each college.

And if you still so strongly disagree and are saddened by another college having performed really well at domestic moots this year, then you should have really complained about the MPL philosophy at any time in the last 7 years or so, after the MPL was first started up with exactly the same philosophy...
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 15 Apr 17, 17:49
Loving your response Kian. Make these little brats weep.
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Like +2 Object -1 ha ha ha ha ha 17 Apr 17, 13:36
All the Symbi bashing by such insecure souls is just so funny. Time you accept Symbi is better than your college. xD
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Like +2 Object -1 Pissed off 15 Apr 17, 16:04
Before MPL is decided pls change the tier of the Oxford IP moot to tier 2. It is judged by UK Supreme Court judges and is the most prestigious IP moot in the world. It is a travesty that you are ranking it below some average domestic moots!
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 15 Apr 17, 16:28
We can't retroactively upgrade it now that winners have been decided (because that would be unfair), but for next season we are certainly taking the upgrade of Oxford IP, maybe Frankfurt and a few other moots under strong advisement.
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Like +0 Object -0 Lol 17 Apr 17, 00:52
You should upgrade FDI (not FIAM) too while you're at it. Nearly 20 Indian teams participate in the moot's South Asia rounds these days.
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Like +2 Object -0 Lol 17 Apr 17, 00:53
LI should definitely try and get in touch with the NLASAR and NUJS's Vis HK teams and JGLS' Vienna team to interview them.
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Like +1 Object -6 Guest 17 Apr 17, 03:38
Friends, please boycott Legally India. They have done match-fixing to give Symbi a top 5 finish for advertising on the website.
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Like +2 Object -0 lol 17 Apr 17, 13:50
if there is any reason to boycott legally india, it would have to be their tolerant nature which allows bitchy comments like these to get published. your comment only proves that the education system of this country has failed and produced geniuses like the person behind this comment. your inability to understand the ranking tables and type such a comment hoping to dupe even one poor gullible soul like you, is pitiable.

Please LI, refrain from publishing such comments which you know to be of a malafide nature and based on false information.
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Like +2 Object -0 kianganz 17 Apr 17, 14:29
Hehe, such comments are also a reflection of the legal education and I think there's some value in having such rather silly sentiments out in the open to be disputed, rather than censoring them and making holders of such opinions believe in some outlandish conspiracy theories...

At the end of the day, anyone with the slightest understanding will understand that LI has no influence on how well one college or another performs in the MPL, since the rules are known beforehand and are the same for everyone, and applied without any discretion on our part.
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Like +0 Object -0 Take it easy 17 Apr 17, 14:40
Guys (and Kian), has it occurred to you that a large majority of these comments are just trolls. I could easily write that GNLU is now better than NUJS or some shit like that and see the comments flow!
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 17 Apr 17, 16:12
I also thought so in the beginning, but shockingly, some of whom you may perceive as trolls, often emerge to actually be real people who really believe what they are saying... And just occasionally, engagement with them actually improves matters...
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Like +0 Object -0 li.com 20 Apr 17, 07:36
Such comments were seen previously when NLUO performed better and was ranked above some of the old NLUs/other law teaching institutions! Some guys argued that the system of giving points equal to that of Best memorial for best speaker/researcher etc was the reason why NLUO scored more despite not winning a single MPL moot (at that point of time).
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