What arguments, what drama, what excitement! It can only be MPL 7’s biggest weekend yetWhat arguments, what drama, what excitement! It can only be MPL 7’s biggest weekend yet

The weekend of 3-5 March saw each of Amity Law School Delhi, NUJS Kolkata and NLU Jodhpur organize their flagship moots, with over 100 MPL points awarded to multiple law schools that battled it out for MPL glory.

16th Amity National Moot Court Competition 2017

The 16th edition of the tier IV Amity national moot, which was liveblogged on Legally India witnessed participation from 28 different teams all over India, as SLS Pune continued its dominance this MPL season, taking down Institute of Law, Nirma University in the finals.

However, Nirma bagged the maximum number of points (16) from the moot as it snatched away the best memorial citation.

Akansha Ravi, representing VIT School of Law, won the best speaker citation and Hari Om Kamal Singh from NLU Orissa won the best researcher citation.

SOEL Chennai and Llyod Law College were semi-finalists at the moot.

Points awarded at the Amity National Moot 2017:

Winner: SLS Pune (15)

Runners-Up: ILNU Ahmedabad (8)

Semi-Finalist: SOEL (4) and Llyod Law College (4)

Best Speaker: VIT School of Law, Chennai (8)

Best Memorial: ILNU (8)

Best Researcher: NLUO (8)

Organizer: ALS, Delhi (2)

9th NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition 2017

India’s biggest corporate law moot, the NUJS-Herbert Smith Freehills moot saw NLIU Bhopal and GNLU Gandhinagar lock horns in the finals, with NLIU coming on top.

Meher Tandon, Vaishali Vinod and Sakshi Rai represented NLIU Bhopal while Ifrah Shaikh, Dhruv Malhotra and Aarathi M. Krishna represented GNLU Gandhinagar.

SLS Pune stashed some more points at the moot with a semi-finalist position finish where it was joined by ILS, which also had a very strong MPL presence over the last weekend.

GNLU’s speaker Dhruv Malhotra, by winning the best speaker citation, helped GNLU make a killing at the moot with 23 MPL points.

And, fortunately for NLU Delhi, its MPL drought also finally came to an end as it won the best memorial award.

Points awarded at NUJS-HSF 2017

Winner: NLIU Bhopal (15)

Runners-Up: GNLU Gandhinagar (8)

Semi-Finalist: ILS Pune (4) and SLS Pune (4)

Best Speaker: GNLU (8)

Best Memorial: NLU Delhi (8)

Organizer: NUJS, Kolkata (2)

7th NLU Antitrust Law Moot Court Competition 2017

Recently upgraded to tier IV, the 8th NLU Antitrust Law Moot saw a final showdown between MPL veterans Nalsar Hyderabad and ILS Pune, with ILS humbling Nalsar in the finals.

Alefiyah Shipchandler, Yalini Ravi and Sharanya Shivaraman represented team ILS, while Oorvi Mehta and Benjamin Vanlalvena represented Nalsar.

ILS drew further blood as it also won the best memorial citation, thereby leapfrogging from its erstwhile 25th rank to present 11th rank.

Vishal Aggarwal from Amity Law School Noida won the best speaker citation, while Shreya from RGNUL Patiala (which had won the 7th edition of the moot) won the best researcher award.

DSNLU Vizag registered itself on the MPL scoreboard as it broke into the semi-finals alongside Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, Delhi University.

Points awarded at NLU Antitrust 2017:

Winner: ILS Pune (15)

Runners-Up: Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad (8)

Semi-Finalist: DSNLU Vizag (4) and Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, Delhi (4)

Best Speaker: ALS Noida (8)

Best Memorial: ILS (8)

Best Researcher: RGNUL Patiala (8)

Organizer: NLU Jodhpur (2)

And now for some past MPL action

But it wasn’t only those three moots last weekend that changed MPL fortunes, as we’ve also caught up now with the results of several less recent moots.

21st ULC All India Moot Court Competition 2017

The 21st edition of University Law College’s All India Moot Court Competition 2017 took place over the 24-26 February weekend and saw RGNUL Patiala slug it out with ILS Pune, with RGNUL eventually winning the tier V moot.

The RGNUL team comprised of Sanskriti Sharma, Suparna Jain, Sahil Sharma and the ILS team was represented by Yash Kane, Suganshi Ropia, Shreya Prasad.

With this victory, RGNUL has put itself back into the top 3 of the league standings from its erstwhile 10th position.

Kerala Law Academy (KLA) and NUSRL Ranchi were the other two semi-finalists at the moot.

Amogh Srivastava from NUSRL won the best speaker citation, while Varnita Singh from GNLU won the best researcher citation. KLA additionally won the best memorial award.

Points awarded at ULC Moot 2017:

Winner: RGNUL Patiala (10)

Runners-Up: ILS Pune (5)

Semi-Finalist: KLA (3) and NUSRL Ranchi (3)

Best Speaker: NUSRL (5)

Best Memorial: KLA (5)

Best Researcher: GNLU Gandhinagar (5)

Organizer: ULC Bangalore (1)

15th Raj Anand Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition 2016

India’s biggest IPR moot (tier IV) was back in 2016 after a year’s absence and witnessed RGNUL Patiala and SLS Noida in the finals, with RGNUL defeating SLS for 15 MPL points.

SLS Pune managed another semi-finalist finish in this moot, while the other semi-finalist position holder remains unconfirmed.

SLS Noida won the best speaker award while GLC Mumbai bagged the best memorial citation.

We request the other semi-finalist team to kindly get in touch at so that corresponding MPL points can be awarded to the team.

Points awarded at Raj Anand 2016

Winner: RGNUL Patiala (15)

Runners-Up: SLS Noida (8)

Semi-Finalist: SLS Pune (8) and TBC

Best Speaker: SLS Noida

Best Memorial: GLC Mumbai (8)

Organizer: ULC Bangalore (1)

M C Chagla Moot 2016

Following our earlier, nearly complete report, we have now confirmed that SLS Pune was the other semi-finalist alongside Christ University at the 23rd edition of the moot and has been awarded 3 points.

With this, all the citation holders have been awarded points at the moot and it stands closed.

Commonwealth (CLEA) Indian National Rounds 2016

NLUJA Assam was the other semi-finalist at the moot and has been awarded 3 points.

We still await confirmation for the best memorial citation and request the team that won to please get in touch by email at so we can add appropriate points.

Update: Best memorial at CLEA was won by NLSIU Bangalore, winning 5 points.

Outstanding moot results: help requested; KLA moot cancelled

We are currently also awaiting confirmation of results for the following moots:

  1. 15th Surana and Surana National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition 2017
  2. 15th ELSA WTO Asia Pacific Rounds 2017
  3. 5th RMLNLU SCC International Media Law Moot Court Competition 2017
The 28th edition of KLA’s flagship Constitutional Law Moot has been cancelled for this year.

We also request the organisers of or semi-finalists of the South Asia rounds of the Oxford Price Media Law Moot held at NLU Delhi in 2016 to please get in touch with us at so that we can allocate the corresponding points.

MPL Table Analysis: Older NLUs lose position

As we awarded over 150 MPL points for 7 different moot court competitions, the overall league standings are reflecting significant changes in the fortunes for many colleges.

While MPL table topper Nalsar managed to barely keep to its position, SLS Pune narrowed the gap to a teensy 7 points.

Had Nalsar not managed any points at the Antitrust moot, it would have been at 84 points and would have lost its rank to SLS, which is presently at 85.

Meanwhile, RGNUL Patiala with a tier V and a tier IV victory each has had an explosive impact on the overall league standings, shooting to 3rd position, but still a substantial 16 points behind SLS and merely 3 points ahead of GNLU.

ILS Pune made the biggest MPL comeback as it almost broke into the top 10, just 5 points behind NLSIU Bangalore in 11th position.

Amidst all of this action, NLU Jodhpur, NUJS Kolkata and NLSIU Bangalore have been conspicuously absent from the top ranks, as all of them have been displaced by some very strong performance from GNLU, SLS, ILS and RGNUL.

NLU Delhi with just one best memorial citation has been languishing in 22nd position.

As most domestic moots for this season are almost over, and the international moots are about to kick-in, all eyes are now on NLU Jodhpur, NUJS Kolkata and NLSIU Bangalore to make a move.

Meanwhile, SLS Pune continues to eat into the gap between itself and league topper NALSAR, which prompts the obvious question: Will NALSAR be able to hold on to the top spot, or finally succumb after 7 weeks of MPL dominance?

MPL 7 league table standings

RankCollegeTotal MPL pointsItemisation of MPL pointsNLUJ Antitrust (T4)PtsNUJS-HSF (T4)PtsAmity National (T4)PtsULC Moot (T5)PtsRaj Anand Moot (T4)Pts
1Nalsar Hyderabad92NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Runners-Up (8) | R K Tankha (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Winner (15); Best Researcher (8) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5) | FDI Moot (Int’l Rounds) (T5): 3rd Best Team (3); Best Speaker (5); Hon’ble Speaker Mention (3) | Rivzi Moot (T5): Winner (10) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Winner (10); Best Memorial (5) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Best Memorial (10) | BR Sawhney (T4): Organizer (2) |Runners-Up (8)8
2Symbiosis Law School Pune85NUJS-HSF (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | Amity National (T4): Winner (15) | Raj Anand Moot (T4): Semi-Finalist (3) | R K Tankha (T5): Winner (10) | DMH 2017 (T2): Best Memorial (20) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Semi-Finalist (4); Best Memorial (8) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Runners-Up (10) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | BR Sawhney (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | MC Chagla (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) |Semi-Finalist (4)4Winner (15)15Semi-Finalist (3)3
3RGNUL Patiala69NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Best Researcher (8) | ULC Moot (T5): Winner (10) | Raj Anand Moot (T4): Winner (15) | Rivzi Moot (T5): Best Researcher (5) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Runners-Up (8) | BR Sawhney (T4): Winner (15); Best Memorial (8) |Best Researcher (8)8Winner (10)10Winner (15)15
4GNLU Gandhinagar66NUJS-HSF (T4): Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8) | ULC Moot (T5): Best Researcher (5) | CLEA (T5): Winner (10) | DMH 2017 (T2): Semi-Finalist (15) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Organiser (2) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Best Speaker (5) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5) | BR Sawhney (T4): Best Speaker (8) |Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8)16Best Researcher (5)5
5NLIU Bhopal62NUJS-HSF (T4): Winner (15) | R K Tankha (T5): Organiser (1) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5); Best Memorial (10) | FDI Moot (Int’l Rounds) (T5): 3rd Best Claimant Memorial (3) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Runners-Up (10) | BR Sawhney (T4): Runners-up (8) | Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Runners-Up (5); Best Memorial (5) |Winner (15)15
6NUJS Kolkata57NUJS-HSF (T4): Organizer (2) | 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) |Organizer (2)2
7GLC Mumbai52Raj Anand Moot (T4): Best Memorial (8) | DMH 2017 (T2): Organiser (2) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | Rivzi Moot (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best speaker (5) | MC Chagla (T5): Win (10); Best Memo (5) | Henry Dunant (T3): Best Speaker (10) |Best Memorial (8)8
8NLU Jodhpur50NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Organizer (2) | DMH 2017 (T2): Runners-Up (25) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Winners (20) |Organizer (2)2
9School of Law, Christ University48DMH 2017 (T2): Winner (30) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Runners-Up (5) | MC Chagla (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best Researcher (5) |
10NLSIU Bangalore38K 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) |
11ILS Pune37NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Winner (15): Best Memorial (8) | NUJS-HSF (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | ULC Moot (T5): Runners-Up (5) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5) |Winner (15): Best Memorial (8)23Semi-Finalist (4)4Runners-Up (5)5
12NLU Orissa36Amity National (T4): Best Researcher (8) | R K Tankha (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best Memorial (5) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Winners (20) |Best Researcher (8)8
13George Washington University Law School31GIMC 2017 (T4): Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Winner (15) |
14Symbiosis Noida31Raj Anand Moot (T4): Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Runners-Up (10) | MC Chagla (T5): Runner-up (5) |Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8)16
15UILS Chandigarh25Henry Dunant (T3): Win (20); Joint Best Memorial (5) |
16CNLU Patna25Stetson India Rounds (T3): Best Memo (10) | Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Winner (10); Best Researcher (5) |
17ILNU Ahmedabad25Amity National (T4): Runners-Up (8); Best Memorial (8) | BR Sawhney (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | Henry Dunant (T3): Joint Best Memorial (5) |Runners-Up (8); Best Memorial (8)16
18NUSRL Ranchi16ULC Moot (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best Speaker (5) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Best Speaker (8) |Semi-Finalist (3); Best Speaker (5)8
19UPES Dehradun15CLEA (T5): Runners-Up (5) |
20Amity Law School Delhi14Amity National (T4): Organizer (2) | R K Tankha (T5): Runners-Up (5); Best Speaker (5) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Organiser (2) |Organizer (2)2
21MNLU Mumbai10Henry Dunant (T3): Best Memorial (10) |
22NLU Delhi10NUJS-HSF (T4): Best Memorial (8) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Organizer (2) |Best Memorial (8)8
23Amity Law School Noida9NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Best Speaker (8) | Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Organizer (1) |Best Speaker (8)8
24Karnataka State University Law School8Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Semi-Finalist (3); Best Researcher (5) |
25RMLNLU Lukcnow8
26Kerala Law Academy8ULC Moot (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best Memorial (5) |Semi-Finalist (3); Best Memorial (5)8
27VIT School of Law, Chennai8Amity National (T4): Best Speaker (8) |Best Speaker (8)8
28HNLU Raipur6Rivzi Moot (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Semi-Finalist (3) |
29SVKM’s NMIMS Mumbai5Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Best Speaker (5) |
30Jamia Milia Islamia Law School5Rivzi Moot (T5): Runners-Up (5) |
31Modi University, Rajasthan5CLEA (T5): Best Speaker (5) |
32SOEL Chennai5Amity National (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Organizer (1) |Semi-Finalist (4)4
33DES’s Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College4K K Luthra Moot (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) |
34Llyod Law College4Amity National (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) |Semi-Finalist (4)4
35DSNLU Vizag4NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) |Semi-Finalist (4)4
36Law Centre-I Faculty of Law, DU4NLUJ Antitrust (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) |Semi-Finalist (4)4
37ULC Bangalore4ULC Moot (T5): Organizer (1) | CLEA (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) |Organizer (1)1
38NLUJAA Assam3CLEA (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) |
39Sastra School of Law Thanjavur2Stetson India Rounds (T3): Organizer (2) |
40Rizvi Law College, Mumbai1Rivzi Moot (T5): Organizer (1) |
41VELS Chennai1CLEA (T5): Organiser (1) |

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Like +2 Object -0 erstwhile estud mooter 07 Mar 17, 01:03
Dear NLUJ students,

What the hell is wrong with you guys? What is the reason for such absymal performance this season.
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Like +2 Object -0 wut 07 Mar 17, 01:56
Any particular reason for exclusion of Jindal from all this?
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 07 Mar 17, 02:24
Amidst these success stories about moots and placements, let us not forget that some of these law schools are run by VCs who are corrupt tyrants, and have problems like collapsing infrastructure, mediocre faculty, regressive and sexist disciplinary rules etc etc.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 07 Mar 17, 02:51
Its really surprising that Frankfurt Investment Arb is not even being considered for MPL, it is a very well acclaimed moot - all major law schools participate in the moot. the india rounds ended back in january and yet Legally India seems to ignore the moot altogether.
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Like +0 Object -0 Nilav 07 Mar 17, 13:25
Hi,

The 10th edition of Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition 2017 is part of the MPL VII moot pool. In fact the moot started yesterday and we are covering it under tier V. The next story that we publish shall reflect the same.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 07 Mar 17, 13:46
Isn't it only fair that the National Rounds be given due accord and points be allocated for the same? Unlike moots with funding rounds, the National Rounds were qualification rounds with a clear result of which University won.
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Like +1 Object -8 Guest 07 Mar 17, 13:37
Moot court wins by a few students are no reflection of how good a law school is overall. No matter who wins this MPL the hierarchy will remain as follows:


1) NLSIU
2) NALSAR
3) NUJS
4) GNLU
5) NLUD
6) NLUJ
7) NLIU

Symbi way down the list.
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Like +4 Object -1 lol 07 Mar 17, 15:49
Lololol if ignorance is bliss, then you my friend are the most blissful. First of all there is no way that GNLU is on the 4th spot. Secondly, SLS Pune most probably comes in the 8th spot after all these colleges. Your attempts to satisfy your ego by justifying the 'NLU' tag reek of desperation. Symbi and Jindal are better than the lower NLU's any day.
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Like +1 Object -0 Patel Puppet 07 Mar 17, 18:02
How and why GNLU is on 4th? Over and above NLUJ, NLIU etc.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 08 Mar 17, 23:10
Hi, it shows how ignorant you are. Symbi graduates are doing extremely good for themselves. Many have them are now partners at big law firms, judges, successful litigators, academicians and etc. I went to Symbi and now presently work with an International firm in New York and licensed to practice in India and New York. That being said, one cannot take it for granted that any "NLU" tag will be a better law school than symbi. Sorry to say but your thinking is corrupt, time to change buddy before you have to work for a partner who went to symbi. :)
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Like +4 Object -1 ILS Senior Alum 07 Mar 17, 14:44
Dear Guest (NLU-ite I am guessing), this post is not about how good a law school is. Its about the performance of various law schools in mooting competitions. You are just snob-bubble, please excuse us from it. We have seen it bursting in the real world day-in and day-out. In the real world it is all about mettle, your tag can take you only as far.

Time to celebrate ILS, mooting is in our blood!
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Like +2 Object -3 Guest 07 Mar 17, 18:43
GNLU is not 4 but no way is Symbi 8. The correct ranking for the top 10 is:

Overall: NSLIU>NALSAR>NUJS>NLUD>NLUJ>NLIU>GNLU>HNLU>RGNUL.

Placements: NALSAR>NLSIU>NUJS

Faculty: NLUD>NALSAR>NLSIU

Even Legally India gave this ranking last year on their blog.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 08 Mar 17, 15:44
Why does LI use Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune etc but stick to NLSIU Bangalore? If you use crappy desi names for the others please do so for NLSIU as well.
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