NLIU Bhopal and NLSIU Bangalore made it to the world rounds of the 18th Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, after Bhopal won and Bangalore was runners up at the South India selection rounds of the moot held at NLUO Cuttack.
Bhopal has maintained its lead in the Herbert Smith Freehills Mooting Premiere League (MPL) Season 5 with this tier 3 win. Shivani Garg, Aditi Srivastava and Swati Shanakar clinched the regional round win for the law school.
Srivastava told Legally India that a good general strategy to follow for the moot is to have a “clear structure” for oral arguments instead of citing “random authorities”. She added that it helped to mould arguments according to the judges being addressed – more fact-based arguments for judges less well versed in the area of law. “If one prepares for two months seriously, with hard work again, that should do,” she said.
Nalsar Hyderabad and ILS Pune picked up semi-finalist points at the moot, with the best student advocate citation going to Lakshmi Venkatraman from Nalsar. RMLNLU Lucknow picked up the best memorial citation.
NLIU and NLSIU will now compete internationally on 10 to 12 April 2014 at Stetson University, Florida. Two other Indian teams who will join them as competitors will be decided after this weekend’s North India qualifying rounds for the moot.
Upcoming moots: The Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court South Asia Rounds, Delhi – November 21 - 24; Stetson India North Rounds - November 22 - 24
At a glance
|NLIU, Bhopal||Stetson South India Rounds (Best Team) T3||20|
|NALSAR, Hyderabad: Lakshmi Venkatraman||Stetson South India Rounds (Semi- Finalist + Best Speaker) T3||5+10=15|
|NLSIU, Bangalore||Stetson South India Rounds (Runners up) T3||10|
|RMLNLU, Lucknow||Stetson South India Rounds (Best Memorials) T3||10|
|ILS, Pune||Stetson South India Rounds (Semi- Finalist) T3||5|
|NLUO, Cuttack||Stetson South India Rounds (orgainsers) T3||3|
Mooting Premier League V season rankings
|Law school||T1||T2||T3||T4||T5||Org||W||R/u||S/F||B S||B M/R||HM||Pts||Details|
|1||NLIU Bhopal||40||24||21||1||3||2||2||85||Raj Anand (Best team) + BCI moot (Runners up, Best mooter – female) + Rizvi Moot (Winners) + NLIU Juris Corp (Organisers) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Runner’s up, Best Memorial) + Stetson South ( Best team)|
|2||NLU Delhi||25||20||5||3||2||50||Henry Dunant (Best memorial, Semi finalist) + Manfred Lachs World (Semi finalist) + BCI moot (semi finalist) + FDI International moot (Best Memorial - Claimants)|
|3||HNLU Raipur||40||7||1||1||1||2||2||47||SLCU National moot (Semi finalists) + Amity Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker) + NLIU Juris Corp (Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial) + HNLU Moot (Organisers) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Semi Finalist)|
|4||NLSIU Bangalore||30||4||10||1||1||3||1||44||Henry Dunant (Best advocate, semi finalist) + BCI moot (semi finalist) + HNLU Moot (Winners) + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals) + Stetson South (runner's up)|
|5||KIIT Bhubaneshwar||40||1||1||1||40||BCI moot (Best team, Best mooter – male, Best memorial)|
|6||NLU Orissa||3||31||5||1||1||1||2||39||Surana IT (Best team, Best memorial) + Nani Palkhivala (Best speaker) + Amity Moot (Best – Memorial) + Stetson South (Organiser)|
|11||Nalsar Hyderabad||15||4||20||1||1||2||2||2||39||Nani Palkhivala (Semi – Finalist) + BR Sawhney (Organisers) + HNLU Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial ) + Stetson South (Semi finalist + Best speaker)|
|12||JGLS Sonepat||10||23||3||1||2||1||36||Henry Dunant (Runners up) + Nani Palkhivala (Best Team) + BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) + NLIU Juris Corp (Runners up)|
|8||GNLU Gandhinagar||23||10||2||1||33||Surana IT (Best advocate) + SLCU National moot (Best team) + NLIU Juris Corp (Winners)|
|9||NLU Jodhpur||20||8||3||1||1||1||1||31||Henry Dunant (Best team) + Raj Anand (Runners up) + BR Sawhney (Best memorial) + John Marshall Moot (Best Team – Ambassador Rounds)|
|19||Symbiosis Pune||8||21||1||1||1||1||29||Nani Palkhivala (Runners up) + Rizvi Moot (Semi Finals, best speaker) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Best Team)|
|10||GLC Mumbai||10||0||16||1||2||1||2||26||Henry Dunant (Best researcher) + BR Sawhney (Best oralist, semi finalist) + Nani Palkhivala (organiser) + Amity Moot (Semi Finals + Best Researcher)|
|17||RMLNLU Lucknow||10||13||1||1||1||23||BR Sawhney (Best team) + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) + Stetson South (Best memorial)|
|12||NUJS Kolkata||4||18||1||2||1||1||22||Surana IT (Semi finalist) + SLCU National moot (Best speaker, Best memorial, Semi finalists) + BR Sawhney (Runners up) + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals)|
|13||RGNUL Patiala||8||11||2||2||19||Surana IT (Runners up) + Amity Moot (Semi Finals) + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) + Rizvi Moot (Runners up)|
|16||ILS Pune||5||14||2||1||1||19||Raj Anand (Semi finalist, Best speaker, Best memorial) + Stetson South (Semi finalist)|
|14||Nuals Kochi||10||8||2||1||18||Henry Dunant (Best researcher) + Raj Anand (Semi finalist) + Surana IT (Semi finalist)|
|18||Sastra school of Law Thanjavur||12||1||1||12||Nani Palkhivala (Semi Finalist, best researcher)|
|15||Christ University||0||11||1||1||11||SLCU National moot (Organiser) + Amity Moot (Winners)|
|20||Seedling School of Law & Governance||10||1||10||BCI moot (Best memorial|
|24||Amity Delhi||10||2||10||Rizvi Moot (Best Researcher) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Best Researcher)|
|21||Delhi University LC I||8||1||8||Nani Palkhivala (Best memorial)|
|23||SOEL Chennai||6||1||1||6||SLCU National moot (Runners up), Pro bono enviro (Org)|
|27||CUSAT Cochin||5||1||5||SOEL Pro bono Moot (Best Speaker)|
|25||Amity Noida||0||4||1||1||4||Amity Moot (Organisers) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Semi Finalist)|
|26||Rizvi College Mumbai||1||1||1||Rizvi Moot (Organisers)|