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  • 24 May 2016

    [CORRECTION - II]: NUJS, GLC, Symbi outperform (not just come close to) superpower NLSIU in law firm partnership promotions 2015-16

    Screenshot 2016-05-30 13.05.29Screenshot 2016-05-30 13.05.29NUJS Kolkata, GLC Mumbai and Symbiosis Pune trumped NLSIU Bangalore which was formerly Indian law firms’ favourite law school from which to internally promote partners.

  • 10 April 2015

    NLU Jodhpur extends lead after Vis Vienna, as NLS out in semis, ILS in quarters | RGNUL wins Palkhivala tax moot

    MPL 6: Rocking it.MPL 6: Rocking it.NLU Jodhpur has extended its lead in the Mooting Premier League (MPL) 6 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills after winning 30 points at the Vis Vienna moot that saw strong Indian performances.

  • 17 February 2015

    Weekend’s 3-moot-spectacular: NUJS leaps up behind NLS, Nalsar in MPL rankings; NLU Delhi extends lead over NLU-J [DMH, KLA, Surana Corp]

    MPL 6: Rocking it.MPL 6: Rocking it.The weekend of three grand moots, including India’s best and India’s second-oldest moots, saw some law schools managing to upset the MPL 6 pecking order, while others held on steady to the top spots.

  • 05 January 2015

    Ex Khaitan associate becomes Kashmir MLA

    Former Khaitan & Co associate Yawar Dilawar Mir became the youngest candidate to win the Kashmir state assembly elections in December, reported the Tribune India.

  • 08 July 2014

    Watchman who murdered Mumbai lawyer in 2012 gets life sentence (and a very tragic love story)

    A Mumbai court yesterday sentenced the convict in lawyer Pallavi Purakayastha’s murder to life imprisonment, reported the ANI. The 25-year-old in house counsel and ILS Pune grad was stabbed in the throat in her Mumbai flat in August 2012 by her apartment complex' watchman.

  • 09 January 2014

    Need to know: SC online visitor sign-in | ILS Pune suicide | Controversial Justice Karnan | Read Kejriwal PIL | Jet-Etihad appeal | Cow DNA & more

    SC introduces online visitor sign-in: The Supreme Court has introduced an online system to sign in clients and other guests to the apex court via the so-called Supreme Court Visitor Management System (SCVMS). After signing in with details including the name of the court, case and advocate, visitors will receive an SMS or email, which can be used to enter the court. [Link: SCVMS]

  • 08 January 2014

    ILS Pune student ends life after failing exams and evaluation criticism

    ILS Pune first year student Saumitra Dhoble, aged 19, allegedly committed suicide on Saturday after declaration of exam results in which he failed two papers.

  • 04 October 2013

    NLS rules in Big Six partnership tracks ahead of DU, GLC, ILS as newer nationals slowly gain share

    Partner promotions across Big Six since 2009: NLSIU rules the roostPartner promotions across Big Six since 2009: NLSIU rules the roostNLSIU Bangalore, Delhi University (DU), GLC Mumbai and ILS Pune have given India’s biggest law firms more than three times as many partners than most other younger law schools since 2009.

  • 11 March 2013

    ILS Pune thumps NLS Bangalore at NLU-J Antitrust moot

    MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesMPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives ILS Pune beat NLSIU Bangalore in the finals of the fourth NLU Jodhpur Antitrust Law Moot Court Competition held last weekend between 8 and 10 March.

  • 08 March 2013

    ILS Pune in decline: Placements from 100 to 19% in 4 years

    ILS Pune’s class of 2012 has reportedly seen only 20 placements so far for 105 total students, reported the Indian Express. The 131-strong batch of 2011 apparently secured 60 jobs, plummeting from 2008's 100% result.

  • 08 November 2012

    ILS Pune climbs to MPL 7th place after NLIU JC Moot, as IICLAM moot postponed indefinitely

    MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesMPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesILS Pune fetched its first gold this season at the NLIU Juris Corp National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition and leapt up the Mooting Premier League (MPL) 4 ladder from 17th to seventh place. RGNUL Patiala was runner-up with a strong shoulder-to-shoulder performance that secured its second MPL silver.

  • 28 March 2011

    Indian teams show off stunning performances at Mooting World Cup Jessup

    Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2NUJS Kolkata, NLU Delhi, ILS Pune and Nalsar Hyderabad, which represented India at the world rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, made the country proud with two teams breaking into the last sixteen, six speakers finishing in the top 100 oralists and three teams winning top memorandum awards.

  • 31 January 2011

    ILS Pune bests Nalsar, NLSIU at Jessup South as MPL 2 leaders pull away

    Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2ILS Pune defeated Nalsar Hyderabad in the finals of the Surana & Surana South India rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot and won the best memorandum award for a whopping thirty points to boost ILS’ MPL ranking from sixteenth position to sixth.

  • 27 September 2010

    ILS Pune pips SOEL for Surana Trial South glory; NLIU Bhopal leads new MPL 2 standings

    Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2ILS Pune defeated SOEL Chennai in the finals of the South India Rounds of the sixth Surana & Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot from the 24 to 26 September 2010, hosted by NUALS Kochi. Plus, the first ranking table after freezing of the scoring criteria at version 2.04.

  • 22 June 2010

    India Today/Outlook law school rankings 2010: NLIU gains, NUJS drops most

    NLSIU-Bangalore-Library2NLSIU-Bangalore-Library2Indian weekly magazines India Today and Outlook India have both ranked NLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad as India's top law schools, while NLIU Bhopal and ILS Pune occupied third place in each respective ranking and NUJS Kolkata found itself in sixth and fifth place.
    NLSIU BangaloreNLSIU BangaloreIndian weekly magazines India Today and Outlook India have both ranked NLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad as India's top law schools, while NLIU Bhopal and ILS Pune occupied third place in each respective ranking and NUJS Kolkata found itself in sixth and fifth place.

    NLSIU (pictured) and Nalsar both came out on top of this year's India Today and Outlook law school rankings.

    While India Today's top two positions were unchanged from last year, in Outlook's ranking Nalsar displaced NUJS Kolkata in second spot, pushing it to fifth place behind NLIU Bhopal.

    Campus Law Centre of Delhi University was ranked fourth by India Today but did not participate in Outlook's rankings.

    Symbiosis Pune came in at fifth and sixth of India Today and Outlook's ranking respectively.

    New high entrants to India Today's list included new national law schools GNLU Gandhinagar and HNLU Raipur in ninth and 11th positions respectively.

    There were no other major changes in India Today's rankings, except for NUJS Kolkata climbing two places to sixth and ILS Pune dropping to seventh from fifth last year.

    Outlook India's rankings, however, saw seven out of 10 ranked colleges rise the ranks as three colleges - Delhi University (sixth ranked in 2009), Government Law College Mumbai (eighth) and NLU Jodhpur (seventh) - did not participate in its rankings this year.

    Outlook ranked ILS Pune in third place but NLIU Bhopal was by far the fastest climber, jumping from tenth to fourth this year.

    NUJS saw the biggest drop in Outlook's rankings from second rank last year ahead of Nalsar to fifth place this year.

    Read Legally India blogger sss's criticism of current law school rankings here. For a satirical look at the rankings, read False News With Balls blog on the topic.

    Last year rankings:
    For India Today's 2009 rankings of law schools, click here.
    For Outlook India's 2009 law school rankings, click here.

    India Today law school rankings 2010

    Law School
    India Today Rank (2010)
    Rank 2009
    NLSIU Bangalore
    1
    1
    Nalsar Hyderabad
    2
    2
    NLIU Bhopal
    3
    4
    Campus Law Centre DU
    4
    3
    Symbiosis Pune
    5
    6
    NUJS Kolkata
    6
    8
    ILS Law College Pune
    7
    5
    NLU Jodhpur
    8
    7
    GNLU Gandhinagar
    9
    -
    Amity Law School Delhi
    10
    9
    HNLU Raipur
    11
    -
    Faculty of Law Benaras, Varanasi
    12
    11
    School of Legal Studies, Cochin University
    13
    14
    NUALS Kochi
    14
    18
    Army Institute of Law, Mohali
    15
    21
    Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University
    16
    12
    Faculty of Law Rohtak University
    17
    -
    Tamilnadu Dr Ambedkar Law University
    18
    24
    UCL Bangalore
    19
    15
    Faculty of Law, Osmania University
    20
    20
    Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata
    21
    13
    Kerala Law Academy
    22
    -
    Faculty of Law, University of Mumbai
    23
    -
    Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamnia, New Delhi
    24
    16
    Bangalore University for Legal Studies
    25
    22
    Source: India Today 2010

    Outlook India law school rankings 2010

    Law school Outlook India Rank (2010) Score (2010)
    Rank 2009
    NLSIU Bangalore 1 872.3
    1
    Nalsar Hyderabad 2 848
    3
    ILS Law College Pune 3 790.1
    4
    NLIU Bhopal 4 779.4
    10
    NUJS Kolkata 5 779.4
    2
    Symbiosis Law School Pune 6 759.8
    5
    Faculty of Law, BHU Varanasi 7 716.1
    -
    Amity Law School Noida 8 711.1
    12
    Bangalore Inst of Legal Studies 9 650.3
    11
    Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed Univ Law College 10 640.3
    -
    Source: Outlook India 2010
    Note: Delhi University, Government Law College Mumbai and NLU Jodhpur did not participate, according to Outlook India.
  • 10 June 2010

    MPL 2009-10: Nalsar-ites are best Indian mooters, share Rs 1.5 lakh prizes with 7 runners-up

    mooting-premier-league-Clifford-Chance-thmooting-premier-league-Clifford-Chance-thNalsar Hyderabad is the undisputed winner of the first season of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) sponsored by Clifford Chance, after Legally India has confirmed citations and honourable mentions in the season's final Tier 2 events winning further points for NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata and GNLU Gandhinagar and shuffling up the final ranks.
    Mooting Premier League sponsored by Clifford ChanceMooting Premier League sponsored by Clifford ChanceNalsar Hyderabad is the undisputed winner of the first season of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) sponsored by Clifford Chance, after Legally India has confirmed citations and honourable mentions in the season's final Tier 2 events winning further points for NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata and GNLU Gandhinagar and shuffling up the final ranks.

    ELSA WTO Dominican Republic

    In the final MPL tier 2 competition of the ELSA WTO Moot, NUJS continued with its good last lap performance scoring a massive 32 points from the event. As reported in early June, NUJS won the ELSA WTO world rounds and 15 MPL points.

    NUJS speaker Sneha Janakiraman also won the best orator citation and another 10 points for NUJS.

    Vallishree Chandra of NUJS was awarded the third best orator to secure 7 MPL points as an honourable mention.

    The second Indian Team in the ELSA WTO Moot in the Dominican Republic, GNLU Gandhinagar, advanced to the semi-finals and won 7 points from the event according to the MPL scoring criteria. Anshu Choudhary of GNLU was also awarded the second best orator, which won 7 points for GNLU as an honorable mention.

    Manfred Lachs Sydney follow-up

    In the Manfred Lachs Space Moot, Sydney Rounds, we have now also confirmed that Adithya Banavar of NLSIU Bangalore has won the second best orator in the preliminary rounds, which will be counted as an honourable mention for 7 points, although Manfred Lachs Sydney does not have formal honourable mention citations. Co-NLSIU-speaker Shenoy Prasad was the fourth best orator in the competition, although this does not attract any MPL points due to the lack of a formal citation system.

    NUJS Kolkata won 7 points for the second best memorial, as reported and awarded in May.

    This finishes NLSIU in a very strong second place with 119 points in the first season of the MPL.

    "The competition itself was very well organized and it was extremely close for us in the finals," said Banavar, adding: "The moot did have its intended objective and I am considering taking space law as an LLM."

    MPL: The final judgment

    Nalsar Hyderabad finished the season at the top of the league table with a massive 157 points to win the first season of the MPL and a cash prize of Rs 50,000, which was kindly sponsored by Clifford Chance to support winning colleges' and moot court committees' future mooting efforts.

    NLSIU Bangalore finished the season as runners-up 38 points behind the winner for a cash prize of Rs 30,000 for its outstanding mooting season performance.

    NUJS Kolkata with its incredible performance towards the end of the MPL season managed to chip into the third position with 95 points, just 1 point ahead of the fourth placed NLU, Jodhpur.

    NUJS Kolkata is therefore awarded Rs. 20,000 for the performance, with NLU Jodhpur will bag Rs 10,000.

    SOEL Chennai settled into fifth position as the best performer among the non-national law schools with a very strong performance.

    Both ILS Pune and GNLU Gandhinagar settled on 31 points in tied sixth spot. As per the tie-breaker rules of MPL whenever two teams have scored equal points, the team which has scored a greater number of points solely by outright mooting competition wins will move ahead.

    ILS Pune has scored 12 points from wins whereas GNLU has not scored any points by wins. Therefore the sixth place has been awarded to ILS Pune whereas GNLU Gandhinagar finishes the season at seventh spot.

    NLIU Bhopal finished at number eight spot, which is the final prize winning position at MPL.

    NLU Jodhpur, ILS Pune, GNLU Gandhinagar and NLIU Bhopal's moot committees win Rs 10,000 cash each to support future mooting endeavours.

    Congratulations to all winners and mooters this year for their excellent domestic and international performances.

    Request: Representatives from all moot court committees should get in touch with Legally India and supply college bank account details and a college posting address by email to

    The MPL is sponsored by Clifford Chance, which provided a generous prize fund of Rs 1.5 lakh to the top eight-ranked colleges.


    Further analysis of this season and the top mooters will follow...

    2009-10 Mooting Premier League rankings, sponsored by Clifford Chance

    Law school Points Wins
    1.
    Nalsar Hyderabad 157
    IICLAM (best memorial); Henry Dunant Indian rounds (runners-up); Surana Trial Advocacy South (best team, best memorial); Nani Palkhiwala (best memorial), Bar Council of India (best team); KK Luthra (runners-up, best speaker); NLIU Tankha (runners-up, best memo); MM Singhvi (best memo); Jessup South (runner-up); DM Harish (best researcher); Surana Corporate (best team, best memorial); SP Sathe (best team, best orator); KLA Moot (runners up); NUJS Herbert Smith (best team, best memorial); Surana Int'l Tech Moot (best memorial); Amity Moot (runners up, best orator, best memorial, best researcher); Philip C Jessup (semi-finalist); ISRO Manfred Lachs funding rounds (best orator); NLS Arbitration (best orator; runner-up)
    2. NLSIU Bangalore 119 Manfred Lachs (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best advocate), Bar Council of India (best orator); KK Luthra (best memorial); MM Singhvi (best researcher); Jessup South (best team, best orator); KLA Moot (best memorial); ISRO Manfred Lachs funding rounds (runners up, best memorial); Philip C Jessup (honourable mention: 4th best memorial); Manfred Lachs Sydney (runner-up, honourable mention second best speaker)
    3.
    NUJS Kolkata 95
    All India Corporate Law Moot (best team, best researcher); Willem C Vis Hong Kong (honorable mention); ISRO Manfred Lachs funding round (best team); Willem C Vis Vienna (best orator hon. mention); Manfred Lachs Sydney (semi-finalist, honourable mention second-best memorial); NLS Arbitration (best team, best memorial); ELSA WTO Moot (best team, best orator, hon. mention 3rd best orator)
    4. NLU Jodhpur 94 Nalsar B.R.Sawhney (runners-up, best memorial); Stetson North (best team, best memorial); Jessup North (best team, best orator); Surana Corporate (runners up, best orator); SP Sathe (best memorial); KLA Moot (best team, best orator); NUJS Herbert Smith (runners-up); Surana Int'l Tech Moot (best orator); Amity Moot (best team); Stetson International (5th & 6th best orator)
    5.
    School of Excellence in Law (SOEL) Chennai 43
    Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best team, best orator), NLIU Tankha (best orator); Nani Palkhiwala (best team); Red Cross Asia Pacific (semi-finalist; honourable mention best memorial)
    6.
    ILS Law College Pune 31
    Bar Council of India (runners-up); DM Harish (runners-up); NUJS Herbert Smith (best speaker); Surana International Tech Moot (best team); ULC Bangalore Moot (best team)
    7.
    GNLU Gandhinagar 31
    IICLAM (runners-up); ELSA WTO Asia (runners-up, best orator), WTO ELSA Moot (semi-finalist, hon mention 2nd best orator)
    8. NLIU Bhopal 29
    All India Corporate Law Moot (runners-up, best orator); Nalsar B.R.Sawhney (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best memorial); MM Singhvi (runners-up)
    9.
    Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai 26
    KK Luthra (best team); MM Singhvi (best team); DM Harish (best orator, best memorial)
    10.
    Amity Law School IP University Delhi 25
    IICLAM (best team & best orator); Stetson North (runner-up), Jessup North (best memorial)
    11. Symbiosis, Pune 24 Nani Palkhiwala (runners up, best orator); GNLU International Moot Court (runners up); ULC Bangalore Moot (runners-up); Willem C Vis Vienna (best orator hon. mention)
    12. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala 18 Henry Dunant national rounds (best researcher); NLIU Tankha (best team); ULC Bangalore Moot (Best Memorial)
    13.
    Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 14
    Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best memorial), Jessup North (runner-up)
    14. Nuals Kochi 13 Surana Trial Advocacy North (runners-up); Jessup South (best memorial); Surana International Tech Moot (runners up)
    15. University Institute of Laws PURC, Ludhiana
    11 Surana trial advocacy north rounds (best team, best orator)
    16. CMR Law School, Bangalore 10 ULC Bangalore Moot (best orator, best researcher)
    16. Kerala Law Academy Thiruvananthapuram 10 Stetson South (best team)
    16.
    NLU Delhi
    10
    DM Harish (best team)
    19. UILS Punjab 8 Surana Trial advocacy South (runners up, best orator)
    20. HNLU Raipur 7 Stetson North (best orator)
    20. New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune 7 Stetson South (runner-up)
    22.
    CNLU Patna
    5
    GNLU International Moot (best memorial)
    22. Government Law College Ernakulam 5 MM Singhvi (best orator)
    22. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 5 Surana Trial Advocacy North (best memorial)
    22. ULC Bangalore 5 All India Corporate Law Moot (best memorial)
    26. Campus Law Centre Delhi 3 SP Sathe (runners up)

    Click here for an updated (February 2010) list of the Mooting Premier League scoring criteria.
  • 02 March 2010

    Heavy mid-field MPL action as ILS, non-nat'l law schools prove mettle (CORRECTION)

    legally-india-mooting-premier-league_thlegally-india-mooting-premier-league_thThis mooting weekend belonged to ILS Law College Pune, which scored back-to-back victories to propel it into fifth place of the Mooting Premier League (MPL). ILS Pune is now the top-ranked non-national law school, taking over the position from SOEL Chennai and overtaking NLIU Bhopal.
    legally-india-mooting-premier-leaguelegally-india-mooting-premier-leagueThis mooting weekend belonged to ILS Law College Pune, which scored back-to-back victories to propel it into fifth place of the Mooting Premier League (MPL). ILS Pune is now the top-ranked non-national law school, taking over the position from SOEL Chennai and overtaking NLIU Bhopal.

    At the ninth Surana & Surana International Technology moot court competition at Symbiosis Law School Pune from 26 to 28 February, ILS Pune won the event after defeating the team from Nuals Kochi in the finals.

    Nuals gained 3 MPL points from the event, jumping two places up to the 12th position.

    NLU Jodhpur's Mayank Jain bagged the best orator winning 5 points, meaning only 4 points now separate NLU Jodhpur from NLSIU Bangalore in second place.

    [Correction 3 March 2010: 1. We had originally erroneously reported that UILS Punjab University had won the best orator award. This was caused by confusion amongst convenors as well as participants, as Surana Tech has a large number of best orator subcategories. NLU Jodhpur won the best orator prize in the preliminary rounds, which are the ones we use for MPL scores in such cases.
    2. We have also corrected an earlier inaccuracy from November 2009 in reporting Nalsar BR Sawhney moot court best memorial prize. We have now received full confirmation from the moot court convenors at Nalsar that in November the best memorial prize went to NLU Jodhpur and not NLIU Bhopal, as was originally reported. This means that Bhopal has dropped to joint fifth place behind ILS Pune. Thanks for pointing both of these out. We regret the errors sincerely. -Ed]

    The league leader Nalsar Hyderabad had a quiet weekend compared to its performance in the past few weeks but nevertheless managed to get 5 points by winning the best memorial and extending its lead at the top.

    Alakiri Asaithambi of ILS Pune won best orator in the finals and commented: "It was a good experience and the judging was good. The judges not only had knowledge of law, but also were very knowledgeable in the field of technology and economics. The problem required knowledge of both law and technology."

    In the second MPL-included event this weekend, ILS Pune won the ULC Bangalore moot court competition organised by the Society of Mooters of ULC Bangalore from 26 to 28 February.

    ILS won another 5 points from the event, taking its total tally from the weekend to 10 points. With the two wins, ILS has now moved to fourth position and is now two points ahead of NLIU Bhopal. [See above correction. -Ed]

    In an all-Pune final, ILS Pune had defeated Symbiosis Law School Pune in the competition. With the 3 points earned from the runner-up place, Symbiosis is now back in the top 10 again.

    RGNUL Patiala bagged 5 points with the best memorial prize at the event, which puts puts the college into 9th place from 10th.

    However the biggest winner of the event was new entrant CMR Law School Bangalore.

    Shurup Chouwdhary of CMR Bangalore won the best orator and the college also bagged the best researcher award. This gives CMR a strong entry into the MPL in an impressive 16th place with 10 points.

    Society of Mooters ULC Bangalore convenor Anirudh Garga said that this was the 14th edition of the moot court competition which sees participation from the entire country and top law colleges. The finals of the event were judged by sitting High Court Judges.

    He added: "All score cards are to be put in our website - www.ulcxivmoot.in - soon to ensure transparency. I like to say that this moot is one of the most transparent moots all over India, we do not have any personal choices and all judges were eminent persons in the field of law." [The quote was added on 2 March in response to a comment below. -Ed]

    A total of 26 law colleges from all over India have now gained points in the MPL with the difference between the top-ranked and the last-placed Campus Law Centre Delhi and GNLU Gandhinagar being a whopping 111 points.

    A total of 15 non-national law schools are present in the league table, with the majority (six) of the top 10 being non-national law schools.

    Nalsar Hyderabad still remains in a strong lead, followed by NLS Bangalore and NLU Jodhpur.

    However, this week Symbiosis Pune and Nuals Kochi overtook 13th placed NUJS Kolkata, which is understood to have had a disappointing mooting season compared to last year due to internal politics and funding issues.

    Next week's MPL will cover this year's first tier 2 moot event this season with the Henry Dunant Asia Pacific rounds. SOEL Chennai is representing India at the event after having won the National and SAARC rounds. Last year, GNLU Gandhniagar represented India and were runners-up in the event.

    Tier 2 wins are worth 15 points, with runners-up bagging 10 points. A total of 44 points are allocated between semi-finalists, best orator, memorial and researcher.

    SOEL Chennai has not won a moot since strong performances last year but if it performs well at Henry Dunant's Asia Pacific rounds it could take the school up the ranks of the MPL.

    Next week the tier 4 Amity Law School moot court competition will also take place.

    We are still confirming the best memorial prize at BR Sawhney, after comments that NLU Jodhpur had won this. We hope to get a final confirmation this week. [See below 3 March update.]

    2 March: we have received a comment on the winner of the best orator prize in this Surana Tech moot. What we have reported responds to several sources, although as Surana Tech awards four best orator prizes, a lot of people are unclear on exactly who has won this. We will get full and final confirmation of this tomorrow. [see 3 March updates below]

    3 March 2010 corrections:
    1. We had originally erroneously reported that UILS Punjab University had won the best orator award. This was caused by confusion amongst convenors as well as participants, as Surana Tech has a large number of best orator subcategories. NLU Jodhpur won the best orator prize in the preliminary rounds, which are the ones we use for MPL scores in such cases.

    2. We have also corrected an inaccuracy from November in reporting the Nalsar BR Sawhney moot court best memorial prize. We have now received full confirmation from the moot court convenors at Nalsar that the best memorial prize in November went to NLU Jodhpur and not NLIU Bhopal, as was originally reported. This means that Bhopal has dropped to joint fifth place behind ILS Pune. Thanks for pointing both of these out. We regret the errors sincerely.


    2009-10 Legally India Mooting Premier League table

    Law school Points Wins
    1.
    Nalsar Hyderabad 114
    IICLAM (best memorial); Henry Dunant Indian rounds (runners-up); Surana Trial Advocacy South (best team, best memorial); Nani Palkhiwala (best memorial), Bar Council of India (best team); KK Luthra (runners-up, best speaker); NLIU Tankha (runners-up, best memo); MM Singhvi (best memo); Jessup South (runner-up); DM Harish (best researcher); Surana Corporate (best team, best memorial); SP Sathe (best team, best orator); KLA Moot (runners up); NUJS Herbert Smith (best team, best memorial); Surana Int'l Tech Moot (best memorial)
    2. NLSIU Bangalore 78 Manfred Lachs (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best advocate), Bar Council of India (best orator); KK Luthra (best memorial); MM Singhvi (best researcher); Jessup South (best team, best orator); KLA Moot (best memorial)
    3.
    NLU Jodhpur 74
    Nalsar B.R.Sawhney (runners-up, best memorial); Stetson North (best team, best memorial); Jessup North (best team, best orator); Surana Corporate (runners up, best orator); SP Sathe (best memorial); KLA Moot (best team, best orator); NUJS Herbert Smith (runners-up); Surana Int'l Tech Moot (best orator)
    4.
    ILS Law College Pune 31
    Bar Council of India (runners-up); DM Harish (runners-up); NUJS Herbert Smith (best speaker); Surana International Tech Moot (best team); ULC Bangalore Moot (best team)
    5. NLIU Bhopal 29
    All India Corporate Law Moot (runners-up, best orator); Nalsar B.R.Sawhney (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best memorial); MM Singhvi (runners-up)
    5. School of Excellence Chennai 29
    Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best team, best orator), NLIU Tankha (best orator); Nani Palkhiwala (best team)
    7.
    Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai 26
    KK Luthra (best team); MM Singhvi (best team); DM Harish (best orator, best memorial)
    8.
    Amity Law School IP University Delhi 25
    IICLAM (best team & best orator); Stetson North (runner-up), Jessup North (best memorial)
    9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala 18 Henry Dunant national rounds (best researcher); NLIU Tankha (best team); ULC Bangalore Moot (Best Memorial)
    10.
    Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 14
    Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best memorial), Jessup North (runner-up)
    10. Symbiosis, Pune 14 Nani Palkhiwala (runners up, best orator); GNLU International Moot Court (runners up); ULC Bangalore Moot (runners-up)
    12. Nuals Kochi 13 Surana Trial Advocacy North (runners-up); Jessup South (best memorial); Surana International Tech Moot (runners up)
    13. NUJS Kolkata 11
    All India Corporate Law Moot (best team, best researcher)
    13. University Institute of Laws PURC, Ludhiana
    11 Surana trial advocacy north rounds (best team, best orator)
    15. Law School, Bangalore 10 ULC Bangalore Moot (best orator, best researcher)
    15. Kerala Law Academy Thiruvananthapuram 10 Stetson South (best team)
    15.
    NLU Delhi
    10
    DM Harish (best team)
    18. UILS Punjab 8 Surana Trial advocacy South (runners up, best orator)
    19. HNLU Raipur 7 Stetson North (best orator)
    19. New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune 7 Stetson South (runner-up)
    21.
    CNLU Patna
    5
    GNLU International Moot (best memorial)
    21. Government Law College Ernakulam 5 MM Singhvi (best orator)
    21. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 5 Surana Trial Advocacy North (best memorial)
    21. ULC Bangalore 5 All India Corporate Law Moot (best memorial)
    25. Campus Law Centre Delhi 3 SP Sathe (runners up)
    25. GNLU Gandhinagar 3 IICLAM (runners-up)

    Click here for an updated (February 2010) list of the scoring criteria we are using.
  • 15 February 2010

    DM Harish Moot: Nalsar on top again, strong GLC show

    legally-india-mooting-premier-league_thlegally-india-mooting-premier-league_thIn the Tier 3 DM Harish moot Nalsar Hyderabad has drawn back to the tied top of the league table, while the young team from NLU Delhi won and made its debut in the rankings as Government Law College Mumbai broke into a strong sixth place.
    legally-india-mooting-premier-leaguelegally-india-mooting-premier-leagueIn the Tier 3 DM Harish moot Nalsar Hyderabad has drawn back to the tied top of the league table, while the young team from NLU Delhi won and made its debut in the rankings as Government Law College Mumbai broke into a strong sixth place.

    NLU Delhi was only founded in 2008 but the team nevertheless picked up 10 points in Legally India's Mooting Premier League (MPL) after beating ILS Pune in the finals.

    NLU Delhi's team consisted of Akshay Bagartet, Shreya Rastogi and Ankit Chauhan.

    The ILS Pune team of Neerav Pandya, Yogesh Raavi and Kunal Anand won 7 points as runner-up and is now tied for eight place with Law Centre-I of Delhi University on 14 points.

    Anusha Sinha from Nalsar Hyderabad won best researcher and made up for NLSIU Bangalore's win last week at Jessups North, re-claiming the joint MPL top-spot.

    The rivalry between NLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad has been a neck-on-neck race throughout this season.

    However, the big MPL winners of the DM Harish competition held last weekend (12-14 February) were the organisers Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai.

    The GLC team's Prateek Bagaria won best speaker and the GLC team also picked up best memorial, giving the college 14 points and propelling it into sixth place after its wins in the KK Luthra and MM Singhvi moots.

    A total of 25 teams, with 10 foreign teams competed in the moot. The problem concerned a dispute before the International Court of Justice over a trade blockade.

    GLC Mumbai co-convenor Shanelle Irani said: "Accordig to me the mooting quality of all over the world went up and was way better than the last year. It was at least 50 per cent better and all the judges had the same comments."

    She added that the teams each prepared for six months. "The research was unbelievable – I think this year the mooting quality went to a different level."

    Jeff Hansford from the University of Kent was judged to be the second best speaker, NLSIU Bangalore won the second best memorial and Sandillen Callipen of the University of Mauritius was second best researcher.

    We are still getting final confirmation of the winners of the KLA Moot Court Competition in Kerala and the Surana Corporate moot. [Correction - Nalsar has definitely scored points but we are still confirming the results in other categories.]

    Click here for the latest updated tiers of the MPL.

    Also have a look at this
    cut-out-and-keep MPL season calendar as a handy guide of all competitions that are still coming up in the MPL.

    2009-10 Legally India Mooting Premier League table

    Law school Points Wins
    1.
    Nalsar Hyderabad 73
    IICLAM (best memorial); Henry Dunant Indian rounds (runners-up); Surana Trial Advocacy South (best team, best memorial); Nani Palkhiwala (best memorial), Bar Council of India (best team); KK Luthra (runners-up, best speaker); NLIU Tankha (runners-up, best memo); MM Singhvi (best memo); Jessups South (runner-up); DH Harish (best researcher)
    1. NLSIU Bangalore 73 Manfred Lachs (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best advocate), Bar Council of India (best orator); KK Luthra (best memorial); MM Singhvi (best researcher); Jessups South (best team, best orator)
    3.
    NLU Jodhpur 37
    Nalsar B.R.Sawney (runners-up); Stetson North (best team, best memorial); Jessups North (best team, best orator)
    4. NLIU Bhopal 34
    All India Corporate Law Moot (runners-up, best orator); Nalsar B.R.Sawney (best team, best orator, best memorial); Stetson South (best memorial); MM Singhvi (runners-up)
    5. School of Excellence Chennai 29
    Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best team, best orator), NLIU Tankha (best orator); Nani Palkhiwala (best team)
    6.
    Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai 26
    KK Luthra (best team); MM Singhvi (best team); DM Harish (best orator, best memorial)
    7.
    Amity Law School IP University Delhi 25
    IICLAM (best team & best orator); Stetson North (runner-up), Jessups North (best memorial)
    8.
    ILS Law College Pune
    14
    Bar Council of India (runners-up); DM Harish (runners-up)
    8.
    Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 14
    Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best memorial), Jessups North (runner-up)
    10. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala
    13 Henry Dunant national rounds (best researcher); NLIU Tankha (best team)
    11. NUJS Kolkata 11
    All India Corporate Law Moot (best team, best researcher)
    11.
    Symbiosis, Pune
    11
    Nani Palkhiwala (runners up, best orator); GNLU International Moot Court (runners up)
    11. University Institute of Laws PURC, Ludhiana
    11 Surana trial advocacy north rounds (best team, best orator)
    14. Kerala Law Academy Thiruvananthapuram 10 Stetson South (best team)
    14.
    NLU Delhi
    10
    DM Harish (best team)
    14. Nuals Kochi 10 Surana Trial Advocacy North (runners-up); Jessups South (best memorial)
    17. UILS Punjab 8 Surana Trial advocacy South (runners up, best orator)
    18. HNLU Raipur 7 Stetson North (best orator)
    18. New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune 7 Stetson South (runner-up)
    20.
    CNLU Patna
    5
    GNLU International Moot (best memorial)
    20. Government Law College Ernakulam 5 MM Singhvi (best orator)
    20. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 5 Surana Trial Advocacy North (best memorial)
    20. ULC Bangalore 5 All India Corporate Law Moot (best memorial)
    24. GNLU Gandhinagar 3 IICLAM (runners-up)

    Click here for an updated (February 2010) list of the scoring criteria we are using.
    Best Team- NLU, Delhi 2nd Best Team- ILS, Pune   Best Speaker- Prateek Bagaria (Governement Law College) 2nd Best Speaker- Jeff Hansford (University of Kent)   Best Memorial- Government Law College, Mumbai 2nd Best Memorial- NLSIU, Bangalore   Best Researcher- Anusha Sinha (NALSAR, Hyderabad) 2nd Best Researcher- Sandillen Callipen, (University of Mauritius) 
  • 11 January 2010

    Nalsar on top after BCI Moot win; NLS clings on to joint MPL top spot

    legally-india-mooting-premier-leaguelegally-india-mooting-premier-leagueNalsar Hyderabad is now tied for the lead of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) after defeating ILS Law College Pune in the finals of the 26th Annual Bar Council of India (BCI) Trust Moot Court Competition.

    legally-india-mooting-premier-leaguelegally-india-mooting-premier-leagueNalsar Hyderabad is now tied for the lead of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) after defeating ILS Law College Pune in the finals of the 26th Annual Bar Council of India (BCI) Trust Moot Court Competition.

    The Nalsar team bagged 10 points for the win of the tier 3 moot, which was organised by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) last weekend (8 to 10 January 2010).

  • 14 October 2009

    ICICI Bank bulks up in-house with first graduate hires this year (CORRECTION)

    ICICI-Bank-HQ-Bandra-Kurla-Complex-MumbaiICICI-Bank-HQ-Bandra-Kurla-Complex-MumbaiICICI Bank has recruited six law students from three campuses to start in its in-house team next year and it is set to hire from at least another five law schools soon.

    ICICI-Bank-HQ-Bandra-Kurla-Complex-MumbaiICICI-Bank-HQ-Bandra-Kurla-Complex-MumbaiICICI Bank has recruited six law students from three campuses to start in its in-house team next year and it is set to hire from at least another five law schools soon.

    The bank recruited four final year students from NALSAR Hyderabad, one student from National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS) and one from National Law University (NLU) Jodhpur.

    ICICI Bank has an in-house transactional legal capacity of around 150 lawyers and around the same number of legal staff employed in its subsidiaries.

    ICICI Bank general counsel Pramod Rao said that he would still look to recruit from ILS Pune, Symbiosis Pune, National University of Juridicial Sciences Kolkata (NUJS), NLS Bhopal and the Army Institute of Law Mohali.

    "We have a wide intake for two reasons," he explained. "One, the requirement is quite high - we've recruited as many as 18 people for this year [2009] and last year between 20 and 22.

    "This is too many to go to just one school."

    The second reason, said Rao, was that any student who had done a focussed five-year course in residence at a law school would have picked up good training and rigour.

    "Before [other law firms] discovered Bhopal, we were there already and the same with NUALS Kochi and the Army Institute Mohali," he added.

    New joiners at ICICI Bank's in-house team can expect a starting salary of up to Rs 8.34 lakhs per year. [see explanation in the comments below - Ed]

    The bank is also set to take a total of 180 interns this year, from which the majority of its future recruits are usually selected.

    NALSAR student bar council (SBC) president Aditya Wadhwa said that the recruitment season this year had gone well, unlike during last year's slow-down.

    "The ICICI recruitment has made us really confident that we'll make 100 per recruitment," he told Legally India adding that the recruitment season would only start fully in January and February 2010.

    Out of around 50 students that had already been interviewed by firms and the bank, roughly 20 to 25 had already received job offers, he said.

    Domestically, Amarchand Mangaldas, Luthra & Luthra and ICICI bank had already recruited from NALSAR, he explained, with international firms Allen & Overy and Simmons & Simmons also having hired students this year.

    [Apologies for the unintentional error. The starting salary was erroneously cited as Rs 8.9 lakhs per annum in the original published version. -Ed]

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