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NUJS, NLIU Bhopal enter moot rankings behind NLS Bangalore

NUJS Kolkata has scored a double-whammy by winning the best team and best researcher awards at the first All India Corporate Law Moot Court Competition 2009 organised by National Law University Delhi, narrowly beating NLIU Bhopal, which bagged the best orator award.

The performance places NUJS in second place in this year's mooting season league table, after NLSIU Bangalore, which won the international Manfred Lachs Space moot in October.

The speakers of the winning team were NUJS Kolkata students Shaswata Datta and Abhyuday Agarwal, with Gitanjali Shankar acting as the team's researcher and winning the best researcher prize.

They won against NLIU Bhopal in a moot final on the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) takeover code, insider trading and the Companies Act.

Against the backdrop of SEBI making a number of changes to the takeover code, the moot served as a good platform for the law students to brush up their knowledge of the law.

Datta said: "The problem was excellently framed and captured the latest controversy surrounding the takeover code. I think the moot was marked by its excellent judging standards.

"And one has to give full credit to the organisers of this moot, it did not seem it was their first moot."

NLSIU Bangalore co-speaker added: "It was a great experience and a challenge as we had to argue on practical application of commercial laws in court."

1st All India Corporate Law Moot Court Competition -2009 organized by National Law University, Delhi finally concluded on November 8 with the students of NUJS becoming the winner s of the Competition. Professor Anju Vali Tikoo was the convenor of the competition and said: "The competition saw participation from the best law schools of the country in which NUJS triumphed."

She also commended the efforts of the team from NLIU Bhopal, which gave a tough fight as the runners up with student Bishen Jeswant picking up the best orator award.

The event, which concluded on Monday (November 8), was co-sponsored and co-organised by UKCA Law chambers, New Delhi.

Next week, there are two major competitions up on line. The south Indian qualifying rounds of Stetson and International Infrastructure and Construction Law Arbitration Moot Court Competition is at stake.

2009-10 law school mooting league table

Law school Points Wins
1. NLSIU Bangalore 32 pts Manfred Lachs (best team, best orator)
2. NUJS Kolkata 11 pts All India Corporate Law Moot (best team, best researcher)
3. NLIU Bhopal 8 pts All India Corporate Law Moot (runners-up, best orator)

Click here for a full list of the scoring criteria we are using. We are welcome to suggestions of moots we missed and improvements.

Contact us () to tell us about your team's performance, other interesting competitions or if your team should already be included in this year's rankings based on our criteria.

Read our feature on last year's mooting successes of Indian law schools.

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