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HNLU beats NLU-J in NLIU-Juris Corp Moot; Nalsar now tops standings after best-speaker award

Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2
Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2

HNLU Raipur defeated NLU Jodhpur in the finals of the first edition of NLIU Juris Corp Moot Court Competition, taking HNLU to joint 5th place in MPL Season 2, whereas last season’s number four NLU Jodhpur has moved to joint 19th spot.

RGNUL Patiala and CNLU Patna were the two semi-finalists. CNLU also won the best-memorandum award. While RGNUL moved to 14th spot, CLNU became 26th college to enter the MPL Standings.

Divij Kishore from Nalsar Hyderabad earned his college crucial 5 points by winning the best-speaker award at this tier 5 moot. With a total of 46 points, Nalsar now leads the MPL standings. NLIU Bhopal is at close second spot with 44 points.

NLIU MCA Convenor Shantanu Tyagi said that the competition was one of its own kind, with 22 teams participating, 29 judges to judge the preliminary rounds alone and another 9 judges to judge the Quarter and Semi Finals. The Finals were judged by a bench comprising of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Deepak Verma, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Satish C. Sharma, Judge, Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court and Mr. H. Jayesh, Founder Partner, Juris Corp, advocates & solicitors, Mumbai, he said. Participants from 22 colleges came as strangers but left as friends, he added.

MPL 2 Season Standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 Nalsar Hyderabad 46 [NLIU Juris Corp] (Best Speaker); Stetson South India (Winner), Nani Palkhiwala (Winners), Surana Int\'l Minority (Semifinalist); Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Seminfinalist)
2 NLIU Bhopal 44 HNLU Moot {Semi-finalist) Nani Palkhiwala (Best Researcher), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Winners, Best Speaker), Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (semi-finalist)
3 NUALS Kochi 35 Stetson South India (Runner-up, Best Memo), Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Runner up) Surana Trial Advocacy North (Best Memo), Surana Int\'l Minority (Runners up)
4 NLU Delhi 33 HNLU Moot (Winner, Best Speaker, Best Researcher) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Semi finalist) Henry Dunant (Runners up)
5 HNLU Raipur 30 [NLIU Juris Corp] (Winner); Henry Dunant (Winners)
5 SOEL Chennai 30 [Commonwealth India Rounds] (Runners up, Best Speaker); Surana Int\'l Minority (Winners), Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Runners up, Best Speaker)
7 NUJS Kolkata 28 [Commonwealth India Rounds] (Winners; Best Memo); Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Best Memo, Best Speaker, Semi-finalist)
8 NLSIU Bangalore 23 Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Nani Palkhiwala (Best Speaker), Rizvi Moot (Winners)
9 Campus Law Centre Delhi 20 HNLU Moot (Runners up, Best Memorandum) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Winner)
10 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 19 Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Int\'l Minority(Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (runner-up, best memo)
11 Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 15 Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Speaker)
11 ILS Pune 15 Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Winners)
11 Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 15 FDI Moot (Semi-finalist; 2 Honourable Mentions); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist), Rizvi Moot (semifinalist)
14 UILS Chandigarh 13 Nani Palkhiwala (Runners Up), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Best Memo)
14 GNLU Gandhinagar 13 [Commonwealth India Rounds] (Semi finalists); John Marshall (Winner, Ambassador Round), Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist)
14 RGNUL Patiala 13 [NLIU Juris Corp] (Semi-finalist); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Runners up), Rizvi Moot (best speaker)
17 Bishop Cottons Women's Christian Law School, Bangalore 10 Stetson South India (Best Speaker)
17 RMNLU Lucknow 10 Henry Dunant (Best Researcher)
19 Government Law College, Mumbai 8 Nani Palkhiwala (Best Memo)
19 CNLU Patna 8 [NLIU Juris Corp] (Semi-finalist; Best-Memorandum)
19 NLU Jodhpur 8 [NLIU Juris Corp] (Runner-up); Maritime International Arbitration Moot, Sydney (The Sarah Derrington Encouragement Award)*
22 Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur 5 Surana Int\'l Minority (Best Speaker)
23 Amity Law School 3 [Commonwealth India Rounds] (Semi finalists)
23 CUSAT Kochi 3 Surana Int\'l Minority(Semifinalist)
23 Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur 3 HNLU Moot (Semi finalist)
23 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 3 Surana Trial Advocacy South (Semifinalist)

Legend: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 (total points won in each tier); Pos (Position); W (Wins); R/u (Runner-ups); S/F- Semifinalist; B S (Best speaker); B M/R (Best Memorial/Researcher); HM (Honorable Mention & other equivalent awards); Pts (Points) For more information please refer to the MPL 2 rulebook.

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