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

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

ILS Pune defeated Nalsar Hyderabad in the finals of the Philip C. Jessup South India Rounds and won the best memorandum award for a whopping thirty points to boost ILS’ MPL ranking from sixteenth position to sixth.

NLSIU Bangalore were the next big winners in the moot, taking home a crucial fifteen points which puts the college in third position behind NLU Delhi and NUJS Kolkata. NLSIU, along with Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai were the semifinalists in the moot.

Krishna Prasad of NLSIU Bangalore won the best speaker award. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad earned ten points from this Tier 3 MPL Moot and is placed fourth in the MPL 2 season standings just two points behind NLSIU.

The ILS team consisted of Madhupreetha, Yogesh Raavi and Shruti Tulpule, which bested Nalsar veteran mooters Aditya Singh, Rohan Saha and Malak Bhatt.

Madhupreetha from ILS told Legally India: “It was a very tough competition. Every round was challenging, especially the semifinals against NLS Bangalore. Our hard work and team spirit paid off.” She added that the judges were good and thanked her institution for all the support.

Partner Ravichandran from Surana & Surana International Attorneys confirmed the results and said that the standard of the teams was very high and the teams were grilled very well. “It was a very interesting final round.”

Besides ILS and Nalsar from South India, NLU Delhi and NUJS Kolkata that qualified from North India now have the chance to make India proud at the Washington Jessup world finals in March.

MPL 2 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NLU Delhi 71 Jessup North (Winner, Best Speaker); KK Luthra (Runners up); HNLU Moot (Winner, Best Speaker, Best Researcher) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Semi finalist) Henry Dunant (Runners up)
2 NUJS Kolkata 63 Jessup North (Runners-up, Best Memorandum); Oxford-Media India Round (Winner); Commonwealth India Rounds (Winners; Best Memo); Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Best Memo, Best Speaker, Semi-finalist)
3 NLSIU Bangalore 58 [Jessup South] (Best Speaker, Semifinalist); KK Luthra (Semi finalist); Oxford-Media India Round (Runners up, Best speaker); Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Nani Palkhiwala (Best Speaker), Rizvi Moot (Winners)
4 Nalsar Hyderabad 56 [Jessup South] (Runners up);NLIU-Juris Corp (Best speaker); Stetson South India (Winner), Nani Palkhiwala (Winners), Surana Int\'l Minority (Semifinalist); Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Seminfinalist)
5 NLIU Bhopal 49 Stetson North (Semi finalist); HNLU Moot {Semi-finalist) Nani Palkhiwala (Best Researcher), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Winners, Best Speaker), Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (semi-finalist)
6 ILS Pune 45 [Jessup South] (Winners, Best Memorandum);Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Winners)
7 RGNUL Patiala 36 KK Luthra (Best speaker); Stetson North (Semi finalist, best speaker); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Runners up), Rizvi Moot (best speaker)
8 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)
9 HNLU Raipur 34 Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Winner); Henry Dunant (Winners)
10 SOEL Chennai 30 Commonwealth India Rounds (Runners up, Best Speaker); Surana Int\'l Minority (Winners), Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Runners up, Best Speaker)
11 UILS Chandigarh 23 Stetson North (Runners up); Nani Palkhiwala (Runners Up), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Best Memo)
12 Campus Law Centre Delhi 20 HNLU Moot (Runners up, Best Memorandum) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Winner)
12 NLU Jodhpur 20 Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist, Best memorandum); NLIU-Juris Corp (Runners up); Maritime International Arbitration Moot, Sydney (The Sarah Derrington Encouragement Award)*
12 University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University, Delhi 20 Stetson North (Winner)
13 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 19 Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Int\'l Minority(Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (runner-up, best memo)
14 Amity Law School 18 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); Stetson North (Best memorandum); Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists)
15 Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 15 Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Speaker)
15 Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 15 FDI Moot (Semi-finalist; 2 Honourable Mentions); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist), Rizvi Moot (semifinalist)
16 Government Law College, Mumbai 13 [Jessup South] (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Best Memo)
16 CNLU Patna 13 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist, Best Memorandum)
16 GNLU Gandhinagar 13 Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists); John Marshall (Winner, Ambassador Round), Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist)
17 Bishop Cottons Women\'s Christian Law School, Bangalore 10 Stetson South India (Best Speaker)
17 RMNLU Lucknow 10 Henry Dunant (Best Researcher)
18 Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur 5 Surana Int\'l Minority (Best Speaker)
19 CUSAT Kochi 3 Surana Int\'l Minority(Semifinalist)
19 Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur 3 HNLU Moot (Semi finalist)
19 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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