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NUJS seizes MPL lead from NLU Delhi post Commonwealth Moot; GNLU, NLU-J perform at Paris ICC

Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2
Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2
NUJS Kolkata reached the semifinals and won the best speaker award as the Indian representative at the Commonwealth Moot to pull in 12 crucial points from the Tier 4 National Challenger moot, overtaking NLU Delhi at the top of the MPL 2 standings by four points.

The 12th Commonwealth Moot was held as a part of the 17th Commonwealth Law Conference which took place at Hyderabad from 5th to 9th February. After initial selections in various regions, twelve commonwealth teams vied in the international rounds with the team from Sri Lanka emerging victorious after beating Nigeria in the finals. India and Canada were the semifinalists in the moot. Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda were among the other teams that participated in the moot. The moot problem was based on public international law.

The young team of NUJS consisted of first year Payoshi Roy, who won the best orator award along with Nayantara Ranganathan and Puneeth Ganapathy of the second year. Roy told Legally India that her first moot was a lot of fun. “The judges were looking for some understanding and jurisprudence behind the law you knew and not how much law you knew”, she said. She added that the teams from Nigeria, South Africa and Sri Lanka were really good.

Santhaan Krishnan, an organizer of the Moot confirmed the results and said that they had roped in personalities who attended the conference to judge the moot. He also said that the next Commonwealth Moot will be held at Cape Town.

Paris ICC Mediation

Meanwhile, Gujarat National Law University picked up the ‘Special Award for the Team Which Best Acknowledged Cultural Differences’ at the 6th ICC Mediation Moot in Paris.

NLU Jodhpur reached the quarterfinals of the competition. GNLU gains three points for the honourable mention in this Tier 5 international moot, where no points are available under the rules for making it to the last eight.

Five Indian teams including NLSIU Bangalore, NLIU Bhopal and SOEL Chennai contested with a record-breaking 53 other teams from 26 different countries. Organisers Mathilde Vital Durand and Hannah Tümpel confirmed the results and said that India has always been a country well-represented in the cmpetition since its creation. The GNLU team consisted of Tuhin Sharma, Mansi Tewari, Prateeti Gaur and Tarang Shashishekhar and the NLU Jodhpur team consisted of Aditya Gupte, Varsha Nair, Saumya Sharma and coach Srinivas Vishven.

GNLU’s Gaur said that they faced teams from Serbia, Lebanon, Israel and Switzerland in the preliminary rounds. “The art of listening carefully before speaking paid off. We listened to what the other party had to say and then answered. It requires some patience and you have to be cordial and polite. Even in tough situations we were polite”. She hopes that mediation would really find its launching pad in India because of the world becoming smaller and the many international commercial prospects in India.

With the BCI Moot, DM Harish Moot and four other moots lined up this weekend, the MPL Standings are set to get ruffled.

Mooting Premier League 2 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NUJS Kolkata 75 [Commonwealth International Rounds] (Best Speaker, Semifinalist); 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)
2 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)
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 GNLU Gandhinagar 16 [ICC Mediation] (Special Award for the Team Which Best Acknowledged Cultural Differences);Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists); John Marshall (Winner, Ambassador Round), Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist)
16 Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 15 Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Speaker)
16 Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 15 FDI Moot (Semi-finalist; 2 Honourable Mentions); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist), Rizvi Moot (semifinalist)
17 Government Law College, Mumbai 13 Jessup South (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Best Memo)
17 CNLU Patna 13 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist, Best Memorandum)
18 Bishop Cottons Women's Christian Law School, Bangalore 10 Stetson South India (Best Speaker)
18 RMNLU Lucknow 10 Henry Dunant (Best Researcher)
19 Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur 5 Surana Int\'l Minority (Best Speaker)
20 CUSAT Kochi 3 Surana Int\'l Minority(Semifinalist)
20 Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur 3 HNLU Moot (Semi finalist)
20 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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