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Nalsar changes guard ahead of packed MPL field post Super Sunday; GNLU bags DM Harish trophy

Mooting Premier League 2010-11 - MPL2Nalsar Hyderabad is now 7 points ahead of NUJS Kolkata in the Mooting Premier League, after a packed mooting Sunday including GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC), the GLC Mumbai DM Harish Moot won by GNLU Gandhinagar, the ULC Bangalore Moot and the Surana Corporate Moot.

DM Harish – Elite Class

At DM Harish, which saw a record 13 international teams and 15 domestic teams take part and was exclusively blogged live by Legally India’s Team MPL yesterday, GNLU’s team triumphed over RGNUL Patiala in the finals, after the teams had dispatched the University of Melbourne and NLU Delhi in the semi-finals of this Elite Class tier 3 moot. Having also picked up points at Saturday’s BCI moot for best memorandum and best male speaker, GNLU managed to climb to seventh position in the MPL, six points behind NLIU Bhopal and ILS Pune in tied fifth spot with 57 points.

At DM Harish best memorial was picked up by GLC Mumbai, while NLSIU Bangalore won the best researcher prize. Washington’s Howard University collected the best speaker award.

Photos from GLC Mumbai’s DM Harish photo album.

GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) – National Challenger

At the Tier 4 National Challenger GIMC, Nalsar took 8 points in MPL for the lead from NUJS after being beaten by George Washington University (GWU) in the finals, with GWU speaker Jeremiah Newhall winning the best speaker award. NLSIU and NLU Jodhpur won 4 MPL points for making it to the semis and RMLNLU Lucknow won best memorial for eight points.

Newhall said: “We worked hard to qualify in our University intra moot to come here. The others teams were very good and the finals was very close.” He added that he was a big fan of Pav Bhaji and and Indian hospitality and organization of the moot.

Nalsar’s Chitra Rentala won the best speaker in the final round and praised the quality of the judges but said that the moot problem involved so many aspects that could not be put out in 20 minutes. “The organization of the moot was phenomenal but for the punctuality,” she said. She said she was excited at hearing their performance would put Nalsar at the top of the MPL standings: “This is my last moot and its great to know that I am signing off with a good note.”

Surana Corporate Moot - National Challenger

At the Surana Corporate Moot held at JSS Law College Mysore, NLU Jodhpur bagged the win for best team and RMLNLU Lucknow got the runner-up citation for 10 and 5 points respectively. NLU Jodhpur which came fourth in last year’s MPL is now in the 11th position, with RMLNLU in 15th.

ILS Pune and School of law, Christ University were semi-finalists for four points, with Karnisingh Rajora from Nuals Kochi winning best speaker and best memorial went to ILS Pune for eight points each, leaving ILS in a strong fifth place. JSS student convenor Himendra Karantik Simha confirmed the results.

ULC Bangalore – Tier 5

At ULC Bangalore results UILS Punjab won best team for 10 points, followed by CMR Law College Bangalore for 5 points. NLIU Bhopal and GLC Ernakulam were in the semi-finals for three points each, while HNLU Raipur won both best researcher and best memorial for a total of 10 points propelling it to eighth position in the MPL. Bishen Jeswant from NLIU Bhopal won best overall speaker for five points putting Bhopal into tied fifth spot with ILS.

Mooting Premier League 2 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 Nalsar Hyderabad 99 [GIMC] (Runners up); KLA Moot (Winners); BCI Moot (Winners);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)
2 NUJS Kolkata 92 KLA Moot (Best Male Speaker, Runners up);BCI Moot (Semifinalist); 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)
3 NLU Delhi 84 [DM Harish] (Semifinalist);KLA Moot (Best Female Speaker, Semifinalist);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)
4 NLSIU Bangalore 82 [GIMC] (Semifinalist);[DM Harish] (Best Researcher);BCI Moot (Runners up);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)
5 NLIU Bhopal 57 [ULC Moot] (Best Speaker, Semifinalist); 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)
5 ILS Pune 57 [Surana Corp] (Best Memorandum, Semifinalist); Jessup South (Winners, Best Memorandum);Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Winners)
7 GNLU Gandhinagar 51 [DM Harish] (Winners); BCI Moot (Best Memorandum, Best Male Speaker);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)
8 HNLU Raipur 49 [ULC Moot] (Best Memorandum, Best Researcher);BCI Moot (Best Female Speaker);Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Winner); Henry Dunant (Winners)
9 RGNUL Patiala 46 [DM Harish] (Runners up);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)
10 NUALS Kochi 43 [Surana Corp] (Best Speaker); 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)
11 NLU Jodhpur 39 [Surana Corp] (Winners); [GIMC] (Semifinalist);Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist, Best memorandum); NLIU-Juris Corp (Runners up); Maritime International Arbitration Moot, Sydney (The Sarah Derrington Encouragement Award)*
12 UILS Chandigarh 33 [ULC Moot] (Winners); Stetson North (Runners up); Nani Palkhiwala (Runners Up), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Best Memo)
13 Government Law College, Mumbai 31 [DM Harish] (Best Memorandum);KLA Moot (Best Memorandum);Jessup South (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Best Memo)
14 SOEL Chennai 30 Commonwealth India Rounds (Runners up, Best Speaker); Surana Int\'l Minority (Winners), Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Runners up, Best Speaker)
15 RMNLU Lucknow 26 [Surana Corp] (Runners up); [GIMC] (Best Memorandum);Henry Dunant (Best Researcher)
16 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 23 KLA Moot (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Int\'l Minority(Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (runner-up, best memo)
17 Campus Law Centre Delhi 20 HNLU Moot (Runners up, Best Memorandum) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Winner)
17 University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University, Delhi 20 Stetson North (Winner)
19 Amity Law School 18 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); Stetson North (Best memorandum); Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists)
20 Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 15 Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Speaker)
20 Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 15 FDI Moot (Semi-finalist; 2 Honourable Mentions); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist), Rizvi Moot (semifinalist)
22 CNLU Patna 13 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist, Best Memorandum)
23 Bishop Cottons Women\'s Christian Law School, Bangalore 10 Stetson South India (Best Speaker)
24 Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad 5 BCI Moot (Semifinalist);
24 Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur 5 Surana Int\'l Minority (Best Speaker)
24 CMR Law College, Bangalore 5 [ULC Moot] (Runners up);
27 School of Law, Christ University 4 [Surana Corp] (Semifinalist);
28 CUSAT Kochi 3 Surana Int\'l Minority(Semifinalist)
28 Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur 3 HNLU Moot (Semi finalist)
28 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 3 Surana Trial Advocacy South (Semifinalist)
28 Government Law College, Ernakulam 3 [ULC Moot] (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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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 03:59
well done gnlu.........
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 05:12
How come the best speaker points of ULC bangalore are entirely given to NLIU Bhopal?

ILS won the best female speaker.

Shouldn't the points of best speaker be shared?
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Like +0 Object -0 Bill 15 Feb 11, 06:54
Hey,

Just clarified with the organizers of the Moot. They have the overall best speaker award called the 'best advocate award'. And in addition to that, they have the best lady advocate award to promote the participation of women. Hence, it is not the best male speaker award which was won by NLIU Bhopal, but the best overall speaker award. Currently, the MPL rulebook does not envisage points for best female speaker.

Hope that makes sense!

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 07:25
I think,this should be rectified in case of KLA Moot also
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Like +0 Object -0 Bill 15 Feb 11, 07:30
Hey,

Yeah, I spoke to the KLA organizers this evening. They said the same thing. I am now rectifying the errors. Adding 4 points to NUJS and subtracting 4 from NLU Delhi.

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 12:21
GO Nalsar!
Congratulations to all other law schools too which performed well over this weekend.

-Nalsar
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 21:18
dm harish should be elevated to tier 2. half the teams are international. And it's not easy for indian law schools to get a direct entry into the moot, there's a memorial round and everything. This time, 13 of the 28 teams were international, and good quality ones that too - NYU, Columbia, Bond, Melbourne, Howard (Washington), Moscow State Law Academy, king's college, etc.
Jessup and stetson india rounds are definitely not in the same league as dm harish, especially in view of recent criticism.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 22:18
Congrats NALSAR. But, I hope NUJS catches up soon... Next weekend is pretty packed too. Fiat justitia and NLU corp
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Feb 11, 23:10
you'd rather demote jessup and stetson nationals to tier 4
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 18 Feb 11, 09:19
Please check the result of Amety Law College Moot Court Comp. I heard...ILS Law college, Pune won the Comp.......
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 18 Feb 11, 21:39
Anyone heard of a law college called Symbiosis???!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Feb 11, 08:38
Elevate DM Harish to Tier 2!
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