Nuals Kochi and Nalsar Hyderabad were the only two Indian teams to make a mark at the 15th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition last week.

Nuals reached the quarterfinals of the moot, won the third best memorandum award and its speaker Ajitha Pichaipillai won the tenth best oralist award.

Even though Nalsar could not break at the moot, its speaker Tarun Gopalakrishnan won the eighth best oralist award in this tier 2 world-class moot of the MPL 2 sponsored by Allen & Overy.

Nuals takes home 10 points from this moot for its memorandum and oralist awards and is now ranked tenth in the MPL Standings.

Nalsar gets five points for the oralist award and continues to maintain its top spot with 175 points, according to the MPL 2 rulebook but Nuals will not earn any MPL points for finishing quarterfinalists in this Tier 2 World Class Moot.

India was represented by four teams that were selected after a national qualifier for north and south India last year. University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University, Delhi and UILS Chandigarh got through from north India, while Nalsar and NUALS were the south Indian representatives.

The moot was organized by the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy of the Stetson University College of Law. Royal C. Gardner, the Director of the Institute was unavailable for comment.

The moot problem revolved around issues related to oil pollution and the marine environment.

Last year NLU Jodhpur was the only team to score at Stetson, winning 14 points for being quarter-finalist and two honourable mentions.

Allen & Overy is the sponsor of the MPL 2 and is hosting an international finance and corporate course at Nalsar Hyderabad between 4 and 8 July.

Mooting Premier League 2 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 Nalsar Hyderabad 175 [Stetson World Rounds] (8th best oralist); ISRO Manfred Lachs (Runners-up, Best Speaker); Leiden-Sarin (Runners-up); Amity (Semi-finalist, Best Memorandum); SP Sathe (Winner, best speaker); NLU-J Antitrust (Winner, best memorandum, best speaker); 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 119 Fiat Justitia (Winners, best memorandum); [NLU-D Corp Law] (Runners up); NLU-J Antitrust (Semi finalist); KLA Moot (Best 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 109 Leiden-Sarin (Best speaker); Herbert Smith (Runners up, Best Speaker); Fiat Justitia (Runners up); DM Harish (Semifinalist);KLA Moot (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 101 ISRO Manfred Lachs (Winner); Herbert Smith (Semifinalist);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 NLU Jodhpur 86.5 ELSA-WTO Asia Rounds (Best Memorandum Overall, Best Memorandum Complainant); Amity (Runners up, Best Researcher); Herbert Smith (Best Memo, Semifinalist);Fiat Justitia (Super six); Surana IT (Runners up); 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)*
6 HNLU Raipur 74 Red Cross Moot (Runners up); ULC Moot (Best Memorandum, Best Researcher);BCI Moot (Best Female Speaker);Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Winner); Henry Dunant (Winners)
6 ILS Pune 74 Amity (Best Speaker); Raisoni (Runners up); Surana IT (Semi finalist); Surana Corp (Best Memorandum, Semifinalist); Jessup South (Winners, Best Memorandum);Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Winners)
8 RGNUL Patiala 72.5 SP Sathe (Runners-up); NLU-D Corp Law (Winners, best memorandum (joint), best researcher); Surana IT (Semi finalist); 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)
9 NLIU Bhopal 72 Herbert Smith (Winners);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)
10 NUALS Kochi 68 [Stetson World Rounds] (3rd best memo, 10th best oralist);Surana IT (Winners); 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 GNLU Gandhinagar 62 Raisoni (Semi finalists, Best Memo); 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)
12 RMNLU Lucknow 49 ISRO Manfred Lachs (Semi-finalist); SP Sathe (Semi-finalist, best memorandum); Surana IT (Best Memorandum); NLU-D Corp Law (Semi finalist); Surana Corp (Runners up); GIMC (Best Memorandum);Henry Dunant (Best Researcher)
13 Government Law College, Mumbai 45.5 NLU-D Corp Law (Best speaker); Fiat Justitia (Super six, best speaker); NLU-J Antitrust (Semi finalist); DM Harish (Best Memorandum);KLA Moot (Best Memorandum);Jessup South (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Best Memo)
14 SOEL Chennai 41 Surana IT (Best speaker); NLU-D Corp Law (Semi finalist); Commonwealth India Rounds (Runners up, Best Speaker); Surana Int\'l Minority (Winners), Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Runners up, Best Speaker)
15 UILS Chandigarh 33 ULC Moot (Winners); Stetson North (Runners up); Nani Palkhiwala (Runners Up), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Best Memo)
16 Campus Law Centre Delhi 29.5 SP Sathe (Semi-finalist); Fiat Justitia (Super six); NLU-J Antitrust (Runners-up); HNLU Moot (Runners up, Best Memorandum) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Winner)
17 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 27 KLA Moot (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Int\'l Minority(Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (runner-up, best memo)
18 Amity Law School 22 ISRO Manfred Lachs (Semi-finalist); Amity (Semi-finalist); Jessup North (Semi-finalist); Stetson North (Best memorandum); Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists)
19 University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University, Delhi 20 Stetson North (Winner)
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)
20 Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Government Law College Chennai 15 Amity (Winner)
20 Symbiosis, Pune 15 Raisoni (Winners); NLU-J Antitrust (Best researcher)
24 CNLU Patna 13 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist, Best Memorandum)
25 Bishop Cottons Women\'s Christian Law School, Bangalore 10 Stetson South India (Best Speaker)
26 Baroda School of Legal Studies 8 Raisoni (Semi finalists, Best Speaker)
27 Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad 5 BCI Moot (Semifinalist);
27 Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur 5 Surana Int\'l Minority (Best Speaker)
27 CMR Law College, Bangalore 5 ULC Moot (Runners up);
30 School of Law, Christ University 4 Surana Corp (Semifinalist);
31 CUSAT Kochi 3 Surana Int\'l Minority(Semifinalist)
31 Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur 3 HNLU Moot (Semi finalist)
31 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 3 Surana Trial Advocacy South (Semifinalist)
31 Government Law College, Ernakulam 3 ULC Moot (Semifinalist);
35 NLU Orissa 2.5 NLU-D Corp Law (Best memorandum (joint))
36 V.M. Salgaocar Law College, Panjim 1.5 Fiat Justitia (Super six)
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 27 Mar 11, 07:17
i always told you mallus are great
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 Mar 11, 07:18
hey, till which rank is honourable mention given? vienna gives around 20 hon mentions. Jessup ranks the top 100 oralists and top 30 memos. Do all of these get hon mentions or is there some cut off?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 Mar 11, 07:26
i mean, do all of these get honourable mention points?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 Mar 11, 07:33
y havent we started the my law school v ur law school fight on this post yet? let me start... hey, why did you publish this story? nuals has not won jessup 12 years back or vienna 8 years back. we dont want to hear stories about them. you should have just published nalsar's performance.

in any case, i will come back with the dictionary meaning of the word tame' to determine if the title is derogatory
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 Mar 11, 08:25
Well, i hope the previous comment was in good humour. or else....
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 27 Mar 11, 21:58

Jessup World Rounds are being concluded yesterday. NUJS reached quarterfinals of the world rounds and NLU Delhi reached Octa Finals. NALSAR and ILS made early exits this time.
NLU Delhi team won Overall Best Applicant Award. NLU Delhi speaker Shreya Rastogi won 9th best oralist award, speaker Akshay BD won 17th best oralist award.
Unfortunately, none of the Indian teams made to semis this time. I am waiting for the world rounds story, so debate starts again..

My question is same, for the oralist ranks, how do you calculate honourable mention.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 02:52
Are you sure about these facts? If true, some absolutely stunning achievements there. Ninth rank as speaker is the second best in Indian history. And if both the oralists were ninth and seventeenth, it probably means NLU-D broke in first place. Again, amazing stuff.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 02:56
As far as the Hon Mentions go, Jessup presents official plaques to the top ten oralists and the top ten *overall* memos. So they would probably count as Hon Mens.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 04:23
NUJS got the 27th and 36th speaker and 16th memo. NALSAR also got a high memo rank

Jessup awards the first 25 memorials and speakers with plaques and the next 25 with books.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 04:28
before the 'my school, your school' bitching starts, let me tell you we all had a good time here in DC together. Though NALSAR was not there at the awards function, every time an indian team or speaker was mentioned, there was a in-di-a chorus and waving of the Tricolour. It would deeply offend all of us if our friends start fighting as to which of us is better than the other.

a jessup 2011 international participant from india
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 04:39
Yeah, its true. 9th best speaker and 17th best speaker. They break up in first place. Even the 17th speaker got official plaques. Yeah overall they had I guess 4 plaques, i dont know about the rest. Even we are waiting for them to come back. But news can be confirmed by contacting MCC Convenor of NLU Delhi, even if officials of white n case are busy.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 06:31
Well then, that is one of the best ever Indian performances at the Jessup. Respect for NLU-D.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 06:54
Why is it so that India only unites for the world cup, sometimes its Jessup and sometimes its Cricket World Cup. Its good to see such comments. I dont know whether its best or not, but I believe its best for the first time performers at jessup.

NLU Delhi went to Jessup for the first time, and going this much distance is itself a great thing for them and legal institutions in India. They are a new college afterall. Its the students what makes university, and they are following Our former VC. Kudos to Ranbir Singh, building another great institution to give tough competition to its previously build institutions.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 08:26
congratulations to NLUD. it's never been this good.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 08:42
From NLS Bangalore - congrats, NLU, on a mind-blowing performance.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 09:31
NLU D also deserves a special mention for its contribution to 'international relations' at Jessup - from organizing awesome parties to co-composing the Jessup 2011 official anthem to a lot of other things I do not wish to mention for the fear of an action for slander... these guys rock!!!

There was a best newcomer award that Jamaica won. I think NLU D should have won an Hon. Men. in this category
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 11:40
THE NLUD GUYS ROCK! they threw the best parties at the Hilton. Teams all over the world will remembr them for their spirit... thanks for making India proud you guys... and I think I know waht the above person is referring to =D

Jessup India participant.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 15:55
apparently, post NLU D's visit, the popularity of India has shot up in several European countries, especially italy.. go BD
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 28 Mar 11, 21:28
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 Mar 11, 11:31
hey, where in madras is nuals? i am preparing for CLAT this time. can someone tell me how nuals and the other madras colleges are?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 Mar 11, 12:01
@20 - NUALS is not Madras. You should have checked CLAT Brochure carefully. It is in Kochi.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 Mar 11, 12:10
@21, thanks. but isn't kochi in madras?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 30 Mar 11, 12:51
@21 - dude. Are you seriously preparing for CLAT, or giving it in vain ? How come Kochi is in Madras? Go and Check where it is.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 06 Apr 11, 13:05
@Legally India: If you are awarding points for the top 100 speakers at Moots like Jessup and Vienna, surely being quarter finalist at stetson deserves something..
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