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MPL 3: NLU Jodhpur stays ahead of NLSIU, both shine at Nani Palkhivala and Hidayatullah moots

Mooting Premier League 2011-12 - MPL3Mooting Premier League 2011-12 - MPL3NLSIU Bangalore defeated RMLNLU Lucknow at the coveted Tier 4 Nani Palkhivala Tax Moot, taking home fifteen points.

But NLU Jodhpur swept the Justice Hidayatullah Moot after beating rivals NUJS Kolkata in the finals and winning both the best speaker and best memorandum awards.

NLU Jodhpur earned 20 points last weekend and continues to lead the MPL 3 Standings ahead of NLS Bangalore by five points.

Nani Palkhivala – NLS Bangalore v. RMLNLU Lucknow

Nani Palkhivala winners NLSIU, runners up RMLNLUNani Palkhivala winners NLSIU, runners up RMLNLUNLSIU Bangalore triumphed at the top tax moot after getting past RMLNLU Lucknow in the final rounds. While Symbiosis Law School, Pune bagged the best memorandum award, GNLU Gandhinagar and HNLU Raipur finished as semifinalists, and GNLU also picked up the best researcher award. HNLU speaker Karandeep Makkar also won the best speaker award. Twenty six teams participated in the moot.

The NLSIU team consisted of speakers Ashwita Ambast and Sahil Kher along with researcher Amber Sinha. Sinha said that the fact that the moot was a high profile taxation law moot in the country made it a unique experience. “Significant number of rounds were judged by ITAT members and the final round bench consisted of Bombay High Court judges. The judging was better than most other moots, in the sense that the judges had a better sense of understanding the issues at hand. The problem involved a writ appeal and there were not many judgments on the issue. This made it more challenging and creative.”

He stated that most of the teams that NLSIU faced were quite impressive and a few rounds were closely fought. He also appreciated the moot organisation. “Credit to GLC to come up with such a well-structured moot.”

The moot was organised by GLC Mumbai in collaboration with the ITAT Bar Association, Mumbai and the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners. Organiser Komal Modi from GLC was satisfied with this year’s moot. “The response we received was better than last year. The competition was good and most of the rounds took place at the premises of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai itself.”

Justice Hidayatullah Moot – NLU Jodhpur v. NUJS Kolkata

Hidayatullah winner Mannem Aamani, NLU Jodhpur, receives giant chequeHidayatullah winner Mannem Aamani, NLU Jodhpur, receives giant cheque NLU Jodhpur made it past last year’s MPL runners-up NUJS Kolkata in the final round of the moot. RGNUL Patiala and SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law were knocked out in the semis. While NUJS won the best researcher award, NLU Jodhpur brought home both the best speaker and the best memorandum awards.

The NLU Jodhpur team consisted of Vishal Sagar, Mannem Aamani and Roshini Namboodary. Sagar, who also won the best speaker award, appreciated the judging standards and the moot organisation. “The quality of judging was pretty high, especially after the prelim rounds. The best teams that I faced were in the final rounds against NUJS and semis against SVKM. The moot problem was a combination of patent law and the competition law. The competition law angle was completely new and this made it quite challenging. The moot was also organised very well.”

He also mentioned that he was glad that the team helped Jodhpur continue its lead in the MPL Standings. “It means a lot to the students of the college and I am happy to have won the moot.”

The moot, currently in its fourth year, was organised by HNLU Raipur in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Saikrishna & Associates.

Mohit Singh, a member of the moot organising team, said that the quality of participating teams has increased over the years. “Twenty four teams participated in the moot this time. The judges at the moot included Justice Ravindra Bhatt and Justice S. Murlidhar from the Delhi High Court, Justice Bhadoo, Mr. J. Sai Deepak from Saikrishna & Associates and IP law blogger Rajiv Chowdhary.”

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Mooting Premier League 3 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NLU Jodhpur 60 [Hidayatullah] (gold, best speaker, best memo); Dunant (best memo); Trial Adv North (silver, best speaker, best memo); IICLAM (gold);
2 NLSIU Bangalore 55 [Palkhivala] (gold); Dunant (silver); B.R. Sawhney (gold); Trial Adv South (silver); Raj Anand Moot (semis); Maritime Arbitration (silver, best memo, hon men for best resp memo);
3 GLC Mumbai 31 Trial Adv South (gold, best speaker); IICLAM (Best Memo); Raj Anand Moot (silver);
4 NUJS Kolkata 31 [Hidayatullah] (silver, best researcher); B.R. Sawhney (semis);SLCU Moot (silver, best speaker, best memo); Trial Adv North (semis);
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GNLU Gandhinagar

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[Palkhivala] (best researcher, semis); B.R. Sawhney (silver); Trial Adv North (gold);

6 Campus Law Centre Delhi 23 Raj Anand Moot (gold, best speaker);
7 NLIU Bhopal 22 SLCU Moot (gold); Raj Anand Moot (semis, best memo);
8 Nalsar Hyderabad 21 Dunant (gold); B.R. Sawhney organiser;
9 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore 17 IICLAM (silver, best speaker); SLCU organiser;
11 HNLU Raipur 16 [Palkhivala] (best speaker, semis); Hidayatullah organiser; SLCU Moot (semis);
10 Jindal Global Law School 15 Dunant (best speaker, semis);
12 Symbiosis Law School, Pune 12 [Palkhivala] (best memo); IICLAM (semis);
13 RMLNLU Lucknow 11 [Palkhivala] (silver); Trial Adv North (semis);
14 ILS Pune 11 B.R. Sawhney (best speaker, semis); Trial Adv South (semis);
15 RGNUL Patiala 8 [Hidayatullah] (semis); B.R. Sawhney (best memo);
16 NLU Delhi 7 Dunant (semis); IICLAM organiser;
17 SOEL Chennai 5 Trial Adv South (best memo);
18 KLE Bangalore 4 IICLAM (semis);
19 ULC Bangalore 3 SLCU Moot (semis);
19 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur 3 Trial Adv South (semis);
19 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law 3 [Hidayatullah] (semis);

For more information please refer to the MPL 3 rulebook.

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Like +2 Object -0 RMLNLU Senior 20 Oct 11, 14:40
Guys,

brilliant performance..this is just the beginning!! Sunny days ahead...
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Like +1 Object -1 alums 20 Oct 11, 17:54
What was the NUJS team?
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Like +2 Object -1 GO JO! 20 Oct 11, 21:03
GOOOOOOO JO!!!!! You the best. XD
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Like +1 Object -1 whatever 21 Oct 11, 14:08
Error in the last line of the first paragraph of the NUJS v. NLUJ section. best memo not best researcher
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Like +1 Object -1 MPL Live 21 Oct 11, 14:49
Yeah, that's corrected. Apologies for the inadvertent error.
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Like +0 Object -0 pseudo lawyer 21 Oct 11, 15:04
good show NLUJ....keep it up
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Like +0 Object -0 deep 21 Oct 11, 16:54
Is that justice chandrachud in the palkhivala finals? Did he judge the finals?
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Like +0 Object -0 GLC 21 Oct 11, 20:01
Yes....he even judges DM HARISH FINALS
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Like +0 Object -0 Kartikey Mahajan 21 Oct 11, 18:28
well done jodhpur. congratulations to the individuals who participated in the Hidyatullah moot.
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Like +0 Object -0 mooter 22 Oct 11, 22:32
It seems NLU-J and NSLIU lead is becoming unassailable. It is safe to say that ones of these 2 teams will be the MPL champs.
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Like +0 Object -0 another mooter 23 Oct 11, 10:45
Long way to go! MPL has just started. I bet none of them will be MPL 3 Champs.

It will be either NALSAR or NLUD or NUJS.

NLUD is Moot Crazy, so you never know ;)
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Like +0 Object -0 NLSIU Student 23 Oct 11, 14:26
Quoting another mooter:
Long way to go! MPL has just started. I bet none of them will be MPL 3 Champs.

It will be either NALSAR or NLUD or NUJS.

NLUD is Moot Crazy, so you never know ;)


Dude, it does not matter whether NLS wins MPL3 or not, I don't think our mooters moot for gathering points on MPL. And yes, best wishes to NALSAR, NUJS and other teams for their MPL ramp..
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Like +0 Object -0 another mooter 23 Oct 11, 14:34
Why have you become so hyper man? Take it easy. I just said what I feel. No one in any college moot just for gaining MPL points. They moot because they are interested, thats it. They moot because they want to.

PS: I do not belong to any of these colleges.
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Like +0 Object -0 dexter 23 Oct 11, 14:06
MPL should ban law schools who prima facie indulge in "moot fixing" . Last year a certain moot in Calcutta was won by low ranked colleges instead of NALSAR and NLSIU. It's like you want Zimbabwe to win certain matches in the world cup to keep a strong team out, so you rig the umpiring.
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Like +1 Object -0 Dee Dee 23 Oct 11, 14:40
Hey Dexter, you forgot Dean, Faculty of Law, Oxford University himself landed in Calcutta to judge that moot. Moreover, The names of judges were disclosed to the participants before the moot so that they can file their objections.

It happens, India won World Cup but was defeated by England badly this season. Or England won two series against India, but it is getting defeated badly this time.
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Like +1 Object -0 Loves2Moot 23 Oct 11, 14:55
Dev Patel of GNLU won the best researcher award at the Nani Palkhiwala Moot....Why havent the points been given to GNLU for that?
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Like +0 Object -0 MPL Live 23 Oct 11, 16:20
Yeah, that's corrected too. Thanks for pointing out!

We weren't told by the organisers about the best researcher award when they shared the results. The website does indeed list the award.

We regret the error and are updating the standings and story.
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Like +0 Object -0 Suraj Singh Chauhan 23 Oct 11, 16:48
NLS is so winning this MPL season! Proud to see that my alma mater hasn't lost steam in 9 years! Go NLS!
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Like +3 Object -0 anon 23 Oct 11, 20:04
Win a lot of moots, boys so that AMSS will hire you and make you slave day and night. Damn, why did I join a law firm :S
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Like +2 Object -0 passerby 24 Oct 11, 19:06
they're keeping you there chained no? against your will? drowning you in buckets of cash while you scream in pain? oh what a difficult life...

they don't even have a bond. if you don't like it, get up and leave.
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Like +0 Object -0 xxx 25 Oct 11, 07:40
What happening to NLUD???????????????????
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Like +0 Object -0 ba 25 Oct 11, 12:13
LI pls rate all moots according to the judges. This should have 70% weightage. Some moot judges are worse than chimpanzees. They know shit about the topic and only come to screw students.
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Like +0 Object -0 Arunava 25 Oct 11, 15:09
Good going Jodhpur. Keep it up ...
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Like +0 Object -0 GLC 28 Oct 11, 01:48
GLC IS THE EBST LAW COLLEGE IN INDIA
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Like +1 Object -0 Screw GLC 28 Oct 11, 12:54
You meant BEST? BEST buses maybe
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Like +0 Object -0 GLC wellwisher 30 Oct 11, 13:26
GLC people are good at fooling themselves....Quoting GLC:
GLC IS THE EBST LAW COLLEGE IN INDIA

[quote name="GLC"]GLC IS THE EBST LAW COLLEGE IN INDIA[/quote
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Like +0 Object -0 Anup 30 Oct 11, 17:34
Well, I don't think anyone makes such a blatant mistake on a public blog. No one writes their name as "GLC" randomly, this seems quite intentional. Anyway, GLC's not even in the context of this article. So let this redundant debate end here.
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Like +1 Object -0 mootingfever 31 Oct 11, 12:53
why hasnt gnlu been awarded points for the best researcher award in palkhivala moot..GNLU won the best researcher award in palkhivala moot!!... kindly correct the standings
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Like +2 Object -0 kianganz 31 Oct 11, 13:14
Sorry for the delay, now updated - on the Legallypedia standings we had updated a while ago already.
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Like +0 Object -0 Me 01 Nov 11, 03:19
NLUJ has also qualified for the international round of the ICC Trial Moot to be held at the Hague. Which other Indian teams have qualified?
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Like +0 Object -0 MPL Live 03 Nov 11, 10:06
Hi,

We have approached the moot organisers for information regarding the no of Indian teams that participated in the problem solving round. Will let you know once we hear from them.

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Like +0 Object -0 @ME 02 Nov 11, 21:13
NLU-J and NLS have qualified for ICC Moot
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Like +0 Object -0 LAW ASIA 02 Nov 11, 21:14
@ Kian

NLU, Delhi were the semi-finalists at LAW AISA but havent been given any points.
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Like +0 Object -0 MPL Live 03 Nov 11, 10:07
Hi,

Thanks for the comment. We are yet to confirm the results with the Lawasia organisers. Will update the standings as soon as the results are confirmed.

Thanks!

Cheers,
Prashanth
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Like +0 Object -0 Me 03 Nov 11, 03:01
Quoting @ME:
NLU-J and NLS have qualified for ICC Moot


As usual... I think these 2 teams have been qualifying for the last 4 years...
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Like +0 Object -0 mootingfever 03 Nov 11, 19:43
Gnlu is doing good this time! currently 5th! great going gnlu!
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Like +0 Object -0 guest 05 Nov 11, 09:49
How about including the b. Krishna ip moot organised by symbiosis? I don't know why anyone has brought it up before, but it's a good with substantial participation from all the standard top 15 colleges. Maybe in tier 5, but it definitely seems worth including..
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Like +0 Object -0 new glc moot 11 Nov 11, 09:39
I heard that glc's organising a new national constitutional law moot in jan. Is it to be listed on mpl? How many teams are participating?
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