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NLU Jodhpur notches up 3rd MPL win at Stetson North, bests RMLNLU, can see NLSIU

NLU Jodhpur accomplished its third Mooting Premier League 3 win yesterday after getting past RMLNLU Lucknow in the finals of the Stetson North India qualifying rounds.

With this win NLU Jodhpur is just 6 points away from the current MPL 3 Season Standings topper NLSIU Bangalore.

Stetson at NLIU Bhopal: Montage!
Stetson at NLIU Bhopal: Montage!
The best speaker award was bagged by Nagashayana from RGNUL Patiala, Army Institute of Law, Mohali took home the best memorandum award. CNLU Patna and HNLU Raipur finished semifinalists at this Tier 3 MPL moot.

The team from NLU Jodhpur consisted of speakers Lakshmi Neelakantan and Aritra Roy along with researcher Jai Sahai Endlaw.

Neelakantan said that the moot was a good experience and the judging was of a high quality. “Even though the number of teams were less, the competition was intense as most of the colleges sent in their best teams for the moot. The judging during the quarters and the semis was great.”

Neelakantan also appreciated the efforts of the team coach Aman Bhattacharya. “This win wouldn't have been possible without the help of Aman.”

On being asked about NLU Jodhpur's prospects of lifting the MPL trophy this season, Neelakantan was cautiously optimistic. “The next big moot that is coming up is the Jessup qualifiers. We have been doing well this season and we should be well placed in the MPL standings at the end of the season.”

The moot was organized by Surana & Surana International Attorneys in collaboration with NLIU Bhopal. Bishen Jeswant, the Student Convener of NLIU’s Moot Court Association, said that only eleven teams participated in the moot.

“We had a good mix of judges including faculty from UPES Dehradhun, GNLU Gandhinagar and RGNUL Patiala. We also had ex-mooters who have represented the country in the International rounds of Jessup, Stetson and Manfred Lachs. There were some judges who were practicing advocates and also those working in top firms like Amarchand, LKS, etc.”

Jeswant said that Surana & Surana’s efforts were also appreciated. “Mr Ravichandran from Surana was a pleasure to have around. He is extremely efficient and highly organised, thus making it very easy to conduct the moot. He has conducted more that 100 moots and that experience really shows.”

Both NLU Jodhpur and RMLNLU Lucknow will represent the country at the Stetson International rounds at Florida, USA in March.

NLSIU had won the 6 November NLIU - Juris Corp moot, defeating Amity Law School Delhi in the finals.

Mooting Premier League 3 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NLSIU Bangalore 86 NLIU-Juris Corp (gold, best speaker, best memo); Palkhivala (gold); Dunant (silver); B.R. Sawhney (gold); Trial Adv South (silver); Raj Anand Moot (semis); Maritime Arbitration (semis, best memo, hon men for best resp memo);
2 NLU Jodhpur 80 [Stetson North] (gold); Hidayatullah (gold, best speaker, best memo); Dunant (best memo); Trial Adv North (silver, best speaker, best memo); IICLAM (gold);
3 GLC Mumbai 35 NLIU-Juris Corp (semis); Trial Adv South (gold, best speaker); IICLAM (Best Memo); Raj Anand Moot (silver);
4 NUJS Kolkata 35 NLIU-Juris Corp (semis); Hidayatullah (silver, best researcher); B.R. Sawhney (semis); SLCU Moot (silver, best speaker, best memo); Trial Adv North (semis);
5 HNLU Raipur 29 [Stetson North] (semis); NLIU-Juris Corp (best researcher); Palkhivala (best speaker, semis); [Hidayatullah (organiser); SLCU Moot (semis);
6 GNLU Gandhinagar 27 Palkhivala (best researcher, semis); B.R. Sawhney (silver); Trial Adv North (gold);
7 NLIU Bhopal 24 NLIU-Juris Corp (organiser); SLCU Moot (gold); Raj Anand Moot (semis, best memo);
8 Campus Law Centre Delhi 23 Raj Anand Moot (gold, best speaker);
9 Nalsar Hyderabad 21 Dunant (gold); B.R. Sawhney (organiser);
10 RMLNLU Lucknow 21 [Stetson North] (silver); Palkhivala (silver); Trial Adv North (semis);
11 RGNUL Patiala 18 [Stetson North] (best speaker); Hidayatullah (semis); B.R. Sawhney (best memo);
12 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore 17 IICLAM (silver, best speaker); SLCU Moot (organiser);
13 Jindal Global Law School 15 Dunant (best speaker, semis);
14 Symbiosis Law School, Pune 12 Palkhivala (best memo); IICLAM (semis);
15 ILS Pune 11 B.R. Sawhney (best speaker, semis); Trial Adv South (semis);
16 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 10 [Stetson North] (best memo);
17 NLU Delhi 10 [Law Asia] (semis); Dunant (semis); IICLAM (organiser);
18 Amity Law School IP University Delhi 8 NLIU-Juris Corp (silver);
19 CNLU Patna 5 [Stetson North] (semis);
20 SOEL Chennai 5 Trial Adv South (best memo);
21 KLE Bangalore 4 IICLAM (semis);
22 ULC Bangalore 3 SLCU Moot (semis);
22 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur 3 Trial Adv South (semis);
22 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law 3 Hidayatullah (semis);

For more information please refer to the MPL 3 rulebook.

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