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NLSIU Bangalore crosses 100 MPL 3 points with Stetson South mooting success over VM Salgaocar

Current MPL toppers NLSIU Bangalore built its MPL lead after defeating V M Salgaocar Law College, Goa in the finals of the Stetson South India qualifying rounds.

NLSIU also won the best memorandum award and crossed the 100 mark in the league standings. The Bangalore based law school now enjoys a 36 point lead in the MPL 3 Standings over NLU Jodhpur, which won the Stetson North India qualifiers last week.

Ravi Raghunath from ILS Pune won the best speaker award in this Tier 3 moot. New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune and SOEL Chennai finished semifinalists.

Vakasha Sachdev and Bhargavi Raman represented NLSIU as speakers, along with researcher Nidhisha Philip. Sachdev said that the team enjoyed winning the moot. “It was a good experience. The organisation was satisfying. Apart from one round in the prelims, the judging was excellent and up to the mark.”

Sachdev also mentioned that the NLSIU team was surprised to see Nalsar Hyderabad getting knocked out in the quarters. “We had intense competition with teams like Nalsar Hyderabad, ILS Pune, Symbiosis Pune, GLC Bombay and NLIU Bhopal participating in the moot. The quarterfinal round against ILS Pune was quite tight and was the toughest round we faced in the moot.”

Sachdev stated that the team would spend time on further research before the international rounds. “We will also approach our alumni V Niranjan for advice.”

In respect of NLSIU’s chances of winning the MPL 3 trophy at the end of the season, Sachdev said: “Right now, we are doing pretty well. There are many other moots to come, but we should hold on.”

The moot was organised by Surana & Surana International Attorneys in collaboration with the Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras. Dr G Rajasekar from University of Madras confirmed the results and said that that the moot was transparent and well organised. “15 teams participated in the competition and we received good feedback.”

As the Stetson India qualifying rounds come to an end, the focus would be on performance of the four teams (NLSIU Bangalore, VM Salgaocar, NLU Jodhpur and RMLNLU Lucknow) at the International rounds of the moot at Florida next year.

Mooting Premier League 3 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NLSIU Bangalore 116 [Stetson South] (gold, best memo); 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 ILS Pune 21 [Stetson South] (best speaker); B.R. Sawhney (best speaker, semis); Trial Adv South (semis);
12 RGNUL Patiala 18 Stetson North (best speaker); Hidayatullah (semis); B.R. Sawhney (best memo);
13 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore 17 IICLAM (silver, best speaker); SLCU Moot (organiser);
14 Jindal Global Law School 15 Dunant (best speaker, semis);
15 Symbiosis Law School, Pune 12 Palkhivala (best memo); IICLAM (semis);
16 V M Salgaocar Law College, Goa 10 [Stetson South] (silver);
17 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 10 Stetson North (best memo);
18 SOEL Chennai 10 [Stetson South] (semis);Trial Adv South (best memo);
19 NLU Delhi 10 Law Asia (semis); Dunant (semis); IICLAM (organiser);
20 Amity Law School IP University Delhi 8 NLIU-Juris Corp (silver);
21 CNLU Patna 5 Stetson North (semis);
21 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 5 [Stetson South] (semis);
23 KLE Bangalore 4 IICLAM (semis);
24 ULC Bangalore 3 SLCU Moot (semis);
24 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur 3 Trial Adv South (semis);
24 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law 3 Hidayatullah (semis);
For more information please refer to the MPL 3 rulebook.
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