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NLU Delhi wins HK Red Cross moot, narrowing NLS MPL lead gap (+more)

MPL 4: The home of Indian mootingMPL 4: The home of Indian mooting

NLU Delhi won the 2013 Red Cross Moot in Hong Kong against Australian National University, giving the young national law school 50 points in the Mooting Premier League (MPL) 4 that has been dominated by NLSIU Bangalore.

NLU Delhi speaker Dhruv Sharma also won the best orator citation, according to the NLU Delhi moot court committee, at this Tier 2 World Class moot that concluded yesterday (16 March).

The NLU Delhi team consisted of speakers Utkarsh Shrivastava and Dhruv Sharma along with researcher Natasha Aggarwal and student coach Naman Joshi.

With the win, NLU Delhi would be on 166 points in the MPL 4 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills; NLSIU still tops the league at 232 points.

Before updating the rankings, Team MPL is awaiting quote from winners and any other wins in Hong Kong, as well as confirming results for Leiden Sarin and Oxford IPR…

Willem C Vis (East) Hong Kong (Tier 1): Getting word that Symbiosis Pune reached the quarter finals of the Willem C Vis (East) Hong Kong moot, with Nalsar Hyderabad and NLU Jodhpur were cited honourably for best claimant and respondent memo's respectively. Keep your eyes peeled.

International law firm Herbert Smith is sponsoring the Mooting Premier League (MPL) and will contribute a prize pool of Rs 60,000 for the top three winning colleges.

Mooting Premier League 4 season standings

For more information please refer to the MPL 4 rulebook.

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Like +12 Object -1 Disagree 17 Mar 13, 15:25  interesting
whats the point of winning the moots when you cant get your batch recruited.
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Like +3 Object -2 AC 17 Mar 13, 16:55
LOL. Well said.
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Like +7 Object -1 NLUD SCAM !! 17 Mar 13, 19:01  interesting
@1- Completely agree. NLUD has become the biggest scam !! All that the administration bothers about is MOOTING. May god save the students who are already trapped in there. :) The university could score five jobs so far for the first batch.. lol.

check here www.legallyindia.com/201210113179/Law-schools/nlu-delhi-first-batch-scores-five-law-firm-jobs-after-day-zero-ditched
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Like +1 Object -11 V 17 Mar 13, 19:58
One of which is a magic circle job. Beats your Indian jobs hands down.
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Like +2 Object -1 Say what? 18 Mar 13, 17:51
One magic circle job is not much, dear friend.
NUJS' current graduating batch has 4 (or 5?) magic circle jobs.
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Like +1 Object -0 Noojie 19 Mar 13, 03:46
Dont count on jobs boy! Let us admit the fact that NLUD is an excellent place. If at all you are from NUJS, then please get some sense.
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Like +8 Object -3 Guest 17 Mar 13, 19:04  interesting
Dear sir,
I honestly do not know whether that was a general comment, or whether it was meant for a particular college.
However, I disagree with you to the fullest extent. Primarily people do moots for self satisfaction and because they enjoy mooting. Also it very much does influence an individual's curriculum vitae..... As for the batch, I personally am of the opinion that it's not one's college but one's perseverance and hard work that ultimately get him recruited. Also, dear sir, the feeling of utter bliss that one feels upon winning a moot is worth it all.... Trust me, I've been there... You should try winning a few :-)
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Like +0 Object -0 To all law students 20 Mar 13, 11:55
Regardless of which college you are at, please moot if you enjoy mooting. It will teach you a lot about law and its application. Also, you CV will get boosted and so will your recruitment chances. Don't listen to people mud-slinging here. Of course, if you are in a college which has so called 'low rating' you may not have a recruitment week, but nobody can take away the skills you pick up mooting. A law firm job is of course lucrative and also polishes a young lawyer, but its not the end of life as a lawyer.
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Like +4 Object -0 Mr. Optimist 17 Mar 13, 19:06
I overheard that the students are going to meet the Chancellor to seek help in this sad state of affairs. Lets hope good for this young university.
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Like +3 Object -19 BB 18 Mar 13, 00:41
Dear All,

NLUD recruitment's is not your fucking business. The overall quality of good mooters, teaching staff and other achievements shows the capability of a young university to achieve such heights in a short spam of time. Even if there are some issues in the placement of first batch they will get soughted in the subsequent batches. This year all univ hav seen a downfall in dere recruitment.

So just to let u know, we have a excellent quality of students, led by a brillant VC, faculty better than most national law skls, an infrastructure you can only dream of and in a span of two years we will snatch those jobs you boast of from your hands.

And till den we r kicking ur ass in International moots (try and pull up ur socks, we r fed up of no decent competition)
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Like +19 Object -0 Confused Zeus Says . . . . 18 Mar 13, 09:17  interesting  top rated
No matter how well NLUD does, here's one dude who will never get recruited if he continues writing like this.
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Like +1 Object -0 ur 19 Mar 13, 13:43
what bullshit. i am from NLUD, and whoever tells you that it is the best college, harvard and shit is just too supercilious to admit the fact that we have the worst administration possible and it has become a drain on public funds. Mooting is an individual achievement and i dont undermine it, but it doesn't reflect on the college's academic environment at all.

And, please dont be embarrased or defensive about having a critical outlook on your college. The issue is not competition between different colleges but your absolute standing in terms of academics as well. I can say for a fact, that our college is over-hyped and will not be able to stand any external scrutiny for judging the best colleges, and certainly not with respect to efficient use of resources.
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Like +0 Object -0 @ Legally India 20 Mar 13, 11:58
This is obviously a NLUD student who is offended by others taking potshots at NLUD. I don't think this comment should be labelled as 'troll'. If a NLUD student doesn't stand up for NLUD, who will?

@ others - please don't sling mud like this.

Practicing lawyer from another NLU.
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Like +1 Object -1 try 18 Mar 13, 00:43
good u see NLU D doing so well. Good Job guys :)
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Like +3 Object -1 2 18 Mar 13, 00:53
Team of second years

very proud :D
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Like +8 Object -3 NLS Alum 18 Mar 13, 15:20  interesting
I don't know about mooting as a "critical" part of anything. I mooted a bit in college, and now I'm a litigator, and there was pretty much no part of mooting which could have helped as preparation for litigation work really, except to interest the student in adversarial work

But I do know that these NLU-D kids work like dogs on everything they do and they are almost painfully sincere. The settled NLUs like Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad - they don't have this kind of sincerity. They have too much institutional structure built up and not enough fresh ground to break. They don't have a chip on their shoulder like these NLUD kids.

Anyway, they're kids, and most of the people who post here are adults, and should really know to behave themselves better and not carry their own disputes into posts celebrating their successors' good work.
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Like +2 Object -0 @ NLS Alum 20 Mar 13, 13:04
Well said - super like. The other lawschools aren't doing their alma mater much good by behaving like retarded, narrow minded commentators.

@ NLUD students: don't be disheartened by comments - work hard. Your sincerity will be appreciated by the people who matter. You guys are doing better than some of the other new NLUs.

Practicing lawyer from another NLU.
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Like +0 Object -1 Success 18 Mar 13, 17:17
No other NLU has faced so much ire and bitterness at the hands of the "premier law schools of India" as NLUD. Truly goes to show how well NLUD is doing.
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Like +5 Object -7 How else? 18 Mar 13, 17:53  controversial
How else will a new college, with no alumni to show off, prove its mettle to the rest of the world? By beating YOU, in everything from mooting to debating to adr! It's the only relative benchmark for us to show that we are better than you. Publications, Faculty, Infrastructure, recruitment are all absolute benchmarks, which means that you can never prove that one college is definitely better than the other, because there are multiple factors that can go into all of that apart from the merit of the students. For example college X may have better infra because of money, better faculty because of location, better jobs because of alumni. But the only way we can prove that on the pure merit of capability as lawyers we are better than you is by consistently being better than you across 50 different moots national and international. A lot of mooting maybe luck, but you can't deny a performance so consistent.

PS- The first batch has students admitted in Oxford-Kunika, Cambridge- Vinayak, Berkeley-Akal, Geneva Institute of Graduate Studies-Arjun. You think these colleges take students from mediocre universities? The second batch has already placed (vac scheme) four students, even before Zero date. Linklaters-Deepika, Linklaters- Divya, Herbert Smith- Medha, Naman Joshi- Gopal Subramanium.

Heard of Nipun Saxena v Union of India? Nipun is from the second batch of NLU Delhi.

Sounds too defensive? Well, it's time we show everyone their place.
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Like +1 Object -5 Suryavanshi 18 Mar 13, 19:43
Quoting How else?:
How else will a new college, with no alumni to show off, prove its mettle to the rest of the world? By beating YOU, in everything from mooting to debating to adr! It's the only relative benchmark for us to show that we are better than you. Publications, Faculty, Infrastructure, recruitment are all absolute benchmarks, which means that you can never prove that one college is definitely better than the other, because there are multiple factors that can go into all of that apart from the merit of the students. For example college X may have better infra because of money, better faculty because of location, better jobs because of alumni. But the only way we can prove that on the pure merit of capability as lawyers we are better than you is by consistently being better than you across 50 different moots national and international. A lot of mooting maybe luck, but you can't deny a performance so consistent.

PS- The first batch has students admitted in Oxford-Kunika, Cambridge- Vinayak, Berkeley-Akal, Geneva Institute of Graduate Studies-Arjun. You think these colleges take students from mediocre universities? The second batch has already placed (vac scheme) four students, even before Zero date. Linklaters-Deepika, Linklaters- Divya, Herbert Smith- Medha, Naman Joshi- Gopal Subramanium.

Heard of Nipun Saxena v Union of India? Nipun is from the second batch of NLU Delhi.

Sounds too defensive? Well, it's time we show everyone their place.



*RESPECT*
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Like +0 Object -3 NLU Boy 18 Mar 13, 23:45
Not to forget the ones form our student community who are already pursuing their masters along with the bachelor Degree, which was 3 at last count (Hardeep, Nida and Tania).

To those who say that there have been only 5 jobs, we would like to inform you that a few of our students have also been picked up by lawyers and these are the ones who intend to join the bar, and whoop your ass for your time at the BAR.

Ever heard about that, anyone other stupid National Law School.

Obviously, all other law schools would condemn such heroics of a law school half or 1/4th their age.
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Like +3 Object -0 I had to say this 18 Mar 13, 23:56
Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate!
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Like +2 Object -0 S.D. 19 Mar 13, 00:31
Quoting I had to say this:
Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate!


I had to say this, Extended Director's Cut:

Haters gonna hate. Potatoes gonna potate. Tomatoes gonna tomate. Waiters gonna wait. Alligators gonna aligate........
:p
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Like +10 Object -0 Popeye 19 Mar 13, 08:59  interesting
. . . and mooters gonna mutate.
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Like +0 Object -0 anon 19 Mar 13, 19:24
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Not to forget the ones form our student community who are already pursuing their masters along with the bachelor Degree, which was 3 at last count (Hardeep, Nida and Tania).
wonder why only students from NLUD have been selected to pursue that adv. masters degree ever since its inception.. anyone else smells a rat?
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Like +0 Object -1 I had to say this 19 Mar 13, 20:32
Quoting anon:
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Not to forget the ones form our student community who are already pursuing their masters along with the bachelor Degree, which was 3 at last count (Hardeep, Nida and Tania).



wonder why only students from NLUD have been selected to pursue that adv. masters degree ever since its inception.. anyone else smells a rat?
Alas, we find another creature who has to cry wolf if someone else is doing well, or atleast point fingers when they cant do it themselves. I pity Thou!

Anyways, mooting has its benefits, for eg, if you are the best speaker in Liden you get to pursue an LLM at liden as a reward, so people choose to go to liden and get best speaker for such an incentive. Did i mention we got the best speaker and have qualified for the international rounds 3 years in a row? Oh, I am sorry, i thought mooting was just harmful.

Do i need to say anything more, you NLUD hater? I wont say mooting is everything, but recognize and appreciate if one does well and might be better than you
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Like +0 Object -1 Limpmeister 19 Mar 13, 23:26
Good job Natasha, Dhruv and Utkarsh.
It's good to see some NLUD students taking criticism on the chin. Keep doing what you guys do best. Listen to good points by the critics and ignore the bad ones. Improve yourselves if required.
Else, we all give a rat's ass about anonymous commentators being unimpressed on legallyindia.
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Like +0 Object -0 Rat? 22 Mar 13, 22:50
Quoting anon:
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Not to forget the ones form our student community who are already pursuing their masters along with the bachelor Degree, which was 3 at last count (Hardeep, Nida and Tania).



wonder why only students from NLUD have been selected to pursue that adv. masters degree ever since its inception.. anyone else smells a rat?
Ya. Same rat - Jessup North Rounds (3 years in a row); Oxford Price (2 years in a row)...
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