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Weekend Mooting Bonanza: NLIU tops MPL after Christ wins Amity, GNLU victory at Bhopal, NLIU aces Rizvi, NLSIU wins HNLU

MPL5-HSF-logo-400MPL5-HSF-logo-400 The mooting bonanza weekend starting 17 October and ending yesterday saw 17 law schools creating a flutter in the season 5 rankings of the Herbert Smith Freehills-sponsored Mooting Premier League.

Amity International Moot

Christ University Bangalore picked up the weekend’s first trophy at the third Amity International Noida moot. Rahul Raman, Kruthika R and Mary Sebastian clinched the tier 4 5 win for Christ.

Runners up HNLU Raipur's Prashasti Singh was the best speaker at the competition which also saw RGNUL Patiala and GLC Mumbai race up to the semi finals.

HNLU National Moot

NLSIU Bangalore’s Anil Sebastian and Divyanshu won the sixth HNLU national moot. Sebastian said: “In the course of five rounds we felt level of judging was very good. [We were] particularly impressed by the questions asked by judges, it seemed they were extremely well briefed.”

Runners up Nalsar Hyderabad gave the competition its best speaker in Pranav Agarwal. RGNUL Patiala and RMLNLU Lucknow made it to the semi final rounds.

NLIU Juris Corp Moot

GNLU Gandhinagar aced the fourth NLIU Juris Corp Corporate Law moot, winning against JGLS Sonepat in the finals. Shreya Podda, Saptarshi Das and Rajat Gupta made up the winning team.

Gupta said that the problem involved recent issues in corporate law, which were not settled at all and based on recent changes in law, such as the validity of call options, downstream FDI and the definition of control and anti-competitive practices.

The moot was live blogged fantastically by NLIU Bhopal.

Rizvi National Moot

NLIU Bhopal bagged the fifth RLC Saquib Rizvi Memorial National moot, with the winning team comprised of Gunjan Mathur, Rohan Harne and Shivank Virmani. Mathur commented: “19th was the first day of the moot , the same day we came to know that we have made it into finals. It has been my best birthday so far.”

Symbiosis Pune shone here in the semi finals competing against NLIU Bhopal in the semi final round. The best speaker category was clinched by Arvind Manoharan from Symbiosis Pune.

HNLU Raipur raised a bumper crop of 41 MPL points this weekend picking up various accolades at the tier 5 Amity moot and the tier 4 NLIU Juris Corp. The law school shot up 17 places from the second last spot in the league table to sit at third place.

NLIU Bhopal is currently the leader of the 26-strong MPL 5 pack followed closely by NLU Delhi on the back of its Henry Dunant semi-finalist points.

Upcoming moots: October 24-26 - 7th Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, Frankfurt, Germany; October 25-27 - The 7th Pro-Bono Enviro National Moot Court Competition 2013, SOEL Chennai

The 7th Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court , South Asia Rounds New Delhi earlier scheduled to start today has been postponed to 21 November.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this report wrongly depicted the Amity International moot to be the tier 4 Amity Law School Delhi moot, whereas this moot is conducted by Amity University Noida’s law school. After seeking feedback, Team MPL has included Amity Noida’s moot in tier 5 of the MPL and has accordingly adjusted MPL scores to reflect tier 5 instead of tier 4 wins. An amended version of the full rankings table to follow soon.

At a glance

Law school



HNLU Raipur - Prashasti Singh (Best Speaker – Amity Moot) , Rahil Edward Pereira ( Best Speaker – Juris Corp) & Mrida Lakhmani  (Best Researcher – Juris Corp)

Amity Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker) T4 T5 + NLIU Juris Corp (Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial) T4 + HNLU Moot (Organisers) T5

 8 + 8 + 8 +8 + 8 + 1 = 41

5 + 5 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 1 = 35

NALSAR Hyderabad – Pranav Agarwal (Best Speaker – HNLU Moot) Tanya Choudhary (Best Researcher – HNLU Moot)

HNLU Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial ) T5

5 + 5 +5+ 5 = 20

GNLU Gandhinagar

NLIU Juris Corp (Winners) T4


School of Law, Christ University , Bangalore

Amity Moot (Winners) T4 T5

15 10

NLSIU Bangalore

HNLU Moot (Winners) T5 + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals) T4

10 + 4 = 14

NLIU Bhopal

Rizvi Moot (Winners) T5 + NLIU Juris Corp (Organisers) T4

10 + 2 = 12

RGNUL Patiala

Amity Moot (Semi Finals) T4 T5 + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) T5 + Rizvi Moot (Runners up) T5

4 + 3 + 5 = 12

3 + 3 + 5 = 11

GLC Mumbai - Bhoomika Palsania ( Best Researcher – Amity Moot)

Amity Moot (Semi Finals + Best Researcher) T4 T5

4 + 8 = 12

3 + 5 = 8

JGLS Sonepat

NLIU Juris Corp (Runners up) T4


Symbiosis Law School Pune – Arvind Manoharan (Best Speaker – Rizvi Moot)

Rizvi Moot (Semi Finals + Best Speaker) T5

3 + 5 = 8

NLUO Cuttack

Amity Moot (Best – Memorial ) T4 T5

8 5

Amity Law school Delhi – Akshit Mago (Best Researcher – Rizvi Moot)

Rizvi Moot (Best Researcher) T5


NUJS Kolkata

NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals) T4


RMLNLU Lucknow

HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) T5




Amity Law school Noida

Amity Moot (Organisers) T4 T5

2 1

Rizvi Law College Mumbai

Rizvi Moot (Organisers) T5


MPL Season 5 rankings

 Law schoolT1T2T3T4T5OrgWR/uS/FB SB M/RHMPtsDetails
1 NLIU Bhopal     20 24 11 1 2 1     1   55 Raj Anand (Best team) + BCI moot (Runners up, Best mooter – female) + Rizvi Moot (Winners) + NLIU Juris Corp (Organisers)
2 NLU Delhi 25   20           3   1   45 Henry Dunant (Best memorial, Semi finalist) + Manfred Lachs World (Semi finalist) + BCI moot (semi finalist)
3 HNLU Raipur       40 4 1   1   2 2   44 SLCU National moot (Semi finalists) + Amity Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker) + NLIU Juris Corp (Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial) + HNLU Moot (Organisers)
4 KIIT Bhubaneshwar     40       1     1 1   40 BCI moot (Best team, Best mooter – male, Best memorial)
5 JGLS Sonepat     10 23 3   1 2 1       36 Henry Dunant (Runners up) + Nani Palkhivala (Best Team) + BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) + NLIU Juris Corp (Runners up)
6 NLU Orissa       31 5   1     1 2   36 Surana IT (Best team, Best memorial) + Nani Palkhivala (Best speaker) + Amity Moot (Best – Memorial )
7 NLSIU Bangalore     20 4 10   1   3 1     34 Henry Dunant (Best advocate, semi finalist) + BCI moot (semi finalist) + HNLU Moot (Winners) + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals)
8 NLU Jodhpur     20 8 5   1 1     1   33 Henry Dunant (Best team) + Raj Anand (Runners up) + BR Sawhney (Best memorial)
8 GNLU Gandhinagar       23 10   2     1     33 Surana IT (Best advocate) + SLCU National moot (Best team) + NLIU Juris Corp (Winners)
10 GLC Mumbai     10 0 16 1     2 1 2   26 Henry Dunant (Best researcher) + BR Sawhney (Best oralist, semi finalist) + Nani Palkhivala (organiser) + Amity Moot (Semi Finals + Best Researcher)
11 Nalsar Hyderabad       4 20 1   1 1 1 2   24 Nani Palkhivala (Semi – Finalist) + BR Sawhney (Organisers) + HNLU Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial )
12 NUJS Kolkata       4 18     1 2 1 1   22 Surana IT (Semi finalist) + SLCU National moot (Best speaker, Best memorial, Semi finalists) + BR Sawhney (Runners up) + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals)
13 RGNUL Patiala       8 11     2 2       19 Surana IT (Runners up) + Amity Moot (Semi Finals) + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) + Rizvi Moot (Runners up)
14 Nuals Kochi     10 8         2   1   18 Henry Dunant (Best researcher) + Raj Anand (Semi finalist) + Surana IT (Semi finalist)
16 ILS Pune       14         1 1 1   14 Raj Anand (Semi finalist, Best speaker, Best memorial)
17 RMLNLU Lucknow         13   1   1       13 BR Sawhney (Best team) + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals)
18 Sastra school of Law Thanjavur       12         1   1   12 Nani Palkhivala (Semi Finalist, best researcher)
15 Christ University       0 11 1 1           11 SLCU National moot (Organiser) + Amity Moot (Winners)
19 Symbiosis Pune       8 11     1 1    1   19 Nani Palkhivala (Runners up) + Rizvi Moot (Semi Finals)
20 Seedling School of Law & Governance     10               1   10 BCI moot (Best memorial
21 Delhi University LC I       8             1   8 Nani Palkhivala (Best memorial)
22 Symbiosis Noida                            
23 SOEL Chennai         5     1         5 SLCU National moot (Runners up)
24 Amity Delhi         5           1   5 Rizvi Moot (Best Researcher)
25 Amity Noida       0 1 1             1 Amity Moot (Organisers)
26 Rizvi College Mumbai         1 1             1 Rizvi Moot (Organisers)
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Like +0 Object -0 CORRECTION 21 Oct 13, 19:07
Please update the table. NLUO should be at Rank 5.
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Like +5 Object -2 Guest 21 Oct 13, 19:24
why aren't you guys adding the marks for GNLU runner up in Surrana Trial Advocacy North and RML winners..
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Like +0 Object -0 Oxford Media Law 21 Oct 13, 19:45
Oxford Media law south asia rounds are scheduled for 21st to 24th November not October. Also there is no official communication regarding postponement of the same.
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Like +0 Object -0 Price Moots 21 Oct 13, 21:50
Facebook page of Oxford Price Law Court Competition ( South Asia Rounds dates changed!
The South Asia Regional Rounds will be held in Delhi, India, on 21-24 November 2013. Earlier it was supposedly to be held on October 21st - 24 , 2013 .
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Like +0 Object -1 Error! 21 Oct 13, 20:02
There is an error in ranking.NLUO should be placed at position 5 instead of 9.Please check the points.
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Like +0 Object -1 legal 101 21 Oct 13, 20:18
NLUO should be 5th
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Like +2 Object -0 Parahoot 21 Oct 13, 23:00
@ The folks at Legally India - I think its time you guys bumped HNMCC (HNLU's moot) to a higher tier. The moot problem is consistently good, the level of judging always top notch and the prize money amongst the highest that you will find going around. Add to that the hospitality which has always been outstanding.

I am not really sure about what the procedure is but I do hope that something is done about this.

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Like +0 Object -0 Observer 21 Oct 13, 23:21
What is with this perpetual anti-Nluo stance of LI?
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Like +0 Object -0 John McLane 21 Oct 13, 23:21
Go home Kian...u r drunk...NLUO should be 5th not 9th
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Like +1 Object -3 Kitten Magnet 22 Oct 13, 04:30
Uh, there seems to be an error. The points allotted by the Rizvi moot are incorrect. The Rizvi international law moot is a tier 5 moot whereas this moot was Rizvi's other moot, the national law one. So, it should not be a part of the MPL in the first place.
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Like +3 Object -0 Jan 22 Oct 13, 10:05
Quoting Kitten Magnet:
Uh, there seems to be an error. The points allotted by the Rizvi moot are incorrect. The Rizvi international law moot is a tier 5 moot whereas this moot was Rizvi's other moot, the national law one. So, it should not be a part of the MPL in the first place.

This is an older moot, so if the other one is there, it should be in too.. top nationals always take part in it.
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Like +1 Object -0 Pallade 23 Oct 13, 05:25
If you mean mediocre teams from top colleges, yes.
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Like +0 Object -0 Jan 23 Oct 13, 06:38
Quoting Pallade:
If you mean mediocre teams from top colleges, yes.

Well top teams go to mediocre moots as well, not everyone has the guts to take up the best, right?
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Like +0 Object -0 Pallade 23 Oct 13, 15:43
Still, it cannot be randomly inserted. And I assure you, if Rizvi National moot is there, then there are tons of better moots to be inserted. MPL V was aiming at quality - the exclusion of Surana points towards that.
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Like +1 Object -0 nEO 23 Oct 13, 13:20
Please add the points for Surana Trial Advocacy to the respective teams!
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Like +1 Object -1 Guest 24 Oct 13, 03:26
Dear Kianz,

Please add points for the Suranna Trail Advocacy North.....RML n GNLU were the finalists...and RML won
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Like +2 Object -1 Guest 24 Oct 13, 09:04
Surana Trial Advocacy is no more a part of MPL Season 5!
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Like +0 Object -0 Biased 25 Oct 13, 22:35
You people are so biased. Please add organisers point for Surana Tech. Moot for SLS Pune!

You have added EVERYONE else's. WHAT'S THE EXCUSE?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 26 Oct 13, 22:37
Please add the points for Surana Trial Advocacy to the respective teams!
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