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NLU Jodhpur wins best oralist at Stetson Florida moot, makes it to quarters with NUJS

The 19th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, held in Gulfport, Florida, from April 16-18, 2015 saw splendid performance from the four teams representing India - NLU Jodhpur, NUJS Kolkata, NALSAR Hyderabad and RGNUL Patiala.

Thirteen teams from across the U.S., China, India, Ireland and the Philippines travelled to Stetson Law for the annual competition.

The teams from NLU Jodhpur and NUJS Kolkata finished as quarterfinalists at the tier 2 moot court competition.

NLU Jodhpur was represented by a team comprising of Sagnik Das, Dishi Bhomawat and Arundathi Venkataraman.

Sagnik Das won the best speaker award at the competition while his team mate Arundhati Venkatraman was adjudged as the 4th best oralist. Sagnik had also won the best speaker award at the national rounds of competition at University of Jammu in November last year.

He commented: “The level of competition at the World Rounds was very good. Teams were clearly well prepared and had cleared their own national rounds. They adopted smart strategies as well. As regards our preparation, Stetson is a moot that spans for quite a long duration and so we had been preparing for over one year for the moot.”

“The national rounds happened in November and since qualifying, we focused on doing a number of oral practices, especially because the style of speaking that one must adopt for the national rounds is different from that for the international rounds. We had been doing almost two months of speaking practices before the world rounds in April. The quality of the judges at the moot was pretty decent. They struck the right balance between being grilling, but at the same time being reasonable and allowing you to make out your case properly. Stetson's hospitality was also extremely warm and commendable. It was quite the memorable experience overall.”

Udbhav Tiwari, Sanchith Shivakumar , Savitran Ramesh, Shruti Khetan were part of the NUJS team. NUJS speakers Udbhav Tiwari and Sanchith Shivakumar were declared as the 6th and 9th best oralist respectively.

The teams from NALSAR Hyderabad and RGNUL Patiala, however, did not reach the advanced rounds.

The moot problem, this year, was based on shark finning and trade restrictions. The University of Jammu received the Spirit of Stetson Award, recognizing civility, justice and fair play.

The Mooting Premier League (MPL) 6 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills standings remain unchanged as of now, with NLU Jodhpur having extended its lead over NLSIU Bangalore and NUJS now sitting in a strong third place ahead of NLU Delhi.

At A Glance: Law School Wise

Law School

Award

Score

NLU Jodhpur

Stetson (Best Oralist + HM Best Oralist) T2

20+5=25

NUJS Kolkata

Stetson (2 HM Best Oralist) T2

5+5=10

MPL 6 Standing

Rank

Law School

Points

Awards

1

NLU Jodhpur

249

Henry Dunant (Best team) = 20; Surana IT (Semi Finalist) T4= 4; Stetson (Semi Finalists + Best Speaker) T3 =10+5 : Price Media(Winner + Best Memorial) T3 =20+10; Jessup (Semi finalist + Best Memo) T3=10+5; GIMC (Semi Finalist)=4; ELSA Asia Qualifiers (Winner) T5=10; Anti Trust (Org) T5; Vis East ( 2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=30; Price Media (Semi-finalists + HM Best Memorial) T2=20; Vis Vienna (Best Respondent Memo) T1=30; Jessup (Octofinalists + 2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Memorial) T1=45; Stetson (Best Oralist + HM Best Oralist) T2=25

2

NLSIU Bangalore

174

Raj Anand (runners up) T4 = 8; BR Sawhney (Runners Up + Best Speaker) T4 + CLEA (Runners Up) T5 = 8 +8 + 5= 21 : Price Media (Best Speaker + Semi Finalists) T3 = 10+ 5: SLCU (Winners) T5=10; KK Luhtra (Best Speaker) T4=8; Jessup (Semi finalist) T3=5; GIMC (Best Memorial)T4=8: Amity (Winner + Best Memorial) T4=15+8; HSF (Runner’s up + Best Memorial ) T4=16; Oxford IP (Winners) T5=10; Vis East (HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=10; Vis Vienna (Semi-finalist) T1=25; Vis Vienna (HM Best Oralist) T1=10; ELA WTO (Runners up)T5=5;

3

NUJS Kolkata

140

CLEA (Semi finalists) T5; BCI (Semi Finalists) T3; Stetson (Winner) T3 = 3 + 5 + 20; KK Luthra (Winners) T4=15; DMH (Runners up)=25; HSF (Organiser) T4=2; Anti Trust (Best Memorial) T5=5; Vis East (Semi-finalists + HM Best Oralist) T1=35; ELSA WTO (Best Orator) T5=5; Vis Vienna (HM Best Complainant Memo) T1=10; Leiden Sarin (Runners Up) T5=5; Stetson (2 HM Best Oralist) T2=10

4

NLU Delhi

128

Manfred Lachs World (Winner + Best Speaker)+ CLEA (Best Memorial) T5 = 40 + 30 + 5 : Price Media (Semi Finalists) T3 = 5; KK Luhtra (Semi Finalist) T4=4; GIMC (Winners)=15; KLA (Winners + Best Speaker)=23; Oxford IP (Semi finalist) T5=3; Franfurt Arbitration (Semi Finalist) T5=3

5

NALSAR Hyderabad

120

BR Sawhney (Org)T4 = 2; Amity (Winners) T5= 10; BCI (Runners Up) T3 =10: Stetson (Semi Finalists) T3 = 5 : Price Media (Runners Up) T3 = 10; Rizwi (semi finalists+ best speaker) T5=3+5; Jessup (Runner up + Best Speaker) T3=10+10; HNMCC (Best Memorial)=5; Jessup (Quarterfinalist + 2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Memorial) T1=50

6

NLIU Bhopal

100

Raj Anand (Best team + Best memorial + Best speaker) + NLIU Juris Corp (organiser) + Amity (Best Memorial) T5 + CLEA (Winners + Best Speaker) T5 + BCI (Semi Finalists) T3= 15 + 8 + 8 + 2 + 5 +15 + 5; KK Luhtra (Semi Finalist) T4=4: Amity (Runners Up) T4=8; ULC (Best researcher) T5=5; HSF (Best Team) T4=15; Anti Trust (Winner) T5=10

7

NLUO Cuttack

98

Henry Dunant (Best researcher + semi finalist) = 10 + 5 = 15; Amity (Runners Up) T5= 5; Surana IT (Runners Up+ Best Memorial) T4 = 8+ 8; KK Luhtra (Best Memorial) T4= 8; KLA (Best Memorial)=8: Amity (Semi Finalists) T4=4; ULC (Runner up + Best speaker ) T5=10; HSF (Semi-finalist + Best Speaker) T4=12; Anti Trust (Best Researcher) T5=5; G H Raisoni (Best Speaker) T5=5; Vis East (HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=10

8

ILS Pune

88

NLIU Juris Corp (Best team + Best speaker) = 15 + 8 = 23; BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) T4 = 4; Surana Corp (Winner)=15: Amity (Semi Finalists) T4=4; HSF (Semi-finalist) T4=4; ILS Pune=10; Vis Vienna (Quarter-finalist) T1=20; Palkhiwala Tax (Runners up) T4=8

9

RMLNLU Lucknow

77

Henry Dunant (runners up + Best Memorial) + Raj Anand (semi finalist) = 10 + 10 + 4 = 24; Surana IT (Semi Finalist + Best Speaker) T4= 4+8; Rizwi (semi finalists+ best researcher) T5=3+5; GIMC (best researcher) T4 = 8; Anti Trust (Runner Up) T5=5; Red Cross Best Memorial=20

10

JGLS

58

Jessup (Winner) T3; Anti Trust (Best Speaker + Semi Finalists) T5=8; Franfurt Arbitration (Winners) T5=10; Jessup (2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Memorial) T1=30

11

Symbiosis Pune

56

Raj Anand (semi finalist) + Juris Corp (Best researcher) = 4 + 8 = 12; Surana IT (Organizer) T4= 2; G H Raisoni (Best Researcher) T5=5; Vis East (Semi-finalists) T1=25; Palkhiwala Tax (Semi Finalist + Best Researcher) T4=12

12

HNLU Raipur

44

NLIU Juris Corp (Runners up) = 8; BR Sawhney (Winners) T4 = 15; HNMCC (org)=1; Surana Corp (Best Speaker + Best Memorial)=4+8; Palkhiwala Tax (Best Speaker) T4=8

13

RGNUL Patiala

41

BR Sawhney (Best Memorial) T4; Stetson (Runners Up) T3 = 8 + 10; Palkhiwala Tax (Winners + Best memo) T4=23

14

ILNU Ahmedabad

38

BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) T4 = 4 ; BCI (Winner + Best Speaker) T3 =20+10= 30; Surana Corp (Semi finalist)=4

15

GNLU Gandhinagar

32

Stetson (Best Memorial) T3; GIMC (org)=2; G H Raisoni (Runner Up + Best Memorial) T5=10; Vis East (HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=10

16

NUSRL Ranchi

29

NLIU Juris Corp (Best memorial) = 8 SLCU (Semi Finalist + Best Memorial + Best Speaker) T5=3+5+5; KLA (Runners Up) =8

17

School of Law, Sashtra University

27

Surana IT (Winners) T4 = 15; HNMCC (Winners)=10; Palkhiwala Tax (Org) T4=2

18

CNLU Patna

26

Amity (Best Researcher) T5 + CLEA (Organizer) = 5+1: DMH (Best Memorial)=20

19

Symbiosis Law School, Noida

24

HNMCC (Runner up)=5; KLA (Semi Finalist)=4; Surana Corp (Semi finalist)=4: Amity (Best Researcher) T4=8; ULC (Semi finalist) T5

20

CLC Delhi Univ

20

KK Luthra (Runners up): Amity (Best Speaker) T4=8; Palkhiwala Tax (Semi Finalist) T4=4

21

NUALS Kochi

18

Amity (Semi Finalist + Best Speaker) T5 = 3+5 = 8; Rizwi (winners) T5=10

22

GLC Mumbai

18

Amity (Semi Finalist) T5 = 3; DMH (Semi Finalists )=15

23

KLA

17

Henry Dunant (Best speaker + semi finalist) = 10 + 5 = 15; KLA (organizer)=2

24

CMR Law School

15

SLCU (Runners Up) T5=5; ULC (Winner) T5=10

25

M S Ramaiah College, Bangalore

12

Surana Corp (Runner up + Best Speaker)=8+4

26

UPES Dehradun

8

HNMCC (Best Speaker + Semi Finalist)

27

Amity Delhi

8

Amity (Org) T4; Anti Trust (Semi finalist) T5=3; G H Raisoni (Semi finalist) T5=3

28

School of Law, Galgotia University

5

Rizwi (runners Up) T5

29

Christ Univ, Bangalore

5

SLCU (Organizer) T5; KLA (Semi Finalist)=4

30

JSS law College, Mysore

5

Surana Corp (Organizer); ULC (Semi finalist) T5=3

31

Faculty of Law, Allahabad Univ

5

ULC (Best memorial ) T5

32

ULC Bangalore

4

HNMCC (Semi Finalist); ULC (Org) T5=1

33

BILS Bangalore

3

CLEA (Semi finalists) T5

34

AIL Mohali

3

SLCU (Semi Finalist) T5=3

35

Pravin Gandhi, Mumbai

3

G H Raisoni (Semi finalist) T5

36

Lloyd Law College

2

BCI (Organizer) T3 = 2

37

Amity Noida

1

Amity (Org) T5 = 1

38

Rizwi Law College

1

Rizwi (Org) T5

39

G H Raisoni

1

G H Raisoni (Organizer) T5

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