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Jessup live: NLSIU is runner-up in the world cup of mooting finals • 4 broke into last 32

NLS, NUJS through to Jessup quarters: India’s mooters, excelling yet again on the world stage
NLS, NUJS through to Jessup quarters: India’s mooters, excelling yet again on the world stage

Update 8 April 2018, 09:57: Alas, an India win wasn’t meant to be this year: NLSIU has come second in what has nevertheless been an amazing performance. Standing ovation due.

Update 00:21: The tail end of the finals is still streaming live here, requiring quick sign-in with an email address.

Update 17:51: And here’s a video of the NLSIU team getting into the Jessup world finals spirit:

Update 7 April 2018 09:43: NLSIU Bangalore is in the finals of Jessup, to face a team from Queensland, Australia.

@the_jessup tweeted:

It’s all come down to this! The Final Round of the White & Case Jessup World Championship will take place tomorrow at 2:00pm between Australia and India in the Regency Ballroom. All are invited to attend. #Jessup2018

That’s 2pm EST in the US, or 1130pm on Saturday night in India.

This year’s finalist team (via Jessup Facebook)
This year’s finalist team (via Jessup Facebook)

At this point, do cast your mind and clicks back to 2013 - the last time an Indian team was in the Jessup finals. Raag Yadava, Geetha Hariharan, Shreya Jain and Akshaya Ramadurai, of course, went on to win it.

And here’s a comment left by a reader which is quite interesting, despite any counter-insistence of theirs:

Into the finals!!! I was talking to a friend about India at the Jessup. When was the last time there was no Indian team in atleast the advanced rounds. Here goes some unnecessary info...

* only noting the best performing Indian team in every edition.

NLSIU in 2018 (finalists [atleast]),

NLUO in 2017 (semis),

NLUO in 2016 (octas),

NALSAR in 2015 (quarters),

NALSAR in 2014 (octas),

NLSIU in 2013 (winners),

NLSIU & NLUD in 2012 (r32),

NUJS in 2011 (quarters),

NALSAR in 2010 (semis),

NLSIU in 2009 (quarters),

NLSIU in 2008 (semis),

NALSAR & NLSIU in 2007 (octas),

NALSAR in 2006 (semis),

NLSIU in 2005 (octas),

NLSIU in 2004 (octas),

NLSIU in 2003 (quarters),

NLSIU in 2002 (quarters).

2001 is the last time there was no Indian team in the advanced rounds at Jessup.

Great job everyone.

True words spoken.

NLSIU Bangalore is in the Jessup finals (via @the_jessup Twitter account)
NLSIU Bangalore is in the Jessup finals (via @the_jessup Twitter account)

Update 6 April 2018, 22:57: NLSIU Bangalore is through to the semi-finals of Jessup!

NLSIU Bangalore is through to the semi finals, via @the_jessup Twitter account
NLSIU Bangalore is through to the semi finals, via @the_jessup Twitter account

Update 6 April 2018, 10:44: Confirmed: GNLU, NLIU and NUJS did not make it to the quarters, which by a process of elimination means that only NLSIU Bangalore is through to the quarters.

Correction: We had originally misreported that NUJS had also made it through to the quarters. Alas, it’s only NLS that has.

We are on the edges of our seats and will update you when we hear more!

6 April 2018, 10:00: Two Indian teams are through the last 8 teams. GNLU is not one of them, we have confirmed, and are trying to find out the other. Please stay tuned.

5 April 2018: All four Indian teams are through to the final 32 at the so-called world cup of mooting, at the Jessup White & Case moot.

GNLU Gandhinagar, NUJS Kolkata, NLSIU Bangalore and NLIU Bhopal stand a chance to make it beyond the advanced rounds into the final knock-out stages.

Last year, NLU Orissa made it all the way to the semi finals, after it and NLIU and Nalsar Hyderabad broke into the last 32.

Up for grabs are loads of MPL points, that could very well determine the winners this season.

We have included points from more than two dozens moot this season so far.

We’ll be keeping you posted.

We have reached out to moot court committees by email to confirm results of MPL moots that have already happened - if your MPL-ranked moot has yet been covered (the basic list is here, excluding a few tweaks and additions) and you have not heard from us yet, please get in touch with us at and we will resend you details.

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