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Jindal bests Nalsar, NLIU for Moot win; NUJS narrows MPL gap; NLS wins one

Jindal enters mooting fray as Indian teams fail to break at Vis Hong Kong Moot although NUJS and NLSIU managed to pick up honourable mentions. Plus the NFCG-Nalsar Moot…

Jindal Global Law School announced its presence in the Mooting Premier League sponsored by Allen & Overy with a successful campaign at the NLS International Arbitration Moot, defeating current MPL leaders Nalsar Hyderabad in the semi finals and NLIU Bhopal in the finals.

At the prestigious Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Hong Kong, Indian teams could not break into the last sixteen but NUJS Kolkata and NLS Bangalore won Honorable mentions for the best respondent memorandum.

And NLSIU Bangalore defeated HNLU Raipur at the Nalsar-NFCG Corporate Governance moot, Hyderabad.

The three moots were blogged by the MPL team last Sunday, where chances of teams going past the indomitable Nalsar in this season were also discussed. The conclusion was: the MPL is still very much winnable by NUJS.

Vis Hong Kong

Many were hoping that Indian teams would enjoy a successful run at this Tier 1 moot, but none of the Indian participants could break into the octa-finals.

Nevertheless, NLSIU and NUJS won Honorable Mentions for the Best Respondent’s Memorandum and earned 10 MPL points each. The NUJS team from also won the Shanghai pre moot and finished runners up at the India pre moot last month. NLIU Bhopal was also awarded the Spirit of the Moot award for overcoming substantial obstacles and participating in the moot.

NLS International Arbitration

A team of second year students from Jindal Global Law School emerged winners at this Tier 4 moot which saw participation from 28 teams. NLIU Bhopal finished runners up and NLU Delhi won the best memorandum award.

GNLU Gandhinagar and Nalsar finished semi finalists. Aayog Doshi from GNLU won the best speaker award.

Karl P Rustumkhan, the JGLS oralist, told Legally India that he was thrilled to win his first moot. “We had been working on this for the last 3 months or so. We thank our faculty for their help. The problem was well drafted. The initial rounds were quite easy, but in the semis and the finals, the judges were too stringent and they tried to impose their understanding of the law.”

Best speaker Aayog from GNLU said he appreciated the judging standards of the moot. “It was a great learning experience. The problem was also very well drafted and with sound research, I was able to speak well. It was an intellectually stimulating moot.”

Nalsar – NFCG Corporate Governance

NLSIU Bangalore emerged winners here and also won the best memorandum award. HNLU Raipur came out with a strong performance finishing runners-up and its speaker Karandeep winning the best speaker award. GNLU Gandhinagar and NLIU Bhopal finished semi finalists.

Karandeep, HNLU’s best oralist winner, said that the moot discussed contemporary issues relating to the problems faced by investors today. “The moot was very relevant to the present time. The judges were really good, most of them were Nalsar alumni in the initial stages and High Court justices and senior advocates at the end. They asked good questions and gave us valuable suggestions.”

With only three mooting events left this season, the quest for the top spot will be intense with NUJS hoping to get ahead of Nalsar in the MPL Standings and only 10 points separating the teams.

Teams are sure to be duking it out at Vis Vienna, the only Tier 1 global championship moot left this season.

Allen & Overy is the sponsor of the MPL 2 and is hosting an international finance and corporate course at Nalsar Hyderabad between 4 and 8 July.

Mooting Premier League 2 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 Nalsar Hyderabad 189 [NLS Arbitration] (Semi-finalist); Jessup International Rounds (10th Best Memorandum); Stetson World Rounds (8th best oralist); ISRO Manfred Lachs (Runners-up, Best Speaker); Leiden-Sarin (Runners-up); Amity (Semi-finalist, Best Memorandum); SP Sathe (Winner, best speaker); NLU-J Antitrust (Winner, best memorandum, best speaker); GIMC (Runners up); KLA Moot (Winners); BCI Moot (Winners);Jessup South (Runners up);NLIU-Juris Corp (Best speaker); Stetson South India (Winner), Nani Palkhiwala (Winners), Surana Int\'l Minority (Semifinalist); Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Seminfinalist)
2 NUJS Kolkata 179 [Vis-HK] (Honourable Mention for Best Respondent\'s Memorandum); Jessup International Rounds (Quarter-finalist, 16th Best Memorandum, 29th Best Speaker, 36th Best Speaker); Fiat Justitia (Winners, best memorandum); [NLU-D Corp Law] (Runners up); NLU-J Antitrust (Semi finalist); KLA Moot (Best Speaker, Runners up);BCI Moot (Semifinalist); Commonwealth International Rounds (Best Speaker, Semifinalist); Jessup North (Runners-up, Best Memorandum); Oxford-Media India Round (Winner); Commonwealth India Rounds (Winners; Best Memo); Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Best Memo, Best Speaker, Semi-finalist)
3 NLU Delhi 162 [NLS Arbitration] (Best Memorandum); Jessup International Rounds (Octa-finalist, Overall Best Applicant Award, 9th Best Speaker, 17th Best Speaker); Leiden-Sarin (Best speaker); Herbert Smith (Runners up, Best Speaker); Fiat Justitia (Runners up); DM Harish (Semifinalist);KLA Moot (Semifinalist);Jessup North (Winner, Best Speaker); KK Luthra (Runners up); HNLU Moot (Winner, Best Speaker, Best Researcher) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Semi finalist) Henry Dunant (Runners up)
4 NLSIU Bangalore 141 [Vis-HK] (Honourable Mention for Best Respondent\'s Memorandum); [Nalsar-NFCG] (Winner, best memorandum); Oxford Media Law (Semi finalist, Best speaker); ISRO Manfred Lachs (Winner); Herbert Smith (Semifinalist);GIMC (Semifinalist); DM Harish (Best Researcher);BCI Moot (Runners up);Jessup South (Best Speaker, Semifinalist); KK Luthra (Semi finalist); Oxford-Media India Round (Runners up, Best speaker); Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Nani Palkhiwala (Best Speaker), Rizvi Moot (Winners)
5 ILS Pune 94 Jessup International Rounds (30th Best Speaker, 56th Best Speaker); Amity (Best Speaker); Raisoni (Runners up); Surana IT (Semi finalist); Surana Corp (Best Memorandum, Semifinalist); Jessup South (Winners, Best Memorandum);Stetson South India (Semi-finalist), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Winners)
6 NLU Jodhpur 86.5 ELSA-WTO Asia Rounds (Best Memorandum Overall, Best Memorandum Complainant); Amity (Runners up, Best Researcher); Herbert Smith (Best Memo, Semifinalist);Fiat Justitia (Super six); Surana IT (Runners up); Surana Corp (Winners); GIMC (Semifinalist);Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist, Best memorandum); NLIU-Juris Corp (Runners up); Maritime International Arbitration Moot, Sydney (The Sarah Derrington Encouragement Award)*
7 HNLU Raipur 84 [Nalsar-NFCG] (Runners-up, best speaker); Red Cross Moot (Runners up); ULC Moot (Best Memorandum, Best Researcher);BCI Moot (Best Female Speaker);Oxford-Media India Round (Semi finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Winner); Henry Dunant (Winners)
8 NLIU Bhopal 83 [Nalsar-NFCG] (Semi-finalist); [NLS Arbitration] (Runners-up); Herbert Smith (Winners);ULC Moot (Best Speaker, Semifinalist); Stetson North (Semi finalist); HNLU Moot {Semi-finalist) Nani Palkhiwala (Best Researcher), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Winners, Best Speaker), Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (semi-finalist)
9 GNLU Gandhinagar 80 [Nalsar-NFCG] (Semi-finalist); [NLS Arbitration] (Semi-finalist, best speaker); Pro bono Moot (Semi finalist); Raisoni (Semi finalists, Best Memo); DM Harish (Winners); BCI Moot (Best Memorandum, Best Male Speaker);ICC Mediation (Special Award for the Team Which Best Acknowledged Cultural Differences);Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists); John Marshall (Winner, Ambassador Round), Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist)
10 RGNUL Patiala 77.5 Pro bono Moot (Best Researcher); SP Sathe (Runners-up); NLU-D Corp Law (Winners, best memorandum (joint), best researcher); Surana IT (Semi finalist); DM Harish (Runners up);KK Luthra (Best speaker); Stetson North (Semi finalist, best speaker); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Runners up), Rizvi Moot (best speaker)
11 NUALS Kochi 68 Stetson World Rounds (3rd best memo, 10th best oralist);Surana IT (Winners); Surana Corp (Best Speaker); Stetson South India (Runner-up, Best Memo), Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Runner up) Surana Trial Advocacy North (Best Memo), Surana Int\'l Minority (Runners up)
12 RMNLU Lucknow 49 ISRO Manfred Lachs (Semi-finalist); SP Sathe (Semi-finalist, best memorandum); Surana IT (Best Memorandum); NLU-D Corp Law (Semi finalist); Surana Corp (Runners up); GIMC (Best Memorandum);Henry Dunant (Best Researcher)
13 Government Law College, Mumbai 45.5 NLU-D Corp Law (Best speaker); Fiat Justitia (Super six, best speaker); NLU-J Antitrust (Semi finalist); DM Harish (Best Memorandum);KLA Moot (Best Memorandum);Jessup South (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Best Memo)
14 SOEL Chennai 41 Surana IT (Best speaker); NLU-D Corp Law (Semi finalist); Commonwealth India Rounds (Runners up, Best Speaker); Surana Int\'l Minority (Winners), Surana Tiral Advocacy South (Runners up, Best Speaker)
15 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 35 Pro bono Moot (Semi finalist, Best Memo); KLA Moot (Semifinalist);Nani Palkhiwala (Semifinalist), Surana Int\'l Minority(Best Memo), Rizvi Moot (runner-up, best memo)
16 UILS Chandigarh 33 ULC Moot (Winners); Stetson North (Runners up); Nani Palkhiwala (Runners Up), Surana Trial Advocacy South (Best Memo)
17 Campus Law Centre Delhi 29.5 SP Sathe (Semi-finalist); Fiat Justitia (Super six); NLU-J Antitrust (Runners-up); HNLU Moot (Runners up, Best Memorandum) Nalsar B.R. Sawhny Moot (Winner)
18 Amity Law School 22 ISRO Manfred Lachs (Semi-finalist); Amity (Semi-finalist); Jessup North (Semi-finalist); Stetson North (Best memorandum); Commonwealth India Rounds (Semi finalists)
19 University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University, Delhi 20 Stetson North (Winner)
19 Symbiosis, Pune 20 Pro bono Moot (Runners up); Raisoni (Winners); NLU-J Antitrust (Best researcher)
21 Jindal Global Law School 15 [NLS Arbitration] (Winner)
21 Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 15 Henry Dunant (Semifinalist, Best Speaker)
21 Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University 15 FDI Moot (Semi-finalist; 2 Honourable Mentions); Surana Trial Advocacy North (Semifinalist), Rizvi Moot (semifinalist)
21 Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Government Law College Chennai 15 Amity (Winner)
25 CNLU Patna 13 Jessup North (Semi-finalist); NLIU-Juris Corp (Semi finalist, Best Memorandum)
26 M.S.Ramaiah College of Law 10 Pro bono Moot (Winners)
26 Bishop Cottons Women\'s Christian Law School, Bangalore 10 Stetson South India (Best Speaker)
28 Baroda School of Legal Studies 8 Raisoni (Semi finalists, Best Speaker)
29 Satara University 5 Pro bono Moot (Best Speaker)
29 Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad 5 BCI Moot (Semifinalist);
29 Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur 5 Surana Int\'l Minority (Best Speaker)
29 CMR Law College, Bangalore 5 ULC Moot (Runners up);
33 School of Law, Christ University 4 Surana Corp (Semifinalist);
34 CUSAT Kochi 3 Surana Int\'l Minority(Semifinalist)
34 Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT, Kharagpur 3 HNLU Moot (Semi finalist)
34 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 3 Surana Trial Advocacy South (Semifinalist)
34 Government Law College, Ernakulam 3 ULC Moot (Semifinalist);
38 NLU Orissa 2.5 NLU-D Corp Law (Best memorandum (joint))
39 V.M. Salgaocar Law College, Panjim 1.5 Fiat Justitia (Super six)

Legend: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 (total points won in each tier); Pos (Position); W (Wins); R/u (Runner-ups); S/F- Semifinalist; B S (Best speaker); B M/R (Best Memorial/Researcher); HM (Honorable Mention & other equivalent awards); Pts (Points) For more information please refer to the MPL 2 rulebook.

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