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Mooting Premier League re-boots: GNLU wins Man Lachs funding, RGNUL Patiala bags NUJS Herbies • NLS tops table after Man Lachs ‘17 win

You know you’ve missed it: The Mooting Premier League is back!
You know you’ve missed it: The Mooting Premier League is back!

The Mooting Premier League (MPL) is back with its eighth edition starting a tad late in a streamlined format, but promising much excitement again. This season is sponsored and supported by Memo Pundits, which has done great work in building knowledge in the Indian mooting circuit (more details below).

Our current ranking for the 2017-18 season includes the results of 7 moots, though quite a few are still outstanding.

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.

NLSIU Bangalore sits way at the top of the rankings with 117 points, still buoyed after picking up 70 points in the Manfred Lachs World Finals last September.

Now, without much further ado, two of the biggest recent mooting highlights, plus 5 others.

GNLU wins Manfred Lachs funding round, beating Nirma, NUJS, NLS

GNLU Gandhinagar has earned 15 points in the MPL, after winning the MPL Tier 4 ISRO Manfred Lachs funding rounds, organised by NLSIU Bangalore on 24 March 2018.

Runner-up was the team from Nirma University, which won 8 points. NUJS Kolkata and NLSIU Bangalore made it to the semi-finals of the competition, and each won 4 points in the MPL.

NLSIU Bangalore won the best orator citation, for 8 points.

The competition did not award a best researcher or memorial citations.

RGNUL wins NUJS Herbert Smith Moot ahead of SLS Pune

RGNUL Patiala bagged 15 points in the Mooting Premier League (MPL), after besting all other teams in the MPL Tier 4 NUJS Herbert Smith Corporate Moot, organised by NUJS Kolkata on 3 March 2018.

Runner-up was the team from SLS Pune, which won 8 points and also took home the best orator citation, for 8 points.

NLU Delhi and Nalsar Hyderabad made it to the semi-finals of the competition, and each won 4 points.

The team from NLU Odisha won the best memorial award and 8 MPL points.

The competition did not award a best researcher prize.

NUJS Kolkata also gains 2 MPL points for organising the moot.

Moots captured in MPL 8 so far

  • NUJS Herbert Smith Corporate Moot (3 Mar 2018) - 1st: RGNUL Patiala (15) | 2nd: SLS Pune (8) | 3rd: NLU Delhi (4), Nalsar Hyderabad (4) | Ora: SLS Pune (8) | Memo: NLU Odisha (8) | Org: NUJS Kolkata (2)
  • Justice RK Tankha Memorial International Moot (23 Feb 2018) - 1st: NLSIU Bangalore (10) | 2nd: Nuals Kochi (5) | 3rd: RMLNLU Lucknow (3), NLU Jodhpur (3) | Ora: Nirma University (5) | Memo: NLSIU Bangalore (5) | Res: VIPS GGSIPU (5) | Org: NLIU Bhopal (1)
  • GNLU International Moot (11 Feb 2018) - 1st: Duke University, USA (15) | 2nd: NLIU Bhopal (8) | 3rd: RGNUL Patiala (4), RMLNLU Lucknow (4) | Ora: NLIU Bhopal (8) | Memo: UILS Punjab (8) | Res: GLC Mumbai (8) | Org: GNLU Gandhinagar (2)
  • Manfred Lachs Space Moot World Finals (28/9/2017) - 1st: NLSIU Bangalore (40) | 2nd: University of Mississippi Law School, U (35) | 3rd: National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece (25), University of Pretoria, South Africa (25) | Ora: University of Mississippi Law School, US* (30) | Memo: NLSIU Bangalore (30)
  • GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law (8 Sep 2017) - 1st: NUJS Kolkata (10) | 2nd: SLS Pune (5) | 3rd: HNLU Raipur (3), JGLS Sonepat (3) | Ora: JGLS Sonepat (5) | Memo: NLSIU Bangalore (5) | Res: SLS Pune (5) | Org: GNLU Gandhinagar (1)
  • ISRO Manfred Lachs funding rounds (24 Mar 2018) - 1st: GNLU Gandhinagar (15) | 2nd: Nirma University (8) | 3rd: NUJS Kolkata (4), NLSIU Bangalore (4) | Ora: NLSIU Bangalore (8)
  • NLU Antitrust Moot (16 Mar 2018) - 1st: NLSIU Bangalore (15) | 2nd: Sastra University (8) | 3rd: GLC Mumbai (4), RMLNLU Lucknow (4) | Ora: Sastra University (8) | Memo: RMLNLU Lucknow (8) | Res: SLS Pune (8) | Org: NLU Jodhpur (2)

MPL 8 Season Rankings so far

RankCollegeTotal pointsWins (pts)Runner-ups (pts)Semis (pts)Orators (pts)Memorials (pts)Researchers (pts)Organiser (pts)
1NLSIU Bangalore117654840
2SLS Pune3413813
3RGNUL Patiala19154
4RMLNLU Lucknow19118
5GNLU Gandhinagar18153
6NLIU Bhopal17881
7NUJS Kolkata161042
8Sastra University1688
9Nirma University1385
10GLC Mumbai1248
11JGLS Sonepat835
12NLU Odisha88
13UILS Punjab88

Your help is required

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.

MPL 8 is proudly sponsored and supported by Memo Pundits

The Legally India Mooting Premier League (MPL) 8 is sponsored and supported by content partner Memo Pundits, which is an awesome organisation dedicated towards imparting knowledge in the field of mooting. Their flagship course on drafting, editing and formatting of memorials for domestic and international moot court competitions has helped over 1,000 law students in India to understand the tricks and intricacies of memorial making. If you wish to know more about this course, drop an email at or WhatsApp them at +91 8860 768 344 (Anant).

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