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MPL 5 Rulebook re-draft: Amity & NLS Tax in, Surana Trials out; Feedback invited

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Legally India introduces the current season’s formally updated rulebook for the Herbert Smith Freehills sponsored Mooting Premier League season 5.

After carefully considering feedback and suggestions from a host of Indian mooting law schools, and based on our own research on a number of new moots, we have decided on this new version of the rulebook. It includes new moots and excludes certain old ones from its scoring system.


We’ve included the Amity International moot conducted by Amity Noida and the NLS-TIOL Tax moot organised by NLSIU Bangalore in Tier 5 under the domestic moots category.

The Amity moot has completed three editions while the NLS-TIOL moot had its inaugural edition in January, live-blogged on Legally India.

The 20th MC Chagla moot organised by GLC Mumbai could not make it to MPL, despite requests for its inclusion, because of the system of “first-come-first-serve” registration of currently a maximum of 16 teams to participate in it. This cap is below the team caps in Tier 5 moots on an average, and also disadvantages law schools whose internal selection process keeps them from registering many days before the deadline.

GLC’s moot court society explained that it allows “provisional registration” to allow for the time needed for internal selections at law schools but since many teams back out after provisional registration, they acknowledge final registration only after receipt of the registration form to “ensure that no slot is wasted”.

Legally India is currently reserving MC Chagla’s inclusion in the MPL.


The Surana & Surana trial advocacy moot is no longer a part of MPL.

View full MPL 5 Rulebook here

Legally India is currently open to feedback and suggestions regarding MPL moots and scoring system. Please email your inputs if any at or leave them in the comments.

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