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MPL: Symbi Pune continues onslaught, climbs to 2nd after RK Tankha • Christ now top 4 post-Chagla • 3 new moots

Symbi Pune climbs the MPL ranks, now in second place behind Nalsar
Symbi Pune climbs the MPL ranks, now in second place behind Nalsar

The second edition of the Justice R K Tankha Memorial International Moot Court Competition 2017 (after the moot went international in 2015) saw Symbiosis Pune and Amity Law School Delhi battle it out in the finals.

Symbi reinforced its continuing MPL dominance there as it not only won the moot, but also dethroned NUJS Kolkata from second position.

Nalsar Hyderabad and NLU Orissa were both semi-finalists in the moot, with Orissa also picking up five points for a best memo citation.

Amity also won the best speaker citation for 5 points.

The moot was hosted by NLIU Bhopal from 17 to 19 February and has ended with SLS Pune consolidating its total Mooting Premier League (MPL) points at 60, five points ahead of NUJS, and only a win-and-a-hop behind Nalsar Hyderabad, which expanded its lead slightly to 84 points.

Updates from Previous Moots

1. CLEA Indian National Rounds:

GNLU Gandhinagar had won the Indian National Rounds of the Commonwealth Moot hosted by VELS Chennai and has been awarded 10 points (Tier V), while UPES Dehradun was the runner-up (5), having defeated semi-finalists ULC Bangalore (3) on its way to the finals.

Modi University, Rajasthan bagged the best speaker citation (5).

We request other citation holders to please get back to us with the results as the organisers have not gotten back to us in spite of repeated requested to share the results.

2. MC Chagla Moot:

SLCU Bengaluru was a semi-finalist and Adheesh Agarwal from SLCU also won the best researcher at the MC Chagla Memorial Moot Court Competition 2016, leading to an addition of 8 MPL points to the University’s MPL kitty.

Post this, SLCU is tied in 4th position with NLU Jodhpur, as NLIU Bhopal is a point away in 6th position.

We still await results for the other semi-finalist at the moot and request the citation holding team to inform us about the same asap.

The MPL table has been updated accordingly with these additions.

Addition of 3 new MPL moots in tier 5

In light of not having received any substantial criticism against their inclusion, we have included the following moots in Tier 5 of the MPL 7:

  • NLU Odisha’s flagship Maritime Law Moot,
  • RMLNLU’s International Media Law Moot, and
  • JGLS’ Technology and Policy Law Moot.

The NUSRL’s Trial Advocacy Moot, has not been included as of now, as we await an official release of the moot brochure and in light of a current lack of information regarding its organisation.

MPL Season 7 standings

RankCollegeTotal MPL pointsItemisation of MPL pointsCLEA (T5)PtsR K Tankha (T5)Pts
1Nalsar Hyderabad84R K Tankha (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Winner (15); Best Researcher (8) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5) | FDI Moot (Int’l Rounds) (T5): 3rd Best Team (3); Best Speaker (5); Hon’ble Speaker Mention (3) | Rivzi Moot (T5): Winner (10) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Winner (10); Best Memorial (5) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Best Memorial (10) | BR Sawhney (T4): Organizer (2) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Best researcher (5) |Semi-Finalist (3)3
2Symbiosis Law School Pune60R K Tankha (T5): Winner (10) | DMH 2017 (T2): Best Memorial (20) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Semi-Finalist (4); Best Memorial (8) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Runners-Up (10) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | BR Sawhney (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) |Winner (10)10
3NUJS Kolkata55DMH 2017 (T2): Best Researcher (20) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Best Speaker (10) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Best Speaker (10) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Best Speaker (10) | MC Chagla (T5): Best speaker (5) |
4NLU Jodhpur48DMH 2017 (T2): Runners-Up (25) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Winners (20) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Semi-Finalists (3) |
5School of Law, Christ University48DMH 2017 (T2): Winner (30) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Runners-Up (5) | MC Chagla (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best Researcher (5) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Runner-up (5) |
6NLIU Bhopal47R K Tankha (T5): Organiser (1) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5); Best Memorial (10) | FDI Moot (Int’l Rounds) (T5): 3rd Best Claimant Memorial (3) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Runners-Up (10) | BR Sawhney (T4): Runners-up (8) | Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Runners-Up (5); Best Memorial (5) |Organiser (1)1
7GNLU Gandhinagar45CLEA (T5): Winner (10) | DMH 2017 (T2): Semi-Finalist (15) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Organiser (2) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Best Speaker (5) | Stetson India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5) | BR Sawhney (T4): Best Speaker (8) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Organizer (1) |Winner (10)10
8GLC Mumbai44DMH 2017 (T2): Organiser (2) | GIMC 2017 (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | Rivzi Moot (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best speaker (5) | MC Chagla (T5): Win (10); Best Memo (5) | Henry Dunant (T3): Best Speaker (10) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Best Speaker (5) |
9NLSIU Bangalore38K K Luthra Moot (T4): Best Memorial (8) | Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Winner (20) | Henry Dunant (T3): Runner-up (10) |
10RGNUL Patiala36Rivzi Moot (T5): Best Researcher (5) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Runners-Up (8) | BR Sawhney (T4): Winner (15); Best Memorial (8) |
11George Washington University Law School31GIMC 2017 (T4): Runners-Up (8); Best Speaker (8) | K K Luthra Moot (T4): Winner (15) |
12NLU Orissa28R K Tankha (T5): Semi-Finalist (3); Best Memorial (5) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Winners (20) |Semi-Finalist (3); Best Memorial (5)8
13UILS Chandigarh25Henry Dunant (T3): Win (20); Joint Best Memorial (5) |
14CNLU Patna25Stetson India Rounds (T3): Best Memo (10) | Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Winner (10); Best Researcher (5) |
15Symbiosis Noida15Stetson India Rounds (T3): Runners-Up (10) | MC Chagla (T5): Runner-up (5) |
16UPES Dehradun15CLEA (T5): Runners-Up (5) | GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Win (10), |Runners-Up (5)5
17Amity Law School Delhi12R K Tankha (T5): Runners-Up (5); Best Speaker (5) | Jessup India Rounds (T3): Organiser (2) |Runners-Up (5); Best Speaker (5)10
18MNLU Mumbai10Henry Dunant (T3): Best Memorial (10) |
19ILNU Ahmedabad9BR Sawhney (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) | Henry Dunant (T3): Joint Best Memorial (5) |
20Karnataka State University Law School8Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Semi-Finalist (3); Best Researcher (5) |
21RMLNLU Lukcnow8GNLU Securities Moot (T5): Best written submission (5); Semi-Finalists (3) |
22NUSRL Ranchi8K K Luthra Moot (T4): Best Speaker (8) |
23HNLU Raipur6Rivzi Moot (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) | Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Semi-Finalist (3) |
24SVKM’s NMIMS Mumbai5Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Best Speaker (5) |
25ILS Pune5Stetson India Rounds (T3): Semi-Finalist (5) |
26Jamia Milia Islamia Law School5Rivzi Moot (T5): Runners-Up (5) |
27Modi University, Rajasthan5CLEA (T5): Best Speaker (5) |Best Speaker (5)5
28DES’s Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College4K K Luthra Moot (T4): Semi-Finalist (4) |
29ULC Bangalore3CLEA (T5): Semi-Finalist (3) |Semi-Finalist (3)3
30NLU Delhi2Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds) (T3): Organizer (2) |
31Sastra School of Law Thanjavur2Stetson India Rounds (T3): Organizer (2) |
32Amity Law School Noida1Amity International Moot Court Competition (T5): Organizer (1) |
33Rizvi Law College, Mumbai1Rivzi Moot (T5): Organizer (1) |
34SOEL Chennai1Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court: Organizer (1) |
35VELS Chennai1CLEA (T5): Organiser (1) |Organiser (1)1

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