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Breaking: NLSIU Bangalore WINS the Jessup world cup of mooting after 14 years


Update 7 April 02:50: NLSIU Bangalore has won the finals of Jessup, defeating Singapore Management University (SMU) in the finals that began at  just after midnight Indian time today.

An authoritative source in touch with persons present in Washington has confirmed the result of a team consisting of Raag Yadava, Geetha Hariharan, Shreya Jain and Akshaya Ramadurai.

No Indian team has won the Jessup since NLS brought the trophy to Bangalore in 1999.

Hariharan & Yadava attempt trophy lift
Hariharan & Yadava attempt trophy lift
Update 7 April 11:55am: Confirmation in from NLU Delhi that Raag Yadava of NLSIU has also won best oralist in the finals and second best overall oralist.

NLU Delhi finished 19th at the moot, winning 3rd best combined memorial citation and an advanced round citation. NLU Delhi's Deepika Sriram was adjudged 21st best Oralist.

The valediction ceremony is now over. Baxter and Dillard Awards for memorials to be announced later.

Update: 6 April 9:16: NLSIU is to meet Singapore (presumably National University Singapore (NUS)) in the finals of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot in Washington.

US (possibly Columbia) and Argentina both knocked out.

The final is scheduled for 2pm Washington time, which is just after midnight on 7 April, Indian time.

News just in 5 April 23:30: NLSIU Bangalore has made it into the semi-finals of the Jessup - the world cup of mooting!

According to the Jessup organisers, teams from Argentina, Singapore and the US are also in the penultimate knock-out round.

The NLS team, consisting of Raag Yadava, Geetha Hariharan, Shreya Jain and Akshaya Ramadurai, is now just one win away from the finals.

Will they make it happen for Indian mooting?

Jessup update 5 April, 14:00: Confirmed, NLSIU is through to the quarter finals of the Jessup [Jessup confirmation]. Also in the quarters are one team each from Argentina, Israel, Singapore, and two teams each from Australia and the US.

Jessup update 4 April 22:27: NLSIU makes it to octa-finals of 'mooting world cup' after beating Brazilian team. NLU Delhi crashes out against three-year consecutive finalist Columbia.

Preliminary report: NLSIU Bangalore breaks as 15th, NLU Delhi as 19th in the Jessup. NLU D up against Columbia University.

More than 500 law schools from all over the world usually participate in this moot, which is also unofficially known as the world cup of mooting. Updates to follow as we get them.

Raag Yadava, Geetha Hariharan, Shreya Jain and Akshaya Ramadurai

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