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NLU Delhi wins funding for Man Lachs world rounds as Chinese organiser opens participation

MPL 5: Where Indian mooting matters
MPL 5: Where Indian mooting matters

NLU Delhi beat Nuals Kochi to win the India funding rounds to compete at this year’s Manfred Lachs world rounds in Beijing on 22 May, alongside any number of teams from India and the world over who choose to participate at the world rounds.

Nuals Kochi’s best speaker citation helped it collect the most points this weekend at the Herbert Smith Freehills sponsored Mooting premier league (MPL) season 5.

The China University of Political Science and Law, which is organizing the international rounds this year, does not have a team cap. So while until last year a total of around eight teams were allowed to represent India based on their memorial marks, this year there is no such limit.

NLU Delhi will be the only law school funded by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which organises the funding rounds for the moot each year at NLSIU Bangalore.

Delhi’s Somil Kumar, Linesh Lalwani and Arshu John, all in their fourth year of law school, led the law school to victory. Kumar, who was a Henry Dunant semi-finalist two years ago, said: “While the Indian rounds give more weightage to content, at the international rounds presentation matters more. Not that they disregard the law but even if you have better arguments, even you cite more authorities, your [court] manners and style of speaking [will earn you more brownie points].”

NLSIU Bangalore, which won Lachs last year, did not win any award at the funding rounds this year.

At a glance – by law school

Law school

Award

Score

NUALS Kochi

Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Runners up + Best Speaker) T4

8+8=16

NLU Delhi

Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Best Team) T4

15

NLU Jodhpur

Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Semi- Finalist) T4

4

GNLU Gandhinagar

Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Semi- Finalist) T4

4

NLSIU Bangalore

Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Organisers) T4

2

MPL 5 Season Standings

  Law school T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 Org W R/u S/F Q/F O/F B S B M/R HM Pts Details
1 NLSIU Bangalore 85 5 75 107 18 2 7 2 5 1           Henry Dunant (Best advocate, semi finalist) + BCI moot (semi finalist) + HNLU Moot (Winners) + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals) + Stetson South (runner's up) + Oxford Price Media Moot, South Asia (Semi- Finalist + Best Memorials)+ KK Luthra (Best team) + Jessup South Qualifying (Best team + Best speaker) + GIMC (Best team) + KLA (Best team) + ULC (Best Researcher + Semi - Finalist) + Amity Delhi (Best team + Best memorial + Best speaker) + HSF (Best Team + Best Speaker) + (Vis East Quarter-finalists + HM Claimant Memorial) + (Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition - HM Prelims Speaker) + Vis Vienna (Runners up + 2 HM Speakers) + NLSIAM (Organiser) + Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Organisers)
2 NLU Jodhpur 20 140 40 28 14 1 4 4 1       4 7 242 Henry Dunant (Best team) + Raj Anand (Runners up) + BR Sawhney (Best memorial) + John Marshall Moot (Best Team – Ambassador Rounds) + Stetson North (Best Team) + DM Harish (Best team + Best memorial) + ULC (Best team) + Amity Delhi + (Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition Runners’ up + HM Memorial + HM 2 Prelims Speakers + HM Finals Best Speaker) + NLSIAM (Runners up) + Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Semi- Finalist)
3 NLIU Bhopal   15 40 59 31 1 4 3 2       5   145 Raj Anand (Best team) + BCI moot (Runners up, Best mooter – female) + Rizvi Moot (Winners) + NLIU Juris Corp (Organisers) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Runner’s up, Best Memorial) + Stetson South ( Best team) + KK Luthra (Semi finalist) + DM Harish (Semi finalist) + Surana Corp (Best team + Best memorial) + KLA (Best memorial) + ULC (Best memorial) + GH Raisoni (Runners up)
4 NLU Delhi 45   52 23 20 1 2 3 3     1 3 2 140 Henry Dunant (Best memorial, Semi finalist) + Manfred Lachs World (Semi finalist) + BCI moot (semi finalist) + FDI International moot (Best Memorial - Claimants) + Stetson North (Runners up) + KK Luthra (Runners Up) + Jessup North (Best team) + NLU Antitrust (Runners up + Best Researcher + Best Speaker) + (Vis East - HM 2 Speaker’s) + Manfred Lachs (India Funding)(Best Team)
5 Nalsar Hyderabad 45   25 24 23 1   2 6   1 3 3   117 Nani Palkhivala (Semi – Finalist) + BR Sawhney (Organisers) + HNLU Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial ) + Stetson South (Semi finalist + Best speaker) + Jessup South (Runners up) + GIMC (Semi finalist) + KLA (Semi finalist) + Surana Corp (Best speaker) + NLU Antitrust (Semi-finalist) + HSF (Semi-finalist) + (Vis East - Best Memorial Respondent) + (Philip C Jessup Moot Octa-finalists)
6 NLU Orissa   35 20 39 16   1   5     4 3   110 Surana IT (Best team, Best memorial) + Nani Palkhivala (Best speaker) + Amity Moot (Best – Memorial) + Stetson North (Semi finalist) + Jessup South (Best memorial + Semi finalist) + DM Harish (Best speaker + Semi finalist) + KLA (Best speaker) + ULC (Semi finalist) + Gh Raisoni (Semi finalist + Best speaker)
7 JGLS Sonepat   30 30 46 3   4 2 1     1     109 Henry Dunant (Runners up) + Nani Palkhivala (Best Team) + BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) + NLIU Juris Corp (Runners up) + Oxford Price Media: South Asia (Best Team) + (Oxford Media - Best Team) + NLSIAM (Best Team+ Best Speaker)
8 ILS Pune   45 10 30 3     2 4     1 3   88 Raj Anand (Semi finalist, Best speaker, Best memorial) + Stetson South (Semi finalist) + Jessup South (Semi finalist) + DM Harish (Runners up + Best researcher) + GIMC (Best memorial) + NLU Antitrust (Semi-finalist) + HSF (Runners up)
9 NUJS Kolkata 25   25 6 28 1 1 3 3   1 1 1 1 84 Surana IT (Semi finalist) + SLCU National moot (Best speaker, Best memorial, Semi finalists) + BR Sawhney (Runners up) + NLIU Juris Corp (Semi Finals) + Oxford Price Media Moot, South Asia Rounds (Runners up) + Stetson North (Semi- Finalist) + Jessup North (Runners up) + ELSA Asia-Pacific (Best Team) + HSF (Organiser) + (Vis East - HM Claimant Memorial + Octa-finalist’s)
10 GNLU Gandhinagar       41 20 1 3   4     1     61 Surana IT (Best advocate) + SLCU National moot (Best team) + NLIU Juris Corp (Winners) + GIMC (organiser) + Surana Corp (Semi final) + HSF (Semi-finalist) + GH Raisoni (Winners) + NLSIAM (Semi- Finalist) + Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Semi- Finalist)
11 HNLU Raipur       52 7 1   1 2     2 3   59 SLCU National moot (Semi finalists) + Amity Moot (Runner’s up + Best Speaker) + NLIU Juris Corp (Best Speaker + Best Researcher + Best Memorial) + HNLU Moot (Organisers) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Semi Finalist) + GIMC (Semi finalist) + HSF (Best Memorial)
12 Symbiosis Pune       20 39   2 2 3     1 1   59 Nani Palkhivala (Runners up) + Rizvi Moot (Semi Finals, best speaker) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Best Team) + KLA (Runners up) + Amity Delhi (semi finalist) + NLU Antitrust (Best Team) + GH Raisoni (Semi finalist + Best researcher)
13 Amity Delhi     30 14 10 1     3     2 3   54 Rizvi Moot (Best Researcher) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Best Researcher) + Oxford Price Media Moot, South Asia (Semi- Finalist) + Stetson North (Best Memorials) + KK Luthra (Best speaker) + Jessup North (Best speaker + Semi finalist) + Amity Delhi (organiser) + NLSIAM (Semi- Finalist)
14 RMLNLU Lucknow     15 8 21   1 1 3     1 1   44 BR Sawhney (Best team) + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) + Stetson South (Best memorial) + Jessup North (Semi finalist) + Surana Corp (Runners up) + ULC (Best speaker) + ELSA Asia-Pacific (Semi-Finalist)
15 Nuals Kochi     10 24 10     2 2     1 2   44 Henry Dunant (Best researcher) + Raj Anand (Semi finalist) + Surana IT (Semi finalist) + ULC (Runners up) + NLU Antitrust (Best Memorial) + Manfred Lachs (India Funding) (Runners up + Best Speaker)
16 KIIT Bhubaneshwar     40       1         1 1   40 BCI moot (Best team, Best mooter – male, Best memorial)
17 GLC Mumbai     10 4 16 1     3     1 2   30 Henry Dunant (Best researcher) + BR Sawhney (Best oralist, semi finalist) + Nani Palkhivala (organiser) + Amity Moot (Semi Finals + Best Researcher) + Amity Delhi (Semi finalist)
18 RGNUL Patiala     10 8 11     2 2       1   29 Surana IT (Runners up) + Amity Moot (Semi Finals) + HNLU Moot (Semi Finals) + Rizvi Moot (Runners up) + Jessup North (Best memorial)
19 Christ University       8 11 1 1         1     19 SLCU National moot (Organiser) + Amity Moot (Winners) + GIMC (Best speaker)
20 Sastra school of Law Thanjavur       12         1       1   12 Nani Palkhivala (Semi Finalist, best researcher)
21 Pravin Gandhi Law College Pune       12         1       1   12 KK Luthra (Best memorial) + KLA (Semi finalist)
22 UILS Chandigarh; Abha Sharma     10                 1     10 Stetson North (Best speaker)
23 Seedling School of Law & Governance     10                   1   10 BCI moot (Best memorial
24 CLC Delhi University       10   1           1     10 KK Luthra (Organiser) + HSF (Best Speaker)
25 Delhi University LC I       8                 1   8 Nani Palkhivala (Best memorial)
26 GLC Chennai       8       1             8 Amity Delhi (Runners up)
38 CNLU Patna       8                 1   8 NLSIAM (Best Memorials)
39 SOEL Chennai         6 1   1             6 SLCU National moot (Runners up), Pro bono enviro (Org)
40 CUSAT Cochin         5             1     5 SOEL Pro bono Moot (Best Speaker)
36 ITM Gurgaon         5               1   5 GH Raisoni (Best memorial)
37 UPES Dehradun       4         1           4 Surana Corp (Semi finalist)
38 Amity Noida         4 1     1           4 Amity Moot (Organisers) + SOEL Pro bono Moot (Semi Finalist)
39 Dept of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh     3     1                 3 Jessup North (Organiser)
40 JSS Law College Mysore       2   1                 2 Surana Corp (Organisers)
41 Kerala Law Academy       2   1                 2 KLA (Organiser)
42 Rizvi College Mumbai         1 1                 1 Rizvi Moot (Organiser)
43 ULC Bangalore         1 1                 1 ULC Bangalore (Organiser)
37 Raisoni Nagpur         1 1                 1 GH Raisoni (organiser)
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