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Quadruple global glory: NUJS wins ELSA moot in Geneva v Jodhpur | Nalsar wins Man Lachs Asia v NLU Delhi

Two Indian teams scored huge points internationall and in the Mooting Premier League (MPL) 6 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills recently at the ELSA and Manfred Lachs Space Moot Asia Pacific round.

Manfred Lachs Space Moot

The team from Nalsar Hyderabad comprising of Chinmayi Sharma, Ravishankar Krishnan and Debarpan Ghosh bested NLU Delhi to win the Asia pacific rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, 2015 held at Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Chinmayi Sharma of the winning team, who also won the best speaker of finals award, commented: “We thought the moot was extremely well organized. Hats off to Padjajaran University for ensuring that every round was on schedule and for really taking the effort to make us feel at home!”

She added: “A great variety of top notch arguments were presented this year, which meant that one couldn't have a standard approach to every round. Our most challenging rounds were probably against Murdoch and NLU-Delhi, both excellent teams. Judges throughout posed relevant and probing questions and it was an honour being judged by some of the authorities we had cited. We started working consistently somewhere around January, covering both aspects of public international law as well as space law. I think our use of scientific resources and documents particularly helped us. We would like to thank our university and the administration for their constant support.”

The team has qualified for the World Rounds to be held in Jerusalem.

NLU Delhi also won the best memorial award. NLSIU was the other Indian team which proceeded to the semi finals of the competition and was adjudged as the 2nd runners up ahead of Murdoch University.

At a glance: Moot wise

Moot

Law School

Winners

NALSAR Hyderabad

Runners Up + Best Memorial

NLU Delhi

Semi-finalist

NLSIU Bangalore

ELSA WTO Moot

The team from NUJS Kolkata has bested NLU Jodhpur to win the world rounds of ELSA Moot Court Competition 2015 in Geneva over the weekend.

NLSIU emerged as a semi finalist at the Tier 4 moot court competition. While NUJS bested NLSIU in the semi finals, NLU-J defeated Harvard Law School to reach the finals.

There was a best speaker citation for every round and no overall best speaker award. Vatsal Vasudev from NLU, Jodhpur won it for the preliminary round and the quarter final. Ira Chaddha from NUJS won it for the Semi-Final. The one for the Final was shared by both of them. [The points for the best speaker will, however, be given to NLU – J as the preliminary round had the maximum participation.]

Rhea Jha, who was part of the runners up team of NLU-J, commented: “It was an amazing experience. The competition level was excellent. All the teams we faced, right from the preliminary round were really good. We had the pleasure of defeating Harvard in the Semi-Final after already having faced them in one of the preliminary rounds. The best part was seeing the names we read on spines of books and bylines of articles, up there on the panel judging us. The judges we were fortunate enough to have were great. The level of questioning was quite technical and in-depth. This also meant stress levels were high but I enjoyed every minute”.

She added: “After doing it, I am starting to feel ELSA is quite underrated. I knew trade law could get really technical but I don't think I expected it to get that tough, especially from the quarters onwards. The most star-studded panel was of the course the 9-member one for the Final with Werner Zdouc (head of the Appellate Body Secretariat), A V Ganesan, Ambassador Jonathan Fried and Gabrielle Marceau among others. Both the finalist teams received some really overwhelming feedback, and coming from such eminent scholars, made all the hard work and effort worth i

At a glance: Moot wise

Moot

Law School

Winners

WBNUJS Kolkata

Runners Up + Best Speaker

NLU Jodhpur

Semi-finalist

NLSIU Bangalore

NLU Jodhpur and NLSIU still maintain their top ranks at MPL table while the third spot has been taken away from NUJS by NLU Delhi after the latter’s splendid performance at Manfred Lachs. NALSAR and NLIU maintain their 5th and 6th rank respectively.

At A Glance: Law School Wise

Law School

Award

Score

NALSAR Hyderabad

Man Lachs Asia Pacific (Winner) T2

30

NLU Delhi

Man Lachs Asia Pacific (Runners Up + Best Memo) T2

25+20=45

NLSIU Bangalore

Man Lachs Asia Pacific (Semi-finalists ) T2

15

WBNUJS Kolkata

ELSA WTO World Rounds (Winner) T4

15

NLU Jodhpur

ELSA WTO World Rounds (Runner up + Best Speaker) T4

  8+8=16

NLSIU Bangalore

ELSA WTO World Rounds (Semi finalist) T4

  4

MPL Standing

Rank

Law School

Points

Awards

1

NLU Jodhpur

280

Henry Dunant (Best team) = 20; Surana IT (Semi Finalist) T4= 4; Stetson (Semi Finalists + Best Speaker) T3 =10+5 : Price Media(Winner + Best Memorial) T3 =20+10; Jessup (Semi finalist + Best Memo) T3=10+5; GIMC (Semi Finalist)=4; ELSA Asia Qualifiers (Winner) T5=10; Anti Trust (Org) T5; Vis East ( 2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=30; Price Media (Semi-finalists + HM Best Memorial) T2=20; Vis Vienna (Best Respondent Memo) T1=30; Jessup (Octofinalists + 2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Memorial) T1=45; Stetson (Best Oralist + HM Best Oralist) T2=25; ICC (Semi-finalists ) T2=15; ELSA WTO World Rounds (Runner up + Best Speaker) T4=16

2

NLSIU Bangalore

195

Raj Anand (runners up) T4 = 8; BR Sawhney (Runners Up + Best Speaker) T4 + CLEA (Runners Up) T5 = 8 +8 + 5= 21 : Price Media (Best Speaker + Semi Finalists) T3 = 10+ 5: SLCU (Winners) T5=10; KK Luhtra (Best Speaker) T4=8; Jessup (Semi finalist) T3=5; GIMC (Best Memorial)T4=8: Amity (Winner + Best Memorial) T4=15+8; HSF (Runner’s up + Best Memorial ) T4=16; Oxford IP (Winners) T5=10; Vis East (HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=10; Vis Vienna (Semi-finalist) T1=25; Vis Vienna (HM Best Oralist) T1=10; ELA WTO (Runners up)T5=5; NLS Arb (Organizer) T4=2; Man Lachs Asia Pacific (Semi-finalists ) T2=15; ELSA WTO World Rounds (Semi finalist) T4=4

3

NLU Delhi

173

Manfred Lachs World (Winner + Best Speaker)+ CLEA (Best Memorial) T5 = 40 + 30 + 5 : Price Media (Semi Finalists) T3 = 5; KK Luhtra (Semi Finalist) T4=4; GIMC (Winners)=15; KLA (Winners + Best Speaker)=23; Oxford IP (Semi finalist) T5=3; Franfurt Arbitration (Semi Finalist) T5=3; Man Lachs Asia Pacific (Runners Up + Best Memo) T2=45

4

NUJS Kolkata

155

CLEA (Semi finalists) T5; BCI (Semi Finalists) T3; Stetson (Winner) T3 = 3 + 5 + 20; KK Luthra (Winners) T4=15; DMH (Runners up)=25; HSF (Organiser) T4=2; Anti Trust (Best Memorial) T5=5; Vis East (Semi-finalists + HM Best Oralist) T1=35; ELSA WTO (Best Orator) T5=5; Vis Vienna (HM Best Complainant Memo) T1=10; Leiden Sarin (Runners Up) T5=5; Stetson (2 HM Best Oralist) T2=10; ELSA WTO World Rounds (Winner) T4=15

5

NALSAR Hyderabad

150

BR Sawhney (Org)T4 = 2; Amity (Winners) T5= 10; BCI (Runners Up) T3 =10: Stetson (Semi Finalists) T3 = 5 : Price Media (Runners Up) T3 = 10; Rizwi (semi finalists+ best speaker) T5=3+5; Jessup (Runner up + Best Speaker) T3=10+10; HNMCC (Best Memorial)=5; Jessup (Quarterfinalist + 2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Memorial) T1=50; Man Lachs Asia Pacific (Winner) T2=30

6

NLIU Bhopal

115

Raj Anand (Best team + Best memorial + Best speaker) + NLIU Juris Corp (organiser) + Amity (Best Memorial) T5 + CLEA (Winners + Best Speaker) T5 + BCI (Semi Finalists) T3= 15 + 8 + 8 + 2 + 5 +15 + 5; KK Luhtra (Semi Finalist) T4=4: Amity (Runners Up) T4=8; ULC (Best researcher) T5=5; HSF (Best Team) T4=15; Anti Trust (Winner) T5=10; Commonwealth (Semi-finalists ) T2=15

7

NLUO Cuttack

98

Henry Dunant (Best researcher + semi finalist) = 10 + 5 = 15; Amity (Runners Up) T5= 5; Surana IT (Runners Up+ Best Memorial) T4 = 8+ 8; KK Luhtra (Best Memorial) T4= 8; KLA (Best Memorial)=8: Amity (Semi Finalists) T4=4; ULC (Runner up + Best speaker ) T5=10; HSF (Semi-finalist + Best Speaker) T4=12; Anti Trust (Best Researcher) T5=5; G H Raisoni (Best Speaker) T5=5; Vis East (HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=10

8

ILS Pune

88

NLIU Juris Corp (Best team + Best speaker) = 15 + 8 = 23; BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) T4 = 4; Surana Corp (Winner)=15: Amity (Semi Finalists) T4=4; HSF (Semi-finalist) T4=4; ILS Pune=10; Vis Vienna (Quarter-finalist) T1=20; Palkhiwala Tax (Runners up) T4=8

9

JGLS

81

Jessup (Winner) T3; Anti Trust (Best Speaker + Semi Finalists) T5=8; Franfurt Arbitration (Winners) T5=10; Jessup (2 HM Best Oralist + HM Best Memorial) T1=30; NLS Arb (Winners + Best Respondent Memorial) T4=23

10

RMLNLU Lucknow

77

Henry Dunant (runners up + Best Memorial) + Raj Anand (semi finalist) = 10 + 10 + 4 = 24; Surana IT (Semi Finalist + Best Speaker) T4= 4+8; Rizwi (semi finalists+ best researcher) T5=3+5; GIMC (best researcher) T4 = 8; Anti Trust (Runner Up) T5=5; Red Cross Best Memorial=20

11

Symbiosis Pune

56

Raj Anand (semi finalist) + Juris Corp (Best researcher) = 4 + 8 = 12; Surana IT (Organizer) T4= 2; G H Raisoni (Best Researcher) T5=5; Vis East (Semi-finalists) T1=25; Palkhiwala Tax (Semi Finalist + Best Researcher) T4=12

12

GNLU Gandhinagar

51

Stetson (Best Memorial) T3; GIMC (org)=2; G H Raisoni (Runner Up + Best Memorial) T5=10; Vis East (HM Best Claimant Memorial) T1=10; NLS Arb (Semi Finalists ) T4=4; ICC (Semi-finalists ) T2=15

13

HNLU Raipur

44

NLIU Juris Corp (Runners up) = 8; BR Sawhney (Winners) T4 = 15; HNMCC (org)=1; Surana Corp (Best Speaker + Best Memorial)=4+8; Palkhiwala Tax (Best Speaker) T4=8

14

RGNUL Patiala

41

BR Sawhney (Best Memorial) T4; Stetson (Runners Up) T3 = 8 + 10; Palkhiwala Tax (Winners + Best memo) T4=23

15

ILNU Ahmedabad

38

BR Sawhney (Semi Finalist) T4 = 4 ; BCI (Winner + Best Speaker) T3 =20+10= 30; Surana Corp (Semi finalist)=4

16

NUSRL Ranchi

29

NLIU Juris Corp (Best memorial) = 8 SLCU (Semi Finalist + Best Memorial + Best Speaker) T5=3+5+5; KLA (Runners Up) =8

17

School of Law, Sashtra University

27

Surana IT (Winners) T4 = 15; HNMCC (Winners)=10; Palkhiwala Tax (Org) T4=2

18

CNLU Patna

26

Amity (Best Researcher) T5 + CLEA (Organizer) = 5+1: DMH (Best Memorial)=20

19

Symbiosis Law School, Noida

24

HNMCC (Runner up)=5; KLA (Semi Finalist)=4; Surana Corp (Semi finalist)=4: Amity (Best Researcher) T4=8; ULC (Semi finalist) T5

20

CLC Delhi Univ

20

KK Luthra (Runners up): Amity (Best Speaker) T4=8; Palkhiwala Tax (Semi Finalist) T4=4

21

NUALS Kochi

18

Amity (Semi Finalist + Best Speaker) T5 = 3+5 = 8; Rizwi (winners) T5=10

22

GLC Mumbai

18

Amity (Semi Finalist) T5 = 3; DMH (Semi Finalists )=15

23

KLA

17

Henry Dunant (Best speaker + semi finalist) = 10 + 5 = 15; KLA (organizer)=2

24

Christ Univ, Bangalore

17

SLCU (Organizer) T5; KLA (Semi Finalist)=4; NLS Arb (Semi Finalists + Best Claimant Memorial) T=12

25

CMR Law School

15

SLCU (Runners Up) T5=5; ULC (Winner) T5=10

26

M S Ramaiah College, Bangalore

12

Surana Corp (Runner up + Best Speaker)=8+4

27

UPES Dehradun

8

HNMCC (Best Speaker + Semi Finalist)

28

Amity Delhi

8

Amity (Org) T4; Anti Trust (Semi finalist) T5=3; G H Raisoni (Semi finalist) T5=3

29

School of Law, Galgotia University

5

Rizwi (runners Up) T5

30

JSS law College, Mysore

5

Surana Corp (Organizer); ULC (Semi finalist) T5=3

31

Faculty of Law, Allahabad Univ

5

ULC (Best memorial ) T5

32

ULC Bangalore

4

HNMCC (Semi Finalist); ULC (Org) T5=1

33

BILS Bangalore

3

CLEA (Semi finalists) T5

34

AIL Mohali

3

SLCU (Semi Finalist) T5=3

35

Pravin Gandhi, Mumbai

3

G H Raisoni (Semi finalist) T5

36

Lloyd Law College

2

BCI (Organizer) T3 = 2

37

Amity Noida

1

Amity (Org) T5 = 1

38

Rizwi Law College

1

Rizwi (Org) T5

39

G H Raisoni

1

G H Raisoni (Organizer) T5

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