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Young NLSIU team wins Rizvi; Bangalore leads NLU-J by 82 MPL points

An NLSIU Bangalore team of first and second years defeated NLIU Bhopal in the final rounds of the Rizvi International Moot.

Symbiosis Pune and University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University, Delhi finished semifinalists. Symbiosis Pune also won the best memorandum award and Twinkle Chawala from NLIU Bhopal took home the best speaker award.

The NLSIU team consisted of Rajini Murugeshan, Pranav Bidare and Rahul Mendiratta. Murugeshan said that all of them were first time mooters in the first and second year of law school.

“The preliminary rounds were extremely intense and competitive while compared to the semis and the finals. We knew we could win the semis and the finals, but in the preliminary rounds, we faced really good teams. The Counsel General of South Africa judged the final rounds and asked really good questions which made us think on our feet.”

Murugeshan made it a point to acknowledge the seniors at NLSIU for the win. “We were a young team and we put in a lot of hard work. But, if not for my seniors like Archana, Raag Yadav, Dheer Bhatnagar, Aditya Vikram Singh and others, we would not have won the moot. We had a lot of practice sessions throughout the night under their guidance.”

Asked whether NLSIU’s stellar performance up till now will settle its first MPL victory this season, he said: “We can’t say what happens at the end of the season. But, we’re certainly positive. Regardless of whether we lead the MPL Standings at the end of the season or not, we will always try to outdo our earlier performance in each moot.”

24 teams participated in the moot. The moot was the first edition of the international moot court competition being conducted by Rizvi Law College, Mumbai.

NLSIU now has 172 points at the top of the MPL 3, ahead of NLU Jodhpur with 90 and NLU Delhi with 76.

Mooting Premier League 3 season standings

Pos Law school Pts Details
1 NLSIU Bangalore 172 [Rizvi] (gold); Jessup South (gold, best memo); Oxford Media India rounds (silver, best memo); Stetson South (gold, best memo); NLIU-Juris Corp (gold, best speaker, best memo); Palkhivala (gold); Dunant (silver); B.R. Sawhney (gold); Trial Adv South (silver); Raj Anand Moot (semis); Maritime Arbitration (semis, best memo, hon men for best resp memo);
2 NLU Jodhpur 90 [Jessup North] (best speaker); Stetson North (gold); Hidayatullah (gold, best speaker, best memo); Dunant (best memo); Trial Adv North (silver, best speaker, best memo); IICLAM (gold);
3 NLU Delhi 76 [Jessup North] (gold); [KK Luthra] (gold); [SLCU-LKS-CCI Antitrust] (best researcher, semis); Oxford Media India rounds (gold, best speaker); (Law Asia (semis); Dunant (semis); IICLAM (organiser);
4 NUJS Kolkata 54 [SLCU-LKS-CCI Antitrust] (gold, best memo); Oxford Media India rounds (semis); NLIU-Juris Corp (semis); Hidayatullah (silver, best researcher); B.R. Sawhney (semis); SLCU Moot (silver, best speaker, best memo); Trial Adv North (semis);
5 GNLU Gandhinagar 42 [Jessup North] (best memo, semis); Palkhivala (best researcher, semis); B.R. Sawhney (silver); Trial Adv North (gold);
6 GLC Mumbai 40 [SLCU-LKS-CCI Antitrust] (best speaker); NLIU-Juris Corp (semis); Trial Adv South (gold, best speaker); IICLAM (Best Memo); Raj Anand Moot (silver);
7 HNLU Raipur 39 [Jessup North] (silver);Stetson North (semis); NLIU-Juris Corp (best researcher); Palkhivala (best speaker, semis); [Hidayatullah (organiser); SLCU Moot (semis);
8 NLIU Bhopal 34 [Rizvi] (silver, best speaker); NLIU-Juris Corp (organiser); SLCU Moot (gold); Raj Anand Moot (semis, best memo);
9 Nalsar Hyderabad 30 Jessup South (semis); Oxford Media India rounds (semis);Dunant (gold); B.R. Sawhney (organiser);
10 SOEL Chennai 30 Jessup South (silver, best speaker); Stetson South (semis);Trial Adv South (best memo);
11 RMLNLU Lucknow 29 [KK Luthra] (best memo); Stetson North (silver); Palkhivala (silver); Trial Adv North (semis);
12 ILS Pune 29 [KK Luthra] (silver); Stetson South (best speaker); B.R. Sawhney (best speaker, semis); Trial Adv South (semis);
13 RGNUL Patiala 26 [Jessup North] (semis);[SLCU-LKS-CCI Antitrust] (semis); Stetson North (best speaker); Hidayatullah (semis); B.R. Sawhney (best memo);
14 Campus Law Centre Delhi 23 Raj Anand Moot (gold, best speaker);
15 Symbiosis Law School, Pune 20 [Rizvi] (best memo, semis); Palkhivala (best memo); IICLAM (semis);
16 Jindal Global Law School 19 [KK Luthra] (semis); Dunant (best speaker, semis);
17 School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore 18 [SLCU-LKS-CCI Antitrust] (organiser); IICLAM (silver, best speaker); SLCU Moot (organiser);
18 V M Salgaocar Law College, Goa 10 Stetson South (silver);
19 Army Institute of Law, Mohali 10 Stetson North (best memo);
20 Amity Law School IP University Delhi 8 NLIU-Juris Corp (silver);
21 CNLU Patna 5 Stetson North (semis);
21 New Law College, Bharti Vidayapeeth University, Pune 5 Stetson South (semis);
21 Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Chennai 5 Jessup South (semis);
21 NUALS Kochi 5 [SLCU-LKS-CCI Antitrust] (silver);
25 KLE Bangalore 4 IICLAM (semis);
26 ULC Bangalore 3 SLCU Moot (semis);
26 School of Law, Sastra University, Thanjavur 3 Trial Adv South (semis);
26 SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law 3 Hidayatullah (semis);
26 Guru Gobind University 3 [Rizvi] (semis);

For more information please refer to the MPL 3 rulebook.

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