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The distribution of the Prizes is as follows-

Winner: Rs. 1,10, 000

Runner Up: Rs. 75,000

Best Speaker: Rs. 10,000

Best Researcher: Rs. 20,000

Best Memorial: Rs. 20,000

The 5th NLIU-Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial National Moot Court Competition is amongst the most sought after competitions in the mooting fraternity across the country. The 5th edition flagged off on the 20th of February 2015, with high anticipations amongst the participants. The inaugural ceremony witnessed Director Prof. S.S. Singh and the Chief Guest, Justice P.P. Naolekar, Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh warmly welcoming all the 30 law colleges participating in this prestigious competition.

They informed the students regarding the do’s and don’ts while preparing for a moot and advised them that in order to be a good mooter, one has to pass the ASK test: Attitude, Skill and Knowledge. With these wise words, they wished all the participants luck for the Competition.

NLIU is proud to host a wide plethora of teams, which are-

1. Amity Law School, Delhi 

2. Amity Law School, Gwalior

3. Amity Law School, Noida

4. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

5. Campus Law Center Delhi

6. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vizag

7. Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad

8. Government Law College, Mumbai

9. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

10. ICFAI University, Dehradun

11. ILS Law College, Pune

12. Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University

13. ITMU Law School, Gurgaon

14. Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat

15. Kerala Law Academy Law College 

16. National Law University, Odisha

17. National University for Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

18. National University for Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

19. Nirma University

20. Punjab School of Law, Punjabi University

21. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

22. School of Law Christ University, Bengaluru

23. School of Law, Raffles University

24. Symbiosis Law School, Pune

25. Tamil Nadu National Law School

26. University five year law college, University of Rajasthan

27. UPES, Dehradun

28. West Bengal National University for Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

The Media Team for the Competition shall keep on updating the events happening- all the interesting details, Courtroom humor, mooting quirks and ofcourse, the qualifiers of each round. So keep following the Blog to know about how your college is faring and who's taking the lead.

The Media Committee, NLIU.



Day 2- Prelims, Octas and Quarters


The second day of the NLIU- Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial National Moot Court Competition witnessed enthusiastic participation from all the thirty teams. The participants were seen brain storming and going through their memos and other reference materials. The judges of several court rooms had a difficult time deciding the winner. After two grueling rounds of intense arguing and questioning,

The teams who made it to the semifinals are

1. NUALS Kochi

2. CLC Delhi

3. ILS Pune and

4. Kerala Law Academy.

Wishing all the best to the qualifying teams for the semifinals. A big round of applause to the MCA and the volunteers for running a smooth show!



And in some time, the Semifinals shall commence. There is an air of nail biting tension amongst the participants, a common sight to see the last minute page turning, memorizing, encouragements and intense concentration. Keep checking out the Blog for today's results and courtroom drama! The live reporting shall begin soon!



Day three-semi finals and finals.

The third day of the Tankha memorial National moot competition has begun. The semifinal rounds are in progress with the 4 qualifying teams pitted against each other. There is intense competition as well as a little nervousness present in the atmosphere.

The match ups for the semifinals are as follows:

Rounds have commenced at 10:30


The counsel from CLC Delhi was initially very smooth but later was intensivey grilled on factsheet. 

The respondent committed quite a few blunders. Addressing the bench as ladyships even though there was just one lady. There were a lot of presumptions and confusions in the argument of the first speaker. The second speaker however covered up for this by remaining calm and confident.



The first speaker was extremely calm and composed, ensuring he answers all the questions of the judge one after another but due to shortage of time, the second speaker was tensed and worked up. Questions on the meaning of basic latin legal maxims went unanswered! The respondednt speaker was meanwhile sent out of court for not wearing a tie, given time to dress appropriately and come back again. Court room faux pas!

The counsel was unable to defend his arguments and was interrogated for a long time. Eventually he did accept his inability to answer the questions and also for the lack of his knowledge about the cases cited in the memo. 

The semifinal rounds have finally ended. There is anxiousness and apprehension on the faces of the participants. Results will be out in a while. May the best teams win!


12:50 P.M.  The judges arrive, formalities take place. Everyone is looking forward to the results.

The qualifying teams for the finals are: 


Congratulations and best wishes to the qualifying team for the finals! 



Speaker one seems to be pleasent and confident. She dwells on whether arbitration is privatization of justice. The judge asks her to balance her issues. Speaker remains very calm and lucid. Most importantly she is witty and has a presence of mind.Way to go! 

Speaker two has structured arguments and is referring to cases to remember the facts. She is questioned on the fundamental rights.

1:36 P.M.

The responents have now started arguing their case. The first speaker is harping about the difference between sustainability and maintainability. He is being grilled about the procedure. For a brief while, manners of the first speaker turns informal. In the flow of answering the questions posed by the judge,speaker accepts something against him.

1:48 P.M.

The last speaker from the respondent is covering up for the first speaker and challenged the judges whether they have any questions for her. The judges retort by posing very interesting fictional situations on the hierarchy of courts. The speaker is unable to answer and is constantly changing her assertions. Judges once again come up with interesting questions that range from North Korea to Mumbai Dabbawalas! Guess the judges took it upon themselve as a challenge to come up with tricky questions on the request of the second speaker from the respondent.

2:15 P.M

The rounds end and rebuttals have begun. 

2:25 P.M.

The final rounds end. Results to be announced during the valedictory. Participants have their fingers crossed. Wishing them them best!

3:45 P.M.

The result for the Justice R.K. Tankha memorial moot competition is finally out. Congratulations to NUALS, Kochi for securing the first place and to ILS, Pune for emerging as runners up! Congratulations to the winning teams. 

Hats off to all the participants for their enthusiastic involvement. A huge round of applause to the Moot Court Association for putting in all the effort and hard work, a big thankyou to the volunteers for their help and their valuable time. It is with everyone's combined efforts that the Tankha Moot Competition turned out to be a huge success.

Signing off for now!

Media Team:

Ishita Khare

Meenakshi K.K.

Milind Ghosh


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