Mooting Premier League 2010-11 moot court competitions
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Total number of Moots – 52 | Tier 1 – 4 Moots | Tier 2 - 4 Moots | Tier 3 - 8 Moots | Tier 4 - 13 Moots | Tier 5 - 23 Moots|
Tier 1 - Global Championships
These include the world finals most prestigious moot court competitions in the world and other world contests involving rigorous competition and wide participation.
- Manfred Lachs Space Moot, World Finals
- Philip C. Jessup, Washington
- Willem C. Vis (East), Hong Kong
- Willem C. Vis, Vienna
Tier 2 - World Class
These are the widely recognised international mooting events where a substantial number of Indian teams participate. These moots enjoy worldwide reputation among law students.
- ICC Trial Moot, The Hague
- Manfred Lachs Space Moot, Asia-Pacific rounds
- Red Cross Moot
- Stetson World Rounds
Tier 3 - Elite Class
These mooting events are the best of the elite national contests and some of them are the gateway to the Global Championships/World-class moots in the above tiers.
- Bar Council of India International Law Moot Court Competition
- DM Harish Moot, GLC
- Henry Dunant Moot (India qualification rounds to Red Cross Moot)
- Oxford Media Law Moot
- Philip C. Jessup North India Rounds
- Philip C. Jessup South India Rounds
- Stetson North India Rounds
- Stetson South India Rounds
Tier 4 - National Challengers
Most of the contests in this Tier see participation from the top Indian Law Schools. A large number of them have also carved a niche for themselves in the national mooting scene.
- Amity Moot Court Competition
- Commonwealth Moot
- ELSA WTO Moot
- GNLU International Moot
- ISRO Manfred Lachs funding rounds
- KK Luthra Criminal Law Moot, Delhi
- KLA Moot, Kerala
- Nani Palkhiwala Tax Moot, GLC
- NLS International Arbitration
- NUJS Herbert Smith Corporate Moot
- Oxford Media Law Moot (National Qualifiers)
- Surana Corporate Moot
- Surana International Technology Moot
Tier 5 - Best of the Rest
A varied tier that includes good domestic competitions that a range of Indian law schools take part, as well as prestigious international competitions that see only little Indian law school participation.
- Commonwealth Moot, India Rounds
- Fiat Justitia National Moot Court Competition
- GH Raisoni Moot
- Justice Hidayatullah Memorial Moot
- NFCG-Nalsar Moot on Corporate Governance
- Nalsar BR Sawhney Moot
- NLIU Juris Corp Moot Court Competition
- NLU Antitrust Moot
- NLU Delhi All India Corporate Moot
- Pro Bono Enviro Moot SOEL Chennai
- SP Sathe Moot, ILS Pune
- Surana & Surana International Minority Rights Moot
- Surana Trial Advocacy Moot, North India round
- Surana Trial Advocacy Moot, South India round
- ULC Bangalore Moot
These moots are internationally prestigious but only currently see limited participation, and are therefore counted on par with Tier 5 moots. This recognises that winning such a competition is noteworthy but that it would not be fair to disadvantage colleges that could not afford to attend these. For example, only three Indian teams participated in ELSA Asian rounds last year, ICC Mediation Paris saw only 4 Indian teams, Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition only three Indian teams, Maritime International Arbitration in Sydney only two Indian teams, and Oxford IPR saw only two to three Indian teams last year.
- ELSA WTO Asian rounds
- Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition, California
- ICC Moot, Paris
- John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, Chicago
- Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition
- Maritime International Arbitration Moot, Sydney
- Oxford IPR Moot
Note: In future, if any other Moot is found to be satisfying the criteria of a given Tier, the Moot shall be included in that Tier. Also, if any of the Moots in the List warrant a change in the Tier due valid reasons, the changes shall be made.
|Category/Tiers||Tier 1 - Global Championships||Tier 2 - World Class||Tier 3 - Elite Class||Tier 4 - National Challengers||Tier 5 - Best of the Rest|
|Best team||40 points||30 points||20 points||15 points||10 points|
|Runners-up||35 points||25 points||10 points||8 points||5 points|
|Best Orator / Memorial / Researcher||30 points each||20 points each||10 points each||8 points each||5 points each|
|Semi finalists||25 points||15 points||5 points||4 points||3 points|
|Quarter Finalists||20 points*||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Octa Finalists||15 points*||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Honourable Mention/Other equivalent awards||10 points||5 points||N/A||N/A||Int'l Moots: 3 points|
|Number of competitions||4||4||8||13||22|
|Total possible points for winners||160||120||160||195||220|
|Total points for runners-up||140||100||80||120||110|
- *Points for Quarter Finalists and Octa Finalists shall not apply to the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot- World Finals
- The IICLAM Competition has been excluded from the second season of MPL as the moot is postponed to September 2011. Also, the NLIU Tankha Moot has been excluded this season as the moot is not being organized.
- India Round of Commonwealth Moot Court Competition included in tier 5.
- The MM Singhvi Moot has been cancelled and hence has been excluded from this season.
- Tie-breaker rule: If two or more teams have the same points, their rank shall be decided based on their respective points in different tiers, with the team with the most points in a higher tier winning the tie-break. For instance, if team A and team B have 10 points each (where team A has earned its 10 points from a tier 1 moot and team B has earned its 10 points from a tier 3 moot), team A shall be ranked higher than team B. Furthermore, if the tied teams have earned the same points in the same tiers (in the above example, team A and team B both earned 5 points in tier 1 and 5 points from tier 3) the team which has registered more total wins across all tiers will be ranked higher. The criteria thereafter will be the number of wins followed by number of runners-up, semi-finalists, best memorandum, best speaker, best researcher and honourable mention (in that order).
- NLIU Juris Corp Moot Court Competition was included in Tier 5.
- The Maritime International Arbitration Moot, Sydney, which took place in early July 2010, with NLU Jodhpur winning an honourable mention for the the Sarrah Derrington Award was cosidered retrospectively since it was preferable to include the 2010 competition, rather than wait a month for the result of the 2011 competition at the end of the MPL in July 2011.
- We had also introduced a significant change in the points awarded in Tier 3, 4 and 5 competitions. The points for runners-up and semifinalists in these tiers have been considerably reduced, to increase the value of winning a competition. Now the runner-up place is worth 50 per cent of the points of the winner, and the semi-finalists are worth 25 per cent each of the maximum. This reflects the odds of winning outright in the semi-finals and the finals, being 1 in 4, and 1 in 2 respectively and is therefore more objective. Tiers 1 and 2 have remained unchanged to reflect the difficulty of reaching even the knock-out rounds in those competitions.
- Any moots listed that see significantly more or less participation than currently envisaged or in previous years, may be upgraded or downgraded throughout the season if a compelling and reasonable case is made.