Mooting Premier League 2013-14 moot court competitions

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Version 5.01 Draft: This is the first draft of the MPL 5 list of moots, mirroring the MPL 4 rulebook. Changes proposed on the Discussion page.

Total number of Moots – 56 | Tier 1 – 4 Moots | Tier 2 - 6 Moots | Tier 3 - 7 Moots | Tier 4 - 15 Moots | Tier 5 - 24 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.

Total number of moots in this tier: 4

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.

Total number of moots in this tier: 6

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.

Total number of moots in this tier: 7

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.

Total number of moots in this tier: 15

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.

Total number of moots in this tier: 24

Domestic Moots

Total number of moots: 15

International Moots

These moots are internationally prestigious but only currently see limited participation from Indian teams, and are therefore counted on par with Tier 5 moots. This recognises that winning such a competition is noteworthy but that it would be unfair to disadvantage colleges that could not afford to attend these. Around 3-5 Indian teams participate in these moots.

Total number of moots: 9

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.

Scoring criteria

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 6 6 15 23
Total possible points for winners 160 180 120 225 230
Total points for runners-up 140 150 60 120 115

- *Points for Quarter Finalists and Octa Finalists shall not apply to the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot- World Finals

  • MPL Organiser Points: MPL organiser points are awarded to law schools which host moots and do not participate in them. Such law schools are disadvantaged because that they lose the opportunity to score points in the moots which they host, thereby allowing other law schools to gain MPL points. MPL organiser points are equal to half the points awarded to semi-finalist teams in that moot, with figures rounded down. E.g.: a college organising a tier 5 moot would get 1 point; tier 4 organisers would get 2 points; tier 3 organising colleges would also get 2 and so on.
  • 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 runners-up, followed by number of semi-finalists, best memorandum, best speaker, best researcher and honourable mention (in that order).


23 October 2013: Copied from MPL 4 6 December 2013: The Amity International (Noida) moot and the NLS-TIOL Tax moot have been included in Tier 5 under the domestic moots category