Gujarat National Law University strives to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of law by conducting various moot court and client counseling activities on a semester basis. The Moot Court Committee is entrusted with the responsibility of facilitating and administering such exercises through its rigorous qualifying mechanism involving two rounds of mooting.
The first round usually witnesses the participation of over a 100 students in teams of two to tackle a moot problem ordinarily involving domestic Indian laws and Indian courts as their main forum of adjudication. At the end of this round, a Rank List entailing the Oralists as well as the Researchers ranks will be produced. On the availability of moots, a cut-off limit is determined and a selected number of successful participants (usually the top 80-90) then move to individually compete in the 2nd level where the moot problem will be structured around public international law or international arbitration. Various international and national Moot Court Competitions are then allotted on the basis of the ranks obtained in the 2nd round. The oral rounds will be judged on the ability of the participants identify legal issues, research exhaustively in the prescribed areas of law and endurance before a grueling bench. Following are the moot achievements recorded for the academic year 2011-2012:
International Moot Court Competitions
6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, Frankfurt, 2013 – Team comprising of Spoorthy.M.S, Utkarsh Divyankar, Garima Jain and Shubham Kaushal were adjudicated as Semi Finalists out of 38 teams. As a reward, they were invited to participate in an exclusive cross-arbitration course organized by the Frankfurt office of McDermott Will & Emory. They were also adjudicated as winners of the Pre Qualifying National Rounds for the same moot, organized by DSK Legal in Mumbai.
5th Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court Competition, Boston, 2012 – Team comprising Madhulika Srikumar, Chirag N. and Catherine Ayallore participated in the international rounds wherein Madhulika Srikumar received an Honorable Mention for being among the top ten Oralists.
5th Annual Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, 2012 – GNLU Team comprising of Tirth Bhatt, Arjun Sreenivas, Oindrila Bhowmik, Hitesh Talwar won the Best Team from Asia award after qualifying to the top 8 rounds. Were overall ranked 5th out of 40 teams and won a cash prize of 1,500 euros
ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition, 2012 – At the Asia Pacific Round held in Taipei, Taiwan, Rajalakshmi Natrajan won Best Oralist award from the preliminary rounds. The team comprised of Ritwik Bhattacharya, Shalvia Mehta and Rajalakshmi Natrajan.
National Moot Court Competitions
4th NLU – Jodhpur Anti-Trust Law Moot Court Competition, 2013 – Team comprising of Anand Deshpande, Astha Srivastava and Utsav Biswas were adjudicated as Semi Finalists.
G.H.Raisoni National Moot, 2013 – Team consisting of Sharngan Aravindakshan , Shubhangi Roy and Udita Kanwar secured the Runner`s Up position. Sharngan Aravindakshan won the Best Mooter award.
2nd ILNU International Moot Court Competition, 2013 - Team consisting of Shalini Singh, Surbhi Kala, and Anindya Gupta were adjudicated as the first runner's up and won the 'Best memorandum' prize.Team also won the cash prize of Rs.20,000.
3rd Surana & Surana Corporate Law Moot Court Competition, 2013 – Team comprising of Rajalakshmi Natrajan, Chetana Venkataraghavan and Amrita Mohan won gold and were declared overall Winners of the moot.
2nd NLIU Mediation Competition, 2012 – Team consisting of Avani Sahajpal, Urvashi Burman and Ronak Arora were adjudicated as the 3rd Best Client-Attorney team.
4th RLC SAQUIB Rizvi Memorial Moot, 2012 – Team comprising of Anshul Asri, Maulika Hegde and Saumitra C. won the 3rd Best Memorial.
Surana & Surana Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 2012 – Team comprising of Tanya Nayyar, Astha Srivastava, Amruta Modak and Sristi Tripathi were adjudicated as the 4th Best Team. Tanya Nayyar was also declared as the 4th Best Student Advocate.
9th Nani Palkhivala National Tax Moot Court Competition, 2012 – Team comprising of Aditi Tambi, Prateek Kumar and Ishita Farsaiya overcame NUJS Kolkata in the Final Rounds to win India`s oldest tax moot. They won a rolling trophy, Rs. 12,600 in cash, life-time membership to All India Federation of Tax Practitioners and internship to each team member at Nishith Desai & Associates.
3rd All India Corporate Law Moot Court Competition, 2012 – Anu Srivastava won the Best Oralist award and along with a cash prize of Rs. 7,500. The team comprised of Sujoy Datta, Anu Srivastava and Prakash Mehra.
2nd Amity Noida International Moot, 2012 – Team comprising of Kaneeka Mehta, Arinjay Vyas and Nikhil Varshney bagged the Runner`s Up position. They won a rolling trophy and Rs. 6,000 cash prize.
1st SASTRA University National Moot Court Competition, 2012 – The GNLU Team comprising of Sharngan Aravindakshan, Anand Deshpande and Rahul Dave won the runner`s-up position along with a cash prize of Rs 5,000/-. Sharngan Aravindakshan was also declared as the Best Oralist and won an individual cash prize of Rs. 2,000/-.
2nd Justice PN Bhagwati International Moot Court Competition, 2012 – GNLU Team comprising of Shweta Sriram, Aakanksha Mishra and Sagar Godbole won the runner`s-up position along with a prize money of Rs 7,000/-.
15th T. S. Venkiteswara Iyer Memorial All India Moot, 2012– The GNLU team comprising of Randall Williams, Pratush Chaturvedi, Udit Vyas were adjudged as Semi-finalists (3rd best team) won a prize money of Rs. 1,500 . Pratush Chaturvedi was also declared as the 2nd best researcher.
GH Raisoni National Moot Court Competition, 2012 – The GNLU Team comprising of Sanyukta Banerjie, Tanya Chandra and Animesh Kumar (Researcher) won the runner`s-up position along with a cash prize of Rs 10,000/-. Sanyukta Banerjie was also declared as the Best Oralist and won an individual cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-.
1st D H Law Associates National Moot Court Competition, 2012 – Team comprising of Shrunjal Shah, Rishiraj Baruah and Shriya Jain made it to the top 8 out of 38 teams.
NLIU Bhopal-INADR Mediation Tournament, 2012-Team comprising of Shaili Bhatt, Ritu Bhargava and Poornima Singh made it to the Semi-finals and Ritu Bhargava won an honorable mention as a mediator.
8th Nani Palkhivala National Tax Moot Court Competition, 2011 – Team comprising of Oindrila Bhowmik, Debaditya Datta and Dev Patel made it to the Semi-finals of this prestigious moot. Dev Patel won the Best Researcher Award along with a prize money Rs. 5000/-
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Mr. Girish R., Faculty Convener, Moot Court Committee, (+91) 8128650806
Ms. Arunima Chandra, Student Convener,(+91) 8690253293
Ms. Aanchal Kapoor, Student Co-Convener, (+91) 9737052087