securities and investment law

About Gujarat National Law University

Gujarat National Law University is a premier national law university established in 2003 with the aim of promoting excellence in legal education as well as legal research. Its unique research-based teaching methodology focuses on encouraging students to think independently. Since its inception, the University has been holding regular in-house moot court competitions, after which meritorious students are sent across country as well as abroad for participating in moot court competitions. The college organizes two moots a year- the GNLU International Moot Court Competition (currently in its 11th edition), and the GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law.

About GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law

The field of Securities and Investment Law has witnessed rapid advancements in the past decade, and the growing complexities of financial markets have given rise to new interpretative challenges. Since its establishment in 2015, GNLUMSIL, being India’s first and only moot court competition in this niche area of law, has garnered praise for providing a platform to students to be able to simulate challenges faced by the Indian capital markets, and at the same time, offering them an invigorating opportunity for research and learning in the domain of Indian securities and investment regulation.

The 6th edition of GNLUMSIL witnessed participation from 32 teams from various law schools across the country. In continuation of our legacy, with an aim to set higher standards to test the legal acumen, research and oratory skills of the participating teams, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar cordially invites you to the 7th edition of GNLUMSIL, scheduled to be held from October 5-8, 2023.


Any student pursuing an undergraduate LL.B. degree programme or its equivalent conducted by any recognized Institution/College/University in India is eligible to participate. A recognized Institution/College/University shall be entitled to send only one team for the competition.

Team Composition

Each Team shall comprise of minimum 2 (two) and maximum 3 (three) members. In case of a three-member team, two members of the Team shall be designated as Orators and the third member shall be designated as the Researcher. In case of a two-member team, both members shall be designated as Orators.


Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Registration Procedure and Fees

Each Team must register by filling up the Registration Form available in Rule 3 of the Rules and paying a registration fee of ₹ 5,000. A scanned copy of the duly filled Registration Form and the bonafide letter from the University should be uploaded on the Google form provided in the rules.

Each Team must complete final registration on or before 05 September 2023 (11:59 P.M. IST).


The Winners, Runners-up and the best submission of the 7th edition will receive cash prizes of INR 50,000, INR 25,000 and INR 10,000 respectively, in addition to other prizes. Additionally, cash prizes and other awards will be handed out to the Best Orator (Final Rounds), the Best Orator (Preliminary Rounds), and the Best Researcher.

Important Dates:

  • Last day for provisional registration: August 10, 2023

  • Last day for registration and completion of all formalities: September 5, 2023

  • Last day to apply for clarifications regarding the Moot Problem: August 24, 2023

  • Clarifications, if any, to be published: September 4, 2023

  • Last day for submitting the soft copy of the Written Submission: September 20 2023

  • Last day for submitting the hard copy of the Written Submission: September 25, 2023


  • The Official Schedule of the Competition is available here.

  • The Moot Problem is available here.

  • The Rules of the Competition are available here.

  • For more information, please visit our official website.


Dr. Girish R., Faculty Convenor at, +91 81286 50806

Ms. Ishani Shekhar, Student Convenor,, +91-8128650806.

Mr. Punit Sanwal, Student Convenor,, +91 9265767236.

Mr. Swapneel Sejpal, Student Coordinator (Logistics),, +919512045544.

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