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Hello Folks! Tamil Nadu National Law University welcomes all the participants to the 3rd edition of the National Moot Court Competition.

The Moot Court Competition is organised in collaboration with the Regulatory body – Competition Commission of India (CCI) and in association with EBC-SCC Online as our Knowledge and Research Partner.

Over the next three days, we will witness fierce competition among the teams participating from across the nation. So stay tuned for live updates!

Day 1

1430 to 1530 HRS: SCC-Online Training Session: A SCC Online training session was conducted for participants of the Moot Court Competition. In the one hour session various products & their features offered by EBC viz. SCC Online, EBC Reader, EBC Learning & Mercury were made known to the participants.

1748 HRS We have successfully completed with the registrations! The following are the teams which will be competing for the Winners Trophy!

1.Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

2. Pendakanti Law College, Hyderabad.

3. Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

4. School of Law, SASTRA Deemed University.

5. National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

6. SVKMs NMIMS KIRIT P. MEHTA School of Law, Mumbai.

7. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Gujarat.

8. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala.

9. Chennai Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Pudupakkam.

10. School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, Kochi.

11. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

12. ILS Law College, Pune.

13. University Law College, Bangalore.

14. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

15. School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore.

16. National University of Advanced Legal Studies.

17. School of Law, Kashmir University, Srinagar.

18. KMCT Law College, Mamparara.

19. School of Excellence in Law, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai.

20. Symbiosis Law School, Noida.

21. Law Centre I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

22. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai.

23. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.

24. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.

Registrations now stand closed!

1800 HRS Memorials have now been exchanged! Participants are now bracing up for the preliminary rounds to be held tomorrow, while researchers test will be commencing by 1830 HRS.

1830 HRS Researcher’s Test has begun! A one hour test which is scheduled to conclude by 1930 HRS.

1930 HRS Researcher’s Test concludes.

2000 HRS It is Dinner time!

END OF DAY 1! See you tomorrow!

 

DAY 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the CCI – National Moot court Competition. On today’s schedule is preliminary & Quarter final rounds.

0600 HRS The fixtures for the Preliminary Rounds are:

Preliminary Round 1:

1000-1100 HRS: SESSION 1:

  1. Symbiosis Law School, Pune (T01) v School of Law, Kashmir University (T18).
  2. Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad (T03) v Law Centre-1 Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (T22).
  3. School of Law, SASTRA Deemed University (T04) v NUALS, Kochi (T17).
  4. NLIU, Bhopal (T05) v ILNU, Gujarat (T07).
  5. SVKMs NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law (T06) v University Law College, Bengaluru (T14).
  6. RGNUL (T08) v GNLU (T25).

1145-1245 HRS: SESSION 2:

  1. RMLNLU, Lucknow (T12) v Pendakanti Law College, Hyderabad (T02)
  2. ILS, Pune (T13) v WBNUJS, Kolkata (T15).
  3. SOL, Christ (T16) v SOLS, CUSAT (T11)
  4. SOEL, TN Dr Ambedkar Law University (T20) v Chennai Dr Ambedkar GLC Pudupakkam (T09)
  5. MNLU, Mumbai (T23) v KMCT Law College, Mamparara (T19).
  6. HNLU, Raipur (T24) v SLS, Noida (T21)

Preliminary Round 2:

1400-1500 HRS: Session 1 

  1. ILNU, Gujarat (T07) v MNLU, Mumbai (T23).
  2. NUALS, Kochi (T17) v SLS, Pune (T01).
  3. GNLU, Gandhinagar (T25) v SLS Hyderabad (T03).
  4. WBNUJS (T15) v SOL, Christ (Deemed to be) University (T16).
  5. Chennai Dr Ambedkar GLC Pudupakkam (T09) v HNLU, Raipur (T24).
  6. University Law College, Bengaluru (T14) v RMLNLU (T12).

1545-1645 HRS: Session 2

  1. Pendakanti Law College, Hyderabad (T02) v SVKM KPM School of Law, Mumbai (T06).
  2. SLS Noida (T21) v SOEL, Chennai (T20).
  3. School of Legal Studies, CUSAT (T11) v ILS, Pune (T13)
  4. Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (T22) vRGNUL (T08).
  5. School of Law Kashmir Univerity, Srinagar (T18) v School of Law, SASTRA, Thanjavur (T04)
  6. KMCT College, Manparara (T19) v NLIU, Bhopal (T05).

0800-0900 HRS: The participants are gearing up for the hectic day ahead!

0930 HRS: The judges have arrived!

1000 HRS: Preliminary Round 1 Session 1 commences!

1100 HRS: Preliminary Round 1 Session 1 Concludes!

1145 HRS: Preliminary Round 1 Session 2 Commences!

1245 HRS: Preliminary Round 1 Session 2 Concludes!

1817 HRS: Preliminary Round 2 Session 1 & 2 Concludes!

The participants are now eagerly waiting for the results – the teams qualifying to the Quarter Final rounds!

1847: The results are out! Following are the teams which have qualified for the quarterfinal rounds (in no particular order:

  1.  T16 : School of Law Christ University
  2.  T23 : MNLU, Mumbai
  3.  T03 : SLS, Hyderabad
  4.  T13 : ILS, Pune
  5.  T01 : SLS, Pune
  6.  T25 : GNLU, Gandhinagar
  7.  T08 : RGNUL
  8.  T20 : SOEL, TNDALU, Chennai

Congratulations to the teams which have made to the first stage of the Advanced Rounds!

2205: The teams qualifying for the semi-finals are:

  1. T01: SLS, Pune (The team qualified for the semis in the previous edition too!)
  2. T23: MNLU, Mumbai
  3. T16: School of Law, Christ University
  4. T03: SLS, Hyderabad

The fixtures for the semi-finals are:

T16 v T03: School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be) University v SLS, Hyderabad.

T23 v T01: MNLU, Mumbai v SLS, Pune.

The Memorial exchange is underway! Participants are excited about the competition to follow!

Day2: The Semi-Finals have now come to an end!

1400 HRS: The teams qualifying for the finals are School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be) University & MNLU, Mumbai.

Congratulations to the teams!

The finals will commence

The judges for the finals are: Shri Ved Prakash Mishra, Shri Dr. TS Somashekhar & Shri Rahul Goel.

Prof. Dr. TS Somashekhar is Director of Competition & Regulation at the prestigious National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

Shri Rahul Goel practice focuses on Competition/ Anti-trust laws and Technology, Media & Telecommunication Laws and is a Partner at IndusLaw.

Waiting for the nail-biting finals to commence!

1630: Finals have concluded & it is now time for the results.

1730: The Results are Out!

Winners: MNLU, Mumbai – The team also bagged the Best Memorial Award.

Runners-Up: CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru.

 

SIGNING-OFF – ON BEHALF OF THE TNNLU NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION ORGANISING COMMITTEE & MOOT COURT COMMITTEE – UJJWAL JAIN, Student Ambassador, EBC-SCC ONLINE & TNNLU MCC Member!

ADR Competition AnnouncementsLaw School News

TNNLU NMAC is one of the few competitions focusing on the hybrid variety of Mediation and Arbitration (Med-Arb) under the umbrella of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In this competition, the parties will initially try to resolve their disputes through mediation based on an agreed covenant and then through arbitration. This agreed covenant will transform into a binding arbitration agreement for the arbitration session. Hence, the participating students are expected to participate and compete against each other in both Mediation and Arbitration sessions.
Participation in the competition is limited to 24 teams based on ‘First come First serve.’

The competition will take place in the following rounds-

  • The Preliminary Rounds
  • The Semifinal Rounds
  • The Final Round.

Venue: TNNLU campus, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

Events Important Dates
Commencement of provisional registration 07.01.19
Deadline for provisional registration 25.01.19
Release of Problem, Rules and Regulations 13.01.19
Deadline for the release of clarifications 20.01.19
Deadline for registration along with payment of fee & sending the soft copy of DD/Net Banking Receipts online 02.02.19
Deadline for sending the fully filled registration form and the hard copy of DD/Net Banking Receipts 06.02.19
Deadline for the soft copy of Arbitration Memorials 22.02.19
Deadline for the hard copy of Arbitration Memorials 27.02.19
Inauguration 08.03.19
Valedictory Ceremony 10.03.19

For registration, click HERE

Note: Registration should be in a team of three (mediator/arbitrator, counsel and client).

 

Law School NewsMoot Court Announcements

About TNNLU

The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU) was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu by an Act of State Legislature (Tamil Nadu Act No. 9 of 2012) with the laudable objectives of advancing and disseminating knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development. It also aims to instil a sense of responsibility in students and researchers to serve society in the field of law by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation and law reforms. TNNLU has organized innumerable lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences (including a recent international conference on Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality), to promote legal knowledge and to make law and legal processes as efficient instruments of social development.

About CCI

TNNLU has been empanelled by the CCI on September 7, 2017 under the CCI (Competition Assessment of Economic Legislations andPolicies) Guidelines, 2017 to be an Empanelled Institution (EI) to carry out Competition Assessment (CA) of the economic legislations, bills and policies. TNNLU was one among the four Universities across India to beempanelled by CCI for this prestigious work. The Centre for Competition Law (CCL), TNNLU was setup in February 2018 to create awareness among the general public about the implications of Competition Law and to carry out focused research in the field of Competition and Commercial Laws. With a view to disseminate information on promoting competition in the market, the Centre intends to conduct workshops, training programmes, publish newsletters/case summaries etc. in the domain of Competition Law.

About Competition

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) at New Delhi is a regulatory body established by the Government of India. The duty of the Commission is to carry out the objectives enumerated under the Competition Act, 2002, i.e., to prohibit anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulate combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and M&A), which cause or are likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India. The broad objective is to create and sustain fair competition in the economy that will provide a level playing field to the producers and make the markets work for the welfare of the consumers.

In 2018, MCC collaborated with CCI for the first time to organise the 1stTNNLU-CCI National Moot Court Competition from 2nd to 4th February 2018 which saw large participation from law students all over India. This year MCCis equally thrilled about collaborating with CCI once again to organise the 2ndTNNLU-CCI National Moot Court Competition, 2019.

Release of Moot Problem 30th December (Sunday) 2018
Last date for Provisional Registration 12th January (Saturday) 2019
Last date for submission of the soft copy of the Registration Form 21st January (Monday) 2019
Last date for submission of the hard copy of the Registration Form 26th January (Saturday) 2019
Last date for submission of soft copy of Memorials 20th February (Wednesday) 2019
Last Date for submission of hard copy of Memorials 24th February (Sunday) 2019
Oral Rounds 1st March (Friday) 2019 to 3rd March (Sunday) 2019
Email address: nmcc@tnnlu.ac.in
Phone:
Mr. Ajinkya Nikam [+91 9003371012]
Ms. Ananya Khandelwal [+91 9566158539]
Ms. Mrinalini Natarajan [+91 9840923698]
Mr. Sandeep [+91 9176945808]

For brochure, click HERE

For Registration Form, click HERE

AchievementsLaw School News

The team comprising of Vinudeep R, Ashwin Bala Someshwerar B E and Sreelakshmi B, TNNLU wins the Runners Up Trophy At the XXI Sri S C Javali Memorial National Moot Court Competition, Dharwad held on 13th and 14th of October 2018.

Conference/Seminars/LecturesLaw School News

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli in collaboration with Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University, United Kingdom is organised “International Conference on Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality” from 22nd- 23rd September, 2018.

The inaugural session was successfully concluded with the Conference Convenors, Prof.Dr. Kamala Sankaran and Prof. Sandra Fredman welcoming the discussants and presenters, followed by the keynote address by Hon’ble Justice Indira Banerjee, Judge Supreme Court of India. The inaugural session ended with a closing address by the Conference Coordinator Mr. Rahul Hemrajani, Assistant Professor of Law, TNNLU. This conference brought together scholars, practitioners and students working in the fields of law, statistics, economics, sociology, anthropology, public policy, gender studies and other social sciences, to explore the link between AA policies that favour women in positions of leadership and achieving target 5.5. of the SDGs. There were six technical session in the conference with only four papers were presented in the seminar.

The sessions were chaired by eminent practitioners and jurists such as Prof. M.P. Singh, Chancellor, Central University of Haryana, Justice (Dr.) S. Muralidhar, Delhi High Court,Dr. Meghan Campbell, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Ms. Dorothy Thomas, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Chennai,Prof. Sandra Fredman, Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States, University of Oxford. Also, the papers were presented by students and scholars across the globe.

The conference concluded with roundtable discussion on these issues. The conference have fostered a plethora of ideas, and we hope this will bring us all a step closer to achieving the goals we have set forth as a global community.

 

Law School NewsOthers

With a view to change the name of the National Law University situated at Tamil Nadu, the State Legislature has passed the Tamil Nadu National Law School (Amendment) Act, 2018 amending the provisions of the Tamil Nadu National Law School Act, 2012. The amendment changes the name to Tamil Nadu National Law University (“TNNLU”) which was formerly known as Tamil Nadu National Law School (“TNNLS”).  This was a long time discussion of the management of the law school to change its name.