The Moot Society is the official body of NLUO which oversees mooting activities in the university. The society’s flagship event – International Maritime Arbitration Moot is organised in the month of March annually. We, at NLUO, have chosen Maritime Law as the subject matter to complement the maritime operations in Odisha and consequently promote intellectual discourse in the field of Maritime Law. The NLUO-IMAM has created a niche for itself as it is the first moot competition in India and third moot competition in the world to have maritime law as its principal subject area. We endeavour to provide our participants with challenging disputes every successive edition only to help them scale new heights. In the previous editions of the moot, we have successfully hosted the event with the support of Bose & Mitra Co. as our title sponsors and our knowledge partners EBC and SCC Online. NLUO-IMAM has earned a name of its own, currently being the biggest maritime arbitration moot in India.
THE MOOT SOCIETY
The Moot Society (TMS) of NLUO is managed by the University’s students under the guidance of a faculty advisor. It enjoys the mandate to coordinate all aspects of the University’s involvement with mooting, which includes organising the annual Intra-University Moot Court Competition (IUMCC) for selecting students to represent NLUO in National and International moot court competitions; co-ordinating lectures, workshops etc. by experts; and conducting on a regular basis informal discussions, workshops, practice moots, and special classes. NLUO boasts a policy of extending financial assistance to students for participating in national and international level moot court competitions. NLUO is remarkable for achieving in its very first year of existence consistently high levels of competitiveness in moot court competitions. This eventually paid off in the form of several outright wins and podium finishes in top- tier competitions.
8th IMAM 2021
In furtherance of our objective to stimulate discourse in Maritime laws and International Arbitration, we are conducting the 8th edition of our flagship event – International Maritime Arbitration Moot with The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law Swansea University, The United Kingdom as Associate Partner; Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration as Global Partner, The Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution as Resource Partner, Informa Law as Knowledge Partner and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (India Branch) as Supporting Organization. We are also proud to have our third consecutive year of association with Bose & Mitra & Co. as Title Sponsors of the moot.
The case study of 8th IMAM 2021 seeks to redefine the contours of maritime law by pushing the boundaries by incorporating real-life scenarios. The participating teams are challenged to expand their understanding and defend their arguments rooted in theoretical as well as practical understanding of maritime law.
Winners:Symbiosis Law School, Pune Runners-up: Government Law College, Mumbai Best Oralist: Mr. Priyanshu Jain, NLSIU Banglore Best Memorial:Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow. Best Memorial Applicant:Best Memo Claimant 2019
Winners:National Law Institute University, Bhopal Runners-up: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law. Best Oralist: Mr. Romit Kohli of NLU Delhi Best Memorial:Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow. Best Memorial Applicant:Best Memo Claimant 2018 Best Memorial Respondent: Best Memo Respondent 2018
Best team: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Second Best team: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Best Memorial: National Law University Jodhpur Best Speaker: Ms. Noyonika Mukerji, Amity University, Delhi Best memorial Applicant: Best Memo Claimant 2017 Best memorial Respondent: Best Memo Respondent 2017
Winners: Best team: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Second Best team: ILS Law College, Pune Best Memorial: National Law School of India University, Bangalore Best Speaker: Ms. Digyasha Sharma, RGNUL, Patiala
Winners: Best team: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad Second Best team: ILS Law College, Pune Best Memorial: Symbiosis Law School, Pune Best Speaker: Mr. Anshuman Swamy, Institute of Law Nirma University
Winners: Best team: National Law India University, Bhopal Second Best team: NALSAR, Hyderabad Best Memorial: National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi Best Speaker: Akansha Singh, Jindal Global Law School