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.
10th IMAM 2023
An assemblage of brilliant minds engaging in Maritime laws and International Arbitration, the International Maritime Arbitration Moot (IMAM) has been our flagship event since its inception. Continuing the legacy, the 10th edition promises to be the bigger and better edition of IMAM. The Case Study of the 10th IMAM 2023 is drafted in a way as to stimulate a dialogue in the maritime arbitration fora. The participating teams will have an unmatched prospect to understand the intricacies of practical legal issues and pose constructive arguments which will augment their interest and understanding of international maritime arbitration.
The 10th Edition of National Law University Odisha Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2023 (IMAM) – the flagship mooting event of NLU Odisha, and one of the most prestigious Maritime Arbitration Moot Court Competition across the country. The 10th edition of IMAM is scheduled to be held from 23 – 26 March, 2023.
For the 10th edition of IMAM, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Bose & Mitra & Co. as our ‘Title Sponsor’; The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), Swansea University, the United Kingdom as our ‘Strategic Partner’ along with Informa Law as our ‘Knowledge Partner’, and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) as our ‘Resource Partner’.
This is the first edition of IMAM which is being conducted physically post the pandemic, and we endeavour to provide our participants with challenging contemporary disputes, just like the previous editions.
The Awards for 10th IMAM 2023 are sponsored by Bose & Mitra & Co., and the Case Study for the competition is drafted by IISTL, Swansea University. This edition aims to improve the whole experience by ensuring that the teams are met with a thought-provoking case study based on contemporary and developing aspects of international maritime arbitration.
The Schedule of the 10th National Law University Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2023 is as follows:
Release of Case Study & Commencement of Registration
2 December 2022
Last date for seeking clarifications to the Case Study
31 December 2022
Last date for Registration and Payment of the Preliminary Registration Fees
6 January 2023
Release of clarifications to the Case Study
16 January 2023
Last Date for Submission of the Electronic Copy of the Memorials
27 January 2023
Last Date for Submission of the Electronic Copy of the Memorials (with penalty)
28 January 2023
Results of Memorial Qualifier rounds
26 February 2023
Last Date for Payment of the Final Registration Fee
11 March 2023
23 – 26 March 2023
Best team: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
Second Best team: ILS Law College, Pune
Best Speaker: Nachiket Shriram Kulkarni (ILS Law College, Pune)
Awardees:Best Team: The School of Excellence in Law, Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. Second Best Team: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. Best Speaker: Sonu Mehtha (The School of Excellence in Law, Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, Chennai). Best Memorial: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
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: 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 Moot Proposition: Moot Proposition NLUO MLMCC 2015Best Memorial: Applicant: APP MLMCC 2015Respondent: RESP MLMCC 2015