The National Law School of India University came into existence through a Notification under the National Law School of India University Act. It signified the culmination of efforts by the Judiciary, the Bar Council of India, the Karnataka Bar Council, the Bangalore University and the Government of Karnataka to reform legal education and to establish a centre of excellence for legal education and research in India.
NLS has had a strong tradition of mooting and over the years has won various international and national moot court competitions. Teams from National Law School have consistently done well in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot, the Willem C. Vis Moot, the Willem C. Vis (East) Moot, the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot, the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot amongst others.
In 1999 the team from NLS became the first to win the Philip C. Jessup International Moot. We achieved this again in 2013. We remain till date the only Indian college to have won this prestigious moot not once, but twice. Moreover, in 2010 NLS became the only Indian university to win the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot. Aside from these, NLS also has an impressive track record in various national-level moot court competitions. We are also responsible for organizing the India Funding Rounds of the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition.
With the 7th edition of NLSIAM and the 3rd edition of NLSIAC, we hope to continue giving our participating teams, judges, sponsors and everybody else associated with the NLSIAM and NLSIAC an exciting and beneficial experience.
We at the National Law School believe that mooting is an essential activity for every law student. All those associated with this activity learn invaluable skills in detailed and meticulous research, court craft and also gain a first hand experience of the dispute settlement process. The Moot Court Society (MCS) is the student committee entrusted with the responsibility of administering mooting activities and upholding the high standards of excellence that the NLSIU has set itself.
NLSIAM is more than one should ever hope for in a mooting competition. It forces time pressured research and memorial writing, while at the same time encouraging the construction of elaborate arguments. The oral rounds are tough with quality teams and challenging arbitrators. Whatever results are achieved, there is no doubt that any participant is a better advocate following the NLSIAM.Alexandre Meyniel,Member, Winning Team; Best Speaker (Final) in NLSIAM 5th Edition