South Asia 2011-12

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The 2011 Regional Rounds in India of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition were held from 15-18 December 2011 in collaboration with the National Law University, Delhi, the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, and the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

In 2010, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme held the first National Rounds of the competition in Delhi, India in collaboration with the National Law University, Delhi and the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. In 2011, the rounds held in India have expanded to include students from Afghanistan, making them our first ever Regional Rounds, as part of the Moot Court Programme’s efforts to become truly global.

Results

Overall Winner:

National Law University, Delhi

Overall Runner-up:

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Semi-Finalists (in alphabetical order):

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Quarter-Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Indian Law Society Law College, Pune
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Best Oralist – Final Round:

Nitika Dwivedi, National Law University, Delhi

Best Oralist – Overall Winner:

Aishani Gupta, National Law University, Delhi

Best Oralist – Runner-up:

Shreya Jain, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Best Memorial – Overall Winner:

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Best Memorial – Runner-up:

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Participating Teams:

1. Christ University, School of Law
2. Chanakya National Law University, Patna
3. Faculty of Law, Delhi University
4. Government Law College, Mumbai
5. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
7. Indian Law Society Law College, Pune
8. KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswarr
9. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad
10. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
11. National Law University, Jodhpurl
12. National Law University, Delhi
13. National Law University, Orissa
14. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
15. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
16. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
17. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
18. Symbiosis Law School, Pune
19. New Law College, Pune
20. D.E.S Law College, Pune
21. Nirma University, Insitute of Law, Ahmedabad
22. Government Law College, Kozhikode
23. Andhra Pradesh University of Law
24. JSS Law College, Mysore
25. University of Kabul, Afghanistan
26. School of Excellence in Law, Chennai
27. Amity Law School, Amity University

Judges

Final Round Judges

JUSTICE GITA MITTAL is a Judge at the Delhi High Court.

HARISH SALVE is Senior Counsel at the Supreme Court of India and Former Solicitor General of India.

BLAIR LEVIN is a Communication and Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

SHYAM DIVAN is a Senior Counsel at the Supreme Court of India.

MARK STEPHENS is a Partner at Finers Stephens & Innocent, London and former chief advising lawyer for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

Advanced Rounds Judges

SIDDHARTH AGGARWAL graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and is an Advocate practicing in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

GAURAV AGRAWAL graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 1999 and is currently practicing in the Supreme Court of India. He has co-authored a book on ‘Supreme Court Practice and Procedure’.
Harish Narasappa is currently a partner at Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja, Bangalore. He graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 1996 and was a Radhakrishnan scholar to the University of Oxford during 1996-97 to read for the BCL.

CHINMAYI ARUN graduated from the NALSAR University of law, Hyderabad and completed her LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked at Ernst and Young and AZB & Partners. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

RAMAN JIT SINGH CHIMA is a policy analyst with Google, based in Delhi. He graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

OSAMA ABU DEHAYES is currently the Chief Legal Counsel at Aljazeera Networks. He was previously the Head of Legal & Business Affairs at Arab Media Group.

MADHAVI DIVAN earned a degree in law from Cambridge University where she was a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar. She practices in the Supreme Court of India. She is the author of a book titled, ‘Facets of Media Law’ published in 2006.

JONATHAN DONNELLAN is a Deputy General Counsel at Hearst Corporation and is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. Previously, he was also Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at New York Daily News and also Assistant General Counsel at CNN.

SHIBANI GHOSH graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and completed her B.C.L. and M.Sc. from the University of Oxford. She is a practicing public interest lawyer specializing in environmental and access to information laws. She is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and a member of the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE), New Delhi.

CHETAN GUPTA completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford in 2008 and is currently in private practice. Previously, he has clerked for Justice Arijit Pasayat and has also worked in the Chambers of Harish Salve and Gaurav Pachnanda.

APAR GUPTA completed his LL.M. from Columbia Law School and is currently a partner in Advani & Company. He primarily deals with arbitration and civil litigation. He also advises and represents companies on legal issues concerning information technology and electronic commerce.

ANIRUDDHA JAIRAM graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and has completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. He has previously worked at White and Case ,New York, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and is currently an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat.

DAVID JOSEPH was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, joined Essex Court Chambers in 1985 and is a leading silk in the field of international arbitration and commercial litigation. His book titled ‘Jurisdiction in Arbitration Agreements and their Enforcement’ published in November 2010 has achieved prominence in a very short period of time.

ARUNDHATI KATJU graduated from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and worked for over five years with Mr. Sidharth Luthra, Senior Advocate. She now has an independent practice..

ARJUN KRISHNAN completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford in 2006 and is currently
litigating in the High Court and Supreme Court.

SHWETASREE MAJUMBER graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2002. She is the co-founder of Fidus Law Chambers. She is currently co-authoring the ‘Master IP Guide-India’, a Wolters Kluwer Law publication.

Abhayraj Naik graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School. He is currently teaching at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat.

GAURI RAO graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai and completed the B.C.L. from the University of Oxford in 2006. She is Principal Associate at Amarchand Mangaldas and has experience in mergers, acquisitions, private equity, debt capital markets, derivatives and finance.

RAJSHEKHAR RAO graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 1999. He was Junior Counsel with the Justice Venkataswami Commission appointed to look into the ‘Tehelka’ matter. He is in private practice at New Delhi since July 2006 and appears before the Supreme Court, High Courts and other forums.

DEEPTO ROY graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2005 and has previously worked with Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. as a Principal Associate. Presently, he is a partner with PXV Law Partners and heads the banking and energy practice.

AMIT SIBAL is currently an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. In addition to completing his B.A.in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford, he holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from Cambridge University and Harvard Law School respectively.

GUNJAN SHAH graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and completed her B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. She is currently a partner with Amarchand Mangaldas.

AJIT SHARMA graduated from NALSAR and completed his LL.M. from George Washington University. He has worked at Dorsey & Whitney, London and Trilegal, Mumbai. He is currently a Counsel in the Supreme Court of India.

MIHIRA SOOD graduated from NALSAR University of Law in 2007 and is currently an Associate with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices specializing in Intellectual Property litigation.

ADARSH VARGHESE graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2008 and completed his B.C.L. from University of Oxford in 2011. He is currently an associate at AZB & Partners, Mumbai.

FELIX WU is an Assistant Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law .After completing his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, he was an Associate at Covington and Burling in San Francisco and also clerked for Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court of appeals for the First Circuit.

Preliminary Rounds Judges

AKHIL ANAND is currently a senior associate with Poovayya & Co., New Delhi and is primarily involved in litigation, real estate and general corporate matters.

BIPIN ASPATWAR graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2008 and was the Assistant Director of the Public Interest Legal Support and Research Centre. He is currently practicing in the Supreme Court of India.

SUBHADRA BANDA graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2010. She was a judicial clerk at the Supreme Court and is currently a Research Associate at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

SAMAR BANSAL graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2003.He practices at the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.

ANUJ BERRY graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. He is currently a Senior Associate at Amarchand and Mangaldas &Suresh A. Shroff & Co., New Delhi.

ROHIT BHAT graduated from University Law College, Bangalore and is presently working in the Chambers of Mr. K.K. Venugopal.

RISHABH CHOPRA is an Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co, New Delhi. He graduated from National Law University, Jodhpur.

ARUN KRISHNA DHAN graduated from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and is currently a Senior Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi.

DEBAJYOTI DAS graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is currently an Associate at Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.,Hyderabad.

ANIRUDDHA DESHMUKH graduated from National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2010. He currently works in the Chambers of Mr. Dushyant Dave, Senior Counsel and practices before the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.

SHRADDHA DESHMUKH graduated from ILS Pune in 2010 and completed her B.C.L. from University of Oxford. She is currently an Associate at Karanjawala & Co.

PRASAN DHAR graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2009. He completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford in 2010 and the L.L.M from. Harvard Law School in 2011.

ADARSH G. graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2008. He currently works at Pathak &Associates, New Delhi.

RUCHIRA GOEL graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and completed her LL.M. from the New York University School of Law on an Inlaks scholarship in 2010. She is presently Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School.

GEETHA HARIHARAN is a fourth year student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore and was a semi-finalist in the Oxford Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in March 2011 and was also adjudged Best Speaker Runner-up. She is also currently a Research Assistant for PCMLP’s India Media Law Research Project (Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford).

ZOHEB HOSSAIN graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford in 2009. He currently works in the Chambers of Mohan Parasaran, Additional Solicitor General of India.

SALIM INAMDAR graduated from the University of Pune in 2007 and is currently practicing in the Delhi High Court.

MISHITA JETHI graduated from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal in 2010 and is an Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., Mumbai as a part of the Dispute Resolution Team.

ANAND SHANKAR JHA graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2003. He worked as a legal manager at ICICI Bank Ltd and is currently an Advocate at Supreme Court of India.

NIKHIL KANEKAL graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and is currently the law correspondent for the MINT and reports from the Supreme Court of India. He was a Stabile Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

VINAY KESARI graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2009 and is currently an Associate with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi.

AVIJEET LALA graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He is currently a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Practice at Trilegal, New Delhi.

SAHANA MANJESH is a fourth year student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore and was a semi-finalist in the Oxford Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in March 2011. She is currently a Research Assistant for PCMLP’s India Media Law Research Project (Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford).

NITIN MASILAMANI graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and is currently a Principal Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.

NIKHIL MENON graduated from the National Law University, Jodhpur in 2009 and is currently an Advocate , practicing in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court in the chambers of Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Additional Standing Counsel (Crl.) GNCT of Delhi.

MEYYAPPAN graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2010 and is currently working in the Chambers of Mohan Parasaran, Additional Solicitor General of India.

DHANANJAYA MISHRA graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, in 2010 and is currently an Associate with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi.

JOYJYOTI MISRA graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2005. Presently, he is a Senior Associate with Khaitan & Co., New Delhi.

DEBANSHU MUKHERKEE graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is currently an Associate at AZB Partners, Delhi.

RAHUL NARAYAN completed his law degree in 2004 and completed his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. He has previously worked at AZB & Partners, New Delhi and Herbert Smith, London. He is currently an independent practitioner dealing with both litigation and corporate matters.

J. PARTHSARATHI graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2008 . He previously worked with Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan and is currently an associate at Trilegal, Delhi.

ALOK PRASANNA is a graduate of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and hold a B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. He currently works in the Chambers of Mohan Parasaran, Additional Solicitor General of India and is a Panel-C counsel appearing on behalf of the Union of India in the Supreme Court.

PADMA PRIYA graduated from the School of Law, Indraprastha University and currently heads the litigation team at MV Kini & Co.

ADIT PUJARI graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and is currently an Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.

AARTHI RAJAN holds a degree in law from the University of Cardiff, Wales and completed her Bar Vocational Course from College of Law, Bloomsbury, London. She has previously worked as an associate at Fox Mandal Little, New Delhi and is currently working in Chambers of Mohan Parasaran, Additional Solicitor General of India, as a Junior Counsel.

SUNDAR RAMANATHAN graduated from the National Law University, Jodhpur n 2007 and completed his LL.M. form London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008. He currently works at LakshmiKumaran and Sridharan, New Delhi.

NEHA SACHDEV graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2007 and completed her LL.M from New York University in 2008. She is currently an Associate in the Project and Infrastructure team at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices.

RISHABH SANCHETI graduated from the National Law University, Jodhpur and completed the European Master in Law and Economics from the European Union as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. Presently, he is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.

SAURABH SARAOGI graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is currently an Associate in the litigation and commercial arbitration team at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.

ARUN SCARIA graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is currently an Associate with Nishith Desai Associates, Bangalore.

SUHASINI SEN graduated from NALSAR University of law and was a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of India. She is currently working with Nitya Ramakrishnan at New Delhi.

TULIKA SEN graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2007 and completed her B.C.L. from the University of Oxford in 2010. Presently, she is an Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi.

ADITYA SHAMLAL graduated from National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2008. He previously worked with Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.and is currently litigating at the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.

RAGHAV SHANKAR graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and completed his BCL and M.Phil from the University of Oxford. He is currently litigating in Delhi.

ANIMESH SHARMA graduated from the National Law School of India University Bangalore in 2008 and has been practicing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

VAIBHAV SHARMA graduated from the Army Institute of Law, Mohali and is currently working as an Advocate in the High Court of Punjab & Haryana.

SHRI SINGH completed his law degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is presently an independent practitioner and specializes in criminal law and special crimes legislation.

PREETINDER SINGH is a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and currently practices in the Punjab & Haryana High Court.

ANIMESH SINHA graduated from Amity Law School in 2008 and has previously worked as an Associate in the litigation team at Karanjawala & Co. He is currently a partner at Advani & Company.

NEHA TAYSHETE graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai in 2009 and completed her B.C.L from University of Oxford in 2011. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at Jindal Global Law School.

ARYA TRIPATHY graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is currently an Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.,New Delhi.

ARAVIND VENUGOPAL graduated from the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. He is currently an Associate at Desai & Diwanji, Mumbai.

NAMRATA YADAV graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai in the year 2007 and completed her Masters in Law, Anthropology and Society from the London School of Economics in 2011.

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