They also bagged the Gabrielle Marceau Award for the best complainant written submissions. The team consisted of speakers Akkara Chummar and Aakriti Mittal along with their professor coach James J Nedumpara.
During the minor final rounds, between the losing semifinalists for the 3rd place, Jindal negotiated a settlement with Harvard University, USA. They submitted mutually acceptable terms of settlement, which was really appreciated by the judges.
Jindal had defeated National Taiwan University in the WTO Asian rounds in March.
In the Asia-Pacific rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law moot held in June, National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU), Bangalore defeated City University of Hong Kong in the finals. NLU Jodhpur and National University of Singapore finished semifinalists in the moot.
Professor Dr. R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, told GyanCentral, "We have a very rich tradition in mooting and other events. Recently we defeated NUS Singapore and City University of Hong Kong in the finals. Two years ago we won the Manfred Lachs Space Law moot by defeating Georgetown University of Washington. About 10 years ago we won Jessup Memorial Moot Court competition which is the Wimbledon equivalent of moot competitions. NLSIU has made excellence in mooting a tradition and 2012 has been an exceptional year. The students, under the guidance of faculty advisors prepare and mentor for moot competitions. We allow students to use the library for 24 hours round-the-clock to support them in competitions."
In April, NLSIU Bangalore had defeated NALSAR, Hyderabad in the ISRO funding rounds of the moot. The NLSIU team consisted of speakers Prem Ayyathurai and Viraj Parikh along with researcher Vinodini Srinivasan.
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