The NUALS Maritime Moot Court Competition is an initiative spearheaded by the University to create an arena for student engagement with the challenging and enthralling field of Maritime Law. The Competition is part of our constant efforts to lead the foray to spread awareness about the practice of Maritime Law and to encourage young law students to take up the subject as part of their further studies and professional practice.
The NUALS Maritime Law Moot Court Competition is the flagship event of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies. The University, from the inception of the competition in 2014, has strived to provide to the participants, an academically enriching experience. The first edition of the Maritime Moot Court Competition had the distinction of being the first of its kind in the country. All the past editions have been well received with participation from law schools all over India.
The judges of previous editions have been internationally renowned Jurists, members of the Higher Judiciary, Eminent Practitioners and Arbitrators. The competition has successfully completed its fourth edition in July 2017 and has created a niche for itself in the mooting circuit as one of the only two moot court competitions in India pertaining to Maritime Law.
The fifth edition of the NUALS International Maritime Law Arbitration Competition (NIMLAC) is scheduled to be held from 13th to 15th of April, 2018. After four successful editions, NUALS has decided to promote its annual moot court competition to an International-level Moot Court Competition.
The Fifth Edition of the Competition will see participation from 24 teams from the world competing in the oral rounds in Kochi. The twenty-four teams will be selected on the basis of a memorial elimination round which will be adjudicated by a panel comprising maritime experts. The judges for the competition shall include leading experts on Maritime Law from India and overseas.
The case-study for the moot court competition is being drafted by a drafting committee comprising of eminent practitioners in the maritime law. We are also pleased to have Professor Rob Merkin, QC playing an Advisory Role in the Drafting Committee.