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UNDP & NLSIU Bengaluru Moot Court 2019 on Biological Diversity Law [Feb 20-22]: Prizes Worth Rs. 75K; Register by Jan 30


UPDATE: Extension of Dates and Announcement of Cash Prize have been added below

National Law School of India University and the United Nations Development Programme announce the 2019 UNDP-GEF-NLSIU-CEERA Moot Court Competition on Biological Diversity Law.


The Moot Court Competition is open to all students enrolled in a full time undergraduate/ postgraduate law course provided by a recognized College/Institution/University in India or abroad. There shall be a preliminary screening based on the memorials submitted by the Participating Teams, and only such teams selected under Clause 5 of these Rules shall be allowed to advance and participate in the Oral Rounds.

Registration fee

Teams intending to participate in the Competition shall register on or before January 26, 2019 with a Registration Fees of INR 10,000/- per institution/team. The mode of payment of Registration Fees shall be only through NEFT transfer.

The Bank Account and other details are contained in the Registration Form. Every Team shall send a scanned copy of the duly filled-in Registration Form, along with a soft-copy of the NEFT Transaction ID containing the payment details for the Registration Fee to [email protected] with the subject of the mail being “Registration for NLS-UNDP 2019 MOOT”

Important Dates
Release of Moot ProblemNovember 19, 2018
Last date to seek clarificationsDecember 25, 2018
Last date for receiving physical copies of Registration Form and FeesJanuary 30, 2019
Date of Team Code allotmentFebruary 2, 2019
Last date for receipt of Memorials (soft copy)February 9, 2019
Announcement of Memorial ResultsFebruary 12, 2019
Submission of Memorials (physical copies)February 20, 2019
Moot Court CompetitionFebruary 20-22, 2019

In addition to Trophies, to prize winners and Participation Certificate, the following cash-prizes shall be given towards the Special Awards contained in Rule 8 of the Memorial Rules

Special Awards:

  1. Winners: INR. 30,000/- (Indian Rupees Thirty Thousand only)
  2. Runners-Up: INR. 20,000/- (Indian Rupees Twenty Thousand only)
  3. Best Advocate: INR. 10,000/- (Indian Rupees Ten Thousand only)
  4. Best Memorial for Petitioner: INR. 7,500/- (Indian Rupees Seven Thousand and Five Hundred only)
  5. Best Memorial for Respondent. INR. 7,500/- (Indian Rupees Seven Thousand and Five Hundred only)

All queries, clarifications/ information- requests must be directed to [email protected]

For Moot problem, rules and registration form, click here.
New: Clarifications to Moot Problem
Notification on extension of dates and announcement of Cash Prize.

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