The Moot Society is the official body of NLUO which oversees mooting activities in the university. The society’s flagship event – International Maritime Arbitration Moot is organised in the month of March annually. We, at NLUO, have chosen Maritime Law as the subject matter to complement the maritime operations in Odisha and consequently promote intellectual discourse in the field of Maritime Law. The NLUO-IMAM has created a niche for itself as it is the first moot competition in India and third moot competition in the world to have maritime law as its principal subject area. We endeavour to provide our participants with challenging disputes every successive edition only to help them scale new heights. In the previous editions of the moot, we have successfully hosted the event with the support of Bose & Mitra Co. as our title sponsors and our knowledge partners EBC and SCC Online. NLUO-IMAM has earned a name of its own, currently being the biggest maritime arbitration moot in India.
THE MOOT SOCIETY
The Moot Society (TMS) of NLUO is managed by the University’s students under the guidance of a faculty advisor. It enjoys the mandate to coordinate all aspects of the University’s involvement with mooting, which includes organising the annual Intra-University Moot Court Competition (IUMCC) for selecting students to represent NLUO in National and International moot court competitions; co-ordinating lectures, workshops etc. by experts; and conducting on a regular basis informal discussions, workshops, practice moots, and special classes. NLUO boasts a policy of extending financial assistance to students for participating in national and international level moot court competitions. NLUO is remarkable for achieving in its very first year of existence consistently high levels of competitiveness in moot court competitions. This eventually paid off in the form of several outright wins and podium finishes in top- tier competitions.
11th IMAM 2024
An assemblage of brilliant minds engaging in Maritime laws and International Arbitration, the International Maritime Arbitration Moot (IMAM) has been our flagship event since its inception. Continuing the legacy, the 11th edition promises to be the bigger and better edition of IMAM. The Case Study of the 11th IMAM 2024 is drafted in a way as to stimulate a dialogue in the maritime arbitration fora. The participating teams will have an unmatched prospect to understand the intricacies of practical legal issues and pose constructive arguments which will augment their interest and understanding of international maritime arbitration.
The 11th Edition of National Law University Odisha Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2024 (IMAM) – the flagship mooting event of NLU Odisha, and one of the most prestigious Maritime Arbitration Moot Court Competition across the country. The 11th edition of IMAM is scheduled to be held from 14th – 17th March, 2024.
For the 11th edition of IMAM, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Bose & Mitra & Co. as our ‘Title Sponsor’; The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), Swansea University, the United Kingdom as our ‘Academic Partner’ along with Lloyd’s List Intelligence – Knowledge Thrust as our ‘Knowledge Partner’, and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) as our ‘Resource Partner’.
We are committed to making this edition of IMAM bigger and better and providing our participants with challenging contemporary disputes thereby facilitating the highest levels of intellectual discussion and argumentation in the area of maritime and arbitration law.
The Awards for 11th IMAM 2024 are sponsored by Bose & Mitra & Co., and the Case Study for the competition is drafted by IISTL, Swansea University. This edition strives to elevate the overall experience by offering teams a stimulating case study that delves into contemporary and evolving facets of international maritime arbitration, encouraging insightful exploration.
The Schedule of the 11th National Law University Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2024 is as follows:
Release of Case Study & Commencement of Registration
10 January 2024
Last date for seeking clarifications to the Case Study
21 January 2024 (23:59hrs IST)
Last date for Registration and Payment of the Preliminary Registration Fees
24 January 2024 (23:59hrs IST)
Release of clarifications to the Case Study
28 January 2024
Last Date for Submission of the Electronic Copy of the Memorials
14 February 2024 (23:59hrs IST)
Last Date for Submission of the Electronic Copy of the Memorials (with penalty)
15 February 2024 (23:59hrs IST)
Results of Memorial Qualifier rounds
5 March 2024
Last Date for Payment of the Final Registration Fee
10 March 2024 (23:59hrs IST)
14 – 17 March 2024
Best team: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
Second Best team: ILS Law College, Pune
Best Speaker: Nachiket Shriram Kulkarni (ILS Law College, Pune)
Awardees:Best Team: The School of Excellence in Law, Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. Second Best Team: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. Best Speaker: Sonu Mehtha (The School of Excellence in Law, Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, Chennai). Best Memorial: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
Winners:Symbiosis Law School, Pune Runners-up: Government Law College, Mumbai Best Oralist: Mr. Priyanshu Jain, NLSIU Banglore Best Memorial:Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow. Best Memorial Applicant:Best Memo Claimant 2019
Winners: Best team: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad Second Best team: ILS Law College, Pune Best Memorial: Symbiosis Law School, Pune Best Speaker: Mr. Anshuman Swamy, Institute of Law Nirma University Moot Proposition: Moot Proposition NLUO MLMCC 2015Best Memorial: Applicant: APP MLMCC 2015Respondent: RESP MLMCC 2015