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Justice M.L. Pendse National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition 2023 by MNLU, Mumbai [Feb 23-26, 2023; Prizes Worth Rs.2.6 lakhs]: Register by Dec 5

MNLU Mumbai is organizing Justice M.L. Pendse National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition 2023 to be held in February 2023.

About MNLU

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai, established in 2014, is one of India’s premier National Law Universities. MNLU Mumbai was established with a commitment to foster an environment of excellence in research, scholarship, education, and justice.

About Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law

Due to an observable lack of legal academia dedicated to Environmental Law in India, the Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law aims to foster legal environmental education by promoting and undertaking research activities exclusively in the field, in collaboration with national and international stakeholders.


  • All students enrolled bona fide in an Undergraduate of Law, i.e., three years/ five years from any College or University shall be eligible for participation in the Competition.
  • Each College/University/Institution shall be allowed to register only one team in the Competition.

Team Compositions

  • A team can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 members. In the case of 2 members team, both of them shall be the speakers and any one of the two may appear for the researcher’s test.  
  • In the case of a 3 members team, two team members shall be speakers and one will be a researcher.
  • Any change in the team’s composition will not be entertained once the memorials have been submitted, except in medical emergencies.

How to Register?

  • Interested candidates may register for the competition through the link provided at the end of this post.
  • While filling out the form, the teams have to provide a Point of Contact (P.O.C.). All official communication will be made with the said P.O.C., who, in turn, will be responsible for conveying all relevant information to the team.
  • Any changes in the contact details of any team members shall be notified to the O.C. immediately. This obligation shall continue throughout the period of the Competition.
  • The O.C. from the Registration Forms will prepare all Certificates for every participating team member. Thus, it is incumbent upon the participants to ensure that their names are spelt correctly.

Registration Fees

  • The Initial Registration Fee for the teams will be INR 2,000 for the memo qualifier round, and post-team selection would be INR 9,000.
  • The registration fee will be non-refundable and paid by all teams, irrespective of their participation in the Oral Rounds.
  • The fee post-team selection includes food, accommodation and travel provided by the organizers.

Awards and Rewards

  • Winning Team: INR 1,00,000/-
  • Runners-up: INR 60,000/-
  • Best Speaker: INR 30,000/-
  • Best Researcher: INR 30,000/-.
  • Best Memorial – Applicant and Best Memorial – Respondent: INR 20,000/- each.

Important Dates

  • Release of brochure and flyer – November 5, 2022
  • Release of proposition and rule – November 5, 2022
  • Last date of registration – December 5, 2022
  • Last date for raising doubts and clarifications – December 7, 2022
  • Release of clarification –December 20, 2022
  • Memo Submission – January 10, 2023
  • Result of Memo Selection – January 20, 2023
  • Last date of Final Registration – February 5, 2023
  • Inauguration of the Moot Court Competition and the Researchers Test – February 23, 2023
  • Preliminary Rounds – February 24, 2023
  • Quarterfinals and Semifinals – February 25, 2023
  • Finals, Valedictory Ceremony, Dinner – February 26, 2023

Important Links

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please contact:

  • Convener (Gaurav Balpande): 8087886379
  • Co-convener (Navdeep Chawla): 6265012280
  • Email Id: mlpendse[at]mnlumumbai.edu.in

Click here to Register

Source: Lawctopus

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