About HPNLU, Shimla  

The University is committed to providing interdisciplinary and practical/application-based legal education, keeping in view the requirements of the overall development of its students. Under the academic and administrative leadership of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, the team HPNLU is committed to achieving new heights in legal education. The university started functioning on the 5th day of October 2016. In the five years and a half of its foundation, HPNLU, Shimla has seen tremendous growth and has undertaken a good number of innovative measures to enhance the academic potential of its faculty members, students, and research scholars.

About the Competition

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, (HPNLU, Shimla) is delighted to announce the fourth edition of the National Moot Court Competition, 2023. The competition is powered by SCC Online and EBC as knowledge partners. This flagship event has been devised with the aim of creating an opportunity for learning the development of jurisprudence on emerging trends in constitutional law, besides armoring the upcoming generations of the legal fraternity with research and oratory skills. The Moot Proposition of the Competition will revolve around constitutional law and related laws. However, the participants will be expected to explore different dimensions of law and not restrict themselves to the theme of the Competition. In the past, HPNLU has successfully conducted two editions of its National Moot Court Competition in virtual mode, and its maiden offline National Moot Court Competition in 2022, which witnessed significant participation of law students from all over India. Keeping up with the spirit of mooting, this year as well, we are delighted to organize our flagship event in the premises of our campus, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Shimla. We cordially invite your Institution to participate in the Competition.


The Competition will be conducted in hybrid mode, with Preliminary Oral Rounds taking place in Online Mode and Advanced Oral Rounds taking place in Offline Mode, and the venue for the same would be Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla. This edition’s problem will revolve around contemporary and developing aspects of Constitutional Law and other related laws.


Participation is restricted to undergraduate law students pursuing a three/five-year LL.B degree programme in any Bar Council of India recognized institution/law school/college/university in India.

Team Composition

A maximum of three members and a minimum of two members are allowed to participate.


Round I registration shall start on the 28th of October, 2023, and the last date for round I registration is the 13th of September, 2023. A detailed timeline is provided in the brochure. The Moot Court Committee at HPNLU, Shimla welcomes Law Schools, Colleges, Institutions, and Universities from all over the country, to participate in the 4th HPNLU National Moot Court Competition, 2023. All interested may show their interest by registering for the competition by filling in the Google Form, as provided hereunder, and in the Rulebook as well.

Registration Link for Round I

A prior payment of INR 1500/- (Indian Rupees One Thousand and Five Hundred Only) as the registration fee for Round I is required to be deposited via ERP Online Payment Tranfer to register for the competition.

Find more details pertaining to payment and registration in the rule book.

Awards and Prizes

The following perks shall be awarded in the Competition:

Winners: INR  25,000/- + 3 one-year complimentary subscriptions to EBC Learning worth INR 43,500/- + Certificate of Excellence.

Runners Up: INR 15,000/- + Certificate of Excellence.

Best Memorial: INR 8,000/- + Certificate of Excellence.

Best Speaker: INR 8,000/- + Certificate of  Excellence.

Best Researcher: INR 8,000/- + Certificate of  Excellence.

All the Round II participants will be provided with a complimentary one-month subscription to SCC Online Web valued at INR 1,099/-.

Certificates of merit shall be given to all the teams qualifying for quarter-finals and beyond.

E-Certificates of participation shall be given to all the participating teams.

Important Dates

Release of Notification & Commencement of Registrations: 28th August 2023

Last date for Round I Registration: 13th September 2023

Last Date for Seeking Clarifications: 14th September 2023

Release of Clarifications: 18th September 2023

Last Date of Memorial Submission: 21st September 2023

Commencement of Round III Registrations: 8th October 2023

Last date for Round II Registration: 11th October 2023

Researcher Test (Online): 14th October 2023

Preliminary Rounds: 13th & 14th October 2023

Commencement of Round III Registrations: 16th October 2023

Last date for Round III Registration: 20th October 2023

Quarter-finals and Semi-finals round: 28th & 29th October 2023

Important Links

For the Proposition, click here

For the Brochure, click here

For the Rule-book, click here

Contact us 

We’ll be happy to address any queries and provide assistance in the process. All Queries may be directed at mcc@hpnlu.ac.in or you can contact the following person for any clarifications.

Ms. Arpitha Krishnan (Student Co-Convenor)-+91 9920763762

Ms. Yashasvi Sharma (Student Member) – +91 7976494623

Mr. Sidhanta Batra (Secretary-cum-Treasurer) -+91 9759222069

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