1st Dr. TMA Pai International Technology Arbitration Moot Competition 2024

Manipal Law School, Bengaluru is organizing the first edition of the Dr. TMA Pai International Technology Arbitration Moot Competition 2024 from March 30 to 31, 2024 in an offline mode.

About the Organizer

Manipal Law School, MAHE Bengaluru has identified itself as the destination for young minds aspiring to be legal professionals in the industry, specifically in Technology Law. The Law School aims to be the best place to equip oneself with the knowledge and skills relevant to the field of Technology Law.

Centre for Post-Graduate Legal Studies at MLS, MAHE Bengaluru presents the first of its kind Master of Law (LLM) programmes focussed on Data Privacy and Cyber Law, and Information Technology Law.

With the recent roundtable conference on cybercrimes (held on 17 Oct 2023) and Indian Data Protection Summit 2023 on the theme of “Emerging Technologies and Privacy” (held on 24th-25th of November 2023), they are on the path to furnish students with the relevant tech law lore of today.

At MLS, MAHE Bengaluru they thrive to prepare graduates who are fit for the legal landscape of the future. A future where amicable modes of dispute resolution will be favoured over adversarial ones and a future where technological developments will drive the industry and even affect daily lives.

About the Competition

With an objective to raise the standards of Legal Education in India, Manipal Law School (MLS), Bengaluru announces the first edition of the Dr. TMA Pai International Technology Arbitration Moot Competition 2024 from March 30th – 31st, 2024.

As they delve into the heart of the moot competition, the theme of technology and arbitration emerges as a crucible for legal acumen. In this era of rapid technological advancement, the conventional boundaries of dispute resolution have expanded, and the synergy of law and technology has become indispensable.

This competition provides an opportune moment to explore and navigate the intricacies of Tech Arbitration – a domain where legal minds must not only grapple with substantive legal issues but also navigate the terrain of cybersecurity, data protection, and the admissibility of electronic evidence.

Eligibility Criteria

All the students of any law school in India and abroad, pursuing three-year or five-year integrated courses (BA LLB/BBA LLB/B.Com LL.B) or any equivalent degree are eligible to take part in Dr. TMA Pai International Technology Arbitration Moot Competition 2024.

Team Size

Each participating team shall consist of three members i.e. Two Speakers and One Researcher. Only 16 teams shall be registered for the Competition.

Awards & Prizes

  • Winner: INR 1,50,000
  • Runner Up: INR 50,000
  • Best Speaker: INR 20,000
  • Best Researcher: INR 20,000
  • Best Memorandum: INR 20,000
  • All participating teams will be provided with a certificate of participation.

Registration Process

  • The teams must provisionally register themselves through the link given at the end of this post. Post which an email is required to be sent to [email protected] on or before the date of registration i.e. 21/01/2024.
  • For payment, the details will be shared with the participants through an email by the organizing committee on or before 25/01/2024.
  • Initially, teams are required to pay 1000 INR for National Teams/ 50 USD for International Teams. The deadline for making the payment is 27/01/2024 by 8:00 PM (IST). Post payment, the receipt must be shared on [email protected]
  • Further teams would be finalized based on the top 16 applicant memorials to be submitted to [email protected] by 29/02/2024.
  • The final selected 16 teams can expect the final acknowledgement, slot, and registration by 3/03/2024; Post which the Selected 16 Teams will have to make the remaining payment i.e. 3500 INR for National Teams/100 USD for International Teams by 10/03/2024.
  • Registration shall be considered complete after the acknowledgment and confirmation mail is sent from the side of the moot court committee to the interested team. No registrations shall be entertained by the Committee after the registration date.
  • Every team registered for the competition shall be allotted a unique code on 24/02/2024 which shall be used by the team for all further communications with the Committee.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the competition is INR 4500/- for Indian Teams and 150 USD for International Teams. Registration Fees in any case are non-refundable.

Important Dates

  • Release of Moot Proposition: 23/01/2024
  • Last Date of Registration: 21/01/2024
  • Last Date of Initial Payment (1000 INR/50 USD): 27/01/2024
  • Last Date of Seeking Clarification: 05/02/2024
  • Allotment of Team Codes: 24/02/2024
  • Last Date of Applicant Memorial Submission (Soft Copy): 29/02/2024
  • Last Date of Remaining Registration Payment: 10/03/2023
  • Last Date of Respondent Memorial Submission (Soft Copy): 20/03/2024
  • Researchers’ Test: 30/03/2024
  • Date of the Competition: 30/03/2024-31/03/2024


The Competition will be held offline at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Bengaluru Campus (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University), Govindapura, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064, India.

Important Links

Contact Information

In case of any queries or clarifications regarding the competition feel free to mail your queries to [email protected] and cc [email protected] with the subject line “Competition Problem-Queries” or contact the following (between 10 AM to 4 PM (IST):

  • Rakshitashree: +91 9884599328 (Student Co-Convenor).
  • Pakhi Kalode: +91 7696015597 (Member).

Click here to register.

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