About Us

GNLU is a premier institute of legal education set up in the year 2003 by an Act of the State Legislature. The University is committed to achieving the highest possible standards of excellence, and produce students with necessary skills to be good lawyers. One aspect of this growth is by way of developing practical and innovative solutions to legal issues in the form of participation in moot court competitions. To foster this commitment to the activity of mooting, the University organises two moot court competitions – the GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) and the GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law (GNLUMSIL), both marked by increased growth in their popularity and standards every year.

Since its inception in 2015, GNLUMSIL has garnered much praise for filling a void in the Indian mooting scene by providing an opportunity for research and student advocacy in the field of securities and investment law. In a short span, the moot came to form an important part of discourse in securities and investment law, focusing on important problem areas in the law, attracting the brightest minds from 44 universities from all across the country in its previous edition. Over the years, the moot has also seen successful collaborations with the Bombay Stock Exchange - Investors’ Protection Fund, National Securities Depositories Limited, Finsec Law Advisors, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., RegStreet Law Advisors, Lex Witness, Manupatra, CLA Online, Lawctopus, and SCC Online.

Preparations are underway for another stellar edition of GNLUMSIL and the Organizing Committee endeavours to achieve higher standards with respect to every aspect of the competition. Keeping in mind our objective of providing a platform to young minds to explore these niche areas of law and the current circumstances that the world is facing in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cordially invite your institution to be a part of this experience and participate in the 1st virtual and overall 6th edition of GNLUMSIL!


On behalf of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, I extend a very warm welcome to all the participants of the 2021 edition of GNLUMSIL.

Ever since the economic reforms of the 1990s opened up the Indian economy to foreign investment, securities and investment laws have changed tremendously to satisfy the contemporary challenges and demands of the industry. With changing policies and regulations that are introduced by successive governments, the securities and investment space has seen fast paced developments. Recognizing that the importance of securities and investment law is only bound to increase, GNLUMSIL was conceived in 2015 as a platform for law students to present their advocacy skills. Over the past four years, the moot has garnered acclaim, from participants and judges alike, for its impeccable organization. The success of the competition can be attributed to the ceaseless efforts of the Organizing Committee of GNLUMSIL, comprising of dedicated students and faculty members who begin their assiduous preparations for each edition of the competition months before the event.

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Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar
Director, Gujarat National Law University

"Register for the GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law,
2-4 April 2021".