Memo Pundits is India’s first ed-tech that focuses on the “practical” skill building for law students. Founded in 2014 by Anant Gupta and Rachnendra Tripathi, it is a unique platform that provides online courses, workshops and mentorships on subjects such as mooting, researching, internships, networking, career building, etc.
What sets it apart is its teaching methodology, which is far from traditional Indian online courses. All online courses and workshops are based on the unconventional “Active Learning” model, which makes sure that learning is always fun!
Memo Pundits engages professionals from Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford and other Top-tier NLUs and lawyers from foreign firms like Linklaters and HSF, and domestic firms like Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, J. Sagar Associates and Khaitan & Co.
CEO & Co-founder
Anant graduated from National Law University Odisha in 2016. He worked with the Banking Law team of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. for 2 years. He passed with High Honours in Harvard Business School’s Business Fundamental course (CORe). Throughout his law school, Anant remained an active mooter with a considerable number of achievements to his name. Having conducted over 100 webinars, his vision is to reach all in need of guidance. He is also the recipient of an Under 30 National Award for being an inspiring entrepreneur in the ed-tech industry. He is also a musician and a mountaineer.
COO & Co-founder
Rachnendra graduated from National Law University Odisha in 2016 and practiced litigation. His passion for mooting was evident right from his first moot court competition where his team bagged the “Best Memorial” and “Runners Up” citation at G.H. Raisoni Moot Court Competition. His exceptional memorial making skills have helped at least 15 moot teams win the “Best Memorial” citation at national and international moot courts such as the Philip C. Jessup International Moot.
Board of Advisors
Dr. Nachiketa Mittal
Dr. Nachiketa Mittal has been advising Memo Pundits since its inception in 2014. He was formerly Dean In-charge of the Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University and a former faculty of law in the National Law University Odisha (NLUO), India. He has also worked with the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India in the Supreme Court of India on invitation as Assistant Registrar (Research). Dr. Mittal has worked in more than 150 villages of India as part of several research and empowerment programs for women, children and disadvantaged groups and indigenous population.
Arbitration Law Advisor
Mr. Tariq Khan was recognized as the youngest BW (Business World) Legal 40 under 40. An arbitration expert, he has represented some of the biggest global players in various disputes. He was enlisted in the Forbes Legal Powerlist, 2020-2021 as one of the top individual lawyers. He has also featured in Fortune 500 (India) magazine for authoring the best seller book ‘On the Rise’ published by Universal Law Publishing (an imprint of Lexis Nexis). He has more than 50 publications to his credit in various journals, magazines and popular legal news portals.
Rodney D. Ryder
Intellectual Property Law Advisor
Rodney D. Ryder (Rodney Ryder) is a partner with Scriboard; a full service law firm with an intellectual property, technology and media specialist practice. Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in his areas of practice by Asia Law, Who’sWhoLegal amongst other International publications. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Mr. Ryder is Adjunct Professor (legal management) to the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML).
Civil Laws and Mentorship Advisor
Sonali Malhotra made it to Forbes India’s “Top Individual Lawyers for Litigation” in 2020. With a 19 year practice, she is currently the Principal Litigating Lawyer & Co-managing Head at SM & Associates Law Chamber. Sonali has been a litigation lawyer for over 19 years. A well-respected member of the legal fraternity, Sonali leverages her expertise and experience in fostering and mentoring law students. Outside her work, she enjoys music, hiking, reading, and writing on various topics.
Employment Law Advisor
Ms. Anjuli Marwah works as a Senior Associate with the Labour and Employment Law team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi. She regularly advises on the labor and employment law matters pertaining to employee benefits, sexual harassment/discrimination claims, employee immigration, and transfer/transition of employees pursuant to cross-border mergers. She also devotes her time to mentoring aspiring lawyers by providing insights into career paths, resume building, cover letter, job/internship applications, interview skills and professionalism.
Adwaita is from NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. She has a knack for research and is one of the most avid mooters in college. An extremely diligent and hard-working student, she is a person of her words, sincere and reliable, and puts all her efforts into whatever she takes up. Her creative skills can be seen in whatever she does, including her beautifully decorated class notes.
Sharanya is from Surendranath Law College, Calcutta University. She loves to take challenges that come her way and try to come out with flying colours. She loves to flex her power of persuasion. Her hardwork and dedication make her a perfect fit to any team.
Roshini is from Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai. She is a quick learner, well-organized, and strives to give her all in everything she does. She is reliable and meticulous. She is dedicated to her work and, once given a task, will see it through to completion.
We provide virtual internships to law students. To know more, please use the link below.
Learning & Development
Indraneel is from UPES School of Law, Dehradun. He finds his purpose in contributing substantially to the legal fraternity via his research and writing skills. He has written several eminent pieces and has published for the United Nations, The Daily Guardian, and Legal Service India among others.
Panel of Mentors
We have 25+ experienced mentors from top law schools in the world. To know more, please use the link below.