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.
Devika is graduating from National Law University Odisha in 2021. One of the founding members and the social media manager of FriendsBeyondSpecies, the University’s Animal & Environmental Welfare Society, she is extremely passionate about anything she puts her mind to and loves helping others, with a knack for being able to reach out to people and connect with them, making her a great fit to our team.
Shivangi Bajpai is a graduate from National Law University Odisha. As a fresher in law school, she was a part of an online law school magazine called Ergo (lawyergo.com) which was largely a peer-connect platform for students from law fraternity. She has remarkable research skills and was a researcher in Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition, in her second year of law school. She considers herself a solution oriented individual making her an effective problem solver.
Pratyaksha is from School Of Law, UPES Dehradun. She is a passionate reader, a dedicated researcher having keen interest in mooting and drafting. She is a confident and proficient when it comes to handling people. She believes in dreaming big, staying positive, working hard and enjoying her journey.
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.
Litson is an alumnus of Indore Institute of Law. He was an active mooter during his law school days, having represented his college in various national and international moots including Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition. An ardent speaker, Litson has won over 10 national debate competitions across the country. He is the Founder CEO of Legge Rhythms Media and Publications which is ranked amongst the Top 20 Law Websites of India. He has trained over 1,000 students in public speaking and international diplomacy.
Vismitha is from SASTRA University, Thanjavur. She is an avid reader with a flair for writing. She is a coffee-driven workaholic who is always ready to grab opportunities. She believes in always staying positive and strives to be a constant learner.
Anjali Baskar is from School of Law, Christ University. She is keen about IPR, Media & Entertainment Law. She believes that consistency is the key to not only success, but mental peace. She is passionate about intersectional feminism and volunteers in organising many events in law school.
Palak is from Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur. Her interest lies in corporate law. She is highly organized and uses a series of tools to help herself stay on top of deadlines. She is always proactive about seeking new opportunities to develop and grow in her life.
Learning & Development
Shaurya is an alumnus of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, during the course of #lawschool, Shaurya has been an avid mooter and has won six accolades in various national and international law #moot court competitions including #Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds)
Omvir Singh is from Army Institute of Law, Mohali. His interest in the mooting field is evident from his achievements in several national and international moots including Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot, Oxford Price Media Law Moot (South Asia) Rounds, Leidin Sarin International Air Law Moot and Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition.
Rituparna Padhy is from National Law University Odisha and has a keen interest in ADR. A staunch believer of the “learning is a lifetime journey” adage, she has considerable experience in content development, research, and mooting, and is always striving to expand her skillset.
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.
We hire between 15-30 campus ambassadors from colleges across India and neighbouring countries.
All ambassadorship positions are paid and are for a duration for 1-3 months. To know more, please use the link below.
Panel of Mentors
We have 25+ experienced mentors from top law schools in the world. To know more, please use the link below.