Moot court competition announcement 2019-2020
სამართლის სკოლა იწყებს განაცხადების მიღებას 2019-2020 წლის საერთაშორისო კონკურსებში მონაწილეობისთვის:
Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (4 students)
Telders International Law Moot Court Competition held by Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Campus The Hague, Leiden University) is the most prestigious moot court competition in public international law in Europe.
The moot involves a fictitious dispute between two states. The competition takes place and is a simulation of International Court of Justice. Each student-team has to represent the states substantively both in writing and through pleadings. The active involvement of judges from the real International Court of Justice, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, ad hoc Tribunals, professors of law and ambassadors schooled in international law guarantee the high intellectual standards of the Competition and its prestige.
Competition is divided into two stages. During the first stage which lasts between October – January the contestants write their submissions. During the second and final stage in April, there will be oral proceedings against four other teams at the Peace Palace before the International Court in The Hague.
For more information, please see: http://teldersmoot.com/
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (4 students)
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (also known as "Vienna Moot Court") is a competition for law students with over 300 participating universities worldwide.
The goal of the Vienna Moot Court is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes. The Moot involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two countries that are party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
Competition is divided into two stages. During the first stage which lasts between October – January the contestants write their submissions; two written memoranda in support of the claimant's (due in December) and subsequently the respondent's (due in January) position. During the second and final stage in March/April, there will be oral proceedings against four other teams in Vienna.
For more information, please see: https://vismoot.pace.edu/
Students wishing to take part in the competitions should undergo the following selection process:
- For Telders competitions, students are asked to write a
- short memorandum (up to 2 pages) on the following question: Why international treaty is an important source of international law?
- For Vis moot competition students are asked to write a short memorandum (up to 2 pages) on the following question: How international arbitration and domestic adjudication differ from each other?
Deadline for submission of papers is October 12, 2019 – 23:59. Papers should be submitted to: email@example.com
Step 2: Students will have to present their papers before the selection committee. Students will have 10 minutes for oral presentations. Oral presentations will be held during 12-18 October 2019
- Any student (pursuing either bachelor’s or master’s degree) of the law school is eligible to apply. However, it should be noted, that such international moot court competitions are most appropriate for 3rd or 4th-year students, or students pursuing their masters’ degree.
- Prior knowledge of the subject matter is not mandatory. However, it is helpful if you have studied Public International Law (for Telders), International Arbitration (for Vis Moot).
- All the announced competitions are conducted in English language and the expected level of command of English language (both written and oral) is of a high standard.
- No student who has been licensed to practice law is eligible to participate.
On October 10, at 17:00, (A407 ) informative session on the significance of participation in moot court competitions will be held for students.