La Trobe Law's Recent International Mooting Success
Adding more international accolades to its mooting program, La Trobe reached the quarter finals at both the 2010 Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong and the 2010 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court in March.
These successes added to La Trobe's excellent performances at these moots in 2009 when La Trobe Law School Mooting Teams won the Frankfurt Moot and placed equal third in the Vis Moot.
The Vis Moot, which is a simulated legal proceeding requiring both written and oral advocacy, is the most prestigious private international law moot in the world. This year's competition included student teams from 76 universities representing some of the most well regarded law schools from continental Europe, USA and Asia. In addition to reaching the quarter finals the La Trobe team captain, Harlis Kirimof, received an honourable mention for his oral advocacy.
The Frankfurt Moot has established itself as a key competition on the international mooting calendar. This year the La Trobe Team competed against eminent law schools such as George Washington Law School and the City University of Hong Kong. La Trobe has reached the finals of this competition for the last three years.
These results consolidate La Trobe's international reputation as a law school which moots at the highest levels. Our international mooters have developed excellent written and oral advocacy skills, they have learnt the value of team work and they have networked with lawyers, judges and academics from Australia and all around the world.