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May 5, 2011

Queen Mary students are top UK team in International Moot Court Competition

LLM Students at the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London came first out of all the UK teams to enter an International Moot Court Competition.

The team of Queen Mary postgraduate students finished ahead of all the other UK university teams and went through to the final rounds in the International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

In the final rounds the Queen Mary Moot Team came joint 17th out of 265 competing teams from around the world. The oral advocacy team members were LLM students: Elizabeth Simos, Niyu Lin and Marta Blocka. Elizabeth Simos received an honorable mention for her oral advocacy skills.

Queen Mary academics Dr Stavros Brekoulakis and Angie Raymond played a key role by coaching and supporting the students throughout the competition. Angie Raymond, Co-Director of the LLM and Lecturer in International Commercial Law, says, “We are very proud of the team as the problem was a very difficult one this year. Their success is due to their hard work and commitment - and they did an excellent job of representing the University on an international stage."

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London offers a comprehensive, research-lead, postgraduate programme specialising in International Arbitration and Commercial Law. Dr Stavros Brekoulakis, Senior Lecturer in International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary, says, "We are delighted to have achieved such a great result in this highly competitive competition. Doing consistently well in the Willem Vis Moot over a number of years is additional evidence of the high quality of our students and our LLM programme."

The Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is an annual international moot court competition held in Vienna, Austria.

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Content added on 5th May 2011.

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