This year, for the first time, all JD and LLM students enrolled in the International Legal Advocacy Course, participated in one of four international mooting competitions. These competitions provided an excellent means for students to develop their research, writing and advocacy skills and to have them benchmarked against top law schools from around the world.
Teams were entered in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition, the Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot, the Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Willem C Vis (Vienna) International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Each team was coached by a law teacher and supported by student coaches who had previously participated in one of these international moots.
The teams achieved great success in their respective moot competitions.
This is the first time that the CUHK law school has entered the Jessup Moot, the Red Cross Moot and the Vis Moot. The team’s achievements against strong international competition are a fitting recognition of all the hard work the team members and the coaches put into their respective competitions.
It is hoped that this year’s international mooting success will encourage more students to participate in the International Legal Advocacy programme and to build on the success of this year’s mooting teams.
International Moot Teams 2007-2008 6th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Team Members
49th Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition Team Members
5th Annual Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Hong Kong)
15th Annual Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna)