Monash Law students participate in mooting competition

2 December 2015

Monash Law School recently sent a team of three students to London to compete in the Global Round of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Mooting Competition, hosted by Kings College.
Congratulations goes out to the team consisting of Michael Smyth, Anthony Hajiantoniou, Lynette Lee and Dr Emmanuel Laryea (coach). The students performed extremely well and came seventh for memorials and oral rounds. Individual rankings for the two oral presenters (Michael Smyth and Anthony Hajiantoniou) were ranked twentieth and twenty-fourth respectively and the team’s written submission (memorial) for the Claimant won third place and will be published in the Transnational Dispute Management Journal.
In preparation for the competition, the Monash Law students visited law firms in Paris and London and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for mooting practice, discussions about the law and exposure to investment arbitration practice and institutions. They visited Lazareef Le Bars, for an insightful practice moot and general discussions about practice in the area investment arbitration.
Linklaters, London hosted a lunch with Monash law alumni Jack Naughton and Alex Fawke who kindly gave up their time to provide a practice moot and insights into practice.
The students agree that the experiences from participating in the mooting program and competition are invaluable. The core skills, engagement with firms and international networking are unique opportunities which arise from national and international mooting competitions.

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