Paula Arias, Director of the International Moot Court Program and Lecturer in Law was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. Arias graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia in 2003, where she obtained a Juris Doctor equivalent degree. Her graduation thesis was entitled, "Humanitarian International Law", and based on her experiences as a volunteer with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Colombia.
During her professional career, Arias focused on Colombian Civil Procedure, and practiced law in different areas such as banking law, property law, labor law, construction law, and civil rights violations. She started at Miami Law in 2007 as a student in the Comparative LL.M. program, transferred to the J.D. program, and graduated on 2009. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Arias joined the school as a visiting assistant professor and taught Dispute Resolution in Latin America in the fall and Human Rights in Times of War in the spring.
Professor Paula Arias
Director, International Moot Court Program
Professor Paula Arias, an expert in dispute resolution in Latin America, leads the International Moot Court Program. Read more
Feb. 14-17: Jessup Moot competition – Denver, CO
March 1-3: ICC Moot Competition – White Plains, NY
March 6-10: Sustainable Environmental Human Rights Moot Competition – Bogota, Colombia
March 18-22: Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot – Frankfurt, Germany
March 21-18: William Vis Moot Competition – Vienna, Austria
April 14-19: Moot Madrid – Madrid, Spain
May 19-24: Inter-American Human Rights Moot Competition – Washington DC
Oct. 2013: UBA ICA Moot competition – Bogota, Colombia
2012-2013 International Moot Court Program Students. Full Size Photo
Without a doubt, my participation in international moot court has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my law school career...this summer during my summer associate position, I was one of the only people at the firm who had extensively studied the International Bar Association Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. As a result, I got to the opportunity to work on one of the only international cases we had in the office. Indeed, this introduction to international commercial arbitration could very well define the rest of my legal career. Read More of Blanca's Testimonial.
-Bianca Olivadoti, Class of 2015
Hear Carlos Nunez, Class of 2013 and President of the International Moot Court Board, discuss his experience.
Miami Law hosted the oral round between the teams of Paris II and UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico) during the Vis Pre-Moot in February 2011.