Our International Moot Court team has enjoyed successes across the globe.
After undergoing a rigorous tryout process for the International Moot Court Program, Miami Law students are now honing their debate skills through arduous trainings and long practices with Director Paula Arias in preparation for the international moot season.
The Florida Bar International Law Section (ILS) supported five Florida law school teams that made it to the finals of this year’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held every March in Vienna, Austria. The ILS sponsored a pre-Vis moot dress rehearsal in Miami for teams from Florida International University, University of Miami, University of Florida, Stetson University, and Nova Southeastern University.
"Location, location, location" is a popular adage for property buyers. For Miami Law's International Moot Court Program, the phrase is "preparation, preparation, preparation."
Five students from the University of Miami School of Law last week won multiple awards and advanced deep into the elimination rounds of the world's largest and most prestigious international arbitration moot competition.
Miami Law's International Moot Court Program held a reception recently to welcome new participants, students who will represent the school in legal competitions around the world. The event, held in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge, also honored students and faculty who took part in the program over the last year.
Four students from Miami Law's International Moot Court team advanced to the semifinals, and one student was awarded best oralist, at the fourth annual Moot Madrid competition. From May 28 to June 1, second-year students Jessica Marroquin, Estefania Nasielski, Carlos Nunez and LL.M. Yosef Shwedel participated in the oral phase of the international commercial arbitration in Spain. Nasielski was awarded best oralist.
Miami Law's International Moot Court team has advanced into the international rounds at the Pace/ICC Moot Competition for the third consecutive year. In a qualifying round at Pace Law School in New York over the weekend, the Miami team became eligible to participate in April at the World Round of the International Criminal Court Trial in The Hague, where the students will argue in front of ICC judges.
A group of students interested in pursuing careers in international law, or otherwise hoping to improve their legal research, writing and advocacy skills, gathered Wednesday to learn about Miami Law's International Moot Court Board. The session was hosted by the IMCB's director, Paula Arias; its student president, Lauran San Roman; and Brittany Young, the student vice president.
During the academic year now coming to an end, 32 students in the University of Miami School of Law's International Moot Court Program took part in eight competitions around the world. They argued hypothetical cases in places such as Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa and Spain.
For the first time, Miami Law's International Moot Court Program participated in the UBA International Commercial Arbitration. The competition, organized by the University of Buenos Aires, is popularly regarded as the biggest Moot exercise in Latin America. This year, 52 schools from 17 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the U.S.) participated in the Spanish-speaking only competition. Miami Law second-year student Jessica Marroquin received an honorable mention for best oralist during the competition, which took place from September 14-20.
Competing in what has been described as "the Rolls Royce" of moot court contests, a team of three University of Miami School of Law students has captured the prestigious Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition, defeating 26 teams from 16 countries and in the process securing scholarships for a summer study abroad program.
From Georgia to Germany, the moot court teams of the University of Miami School of Law are experiencing an unprecedented winning streak in competitions all over the world.
Miami Law student Masimba Mutamba, 2L, achieved success as one of the Best Oralists at the Super Regional Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at the University of Houston. The two-day competition was the largest regional competition to date for the Philip C. Jessup competition, which for the first time brought together teams from both the Southwest and Southeast regions, for a total of 21 schools and more than 80 oralists. Mutamba placed fourth.
Miami Law's International Moot Court team advanced into the semifinal rounds at the Pace/ICC Moot Competition, which took place at Pace Law School in New York last weekend. The team has qualified to participate in the International Criminal Court(ICC) Trial at The Hague on April 10.
The University of Miami School of Law's moot court teams – the Charles Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board and the International Moot Court -- have distinguished themselves this year with outstanding competition results at the national and international levels.
Professor Paula Arias, an expert in dispute resolution in Latin America, leads the International Moot Court Program. Read more
2012-2013 International Moot Court Program Students. Full Size Photo
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.