After a two-year break Riga Vis Pre-Moot once again is held in person this weekend bringing together 18 university teams from all over Europe. We at Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) are honored to host the participants at the competition rounds on 24 – 25 February at our campus.
Full information on the Riga Vis Pre-Moot schedule and university teams is available here , and everyone is welcome to attend the rounds.
On 24 February RGSL will host also the evening event – a lecture by Michael W. Grant, the Baltics Regional Resident Legal Advisor at the Embassy of the United States of America in Riga, who will talk about the trial advocacy skills and share his experience with trials in the U.S. legal system. In particular, he will focus on how to be persuasive, how to build and deliver strong arguments, and how to interact with judges. Mr. Grant has extensive experience in trial advocacy which he has obtained while working in various positions for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
The organizers of the pre-moot have high confidence that the event will be a great experience for arbitrators and students alike, providing the much-needed platform for students to polish their oral advocacy skills and arguments before the general rounds of Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna.
We wish the best of luck and all the success to our team – Bachelor students Natalia Potrubach, Daria Rohozianska, Artjoms Starovoitovs and Konstantins Strusovskis, and its coaches, RGSL Assistant Professor Aleksandrs Fillers and graduate Svitlana Yelanska, who together with the teams from the University of Latvia and Vilnius University are representing the Baltic states in this pre-moot.
Congratulations also to our graduate Patrīcija Bodniece and Visiting Lecturer Edvijs Zandars for serving as arbitrators at the pre-moot.
Main sponsors of the event are the four leading Baltic law firms, which will be hosting all of the teams at their offices – SORAINEN, COBALT, TGS Baltic and Ellex Kļaviņš.