Meet the RGSL Moot court team who will compete in the Levan Alexidze Moot Court in Georgia – the third international moot court competition our students take part this year.
Our team this year consists of Y2 bachelor students Elīna Greine, Elīna Rancāne and Valērija Ruta Hartmane. The team’s coach is RGSL Lecturer Anastasija Kaplane, who has set the threshold really high as RGSL team won the competition last year.
“Moot courts are one of these things in law school that you hear about all the time, so this year I decided to take a shot. I've only experienced an in-class moot court, which was one of the most interesting learning experiences I've had. The Levan Alexidze moot court this year addresses issues such as: Statelessness due to disappearing Island State; The international protection safeguards for the displaced in climate emergency; Narcotic drug control, and right to health and welfare in the light of asylum procedure. I'm expecting that this moot court will involve a lot of research and hopefully, it will also be even more gratifying in the end. I am looking forward to our team working together on this and do our best as to not let our predecessors down,” says team member Elīna Rancāne, Y2 Law & Diplomacy student.
This international competition was established in 2019 to honour Professor Levan Alexidze, the Founder of the International Law School of Georgia. It will host participants from the Eastern Partnership of the European Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
This academic year, Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) students will take part in three international Moot court competitions - Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition and Levan Alexidze Moot Court in Georgia.
We wish our teams the best of luck!