This academic year, RGSL will participate in the 29th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This in one of the most prestigious moot courts in the world, and it focuses on international sales law, contract law and international commercial arbitration.
The RGSL team consists of Y2 students Konstantīns Šubņikovs and Andrejs Anpilogovs, and Y3 students Sonija Šafro, Agnese Rituma, Aleksandra Aleksejeva and Gerda Anna Kalnāre. The team will be coached by assist. prof. Dr. Aleksandrs Fillers, assist. prof. Dr. Laura Ratniece, RGSL Graduate Kalvis Logins and Svitlana Yelanska.
The team is looking forward to solving this year's case, writing memoranda, pleading, and, of course, meeting (online) other teams from universities all around the world.
“Participation in moot courts educes new aspects of personality and improves not only legal knowledge, but also various soft skills, as well as argumentation skills. Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a great opportunity to use gained knowledge at the international level,” says team member Aleksandra Aleksejeva.
In 2020, with the main event in Vienna cancelled due to pandemic, the RGSL team concluded their 6 months Vis Moot journey with the second place in Minsk Pre-Moot and the best oralist award for RGSL team member Seema Murtuza.
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!