UvA students finish in moot court semifinal

22 May 2014

UvA law school students Pauline Wilson and Katherine Connolly finished in the semifinals of the ELSA WTO Moot Court competition last week in Geneva.

The ELSA Moot Court Competition simulates a World Trade Organization hearing. Students from all over the world submit written pleadings on a fictitious case written by a WTO professional. The best of these students then present oral submissions in front of a panel of WTO and trade law experts.

The UvA team came in second place during the regional rounds in Prague in March. They then advanced to compete against the best 19 teams in the worldwide final.

At the finals in Geneva, Pauline and Katherine advanced to the quarterfinals knock-out round and won with compliments from the bench. Katherine received the award as best speaker of the quarterfinals. 

They were finally beaten in the semi-finals by the Greek team, which went on to win the grand finale against the team from Harvard. 

Congratulations to Katherine and Pauline for their stellar performance on behalf of Amsterdam Law School.