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Team from Faculty of Law in Zenica Third at International Trade Arbitration Competition, better than Cambridge

At the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (International Trade Arbitration Competition), which took place in Vienna, 378 legal academy teams from all over the world participated.

The Moot is organized by the Association for the Organization and Promotion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Verein zur Veranstaltung und Förderung des Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot).

The team from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica consisted of Amina Hasanovic, Ajna Mahmic, Emir Zivcic and Ibrahim Palalija and coaches prof. Dr. Zlatan Meskic, doc. dr. Ivana Grubesic and mr. Sc. Arnela Maglic, news portal reports.

The Faculty of Law in Zenica finally took third place together with the University of Moscow. In the semifinals of the competition they competed against the University of Ottava, which this time, in the opinion of the arbitrator, was better.

This year, University of Zenica was better than the University of Helsinki, the University of Mainz, the University of Hong Kong and the University of New South Wales, and it is important to note that the Zenica University had a better score than the Cambridge University.

It is worth mentioning that Bosnian Muhamed Tulic, a student from Sarajevo, won the competition together with his team from Penn State University.

The business community’s marked preference for resolving international commercial disputes by arbitration is the reason this method of dispute resolution was selected as the clinical tool to train law students through two crucial phases: the writing of memorandums for claimant and respondent and the hearing of oral argument based upon the memorandums — both settled by arbitral experts in the issues considered. The forensic and written exercises require determining questions of contract — flowing from a transaction relating to the sale or purchase of goods under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and other uniform international commercial law — in the context of an arbitration of a dispute under specified Arbitration Rules. In the pairings of teams for each general round of the forensic and written exercises, every effort is made to have civil law schools argue against common law schools — so each may learn from approaches taken by persons trained in another legal culture. Similarly, the teams of arbitrators judging each round are from both common law and civil law backgrounds.



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