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Mooting

International Moots

The School of Law encourages students to participate in various international moot court competitions, such as Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, etc. The participation in these competitions provides opportunities for students to develop their skills, to meet with students from other jurisdictions, and to raise the image of the University.

A credit-bearing course in International Mooting and Advocacy aims to develop students' research, analytical and advocacy skills. For more information about the course, please click HERE.

Student Achievements in Mooting Competitions in 2019-2020

The 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Hong Kong Regional Round), 15 March 2020
Team members:
  • KWONG Jasmine Nicole (LLB)
  • ONG Qi Lyn Celine (LLB)
  • SO Cyrena Heng Yee (LLB)
  • YUEN Justin Wilson (LLM)
  • ZHANG Lu (LLM)
 
Coaches:
  • Mr CHAN Ka Hang Louie, team coach
  • Mr CHAN Sai Ho, Kevin, team coach
Achievements:
  • Hardy C. Dillard Award (Best Combined Memorials) (10th Place)
  • Hong Kong Regional Round - Best Applicant Memorial
  • Hong Kong Regional Round - Best Respondent Memorial

Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition
Team members:
  • CHOW Wut Yan (LLB)
  • WONG Ka Yi (LLB)
  • WU Wai Lam (LLB)
 
Coaches:
  • Dr Mark KIELSGARD, faculty coach
  • Dr Vernon NASE, team coach
Achievements:
For the 2019/2020 competition the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the oral round of the competition, set down for Bejing, which normally determines the winner. In 2020 the winner of the Memorials competition is automatically the winner of the Asia-Pacific Zone of the competition.
  • Ranked 8th out of 33 teams
  • Ranked 9th for applicant memorial
  • Ranked 7th for respondent memorial

The 17th Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Held virtually, 22-29 March 2020
Team members:
  • CHO Siu Man Linda (PCLL)
  • CHUNG Wan Ying Wannie (LLB)
  • FANNING Megan (LLMArbDR)
  • HONG Wah Ngai (PCLL)
  • LO Loras Yuen Sing (LLB)
  • PENG Yanbing (LLMArbDR)
 
Coaches:
  • Mr Campbell Murdoch Macrae HERBERT, team coach
  • Mr Navin Gopaldas AHUJA, team coach
Achievements:
  • Winner of the Fali Nariman Award – Best Memorandum for Respondent

The 27th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Held virtually, 4-9 April 2020
Team members:
  • CHO Siu Man Linda (PCLL)
  • CHUNG Wan Ying Wannie (LLB)
  • FANNING Megan (LLMArbDR)
  • HONG Wah Ngai (PCLL)
  • LO Loras Yuen Sing (LLB)
  • PENG Yanbing (LLMArbDR)
 
Coaches:
  • Mr Campbell Murdoch Macrae HERBERT, team coach
  • Mr Navin Gopaldas AHUJA, team coach
Achievements:
  • Honorable Mention for the Werner Melis Award Best Memorandum for Respondent

 

Internal Moots

Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Committee

Mission Statement

The Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Committee strives to encourage, promote and nurture effective advocacy through organizing moot competitions for all law students regardless of experience, age or background.

The Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Competitions aim at providing a platform for students to put their legal knowledge into practical use and to develop the skills of a legal advocate. The objective is to build a mooting community whereby students develop through frequent exposure to mooting.


Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Competition

Background

The Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Committee was formed in the 2008/2009 academic year with Ada Yeung, Alex Ma, Mickey Yip and Sunny Chan as the founding members. Their affiliation with CityU’s international moot teams led to the idea of a student-run internal competition that would benefit all LLB and JD students.  With the help and support from Professor Wang Guiguo (Dean of School of Law), Mr. Rajesh Sharma (Director of Mooting), Dr. Vernon Nase (Coach) and all the faculty members of the School of Law, the Committee was formed in December 2008 and began to organize a series of moot competitions.

The Committee recognizes the importance of nurturing a culture which is conducive to the development of advocacy in addition to classroom hours.  The first Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Competition on Tort Law was successfully held in February 2009, with two preliminary rounds, and a semi-final and final round.  In April 2009, the second moot competition on Contract Law attracted an even greater number of student mooters and faculty members to join in on the moot experience.

As the organization of the competition expanded, the Committee also grew.  In addition to the founding members, who were JD students, a number of LLB students and the Student Law Society also contributed to the running of the event.  Together, they took a big step forward in building a strong mooting community in the School of Law.

The Committee hopes that in the years to come the Intra-CityU (SLW) Moot Competitions will continue to serve the School of Law and its students in facilitating an enjoyable and fruitful moot experience.

Past Competition Winners

May 2012 – Contract Law Moot Competition: Clara Chan Ka Wa and Vivian Tang

May 2011 - Tort Law Moot Competition: HUI Man Nok and LEUNG Ming Yin

November 2010 – Contract Law Moot Competition: SIN Long & Bettina Wang

March 2010 – Contract Law Moot Competition: Eric Lai & Shirley Lui

October 2009 – Tort Law Moot Competition: Lui Chau Man & Malisa Leung

September 2009 - Criminal Law Moot Competition: Edward Chik & Chloe Tang

April 2009 – Contract Law Moot Competition: Sunny Chan & Suraj Sajnani

February 2009 – Tort Law Moot Competition: Ada Yeung & Alex Ma