Congratulations to SUSS Law students, Koh Shu Wei Sylvia (Juris Doctor), Nirmal Prakash (Bachelor of Laws) and Georgina Teo Wei Ting (Bachelor of Laws), for clinching the 1st runner up at the ALSA International Moot Court Competition (AIMCC) 2022! This was the team’s first ever moot and their first time tackling the topic of international investment arbitration.
(from left to right) Koh Shu Wei Sylvia, Nirmal Prakash and Georgina Teo Wei Ting, flew the SUSS flag high by clinching the 1st runner up prize at the ALSA International Moot Court Competition (AIMCC) 2022.
Adjudicated by experienced and distinguished legal professionals and arbitrators from all around the globe, the international competition provides students opportunities to develop analytical and legal research skills, expand their knowledge on and become exposed to issues of international law in the simulated environment of an international court or an arbitral tribunal.SUSS Law students at the competition.
The competition was structured into two separate rounds - Memorial Round and Oral Round in Seoul. For the memorial round, teams were required to submit two full length legal memorials representing both sides of the hypothetical case. Teams went head-to-head in a mock arbitration trial during the oral rounds where they had to present and articulate their submissions, rebut opposing team members’ arguments and convince the judges to win the case.
Apart from the overall win, the SUSS team also bagged the following prizes during the competition:
- Best Claimant's Memorial (1st)
- Best Respondent's Memorial (3rd)
- Best Advocate (3rd) – Nirmal Prakash
- Best Advocate (6th) – Georgina Teo Wei Ting
Reflecting on their experience, the team commented, “The most memorable part of the competition was the sheer demand of it all. We had to spend copious amounts of time on research and crafting legal arguments for our memorial submissions, before honing our advocacy skills in preparation for the oral rounds. Having to juggle assignments and classes concurrently throughout the months leading up to the competition taught us how to be more efficient as well.”
The team expressed their gratitude to the faculty, in particular, Mr Alexander Woon, SUSS Law Lecturer, who played the role of their coach, for his unwavering support and guidance on this journey.
Additionally, they also thanked Mr Yeo Chuan Tat, SUSS Senior Law Lecturer; Ms Charis Tan, Partner, Peter & Kim; Mr Kenneth Ng, Associate, Peter & Kim; and Mr Kevin Lim, Director, Gateway Law Corporation, for their time and feedback in several practice rounds.