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CESL Vis Moot Team ranked THIRD in the whole 11th Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Last Modified:  2014-08-07 17:09:30
Great success! The China-EU School of Law Vis Moot Team ("CESL Vis") ranked THIRD in the whole 11th Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot ("Vis Moot East"). 99 teams from 28 countries around the world participated in this year’s Moot, including Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, the George Washington University Law School, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. CESL Team was the only one from mainland China that made it to the round of 32 best teams, and also the only Asian team that reached Top 4 this year.
  
Moreover, LI Kaixu and ZHANG Liming won as the first and the second
best oralists in the individual category. The Team was also awarded with the Honorable Mention (top 15%) for Claimant Commemorator.
  
This is the very first year that CESL participated in the Vis Moot. The success follows 7 months of hard work and dedication of the team members, who all committed considerable amount of time to read and analyze the facts and evidence of a case, seek out the relevant legal texts, craft their legal arguments, draft memoranda for both claimant and respondent and prepare oral arguments on the basis of those memoranda.
  
This year, in the general round, the CESL Vis Team pleaded against the University of Canberra (Australia), American University Washington College of Law (US), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany) and De La Salle University College of Law (Philippines).
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Pleading against Law School of Washington University
After the round of best 8 teams. CESL facing the team from Bangalore
Pleading against Law School of University of Canberra
  
In the knock-out round, the Team pleaded against Georgetown University (US) in the round of 32, Bond University (Australia) in the round of 16, National Law School of India University (Bangalore) in the round of 8, and eventually - against Loyola University Chicago School of Law (US) in the semi-final.
  
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Closing ceremony - awards and happiness

Cordial thanks go to the administration of CESL, pre-moots arbitrators who have all contributed to this success.
  
Team:
HAN Weizhe (LLM/2013)
JIANG Xuan (LLM/2013)
LI Kaixu (LLM/2013)
ZHANG Chenxu (LLM/2013)
ZHAO Chunlei (LLM/2013)
ZHANG Liming (LLM/2013)
Team Manager:
LI Jinglun (Master/2012)

Coaches:
Professor Susan-Gale Wintermuth
Assistant Professor Monika Prusinowska
Christian Steger (Chairman of Hamburg Vis Moot Alumni Association)