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Student Huang Tingli third best oralist at CIETAC Cup
Last Modified:  2015-12-21 13:27:11
The China-EU School of Law’s student Huang Tingli was awarded third best oralist at the 2015 CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot (CIETAC Cup). The competition was held by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), one of the world’s largest arbitration institutions, from 6 to 11 December 2015 at the CIETAC headquarter in Beijing. The China-EU School of Law (CESL)’s Vis Moot team competed in the CIETAC Cup facing 39 teams from all over China. Professor Susan Gale-Wintermuth and Assistant Professor Monika Prusinowska are faculty coaches this year. The Vis Moot program at CESL is in only in its third year, but already has brought great honour to the law school. In 2014, in the final competition in Hong Kong, the team has placed third out of 99 teams and finished higher than all other mainland Chinese teams.

The CIETAC moot is a pre-moot for Chinese teams in preparation for the international Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong from 6 to 13 March, 2016. “The expectations are high and the pressure is on,” Professor Susan Gale-Wintermuth says. “But regardless of outcome, the Vis Moot programme teaches skills that cannot be learned in the classroom.” Members learn how to be an advocate for their client, how to present their argument in a logical and convincing way. The moot prepares the team members to compete on an international stage in an adversarial setting.“ And, importantly, the competition helps connect with others and form a network of mooties,” Gale-Wintermuth says. “Recently our team engaged in informal pre-moots with Wuhan University and School of Transnational Law at Peking University. At the competition, we met others and now have more moot friends.”

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The team members are, from left to right, Lin Xi (student coach), Yang Xia, Luo Dan, Professor Susan Gale-Wintermuth (faculty coach), Zhang Yi, Huang Tingli, Liu Yuchi, Shi Zhong. Faculty coach Assistant Professor Monika Prusinowska is not in the photo.