AUWCL Welcomes Teams from Six Countries for WTO Moot Court Competition

American University Washington College of Law hosted eight schools March 6-8 for the North American and Latin American Regional Rounds of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. Teams from six countries participated, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.S.

The competition is a simulated hearing of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system and is organized annually by ELSA (The European Law Students Association) with the cooperation of the WTO. The competition is open to teams from around the globe.

The team from AUWCL ranked third and will be competing in the international finals in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2014. The AUWCL team consisted of students: Margaret Kim, Semira Nikou, Lillyana Daza Jaller, and Matthew D’Orsi. Panelists, pictured above, included many distinguished WTO experts and AUWCL alumni.

Read MORE about the competition at AUWCL.


Pictured: First row (seated): Padideh Ala'i, AUWCL; Warren Maruyama, Hogan Lovells; Debra Steger, University of Ottawa; Ricardo Ramirez, Chair WTO Appellate Body; Jennifer Hillman, Cassidy Levy; Aluisio Lima-Campos, AUWCL; Amy Porges, Matthew Yeo, Steptoe & Johnson.

Second Row: Sarah Shulman ’15, AUWCL; Oda Linneberg Uggen, ELSA International, Jocelyn Rivera ’14, AUWCL; Daniela Gomez, Georgetown Law Center; Martin Molinuevo, World Bank; Jesse Kreier, WTO; Pablo Bentes, Steptoe & Johnson; Santiago Wills, Lewin & Wills; Mateo Ferrero, WTO; Daniel Brinza, USTR; Daniel Crosby, King & Spalding; Jeffrey Frank, Wiley Rein; Stephen Kho, Akin Gump; Ashley Zohar '13, AUWCL.