AUWCL Team Competes in International Finals of WTO Moot Court Competition in Geneva

American University Washington College of Law students Margaret Kim, Semira Nikou, Lillyana Daza Jaller, and Matthew D’Orsi competed at the final round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, held in Geneva, Switzerland May 13-18. The AUWCL team represented the North America region along with teams from Georgetown and Harvard.

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.

In March, AUWCL hosted the North American and Latin American Regional Rounds of the competition, welcoming teams from six countries, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.S.

While in Geneva, students met with Dean Claudio Grossman who was in Geneva presiding over the 52 session of the UN Committee against Torture, where he also served as country rapporteur for Guinea and Uruguay. Grossman has served as chair of the committee since 2008 and was re-elected to an unprecedented 4th term this April.