The 39th edition of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition was held this year from May 18th – 21st at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, with teams from 24 countries competing to win the most prominent and important moot court competition in Europe. Having won the national rounds of the Telders competition in March 2016, the University of Groningen team from the Faculty of Law had the prestige of moving on to represent the Netherlands in the international rounds of this year’s competition.
The team was comprised of three LLM students, Mirjam Mulderij (LLM International & European Law), Nika Melkadze (LLM Public International Law), and Allan Mukuki (LLM Public International Law), and their coach Dr. Panos Merkouris, Assistant Professor of Public International Law in the Dept. of International and Constitutional Law. After four rounds of intense competition, the Groningen team placed 6th out of the 27 teams competing, which is the highest placement for any University of Groningen team that has competed in the Telders to date.
The team members were also recognized for their individual speaking abilities, with all three students placing among the top 25 oralists from over 100 participants. The Faculty of Law is very proud of the team’s achievement and actively encourages all students to participate in moot court competitions to not only test and sharpen their personal skills, but also enjoy the experience and opportunities that can arise from competing in such events. For more about the Telders competition: http://teldersmoot.com/
This article was published by the Faculty of Law.
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