KCL reaches global mooting competition final

Two students from King’s College London (KCL) have made it to the final round of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition in Taipei.

Two postgraduate law students from King’s College London (KCL) have made it to the final round of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition in Taipei.

LLM students Lingxi Wang and Katherine Lim qualified after finishing third at the European Regional Round in Barcelona. The pair beat teams from Russia and Luxembourg at the event last month (March) and will be part of the 19-strong final oral round.

Coach for the KCL team, Hamed Fathi-Nejad, said: “Considering our team has only two members, these guys have performed exceptionally well to make it to the final oral round. I was thoroughly impressed with their level of knowledge and ability to formulate responses almost spontaneously.”

The ELSA competition, now in its 7th year, is a simulated hearing in the World Trade Organisation dispute settlement system. Teams represent both the complainant and respondent parties to the case by presenting for 35 minutes in front of a panel. This year over 75 teams from around the world entered the competition.

The students from KCL will deal with a hypothetical dispute regarding trade and regulatory measures that aim to address climate change.

The final will be held on19-23 May 2009.

By Emmanuel Kenning