BDU to participate in International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition

LLM students of Business and Corporate Law, School of Law, BDU, are to represent the university in the 24th William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Vienna, Austria. We will be represented by Ayene Mengesha Sisay (who is also an academic staff at the law school) and Zena Abera Tesema.
The William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition is one of the most prestigious International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition whereby more than 340 universities around the world will take part in this year only. BDU and Cairo University are the only representatives from Africa in the competition. Such a global contest is the first for both BDU and Ethiopian universities in general.
In the first phase, BDU’s LLM students have submitted written memorials both as an applicant and respondent, and it is after a very competitive screening of memorials submitted by different universities that our team has advance to the oral round. Before participating in the oral litigation at Vienna, Austria(from April 6 – April 13), our representatives will participate in the pre-moot event organized at Heidelberg University, Germany(from March 31 – April 5).
In the preliminary round of the oral litigation, BDU representatives will be facing the representatives of Universidade de of De Brazilia (Brazil), Erasmus University (The Netherlands), New York University (USA) and ILS Law College, Pune (India). BDU wishes its students a great success.
This academic engagement of BDU, through global ties and academic partnerships, is part of its vision of joining hands with institutions working towards internationalization higher education and the assurance of its quality.