The University of Ottawa Common Law team of Mark Carew (2L), Sara Romeih (2L), Savvas Daginis (2L) and Daniel Fong (2L) competed in the All-American Regional Round of the 16th European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) World Trade Organization Moot Competition, which was held at American University, Washington, D.C. from March 22-25, 2018.
The uOttawa team reached the semi-finals, where they competed against a Harvard University team in a hard-fought round in front of an active panel of WTO experts. The Harvard teams advanced to the World Round in Geneva, Switzerland. During the Regional Round, panelists praised the University of Ottawa team for its strong oral advocacy skills, likeable presentation style, sound knowledge of the jurisprudence, and effective teamwork.
The University of Ottawa team was awarded the ‘Best Respondent Written Submission’ for North America.
The team is truly grateful for the direction, training and support provided by coaches Kevin Gray (Counsel) and Robert Brookfield (Director-General) of Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Law Bureau (JLT). The team would not have been as successful in their written or oral submissions without the guidance of these hard-working coaches. Additional acknowledgments go out to all of the lawyers at JLT, private practitioners and professors who graciously volunteered their time to act as panelists as the team prepared for the Regional Round in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to the team on their performance!
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