NUS Law students continue with excellent showing as top mooters and arbitrators
NUS Law students have done the faculty proud again with their excellent showing in various mooting and negotiation competitions, with multiple wins and awards.
Here are six recent notches in the belt.
National Law Institute University - International Academy of Dispute Resolution International Mediation Tournament
At the 10th National Law Institute University - International Academy of Dispute Resolution International Mediation Tournament, NUS Law students Celester Tan, Chloe Kho and Melvin Seto went up against 33 teams from all over the world and came out as the Champion Negotiation team as well as 1st Runner-Up for Mediation.
The NUS Law team was the only team to have advanced into the finals for both the client-counsel and mediation categories. In addition, Chloe bagged the Best Counsel and 2nd Best Mediator in the preliminary rounds, while Melvin bagged Best Client in the preliminary rounds. Both Chloe and Melvin were also named the 2nd Best Client-Counsel Pair in the preliminary rounds.
Hosted by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell and National Law Institute University, Bhopal, the Tournament was held virtually from 24 to 27 March.
Virtual International Mediation Competition
NUS Law students Ashley Ong, Lee Hilman and Darius Lee bested 44 teams to emerge champions of the 2nd Virtual International Mediation Competition, held from 24 to 27 March. Organised by international Alternative Dispute Resolution awareness centre MediateGuru, the competition provided a unique opportunity for students to learn and practise mediation and negotiation skills with experienced mediators and practitioners.
NUS Law Collaborative Dispute Resolution Club x Sydney University Law Society Bilateral Mediation Competition
NUS Law students Beatrice Yeo and Tan Yin Xuan joined their first ever competition and came away as the champion team at the inaugural NUS Law Collaborative Dispute Resolution Club x Sydney University Law Society Bilateral Mediation Competition, held virtually from 26 to 27 March.
The NUS Law Collaborative Dispute Resolution Club co-hosted the competition in collaboration with the University of Sydney Law Society, Allen & Gledhill LLP and the Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore). A total of 24 teams tested their skills as mediators while being judged by professional mediators and negotiators from Singapore and Australia.
The Advocacy Cup
Once again, NUS Law students secured the top three spots in the Advocacy Cup finals, held on 31 March. Karthik Vyas emerged champion, the first runner-up was Jolene Gina Abelarde and the second runners-up were Mavis Zhang and Zephan Hwang.
The Advocacy Cup is the only moot in Singapore focusing on trial advocacy, wherein participants prepare a witness for an examination-in-chief and cross-examination. Sponsored by Drew & Napier, the 2022 Advocacy Cup competition rounds dealt with the tort of negligence and the criminal offence of Murder under section 300(a) of the Penal Code.
University Central Florida Conciliator Mediation Tournament
NUS Law students Samuel Tay Zi Bin, Clement Yew Yee Han and Muhammad Syazwan Bin Ramli achieved exceptional results at the first annual University Central Florida Conciliator Mediation Tournament, held in-person at the University of Central Florida from 1 to 2 April. The NUS Law team was the only team from outside the US to compete.
Overall, the team achieved 1st Place in the Team of Mediators category and 3rd Place in the Advocate/Client Team category. Individually, Samuel achieved 5th Place (Individual Mediator) out of 27 individual mediators, while Syazwan and Clement achieved 3rd Place (Outstanding Advocate/Client Pair) out of 27 pairs.
The team underwent three rounds of mediation, mediating and negotiating disputes across a wide variety of topics such as family matters, workers’ rights and compensation, and business-consumer negligence. With only 30 minutes of preparation afforded for each round, the team had to lean on their technical abilities and teamwork to come to the fore.
vLex’s International Law and Technology Writing Competition
Following an extremely close competition with entries from students all over the world, NUS Law student Rahul Vyan Nayar was announced as the overall winner of vLex’s 2022 International Law and Technology Writing Competition on 8 April. vLex is one of the world’s leading legal technology companies. The previous iteration of their international writing competition had students from over 400 universities competing.
Rahul shared that his participation in an earlier moot competition on the issue of Artificial Intelligence and patent rights had helped him in his research for the vLex competition. Read Rahul’s winning article on Thaler, Artificial Intelligence and the Law here.