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14 Feb 2018


Alumni represent WTI at Gujarat International Moot Court

The 10th edition of the Gujarat International Moot Court (GIMC) competition, of which the WTI has been a proud sponsor for nine years, took place at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), India from 7 to 11 February.

This year 52 teams from more than 10 countries and many law schools around India participated in the competition. The winning team was from Duke University of Law, North Carolina, United States.  The runners-up were from National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India.

The winners receive as a prize the opportunity to participate free-of-charge in the WTI Summer Academy in Bern.

The moot problem of GIMC 2018 dealt with issues pertaining to the Agreement on Agriculture and the Bali and Nairobi decisions on minimum support prices and export subsidies.

The WTI is proud that several alumni of the graduate MILE programme acted as panellists and represented the Institute in the various rounds: Rishab Raturi, MILE 15, Economic Laws Practice, in the preliminary rounds, Harsh Gursahani, MILE 11, PLR Chambers, in the quarterfinals and Santanu Mukherjee, MILE 1, Ex Lege Chambers, in the final round.

The Moot Court was followed by the 1st GNLU Academy on International Trade Law from 12 to 14 February. Once again the WTI was represented by its alumni: Santanu Mukherjee gave a presentation on ‘Contemporary Challenges to the Multilateral Trading System’ and Rishab Raturi talked about ‘President Trump’s Trade Agenda’. Corinne Karlaganis of the WTI also gave a presentation on the Institute’s programmes and activities to students and Moot Court participants.

More information can be found on the GIMC blog.