SONIPAT, India, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India has been declared runners-up in the final round of the 24th Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot at Vienna, Austria. JGLS was the only Indian team from the quarter-final onwards and won 2nd prize in the international moot competition.
The JGLS team comprising of Sayantan Chandra, Amartya Ashish Saran, Vasudha Ahuja, Anubhav Khamroi, Ananyaa Mazumdar and Harsha Pisupati won against prestigious schools of the world including FGV Rio Law School, the University of Zurich, Institut d' Etudes Politique de Paris, University of Cambridge and Columbia Law School.
Congratulating the team, JGU, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. C Raj Kumar, said, "This extraordinary achievement of students of JGLS in winning the second prize in the International Commercial Arbitration moot court held in Vienna is as much a victory for India as it is a victory for JGU. It has demonstrated the outstanding abilities of Indian law students to compete internationally and excel in these mooting and advocacy programmes. The global legal education offered by JGLS is a testimony to the institutional vision and interdisciplinary curriculum; hard work and passionate commitment of the students and the competence and dedication of the faculty members."
The Willem C Vis Moot is widely regarded as the world's pre-eminent arbitration moot competition. Held annually in Vienna, it brings together the global arbitration community around issues concerning the laws of international arbitration and The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
In the past too, JGLS students have won laurels at the Oxford Media Law Moot Court Competition, Herbert Smith Freehills Moot Court Competition, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, ULC Bangalore Moot, 10th Nani Palkhiwala Tax Moot Court Competition to name a few.
JGLS harbours a vibrant mooting culture and imparts a rigorous and multi-disciplinary legal education with a view of producing world-class legal professionals, scholars, leaders and public servants. The School's expert faculty comes from across the globe and engages in critical scholarship that contributes to public debates both in India and abroad.
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