For the first time in the history of Higher School of Economics, the HSE Faculty of Law team has reached the quarterfinals rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court (“FDI Moot”) 2018 in Stockholm, the most prestigious competition in the field of international investment arbitration.
More than half a year of hard work on written memorandums, and then exercising oral arguments and an exhibition game with Queen Mary University of London led to a long-awaited result: the HSE Faculty of Law team was invited for the first time to participate in the international round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition. The team represented Russia in the competition, which was held at the University of Oxford from April 9 to 13. This year’s event was dedicated to user content regulation by social media and their liability, illegal distribution of personal photos and fake news, as well as discriminating speech.
On March 29th, an HSE Faculty of Law team was the first in Russian history to win the The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). It beat the University of Cambridge in the finals, and was the best among 362 university teams from around the globe.
On May 19th, 2017, students of the HSE Faculty of Law took second place in the final round of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition which took place in The Hague. One of the HSE students won the award for best speaker in the finals.
This year, the team of HSE Faculty of Law participated in two competitions at the same time — in Vienna and in Hong Kong. Ekaterina Nuzhdova, Maria Zinovieva, Evgeny Puchkov and Polina Sizikova represented HSE in Vienna. Ksenia Solovyova, Aleksander Zhdanovich, Elsa Dauletshina and Konstantin Vashchenko took part in the contest in Hong Kong.