La Trobe reaches finals of the Vis Vienna International Moot 2020 and LTU advocate wins best overall speaker award

Congratulations to our students in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team for reaching the finals of the Vis Vienna International Moot Competition 2020.

This was a virtual moot, that took place last week in Vienna on Australian lawtech start-up @Immediation_odr’s platform, proudly supported by La Trobe lawtech students. This competition consisted of 248 teams, over 900 arbitrators and 560 hearings!

An outstanding result was achieved by our Law School students

Afreen Taqvi was adjudged the best overall speaker of the entire competition, wining the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist.  Afreen’s outstanding advocacy prevailed over hundreds of speakers from 248 law schools including the best law schools in the world! Thi Minh Thu Vo was also recognised for her excellent advocacy by receiving an honourable mention in the Best Individual Oralist Competition.

Click on the links below to watch both recipients awards ceremonies

Afreen Taqvi:

Thi Minh Thu Vo:

A team effort

La Trobe’s success was also the result of the efforts of an impressive team consisting of Amalia Wilson and Brandon Draper, who also presented oral arguments, and by James Webster and Jennifer Zhao. These results could not have been achieved without Director of Mooting Magda Karagiannakis, colleagues at the Law School and the skilled coaching of Vis Alumnus from Vienna 2019, Wilson Tan.

The team spent hundreds of hours researching, preparing and practicing for this moot under challenging conditions which required online practices and participation in a virtual competition. 

The outstanding results achieved reinforce La Trobe Law’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading law schools in international mooting.

Congratulations team La Trobe!

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