School of Law International Moots Alumni Fund
SMU students (from left to right) Won Chian Lim, Jeremy Tan, Wong Yan Yee and Tiffany Tseng at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2016 in Vienna, Austria. They won first runner-up in the moot competition.
As of May 2016, SMU's international mooters have won 16 championships in 34 finals and accumulated 80 Best Oralist and Best Memorial prizes. SMU has been to the international championship final of all seven major international moots: Jessup (2013, 2014), Vis (2015, 2016), Vis East (2015, 2016), International Criminal Court (2015 and 2016), Price (2010, 2015, 2016), Frankfurt (2015), and IHL (2016), and in 2014-15 alone it set a world record by reaching eight international moot final appearances, a feat it repeated in 2015-16. SMU is also the first university in the history of international moots to have successfully defended its title in a major international moot when it won back-to-back championships in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the ICC Moot.
Securing such results sends a signal to the world that our students are world class and that Singapore's legal minds are they very best. Immense resources are put into training each international moot team. From coaching to guest-judging, faculty members, friends of the legal community and past students of the programme have provided the mentorship and guidance to our international mooters. However, greater financial contributions are also needed to ensure that our students can continue to participate in as many international competitions as possible.
In conjunction with the inauguration of the School of Law International Mooters Alumni Group, we seek your generous support for the SMU School of Law International Moots Alumni Fund. All the international mooting teams have worked very hard and our efforts are validated by the successes we have achieved in a short few years. Each of us have also personally benefitted from the resources the School and the legal community have put behind this programme and given us the confidence and belief to take on greater challenges. We hope to see future generations of SMU international mooters continue to fly the SMU flag high.
Your support will enable the School of Law to bring their training of international mooters to a new level of excellence, better equipping them for competing in the global arena.
― A message from the International Moots Alumni Fund Exco
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Last updated on 30 May 2016 .