University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Law Students Place 2nd in International Moot Competition

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November 20, 2012

A team of students in Pitt Law has placed second in the overall team ranking at the 2012 Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot competition. Among individual rankings of the top 50 competitors, Pitt third-year law students Greg Graham ranked third, Joe Parsons ranked eighth, and Matt Smith ranked 23rd. A fourth student, Yurly Vilner, rounded out the successful team.


Moot competitions involve a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases to gain practice in advance of becoming practitioners. The foreign direct investment moot competition, held Nov. 2-4 in Boston, engaged students from around the globe in a relatively new field of international law—one that addresses a host country's obligation to foreign investors—and promotes an understanding of international investment laws and arbitration as an effective means for resolving disputes. 


Congratulations, students!

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