Article from: TDM 5 (2017), in Editorial
The Global Finals of the 2017 FDI Moot concluded in Boston on the 5th of November 2017 with 1st National Law School of India University, Bangalore winning the Skadden Arps trophy ahead of 2nd Charles University, Prague before a tribunal composed of Ms Jessica Beess und Chrostin, Ms Carol Ludington, and Professor William Park. 104 Teams from 34 countries had registered for the Global and Regional Rounds, of which 48 eventually participated in Boston, with 250 team members and 60 arbitrators.
Jolene Hansell (University of Ottawa) earned the Thomas Wälde Advocacy Award (best advocate of the 4 preliminary rounds) as well as the Manuela Beltrán prize for the best woman advocate sponsored by José Manuel Álvarez Zárate. The Thomas Wälde award is made to recall not only the professor's many contributions to international law and dispute resolution, but also his support in the founding of the FDI Moot. The Manuela Beltrán prize promotes awareness that although as many if not more women than men perform well in the FDI Moot, women remain underrepresented in the higher echelons of the profession. Aditya Mehta (National Law School of India University) was designated best advocate of the Final.
We would like to thank the many TDM/OGEMIDERs who helped us as arbitrators and memorial judges, or supported teams financially through the Wälde Fund.
The 11th FDI Moot Global Rounds will be held in Stockholm, 8-11 November 2018. More information including details on how to register your team or as an arbitrator at the FDI Moot website, www.fdimoot.org
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