United Arab Emirates University students take part in the 2017 Vis Moot Court Competition
A team of law students from the United Arab Emirates University participated in the
25th annual Vis Moot Court Competition in Vienna, Austria.
The team included students Suhaila Khamis Saeed, Salma Saeed Al Zaabi, Amal Saif Ahmed,
Mariam Saeed Al Dhaheri, Fatima Salem Al Ameri and Fahad Faisal Mousa. They were supervised
by Dr. Abdullah Al Khatib, Assistant Dean for Professional Development at UAEU, and
Dr. Zuhairuddin Mohammed, an associate Professor of Commercial Law.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Khatib pointed out that the team had prepared hard for the after entering
in October of last year. This preparation included an intensive training regime supervised
by Dr. Mohammad Zuhairdin. The students also trained at the DLA Piper Global Law Firm.
Additionally, the team took part in a regional competition in Kuwait (6-10 February).
Such competitions prepare students to apply what they have learned at university in
real life situations. The judges praised the students highly.
Fahad Faisal Mousa expressed his pleasure at taking part and being able to use his
legal skills. These included making legal representations, and defending legal arguments
with confidence. He enjoyed identifying legal issues and finding precedents to draft
suitable legal notes. He also had to be aware of foreign laws and other legal cultures.
The team took part in the final round of the competition in Vienna from 7th to 14th April. They were required to represent the plaintiff and also the defendant twice
each. They met four teams from the world-renowned universities of the University of
Ankara (Turkey), the University of Tamil Nadu (India), the University of Minas Gerais
(Brazil), and the University of Osnabruck from Germany.