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Vis East Moot Alumni

There are many reasons to participate in the Vis Moot. Students enhance their legal expertise by drafting legal memoranda, they train their oral skills as the entire competition is held in English and they learn from practising with international lawyers and arbitrators. They develop their soft skills by becoming more confident and convincing in legal arguments and working in a team. They also get to meet students from the best universities worldwide and visit the fascinating city of Hong Kong.

Here you can read what the China-EU School of Law’s Vis Moot Alumni cherished in particular.

Meng Fanqin

Vis Moot was such an amazing experience which has changed my life. As a former debater, I used to focus on flowery language and agitative speech. Vis Moot taught me that without precise logic and solid facts, this cannot make sense in legal practice. The six-month training and the competition have confirmed my ideal to be a lawyer devoting myself to litigation and arbitration.

Liu Qianning

Because of Vis, I travelled to Korea, Shanghai and Hong Kong, I immersed myself in the library enjoying the fun of law and I learned how to perform as a real counsel before the arbitral tribunal. There were times we revised our memo again and again before deadline; times we got up at 4 am to take the plane and times we read our case files in the midnight plane with our red eyes. There were also times I did oral practice and recorded myself in bed all night before pleadings. I feel so grateful for what I have learned and I hope I can do more to inspire and help others who might need me for Vis.

Zhao Min

Vis taught me how to win a game and how to get my idea perfectly accepted by others. Days of working late to finish memorandums made me realise that humans are like ten-speed bicycles, and most of us have gears we never use. From dancing with my favorite practitioners in this field, it seems that everything you can imagine is real in Vis. I cannot name all the things Vis gave me, but I am sure that Vis offered many things that I could have hardly benefitted from in any other experience. All in all, it will be a memory engraved in my mind forever.

Tian Yu

Vis Moot is not only an international competition, but also an educational programme and an unforgettable life experience. I continuously improved my legal research and pleading skills and memo writing abilities. Most importantly, I learned how to think like a lawyer: critically, without prejudgement, making sure that every argument is based on solid legal knowledge.

Zhu Yanan

"Before the Vis Moot competition, it was very hard for me to imagine that I can shake hands with, talk to and compete with students from all over the world. But now I did it, with the help of my dear couches, team members and the volunteers. This will definitely be my very precious life wealth.”

Ana Trigo

"As an arbitrator once told me, the argument made in an oral pleading is a journey to be made, and not only a destination you should hurriedly attempt to arrive at. I hope the next CESL moot team will fully embrace the journey to come and enjoy the ride.”

Gilbert Dadzie

"Participating in the moot was more than a six-month experience. It was a life changing event: an intercultural human experience, a formative and mentoring school as well as a combination of fun and hard work. This is a must for every law student's development. ”

Tan Qiujie

"One of the challenges in participating in the Vis Moot is to extract useful information from the moot problem which has more than 60 pages, and has to be analysed on behalf of the claimant or respondent. Interpreting law provisions is necessary. But understanding the spirit of those provisions is even more important. We have to understand the clients’ behavior. This is a huge challenge for law school students. Therefore, it was extremely helpful to consult lawyers, in-house counsels and even bank staff and I learned a lot.”

Lin Xi

"The Moot Court is like a diamond with facets reflecting many types of beauty. I lived through this experience with ‘no pain, no gain’ and ‘where there is a will there is a way’ as my motto. The biggest reward was that we – the mooties, coaches, manager, volunteers, alumni mooties, and opponent counsels – came this far together. Veni, vidi, vicimus.”

Zhang Junmin

"Participating in the Vis Moot is a magical journey, during which I gained capacity of working under pressure and I made new friends from all over the world. The most important thing is that what I once imagined became reality. Many thanks to everyone who helped us. They made us to discover more potential in the Vis and made us really proud of CESL. ”

Zhao Chunlei

"I was so happy, so lucky and so proud to be a member of the CESL Vis Team in 2013-2014. Here, I found my favourite field of law, amazing friendships and a new life stage. I will never forget the sweat, tears and night work I did for Vis, and I will never forget the laughter, happiness and the pride, just as I will remember forever the announcements of the name "China-EU School of Law" after every knock-out round. I believe Vis is just the starting point and I will continue working in arbitration”

Li Kaixu

"During the lengthy, six-month preparation for the Vis moot, I finally realized what helped me to win that game: the key of arbitration is serving the arbitral tribunal. In contrast to giving a speech, being a qualified moot oralist requires you to know how to give appropriate response to the questions raised by the arbitrators and it also requires good advocacy skills. The teams do focus on intellectual work, but arbitration is also a lot about acting and presenting.