11-12 March 2016 the National Pre-Selection Round of the 39th Edition of the Telders Competition 2016 took place at the Ukrainian Catholic University. For two days in the UCU teams and judges from all over Ukraine have been determining the best team that will represent our country at the international round of the competition in The Hague.
Representatives of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, the National University “Odessa Law Academy” and Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy of Ukraine (Kharkiv) took part in the National Pre-Selection Round. Lawyers from Lviv, Odesa, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Uzhhorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, representing both jurisprudence and our lawyering practices, were the judges of the competition.
According to the results of the two-day competition, the winner of the National Pre-Selection Round of the 39th Edition of the Telders Competition 2016 is the team of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Now it will have an opportunity to defend the honor of Ukraine in the competition that will be held in the capital of international law – The Hague. The team of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is also the winner of the written round of the competition.
For the first time the winning team of the oral round of the competition was determined too. The best Applicant-team was the team of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and the best Respondent-team – the team that represented the National University “Odessa Law Academy”. In the Super Final these teams were fighting for the Cup of the Best Oralist-Team of the National Pre-Selection Round for Ukraine, which the team of NaUKMA won.
General partner of the competition was the Ukrainian American Bar Association, which provided invaluable assistance and support to the competition. One of the partners of the competition was the law firm “Advice Group” (Lviv), the managing partner of which Anton Podilchak was one of the judges and gave a special award to the winning team. In addition, the partners of the competition were Lviv Center for International Law and Human Rights and the Ukrainian Bar Association.
The Rule of Law Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University thanks the partners and participants of the competition and wish success to the winners. It was the first experience for the Center in organizing of such student competition as moot court and in the future the team of the Center plans to continue supporting this type of competition as it improves the quality of legal education in Ukraine.