Miami Law Students Win International Investment Arbitration Moot Court Championship


Miami Law students Tess deLiefde (2L), Andrew Riccio (3L) and Beshoy Rizk (3L) were named the winners of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court competition, which is the international student competition focusing on investment protection. The competition was hosted by Goethe-University Frankfurt in Germany. They were coached by Daniel Vielleville.

Throughout the week of March 14-18, Miami Law competed against 26 teams from all over the world including places such as Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, United States, Jamaica, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Romania, and many others.

This particular Moot Court serves as a platform for students who want to compete on an international level and have a passion for investment protection. Teams present their arguments orally before tribunals of arbitration composed of investment treaty specialists.

Investment protection has increasingly become a hot topic in the international community and has been recognized as one of the more intellectually challenging branches of international law.

"The students did an amazing job," said Paula Arias, the Director of the International Moot Court Program at Miami Law.