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Sri Lanka: CLDP Launches the 2021-22 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

Sri Lankan ELSA Orientation Call

CLDP, in coordination with the Sri Lankan Moot Court Bench has selected three teams of 4 students from the University of Colombo, the Sri Lanka Law College, and CfPS to participate in the 2022 John H. Jackson (WTO) Moot Court Competition. The students were selected after a three-step evaluation process: 1) written submissions, 2) oral rounds, and 3) virtual interviews. Starting in September, each team met (virtually) each week with their coaches to start preparing for their written submissions (due in January) and their oral arguments in preparation for the regional round of the competition in April of 2022. In October, CLDP and the Sri Lankan Moot Court Bench hosted an orientation session for the students and their coaches to prepare them for the next 6 months of rigorous training. The effort to provide WTO and trade law training for the future Sri Lankan lawyers is in line with our objective to increase WTO compliance in both countries which will in turn promote free trade and lead to economic growth in the region. 

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