Four Greek students who are seniors at Athens Law School won World Moot Court, a global competition organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA). Out of the 117 universities that participated in the competition, the Greek team and Harvard’s team were the ones who made it to the final phase which was held at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
This year’s competition concerned a legal dispute between two member states of WTO (World Trade Organization) a developed state and a developing state. The dispute supposedly arose because of the latter’s decision to brink water-sewage services to the public sector, after their not so successful privatization.
The Greek law team consisted of Anna Ventouratos, Persephone Vernadou, Panayiotis Theodoropoulos and Panayiotis Kyriakou. In order to reach the finals the team had to beat teams from the American University, Washington and Rhodes University (South Africa), the University of Hong Kong, and in the semifinals they competed with the team from the University of Amsterdam.