PUBLISHED:May 22, 2009

Duke Law team moves to final round of WTO moot court competition

May 22, 2009 — The Duke Law team has advanced to the finals of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law. Second-year classmates Gregory Dixon, Michael Gilles, Timothy Reibold, and Jonathan Skinner will compete for the championship May 23 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Coached by Carla Reyes ’09 and Amber Jordan ’10, the Duke Law team won the North American Regional Round in March, receiving awards for best overall written submissions, best complainant submission, and best respondent submission.

The ELSA Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the European Law Students Association, is a simulated hearing in the WTO dispute- settlement system. Competitor teams represent both the complainant and respondent parties to the case by presenting oral submissions in front of a panel.

This is the fourth consecutive year that a Duke Law team has advanced to the international round of the competition.