Win in Asia moot contest makes it 10 international titles for SMU law school

The Singapore Management University (SMU) might have set up its law school just seven years ago in 2007, but it has won 10 international moot competition titles, including its latest at the 9th LawAsia International Moot contest. -- PHOTO: SINGA
The Singapore Management University (SMU) might have set up its law school just seven years ago in 2007, but it has won 10 international moot competition titles, including its latest at the 9th LawAsia International Moot contest. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Management University (SMU) might have set up its law school just seven years ago in 2007, but it has won 10 international moot competition titles, including its latest at the 9th LawAsia International Moot contest.

A SMU team beat 32 teams from countries including the United States, Australia and China at the annual competition, which simulates court proceedings and deals with global commercial arbitration and the conflict of laws. It is organised by LawAsia, an international organisation focused on the interests of the legal profession in the region.

In beating The Chinese University of Hong Kong in the final round on Oct 5, SMU secured its second win in the competition.

Its team this year comprised third-year students Mohammad Muzhaffar, 23 and Jillian Yeo, 21, and fourth-year student Grace Sim, 22.

Mr Muzhaffar also won an award for being the best speaker in the competition.

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