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Mooting to Win is a guide for every participant of moot court competitions. It provides a full overview of the process, from why one should participate in a moot court competitions, team selection and planning at the outset, to a detailed overview of the written memoranda that need to be drafted all the way to the most important phase, the oral pleadings. The Appendix to the book deals with what one should do after participating in a moot court competition to ensure that it is not just a one-time experience but proves to be something lasting. The practical advice and pointers contained in this book will no doubt be highly valuable to support successful participation in moot court competitions.
Harald Sippel has been working with moot court teams for over a decade. Having acted as a judge in moot court competitions more than 60 times, including in several finals, Harald has advised and assisted in the coaching of teams from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. He has also lectured extensively at universities on how to succeed at moot court competitions. The only time he acted as the main coach in a moot court competition – for De La Salle University (Philippines), in a major international moot court competition with several hundred contestants – the two oralists of his team ranked second and third overall, losing only against the eventual winners of the competition in a split decision.
When Harald is not working with moot court competition participants, he acts as the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Academic Director, where he, among others, has implemented a moot court training programme. He also acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.
Marc Ohrendorf has coached moot court teams for the last eight years, with the teams repeatedly achieving top positions. He has acted as a judge in dozens of moot court competitions and pre-moots. Marc is a co-founder of a skills development provider for young professionals and of a preparation event for participants of the Willem C. Vis Moot Court in cooperation with a Scandinavian arbitration institute.
He works as a dispute resolution lawyer and negotiation consultant. Participants of his workshops work in leading law firms and international companies from various sectors. Marc studied in Bonn, Prague and London. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.