Passing the torch – Presentations for the Next Generation of Vis Moot Participants
May 16th-19th 2016, members of the Association ARBITRI in cooperation with CLDP held interactive presentations to students and faculty members of four Law Faculties (Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Zenica and Mostar). Mr. Zmarak Khan from CLDP has accompanied our representatives and traveled to all the Faculties to show their commitment and support for the promotion and implementation of the Vis Moot project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The students who attended the presentations showed great interest in the competition itself and they enjoyed the power point and video presentation made by last year’s Vis Moot team from the Sarajevo University. The influence of the previous generations was apparent since the students were able to engage in a vivid discussion about the project with an obvious knowledge of its background.
Mr. Khan also met with the Deans of all the respective Universities as well as the professors involved in the preparation for the competition. The general theme and idea behind these meetings was increasing the institutional support for the Vis Moot project and providing the students with academic incentives for their time and dedication invested in the competition.
The Deans and responsible professors have all agreed to seriously consider introducing an optional course dedicated to arbitration through which would provide the participants of the Vis Moot with ECT credits for their participation and academic work. This approach has already been successfully implemented at the University of Zenica with the involvement of the members of Association ARBITRI. This would bring a significant improvement to the level of motivation of the students, but it would also increase the quality of the preparations for the theoretical part of the competition.