Dukakis Center hosts AUTH Moot Court team
A team of four students from the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki conducted a session of the annual Jessup International Moot Court simulation at ACT on Thursday, March 15, 2012.
Grigoris Bacharis, Orfeas Chassapis-Tassinis, Aikaterini Chnitidou, and Semina Michailedou took the roles of lawyers presenting arguments for the applicant and the respondent of a fictional dispute involving complex international issues. They pleaded their case before a panel of judges, including Dukakis Center lecturers Alan Cafruny and Alec Mally. ACT instructors Lambrini and David Wisner rounded out the panel with Yannis Naziris of the Aristotle Law School.
The team of law students were also accompanied by one of their law instructors at Aristotle, Professor Anastasia Grammatikaki-Alexiou.
The law students, a mix of under- and post-graduates, are members of the team that won the Greek national moot court tournament earlier in the year. They are now preparing for a trip to Washington, DC, where the finals of the international tournament will soon be underway.
Dr. Nassis' "International Law" class observed the proceedings as part of their course requirements. The session was held in the in the Niarchos Teleconference Room of the Bissell Library, decked out to resemble an international tribunal.
ACT instructors regularly take part as guest judges in the training sessions of Aristotle's Moot Court team. This is the second time a session has taken place at ACT.