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International Roman Law Moot

 

The Eighth International Roman Law Moot Court Competition was held on the Bay of Naples from 15 to 18 April 2015, amidst the splendour of Vico Equense’s Castello Giusso and the evocative grandeur of the Terme Stabiane in the archaeological site of Pompeii – a rare and special privilege secured through the the generosity of Soprintendenza speciale per i beni archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia. The Moot was sponsored by international law firm Clifford Chance LLP, LMS Studio Legale of Milan, the Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, the Centro Interdipartimentale Vincenzo Arangio-Ruiz and the Consorzio Interuniversitario Gérard Boulvert.

The spectacular setting for the Moot also featured in the problem, albeit transposed back to the sixth century AD and the cities of Neapolis and Aequa: the libellus required counsel to engage with complex questions of the law of succession, property and choice of law, against the backdrop of geopolitical convulsions in the south of Italy following the Ostrogothic occupation and Emperor Justinian’s reconquest of the peninsula.

 

Libellus

Ianuarius, Cyrus et Filumena c. Civitatem Aequanam et Iohannem; Vermundus c. Theobaldum

Palma Victoriae

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Palma Secunda

University of Cambridge

Palma Tertia

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Palma Optimi Oratoris sive Clifford Chance LLP Best Oralist Award

Rory Gregson (University of Cambridge) and Panagiota Kondyli (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) (shared)

Mentio Honorificis

Maria Teresa Carotenuto (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

LMS Studio Legale Best Legal Analysis Prize

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Press

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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