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Finalists for Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) 2022

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Press Release - 1 April 2022

Teams for the Semi-Final of the 2022  Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) announced

After weeks of preparations, 70+ teams from 20 countries, rounds of written submissions, and online quarter-finals and judging from 30  Court of Arbitration for Sport  (CAS) Arbitrators and  40+  expert sports law advocates, we can now announce the semi-finalists  of the Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) 2022.

SLAM is a unique initiative with competing in a world-class moot competition that promotes greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, a key dispute resolution mechanism in the no-matter where students are from.

Following online training session on writing legal submission and oral advocacy training provided free of charge for teams, by leading advocates and arbitrators, 40 teams were evaluated  on their written submissions dealing with the  moot problem (an anti-doping case)  by 30  Court of Arbitration for Sport  (CAS) Arbitrators and  40+  expert sports law advocates.  


8* teams qualified for the  SLAM Quarter Finals that were  held virtually on 26 & 27 March 2022 and judged by 12 CAS Arbitrators. The teams were:

  • Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (Slovenia) 
  • O.P. Jindal Global University (India)
  • BPP University (UK)
  • Hugh Wooding Law School (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Kenyatta University (Kenya)
  • Leiden University (Netherlands)
  • City University (UK)

After impressive performances in a hard fought and closely contested Quarter-Finals we can announce the 4 teams that have progressed to the Semi-Finals. We would like to congratulate all the teams on their impressive and closely contested performances.

The  semi-finalists are:

  • O.P. Jindal Global University (India)
  • BPP University ( UK)
  • Kenyatta University (Kenya)
  • City University (UK)

We would like to congratulate all the teams that entered the competition for their hard work and efforts. We are looking forward to welcoming all the semi-finalists in  London for the final part of the competition on 21 & 22 April 2022.

We would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for giving up their time and for providing great feedback and encouragement for the student teams. The support we have received from the sports law community has been incredibly overwhelming and touching. We are very thankful and grateful for their support and time.  

The 12 CAS Arbitrators that judged the Quarter-Finals: 

Panel 1

  • Laura Abrahamson - Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS
  • Patrice Brunet - Founder and Managing Director of Patrice Brunet Avocats
  • Espen Auberg - Partner, Advokatfirmaet Nova DA

 

Panel 2

  • David Benck - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Hibbett Sports
  • Leanne O'Leary - Senior Lecturer in Law, Edge Hill University
  • Christopher L. Campbell - Senior Counsel, Tyson & Mendes and Olympic Medallist

 

Panel 3

  • Janie Soublière - Principal, Soubliere Sport Law
  • Steve Bainbridge - Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Yoshihisa Hayakawa - Professor of Law, Rikkyo University & Partner, Uryu & Itoga

 

Panel 4

  • Emin ÖZKURT - Managing Partner, Ozkurt Law Office
  • Ricardo de Buen - Managing Partner, De Buen Law
  • Jan Räker - Senior General Counsel, VfB Stuttgart



The finals judges are:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson
39 Essex Chambers - former Justice of the Supreme Court in 2010 and Master of the Rolls (President of the Court of Appeal in England and Wales, and Head of Civil Justice)

Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder
Attorney at law, Partner - Barandun & Alternate Judge at Appellate Court of Valais/Wallis

Mark Hovell
Head of Sport & Partner, Mills & Reeve

All Judges 

CAS Arbitrators

Advocates

 

Teams Entered - SLAM 2022

  • BPP University 
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Chanakya National Law University
  • City Law School 
  • Dublin City University 
  • Edge Hill University
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • University of Ljubljana
  • Ghent University
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Hugh Wooding Law School
  • International University of Monaco
  • ISDE
  • Kenyatta University
  • King's College London
  • Leiden University
  • Moi University-Kenya
  • National law University Assam
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • O. P. Jindal Global University
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • *Russian State University of Justice
  • SSBM Geneva
  • St. Petersburg State University
  • Stockholm university
  • The University of Melbourne
  • University of York
  • Universidad Europea
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Universitatea din Bucuresti
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Dar Es Salaam
  • University of Delhi
  • University of International Business and Economics
  • University of Law
  • University of Lleida
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Rijeka
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law
  • University of Zurich
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

*The Russian State University of Justice qualified for the quarter-finals, however, due to the unprecedented prevailing circumstances relating to the invasion of Ukraine, we regret that the team was not able to progress to the quarter-finals.

The finals are by invitation only, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place. 

For more information about the competition, judges and prizes, please click here 

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