Law students take first place, best oralist award in Eighth Arab Moot Court

Birzeit University law students took first place in the Eighth Arab Moot Court Competition, held virtually and hosted by the University of Sharjah, after competing against teams of students from Algeria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

The university’s team comprised Aya Ewaida, Tala Halabi, Vivian Riyad and Lure Salhi, who were trained and coached by Drs. Fayez Ibkairat and Omran Tamimi, of the Department of Law.

Competing with 18 Arab teams, Birzeit University’s students presented a compelling argument and showed in-depth understanding of the cases introduced in the competition. For her excellent presentation and arguments, Lure Salhi was named best oralist in this year’s moot court.

Dr. Beshara Doumani, president of Birzeit University, congratulated the team on their outstanding performance, noting that their achievement exemplifies the leading roles played by women at Birzeit University, whether locally or internationally.

Doumani also emphasized the importance of regional and international competitions in enriching the students’ learning experience, explaining that such events help connect Palestinian students with international peers, instructors, and research communities despite the Israeli restrictions against freedom of movement and severe limitations on access to educational resources in Palestine.