What a ride it was: Last week, the Vis Moot 2018/19 ended. Weeks and months of hard work, long days and nights in the office and many hundred miles traveled to practice moots came to an end. In the end, all the hard work paid off: We made it to the Elimination Rounds in Hongkong and Vienna, ranking amongst the best 16 teams in Hongkong and amongst the best 64 teams in Vienna. We further received Honorable Mentions for each of our four memoranda and in addition, two Honorable Mentions for individual speakers.
This success belongs first and foremost to our five incredible Mooties:
Jana, Pea, Dominik, Markus and Max
We not only admire your legal skills, but also your dedication, your enthusiasm, and your constant will to put in everything you have got for this wonderful project. You galloped through the manifold challenges of this competition and we were able to witness a truly impressive personal development in each and every one of you. We are well aware that we were demanding and that we pushed you to your limits and beyond - but you excelled, and we are incredibly proud of you. It was beautiful to watch a group of strangers becoming a group of friends, a group that entered on an exciting journey all around the world, traveling to Bonn, Amsterdam, Hanover, New York, Munich, Hongkong and Vienna. It was beautiful to see how you as a group developed and went through thick and thin, together. You made the past months an unforgettable experience and we enjoyed working, traveling and celebrating with you beyond words.
At the same time, we also want to thank others: our wonderful sponsors, our Faculty of Law, its staff and its professors - especially Prof. Dr. Mäsch and Prof. Dr. Heiderhoff -, who support us for years now. All of this would further not have been possible without our outstanding alumni from the past years and in particular Edward, Nico, Moritz, Fabienne and Anne.
Finally, a thank you to all the other wonderful teams from all over the world and especially to our friends from Amsterdam Team Willem C. Vis Moot Court, Vis Moot Team Hannover, Vis Moot Munich and Vis Moot Team Tübingen: You made the past months so much fun and without you we certainly would have missed far too many great parties. It was a blast!
Now, Mooties, saddle your horses and continue to strive for greatness!
Emily, Sebastian, Johannes