Chulalongkorn University‘s Faculty of Law students have won the 3rd runner-up award from the 19th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition, attended by over 300 contestants from leading universities worldwide.
The Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition has been organized by the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition Japan for the 19th consecutive year. In the 2020 online competition, the first joined by Chula, the teams were each designated a company to represent and required to draft various legal documents, such as a memorandum, response memorandum, and explanatory memorandum. The contestants also had to present a legal pleading during the one-day arbitration round, and negotiate on behalf of the company during another one-day negotiation round.
According to Pattharaporn Phattharapibul, Kritchawit Tatinij, Wasuwat Deepromariyakun, and Praewa Jittimanee, the team of fourth-year students from the Chula Faculty of Law that won Third Place from this world-class legal competition, the competition was interesting as it was a legal competition about international commercial contracts. Including negotiation and international arbitration, the competition required a blend of alternative dispute resolution methods, similar to real business practices.
The competition judges were a team of experts in the legal field, and the contestants were from top universities in Asia and around the world.
“I am very happy that the students did extremely well in this competition. As a team that entered this competition for the first time, a third runner-up award to NUS (National University of Singapore), Team Australia (University of Sydney Law School, ANU College of Law, Melbourne Law School and QUT Law), and the University of Tokyo, with 0.5 point away, was impressive. All students in the team worked extremely hard and helped each other out. Participating in this competition was an opportunity for self-improvement, acquiring knowledge in real-life scenarios, and preparing students to become lawyers in the future,” said Thidarat Silpabhiromsuk, Ph.D., Deputy Dean for Foreign Affairs, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, the team advisor.