Top row, from left: Justin Santagata, Bianca Piccoli-Valle, Jackie Leung, Madeleine Bayzelon, Daniel Decacche. Bottom row, from left: Hector Bondoc, Marko Budrovac

Cardozo Law LL.M. teams performed among the top of 17 teams competing at the American University Washington College of Law LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. Daniel Decacche received first honorable mention for best oralist. In addition, the team of Justin Santagata, Hector Bondoc, Madeleine Bayzelon, and Victoria Syreizol reached the semi-finals and the team of Daniel Decacche, Marko Budrovac, Jackie Leung, and Bianca Piccoli reached the quarter finals. Professor Curtis Pew coached the students. Congratulations to all!


The Center on International Commercial Arbitration hosted on March 13 - 14, 2014, the Third LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. This event, specifically created for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes.

Seventeen teams participated in the competition:

2014 Competition Results
Winner: Columbia Law School
Finalist: University of Pennsylvania (Team 6)

Semifinalists:
University of Pennsylvania (Team 6) - Georgetown University Law Center (Team 11)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Team 14) - Columbia University Law School (Team 10)

Best Oralist:
1st place: Anna-Maria Galinska, Team 4 (UC Berkeley School of Law)
2nd place: Kieran McCarthy, Team 11 (Georgetown University Law Center)
Honorable Mentions:
1) Daniel Decacche, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
2) Yakshay Mukesh Chheda, Columbia University Law School
3) Yanan Zhao, American University, Washington College of Law