From 8 to 9 December, the 7th China WTO Moot Court Competition was held at China University of Political Science and Law. Altogether sixteen universities, including China University of Political Science and Law, Peking University, Wuhan University, East China University of Political Science and Law, China Foreign Affairs University, University of International Business and Economics, and Southwest University of Political Science and Law, participated in the contest. The delegation of Northwest University of Political Science and Law (NWUPL), ranking fifth in total score, won the second prize in this competition. A member Ouyang Yuhang won the title of best debater.
The cases this year, closely related to the current international trade situation, focus on complex WTO legal issues such as the application of GATT 1994 Article 21 security exception, the constituent elements of safeguard measures and their applicable conditions. The delegation is composed of seven students, including Lin Shiting and Yan Jiayao, instructed by assistant professor Ma Haitao from School of International Law. Through careful analyses and studies of the cases, the team has been constantly deepening their understanding and improving the application of WTO dispute settlement mechanism and concrete WTO rules. The delegates exhibited sound professional knowledge and English proficiency in the competition, bring great honor to the university.