RAU Students Won the 8th Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition
Undergraduate students of Russian-Armenian University majoring in Law Milena Sargsyan, Diana Barseghyan, Sona Khurshudyan, Narek Hovesyan and Adelina Asatryan participated in the “IPRC 2018 Moot Court Competition” on intellectual property. The game was organized by the Intellectual Property Rights Center in Armenia and took place on May 12-13 at the American University of Armenia.
The competition included written and oral rounds. During the first part of the oral round, each team acted both as plaintiff and defendant. The presentations were assessed by a judging panel consisting of leading experts in the field: Sargis Knyazyan, Vladimir Vardanyan and Kristine Ghambaryan. Leading universities of the country took part in the competition: Yerevan State University, French University of Armenia, Public Administration Academy of RA, Yerevan branch of the St. Petersburg Institute of Foreign Economic Relations, Economics and Law and Russian-Armenian University. The teams of YSU and RAU made it to the final round, where RAU team became winner. Besides the team award, Diana Barsegyan, Milena Sargsyan and Sona Khurshudyan received individual “Best Speaker” awards, taking the first, second and third places respectively.
“Receiving individual “Best Speaker” awards and winning the competition itself was a little unexpected. But our team was very united, we all worked really hard and, of course, set out to win," said Milena Sargsyan.
Areg Malkhasyan, Ph.D., lecturer of RAU Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, trained the team for the competition. He highlighted that students often do not have enough experience, and events like this one help them apply what they have learned in practice. Students of RAU Institute of Law and Politics have been participating in similar competitions for many years.
The format of the Moot Court Competition allowed young lawyers to put knowledge into practice, as well as improve written and spoken communication skills.