Jakub Bielamowicz is a 4th-year law student at the Jagiellonian University and intern at the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow. He was member of the Jagiellonian University team that won the 8th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris. During his student exchange in Vienna, he represented the University of Vienna in the 4th International ADR Mooting Competition in Hong Kong. He did internships in the European Parliament in Brussels, the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC and the Polish Permanent Representation to the United Nations in Vienna. He speaks English, German and French. His legal interests include EU law, international trade law and ADR.
Barbara Giermek is a 5th-year law student at the Jagiellonian University. Thanks to Erasmus Program, she was studying a for a year at the University of Antwerp where she obtained a certificate in International and European Legal Studies. In 2012 Basia graduated from American Law Programme. She also participated in the International Business Trade and Investment Law Summer School in Krakow. Her legal interests include competition law and international trade law. She speaks English, Norwegian and can communicate in German. Basia joined Vis Moot Team to gain practical knowledge about arbitration and international experience.
Grzegorz Goniewicz is a 4th year student of law at Jagiellonian University.
Last year he took part in Phillip C. Jessup International Law moot court competition, where his team won national championship of Poland and competed in international rounds in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of School of American Law of Jagiellonian University & Catholic University of America. He speaks English and French.
For Grzegorz, taking part in Vis moot is a chance to expand his knowledge in the field of international commercial arbitration and develop his soft skills.
Besides law, his interests comprise sports and rock music.
Artur Krępa is a fifth year law student at the Jagiellonian University.
His scholarly interests focus on arbitration, intermational trade and medical law. During previous academic years he worked at the Jagiellonian University Law Clinic in the civil law section. In 2012 he was also participant in the International Business Trade and Investment Law Summer School in Krakow. Artur was also a member of the Jagiellonian University team in a Foreign Direct Investment moot court, where JU team finished in the top 5. Artur is fluent in English and and has a basic command of German. He considers Willem C. Vis Moot as an opportunity to broaden his knowledge and language skills. In his spare time he is a sport enthusiast and loves travelling.
Damian Łapka is a 5th year law student at Jagiellonian University.
He is a graduate of the 2012 American Law Program held in cooperation by the Jagiellonian University and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. As a member of TBSP law student’s society, he conducted classes in logic for lawyers law for lower-year students for two years. He is a co-author of the logic for lawyers student’s book published by C.H. Beck. In 2012 he was an trainee at Polish Ombudsman’s Office in Warsaw. He speaks fluent English. In his free time, he plays bass guitar.
Łukasz Piergies is a student at the Jagiellonian University and the University of Orléans pursuing Master degree in French Law.
He enjoys traveling and being active whenever he has some spare time. When it comes to law his main areas of interest are international commercial law and competition law, both with particular reference to legal system of European Union. Thanks to Erasmus scholarship he did one year of his studies at the University of Toulouse Capitole where he received Diploma in European Studies. He continued his stay in France by participating the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris. Currently he is an intern in an international law firm in Warsaw. Łukasz enjoyed last year edition of Vis Moot greatly and thus he decided to participate for the second time.
Izabela Skoczeń is a 5th year Law student.
She completed the French Law School Programme at the Jagiellonian University. In 2013 she received a grant from the Polish Ministry of Higher Education for research on the Pragmatics of Legal Language under the supervision of the Legal Theory Department at the Jagiellonian University. She is also head of a Student Association for Philosphy of Law (tbsp). Her research interests are theory of law, philosophy of law and linguistics. She speaks fluent French, English and a bit of German.
Emanuel Wanat is a 5th-year law student at the Jagiellonian University.
He is a graduate of the 2012 American Law Program, the International Business Trade and Investment Law Summer School in Krakow and the Salzburg Summer School of Private Comparative Law. In 2011 he was a trainee at the London Law Firm and he spent last holidays interning for international law firms in Warsaw.
Emanuel loves mooting – he was a member of the JU team in the DCFR Moot Competition where the team was 3rd overall and the member of the last year VIS Moot Team. He also participated in the FDI International Investment Arbitration Moot where he was awarded an honorable mention award for oral skills.
Łukasz Zbyszyński is a 5th-year student of law at the Jagiellonian University. His main areas of interest are constitutional law and civil law. As a graduate of the American Law Program he also highly values exploring foreign legal systems. He is an active member of TBSP law student’s society, having conducted classes in constitutional law for lower-year students for
two years. He speaks fluent English and can communicate in French. He has participated in the 20th edition of Willem C. Vis Moot and in 2013 edition of FDI Moot. In his leisure time he enjoys cycling and football as well as good literature.
Aleksandra Żanowska is an ambitious 4th-year law student, who is never afraid to take on new challenges.
Her main area of interest are companies law and commercial law. In the future, Aleksandra would like to pursue a career in international arbitration. She speaks English and French. In her free time she enjoys sports, especially orienteering, as well as travelling.
Special thanks to Łukasz Hrenczarek who is the author of our photos!