It’s time to inform you about the composition of this year’s JU Team for the 20th Vis Moot:
1. Katarzyna Maria Duda is a 5th-year law student at Jagiellonian University. She gained an LL.M degree in International and Comparative Trade Law from Columbus Law School, CUA, Washington, DC. She completed the American Law Program held by Catholic University of America in cooperation with Jagiellonian University. Katarzyna is a senior member of the European Law Students Association. She speaks fluent English and can communicate in German. Her legal interests include alternative dispute resolution techniques and international trade law.
2. Aleksandra Gumienny is a 4th-year student of law at the Jagiellonian University and 2nd-year student of Corporate Finance and Accounting at the Cracow University of Economics. She is interested in arbitration and all kinds of Alternative Disputes Resolutions. Despite ADR she is interested in commercial law, both national and international. Thanks to Summer University in Paris at the Sorbonne organized by Fondation pour le Droit Civil and participation in preparation for the International Commercial Mediation Competition she became more familiar with alternative ways of resolving the disputes. The main reason why Aleksandra is participating in Vis Moot Competition is a possibility of gaining crucial experience and practical knowledge about arbitration. During free time she likes to travel, but when she stays at home she enjoys good book and interesting movie.
3. Krzysztof Nowak is a 5th-year law student at the Jagiellonian University. He also holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from the Cracow University of Economics. He got interested in arbitration during his Erasmus program in Vienna (2 semesters, 2010-2011). He graduated from the American Law Program (organized by Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Catholic University of America) and from Austrian Law School. His performance in the latter gave him an opportunity to do an internship at the well-know law office abroad, which specializes in commercial arbitration. His main interests in law are competition law of the European Union and banking regulation in the European Union. He speaks Polish, English and German. In his free time he enjoys all kinds of sports, especially windsurfing and skiing.
4. Łukasz Piergies is a 5th-year student of law at the Jagiellonian University seeking career in field of International Trade. He enjoys travelling 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 in the renowned International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris. Łukasz joined Vis Moot team because he is willing to expand his knowledge and language skills and believes that participation and success in Vis Moot – team’s main goal, with regard to labor market is a true game-changer.
5. Katarzyna Rajchel is a 5th-year law student at the Jagiellonian University and a graduate of Journalism and Social Communication at the same alma mater. In 2012 she completed the American Law Program held in cooperation by the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and the Jagiellonian University. She also participated in the International Business Trade and Investment Law Summer School in Krakow. For almost a year she lived as an Erasmus student in Goteborg, Sweden, where she got interested in arbitration. Currently, having extensive experience in the media industry, she works as a PR specialist for Eurozet media company. Her legal interests include intellectual property law, out-of-court dispute resolution methods and international trade law. Kasia participates in the Vis Moot competition to gain knowledge and unforgettable experience. In her leisure time she enjoys birdwatching, snorkeling and listening to bands that don’t even exist yet.
6. Emanuel Wanat is a 4th-year law student at the 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. In 2012 he participated in the International Business Trade and Investment Law Summer School in Krakow. In 2011 he was a trainee at the London Law Firm. Emanuel was also a participant at the Salzburg Summer School of Private Comparative Law studying the Draft Common Frame of Reference. He is now a member of a Jagiellonian University team to a 2012 DCFR Moot Court Competition organized by the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He is also a student at the Jagiellonian Law Clinic. Emanuel takes keen interest in the international trade law and is determined to pursue his career in the field. He devotes his free time to sports, mainly basketball, rock climbing and rowing.
7. Antoni Wandzilak is a 5th-year law student at the Jagiellonian University. Last year he finished the School of American Law organised by his university in cooperation with the Catholic University of America. His main area of interest is commercial law, especially international arbitration and companies law. Antoni participates in the Vis Moot competition to broaden his knowledge of arbitration and also to gain valuable experience. In the future he would like to work in an international environment, practicing commercial law. In his free time he enjoys sports, especially running, and he also likes to travel.
8. Łukasz Zbyszyński is a 4th-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 the last two years. He speaks fluent English and can communicate in French. He considers Willem C. Vis Moot to be a great opportunity to learn how to practically apply theoretical knowledge acquired during studies to real problems. In his leisure time he enjoys cycling and football as well as good literature.
As in previous year, the team is trained by Maciej Durbas, a law graduate and PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University.
Special thanks to Sylwia Łęcka who is the author of all images!