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Cayman Islands law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman is sponsoring a team of students from the Cayman Islands Law School to attend this year’s Viz Mooting competition which will take place in Vienna, Austria in March.
Members of the Cayman Islands Law School team are Tian Peralto, Chris Cairns, Adam Jones and Erik Bodden who is the recipient of the Conyers Legal Scholarship for the past 2 years.
Viz Mooting provides a critical experience to any law student’s education as it is designed to simulate, as closely as possible, the experience of presenting a case in a real court. It compliments the practice of law by honing skills of advocacy, interpretation, public speaking, research and presentation. Mooting also helps aspiring barristers and solicitors to acquaint themselves with the legal community by fostering relationships with judges, barristers, solicitors, distinguished academicians and moreover other students of law within the university as well as nationally and internationally.
Mitchell Davies, Director of the Cayman Islands Law School comments: “The Cayman Islands Law School has found considerable success in recent years in international moot competitions. It would not have even been possible for the Law School to compete at this level without the support of local firms such as Conyers.”
Kevin Butler, partner and mentor to Erik, commented: “The Viz Moot is an excellent program, especially for the Cayman Islands Law School, as it is an arbitral moot to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes. We are especially pleased that Erik is a participant as it will provide valuable experience as part of his legal training.”
Conyers is actively involved in a number of local charities and educational programs.