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VU Amsterdam wins sixth edition of Max Rood Moot Court Competition

The sixth edition of the Max Rood Moot Court Competition was held on Friday 24 June 2022. This Dutch interuniversity labour law moot court unfortunately could not take place the last two years due to the coronavirus, but this year teams from four universities took on each other again. The day was organised by Leiden University’s labour law study association Sine Labore Nihil and the Department of Labour Law and Social Security and took place in the beautiful Moot Court room at Leiden Law School.

In the first round, the teams from Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam faced each other, and the teams from VU Amsterdam and Groningen University. With one week to prepare, on Friday morning they argued their case which was about the termination of an employment contract.

The winning team from VU Amsterdam

The preparation time for the final case on instant dismissal was only one and a half hours. In the meantime, the other teams played pool with each other and the judges explored Leiden by boat. Despite the short preparation time, the oral arguments were again very good. After long deliberation by the judges, the team of the VU Amsterdam won narrowly and was presented with the Max Rood trophy.

After the competition, the day was celebrated together with drinks at Barrera. Afterwards, the organisation, the judges and the winners enjoyed a dinner at Prentenkabinet restaurant. After two years of absence it was wonderful to enjoy this successful event, which will certainly be organised again in the years to come. Special thanks go to all the judges, Yvonne Erkens and Marije Schneider of the Department of Labour Law and Social Security, Maikel Doting of study association Sine Labore Nihil, and law firm Pels Rijcken.

See here for more information on the Max Rood Moot Court Competition.

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