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DLSU at the FDI International Arbitration Moot

De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) was named the Top 3 Highest Ranked Team in the Global Finals of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot competition held in Boston, Massachusetts last November 2 to 5.


104 schools worldwide were part of the competition. Two oralists from DLSU COL Julia Pineda and Rob Concepcion ranked 2nd and 3rd highest advocates respectively for the competition. The team received support and instruction from the DLSU College of Law and were coached by two international law practitioners Foreign Attorney  Dr. Harald Sippel and New York Attorney Amanda Lee.


The FDI Arbitration Moot is an annual competition organized by the Center for International Legal Studies in cooperation with the following founding institutions: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts (FDI 2017 Host School); Pepperdine University Law School Malibu, California; Centre of European Law, King’s College London; and the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Frankfurt/Cologne, Germany.


De La Salle Debate Society and J-7 Armed Forces of the Philippines to hold 1st Philippine Collegiate Peace Debates

THE DE LA SALLE Debate Society (DLDS) in partnership with the J-7 Armed Forces of the Philippines (J-7, AFP) are set to host the inaugural Philippine Collegiate Peace Debates (PCPD) this September 14 to 16 at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Twenty of the best debate institutions from all over the country are set to participate in this event. Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines Diliman, Mapua Institute of Technology, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Far Eastern University, University of the Philippines Manila, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, San Beda College, University of the Philippines Los Banos, University of Sto. Tomas, Philippine Military Academy, Xavier University, Ateneo de Naga University, Western Mindanao State University, University of the Philippines Visayas Miag-ao, University of the Philippines Cebu, University of the Philippines Baguio, Ateneo de Davao University, St. Louis University, and the University to Tacloban will be part of the first ever PCPD.  All invited debate institutions are qualified to vie for the title and cash prize.

The PCPD aims to provide a venue where national peace and security issues can be discussed while sparking intelligent discourse on peace and Filipino patriotism. The tournament also wishes to raise the youth’s awareness about the Philippines’ national peace and security issues. High school and college students from all over Manila are invited to watch championship round of the tournament, which will take place on September 16 at the AFP Theater.

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