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Students participated in Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition

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A team composed of VU Faculty of Law students together with other leading universities in labour law participated in annual moot court competition, which took place on June 15-18 in Aarhus, Denmark. Students solved cases related to the transfer of undertaking, rights of employees in case of such a transfer, and non-discrimination (the right to equal treatment) problems. Students had to argue in both claimant and defendant positions. They were assessed by famous labour scholars and practitioners – Dr. Jean-Michel Servais, Jesper Svenningsen, Dr. Ronald Beltzer, Dr. Manfred Weiss. In Quarter finals, Lithuanian team met Denmark and European (joint team from several European universities). This opportunity allowed students not only to use their theoretical knowledge in practice, but also to try themselves in a competition with other students. Such an experience without doubt will be valuable in the future.

Students ar very grateful to the Faculty of Law, and especially to coaches prof. Dr. Daiva Petrylaitė  and Vida Petrylaitė— for their sincere and hard coaching and support during the competition. This competition and the knowledge gained from the coaches will encourage a deeper interest in labour law in the nearest future.

Competition is named after the German labour lawyer and legal sociologist Hugo Sinzheimer (1875-1945). The aim of this moot is to deepen and improve the knowledge of employment and labour law at the European level. It offers an opportunity to experience the operation of European labour law in a setting as realistic as possible. It is a yearly returning event hosted in another country every year.