Student Teams Make Marks at Pictet and Barton Competitions

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Top photo, L-R: Rie Ohta, Olivia Florio Roberts and Natasha Amlani
Bottom photo, L-R: Michael Kramer, Kristi Ueda and Aaron Acosta

Two teams of UCLA Law students placed highly in major international human rights competitions in 2018.

In March, a team of UCLA Law students travelled to Skopje, Macedonia, for the 30th Jean Pictet Moot Court Competition, where nearly 50 student teams from around the globe work through a simulation of complex humanitarian law matters involving armed conflict.

The team of UCLA Law students including Kristi Ueda '19, Michael Kramer '18 and Aaron Acosta '18 reached the semi-finals.

Also in March, Rie Ohta'19, Olivia Florio Roberts '19 and Natasha Amlani '18 reached the semi-finals of the fifth annual Clara Barton competition, held in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the American Red Cross and Georgetown University Law Center.

Jessica Peake, director of UCLA Law's International and Comparative Law Program, coached both teams.