Pericles is happy to honor Anastasiya Putilova as the October 2004 Student of the Month. In March of this year, Anastasiya competed in the scholarship program offered through Pericles by the University of San Diego Institute on International & Comparative Law. Placing second in the competition, she was awarded a scholarship to study two courses at Oxford University this summer. She decided to study International Arbitration and International Litigation alongside American and European students, and, when the grades were announced last week, it turned out that she received the top grade in International Litigation and she tied for the top grade in her Arbitration class. Good show Nastya!
Of course, Nastya can be excused for ruining the high grade hopes of the other 60 or more students in her classes this summer--as she is accustomed to being at the top in international events. In February this year she was a member of the Russian National Champion MGIMO team in the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court competition. In 2003 her team placed third, so of course they had to come back to win in 2004, and she went to Washington D.C. in April to compete in the International Championship Round. As if that didn't keep her busy enough, in January of this year she hopped off to Singapore to participate in the World Universities Debating Championship. It's really been an international year for her!
Nastya comes from Perm. She started her university career studying English at Perm State University. Then in 2000 she transfered to the International Law Faculty of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where she chose to specialize in international trade law. She enjoys public speaking and parliamentary debate, and is a member of the MGIMO debating society and participant in Moscow International Model U.N.
Congratulations Nastya! With all that litigation, arbitration, and debating experience, remind us never to end up on the other side of you in court!