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Laura Zinnerman receives the Young ICCA-MIDS Scholarship

We are delighted to share the news that Young ICCA Member Laura Zinnerman has been granted the 2020 MIDS-Young ICCA Scholarship. Laura will attend the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) during the 2020-2021 academic year. We wish Laura the best of luck!

Our latest Young ICCA scholarship winner took some time to complete a Young ICCA Proust Questionnaire. Get to know Laura by reading her responses below.


Name: Laura Zinnerman

Age: 27

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Current City: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Current Employer: Dechamps International Law

Education: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Law degree (concentration in International Law), 2016; Bucerius Law School, Exchange Program, 2014

If you had to give an acceptance speech for this scholarship, what would your first line be? “It has been a long journey”

What are your favourite virtues? Passion and optimism

What are your favourite qualities in another person? Honesty, kindness and wittiness

What is your chief characteristic? Empathy

What is your main fault? Anxiety

What is your favourite occupation? Travelling and hiking

What is your idea of happiness? Hanging out with loved ones and a glass of wine

What is your idea of misery? A life with regrets

If not yourself, who would you be? A forensic investigator

Where would you like to live? A cabin in the mountains

Who is your favourite prose author? Jorge Luis Borges

Who is your favourite hero/heroine in fiction? Aragorn

Who is your hero in real life? All everyday heroes whose small deeds make somebody else’s day

What historical person do you most dislike? Anyone who embodies oppression

What is your favourite name? Emma

What do you hate the most? Rush hour

What is your natural talent? Peacebuilding

What is your favourite arbitration-related decision? Any well-reasoned, legally grounded decision

Who is your favourite arbitrator? One who is open-minded and well-prepared

Who is your mentor? Not one but many academic and professional guides who have played an instrumental role in my life and career

What is your motto? There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be

Young ICCA partners with 3 universities to offer 3 full tuition scholarships each year. Click here for more information.