Laura Zinnerman receives the Young ICCA-MIDS Scholarship

Laura ZinnermanName: 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