Saturday, April 12, 2014
University of Queensland (Australia) has won the 2014 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition White and Case International Rounds. They argued the Applicant side of this year's problem.
The runner up was the Singapore Management School of Law (Singapore).
The winner of the award for "Spirit of the Jessup" was the team from the Royal Institute of Law in Thimphu, Bhutan, a country that competed this year for the first time in the Jessup Competition. That team is selected by a vote of all teams attending the G0-National Dress Ball held on Thursday evening.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is organized by the International Law Students Association (ILSA). This year's competition had approximately 600 teams register from around the world, with approximately 569 teams actually competing (some teams drop out for various reasons).
Before the White and Case Rounds, there were 64 national and regional competitions held around the world, including rounds in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Jamaica. Teams advanced to the international rounds from those national rounds.
124 teams representing 83 countries competed this week in Washington, D.C. Some teams could not make the journey this year, including teams from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Costa Rica, and Peru.
Persons wishing to support the Jessup Competition can click here to visit the website of the International Law Students Association.
The International Law Students Association also organizes activities for international law societies at law schools around the world. An international conference will next be held September 5-6, 2014 in London at the University of Law.