EHU's Moot Court Team took first place at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Baltic Cup 2012. Team member Uladzimir Dzenisevich was awarded the title of best speaker. The event was hosted by the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia. Three teams took part, including teams representing the Universities of Luxembourg and Iceland.
"This was good practice before the competition in Washington, DC," said EHU lecturer Antonina Maslyko, who coaches the team.
"The team is still in euphoria, because we overcame quite strong contenders. Our team was under the guidance of coach Maslyko, and without her help and support we would not have won. In my opinion, this victory is a major reason to support our team and a big boost for the international rounds in Washington," said Uladzimir Dzenisevich.
Uladzimir Dzenisevich and his teammates Kseniya Pavlovich, Darya Yeudakimava, Artsiom Siarhei will represent EHU at the upcoming 53rd invitational Philip C.Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC on March 25-31. It is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.
The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the judicial organ of the United Nations. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. The competition is named after Philip C. Jessup, who once served on the ICJ. He was a diplomat, scholar, and jurist from New York City.
Friends and supporters will have the opportunity to meet the team at a special reception in Washington, DC hosted at the offices of DC law firm Alston + Bird LLC. The reception will take place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. To add your name to the interest list for the reception, please contact EHU.
EHU's moot court team's travel to the United States is generously sponsored by American Councils for International Education.