Jessup Moot Court Team Wins 5th Place Best Brief Award


Jessup Respondents
(Duong, Drescher,
Judge [of counsel])

Jessup Applicants
(Galleguillos, Elliott-Smith,
Judge [of counsel])

Congratulations to the Law Center’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team of Briana Drescher, Phung Duong, Lindsay Elliott-Smith, Cristian Galleguillos, and Nathan Judge, who received an award for the fifth place best brief at the United States Rocky Mountain regional rounds of the Jessup Competition, which was held Feb. 18-21 in Denver, CO.  The Law Center’s Jessup team very narrowly missed (by only 1 round point!) moving on into the advanced and international rounds of the competition.

Now in its 57th year, the Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Jessup Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.  This year’s competition problem, The Case Concerning The Frost Files, focuses on the legality of cyber-surveillance and cyber-attacks under international law.

The Law Center’s Jessup team was coached by Meredith Soniat (’15) and Fahreta Muminovic (’15), with assistance from Prof. Jeffrey Brooks.