UvA team wins Jessup Cup National Rounds

18 February 2016

Students of the Amsterdam Law School's LLM programme in Public International Law have won the national rounds of the 57th Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and have advanced to the international rounds to be held in Washington, D.C.

Jessup Cup Team 2016

Best oralist: Ivana Summerfield

Moreover, Ivana Summerfield was awarded the prize for best oralist. Congratulations to the team: Anafee Fränznick, Roosmarijn Meijboom, Naida Hadziomerovic, Heleen Huygen and Ivana Summerfield, as well as their coach Heko Scheltema, for their outstanding performance! 

The National Rounds, organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, were held on 11-12 February at Maastricht University. 

About the Jessup Cup

Organised by the International Law Student's Association (ILSA), the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

Thousands of law students from around the world will work all year long on the season's Jessup Problem that will focus on the the legality of cyber-surveillance and cyber-attacks under international law. Most students must first compete in national and regional competitions to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held from 27 March - 2 April in Washington, D.C.

Published by  Amsterdam Law School