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Earle Mack School of Law Wins Jessup Competition Mid-Atlantic Super Region Championship

February 27, 2012

Earle Mack School of Law’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team returned from Washington, D.C. as winners of the Mid-Atlantic Super Region championship held on Feb. 26.

The Jessup Competition 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, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings, arguing as both the applicant and respondent before the Court.

This is only the third year the Earle Mack School of Law has participated in the competition, having reached the quarterfinals last year. Yet, this year, Earle Mack School of Law’s winning team – composed of students Krysten Connon, Edward Grant, Melissa Green, and Barkha Patel – prevailed over competitors from such schools as the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law, and – in the final round – the University of Virginia Law School. In addition to winning the competition, the Earle Mack School of Law team received an award for exceptional brief writing. Green also placed second in the overall oralist category.

The students will move on to the White & Case International Rounds of the competition in late March where they will compete against several other regional finalists from the United States as well as national finalists from around the world.