Autonomous University of Madrid wins Spanish round of Jessup Moot Court

2013年2月15日

UAM, winner of the Spanish round of the 54th Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
UAM, winner of the Spanish round of the 54th Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira organizes Spanish round of international competition for third consecutive year, with six teams participating

 

The Autonomous University of Madrid has won the national round of the 54th Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition after two days of competition at the Barcelona offices of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, which it has organized for the third year running. The winning team will participate in the final in Washington D.C. during the first week of April, where the best law students from 80 countries will compete.

 

This year’s Spanish round had record participation, with six universities (Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Barcelona, Carlos III University III, ESADE, University of Navarra and Pompeu Fabra University) and 29 students participating.

 

The teams had to defend a fictitious case based on current issues, such as climate change, state representation, migration and sovereign financing in a simulation of the International Court of Justice comprising 40 judges. Scott Wishart, Assistant Dean of the International Programme of the School of Law at the University of Navarra, who was one of the judges, stated: “The students performed beautifully; they came well prepared. They exhibited a great deal of poise and control in their delivery. It was very obvious that they took the time necessary to meet the competition.” He also advised the finalists to keep practicing: “The level of competition internationally has continued to grow over the years. We have to be the best prepared we can.”

 

Krystle Baptista, the competition’s national administrator and associate of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, highlighted the “students’ high level of preparation after only three years of competitions, as well as the involvement of academic and professional circles in these kinds of initiatives.” Following its third consecutive year holding the national round of the Jessup Moot Court, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira continues to commit to developing and promoting talent among law students.

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