Universidad Autónoma de Madrid wins national classification of Jessup Moot Competition

February 15, 2019

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid wins national classification of Jessup Moot Competition
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid wins national classification of Jessup Moot Competition
  • Cuatrecasas holds national rounds of international competition for Law students at Madrid headquarters

For the ninth consecutive year, Cuatrecasas hosted the national classification round of the prestigious international competition for law students, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, from February 13 to 15.

Promising young lawyers-to-be from ESADE Law and Business School, IE Business School, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Deusto, Universidad de Murcia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universidad Ramon Llull met at the Cuatrecasas Madrid office to debate predefined topics before a panel of lawyers, academics and judges. This year, the topics centered on traditional knowledge for commercial purposes, state responsibility for environmental degradation caused by businesses, human rights violations and the herds of migratory yaks.

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) team was declared winner of the Spanish round after a hard-fought final with Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The UAM students will go on to compete in the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup Competition, held each spring in Washington, D.C. 

About the Jessup Moot Court Competition

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is an international public law competition with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. It simulates a fictional dispute between countries over a current legal conflict in the International Court of Justice.

The International Law Students Association (ILSA) organizes the competition, now in its 60th edition, the ninth in Spain.

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