2008-04-11

Law Students in Washington

The team of Mykolas Romeris Law students, guided by dr. Justinas Zilinkas, associated professor of the Department of International Law, successfully took part in the International Tournament of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington.

The team successfully passed the preliminary round and won four rounds against India, Catar, Poland and Armenia. The students lost in the run-off round against the team from Singapore. Mykolas Romeris University team will be ranked 11 or 12 in the list of participating teams.

Around 100 teams selected from initial 500 teams take part in the International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington. Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Representing both sides of the argument, each Jessup team is required to prepare oral and written pleadings.