The University of Texas School of Law students Sam Chang ('11), Lilith Houseman ('11), Ryan Lovell ('10) and Karla Sanchez ('10) were finalists in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition regional rounds held in Houston, Texas, February 11th-14th. Ryan Lovell was also named Best Oralist for the Southwest Regional Competition. The 2010 Jessup team is coached by Kathleen Warner, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, and Amanda Goff, Assistant District Attorney for Caldwell County, Texas. The team will advance to the International Rounds in Washington, D.C., March 21st-27th, 2010.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition began 51 years ago and is the world's largest moot court competition with more than 500 law schools from over 80 countries participating each year. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial arm of the United Nations. The University of Texas began competing in Jessup in 1962 and has held the World Championship Cup four times.
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