UP LAW STUDENTS NAMED WORLD OCTOFINALISTS IN JESSUP MOOT COURT TILT
LAW students from the University of the Philippines emerged as world octofinalists in the 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition White and Case International Rounds.
The team was composed of Paolo Jose, Luis Lopez, Michiko Lokin and Sheigne Miñano and Adrian Padilla.
They were mentored by Professor Paolo Tamase and Professor Aloysius Bresnan as coaches, and Professor Rommel Casis, who served as faculty adviser.
“The team garnered an impressive four-win streak in the preliminary rounds against Jagiellonian University Cracow (Poland), Indus College of Law (Pakistan), National Law School of India University (India) and Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University (Ukraine),” UP said on Facebook.
“The team also won against Harvard Law School (United States), the defending champions, in the Round of 32. In addition to this, the team broke among the Top 16 teams around the world and was also the highest breaking team among Philippine schools,” it added.
The Jessup Moot Court Competition is the biggest and most prestigious moot court contest in the world, with more than 3,500 law students from over 100 countries participating in the International Rounds.