WVU College of Law competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition regional qualifying rounds in Washington, D.C., February 22-24. After the weekend’s results, WVU Law finished among the top 16 law schools in the nation.
Administered by the International Law Student Association, the Jessup is an advocacy competition in which law students present oral and written pleadings in hypothetical legal disputes between nations. WVU Law competes in the Mid-Atlantic Region of 22 law schools, which includes Georgetown University, Penn State, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University.
The court case for this year’s Jessup competition involved issues of climate change, a submerged island, and population migration. The WVU Law team advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating top-ranked George Washington University, before narrowly falling to American University in the semifinals. WVU Law’s briefs were rated seventh best in the Mid-Atlantic Region.