Law students compete internationally

March 08, 2013

Stetson University College of Law students will compete at some of the largest international competitions in the world in March and April. Stetson students will compete in the international finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the largest moot court competition in the world, March 31-April 6, in Washington, D.C. Stetson students will also compete at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, March 23-28, in Vienna, Austria.

The Vis competition includes more than 290 teams from over 65 countries around the world. The Jessup competition includes student advocates from 550 law schools and more than 80 countries.

“In a few weeks, our students will showcase their advocacy skills on the international stage,” said Stetson Law professor and moot court advisor Brooke Bowman. “These competitions give students opportunities to present their arguments before top international judges and attorneys.”

Stetson’s Vis team of Paul Crochet, Meagan Foley, Michael Rothfeldt, Lisa Tanaka and Alex Zesch won the Florida Bar International Law Section Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in Miami, Fla., on March 2. Foley was named the best oralist in the competition, for an unprecedented second year in a row. The team travels to Vienna to compete in two weeks.

Stetson’s Jessup team of Sharon Galantino, Caitlein Jammo, Bradley Muhs and Carly Ross finished second at the South Super-Regionals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in New Orleans, La., on March 1-3, and won the runner-up memorial award. The team heads to Washington, D.C., in a few weeks to compete in the international finals with law students from around the world.

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