Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Regional Competition
Rebecca Charles '17, Huy Nguyen '16, Hung Pham '17 and Yuchen "Ivy" Zhang '16 will represent Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition February 4 to 7 at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Teams that advance from qualifying international and regional tournaments will compete in the international rounds March 27 to April 2 in Washington, D.C. Winners will advance to the Jessup Cup World Championship tournament April 2.
Established by the International Law Students Association in 1959, the Jessup competition is the oldest and largest moot court competition dedicated to international law. Competitors come from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The tournament is named for diplomat, scholar and jurist Philip Caryl Jessup (1897-1986), who played a key role in the formation of the International Law Commission in 1948 and served a nine-year term as the U.S. representative to the International Court of Justice.
Chicago-Kent's team is coached by alumni Maureen Bitonio '15, Kevin Lahm '11, Kathleen Mallon '14 and David McKenzie '14 and attorney Adam Maxwell.
Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a Certificate Program in International and Comparative Law for J.D. students and an LL.M. Program in U.S., International and Transnational Law for international attorneys and law graduates who wish to gain a broader understanding of the American legal system and international legal issues.