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MC Law Wins Brief Award at Regional Round of Jessup International Law Competition.


The Philip C. Jessup International Law Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition.  On February 25-28, 2010, MC Law’s team traveled to the regional round held in Miami, Florida, to compete against 25 other teams.

MC Law made a strong showing in Miami, earning the seventh highest brief score in the region.  The team was composed of third-year advocates Abby von Fischer-Benzon and Amanda Woodruff, who also served as the team’s brief writers, and second-year advocates Arthur Calderon and Jessica Thornhill.  Bob Anderson (’87) of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC; Professor Christoph Henkel; and Professor Wulf Kaal coached the team. 


The competition featured the simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, which serves as the judicial arm of the United Nations.  Teams competed for the opportunity to advance to the final rounds of competition hosted in Washington, D.C.