Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, July 30, 2008 :University Institute of Legal Studies will be hosting the prestigious Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition for the year 2008-09. The Jessup International Moot Court Competition is the oldest and the most prestigious moot Court Competition in the world.
Currently in its 50th year, the competition is held annually in over 80 countries of the world and attracts more than 500 law schools from all around the world. The moot court is organized by the International Law Students Association which has its headquarters in Washington D.C. The competition will be organized in the last week of December, 2008 or first week of January, 2009. All National law schools are expected to participate in this event for which thousands of law students from around the world work all year long on this season’s Jessup problem, which will address the power and authority of the International court of Justice and other important law issues. A team from each participating school will be required to prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
According to Prof. R.S. Grewal, “Hosting this prestigious competition is a rare distinction for any law institute, as the students get an opportunity to come across quality clinical legal training. Also the students who win the competition will earn the right to advance to the world championship Shearman & Sterling International Rounds to be held on March 22-28th, 2009 in Washington, D.C.” according to Dr. Chanchal Narang, Media Incharge, UILS, PU.