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April 2012

NZ Jessup Team Top Four Placing

The University of Auckland Law School was placed in the top four in the 2012 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot – the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court contest – held in Washington in late March. They were narrowly beaten in the semi finals by Columbia University in a split decision.

The team of Benedict Tompkins, Mark Tushingham, Matt Beattie and Namita Singh won the prize for the best applicant memorial (written submissions) in the competition and won the runner-up award for combined memorials (applicant and respondent).

The Foundation sponsors the Jessup mooting team each year, and this equals the best ever result by any New Zealand team.

Now in its 53rd year, the Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition with teams from more than 500 law schools in 80 plus countries taking part. More than 115 teams competed in the international rounds in Washington, drawn from over 600 teams worldwide.

Read more – summary of 2012 competition results