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Jessup Moot Competition 2015 Comes to UWC

Location: Life and Sciences Building and the Moot Court, Law Factulty
Contact: Mr. Peter Koornhof

The Philip C Jessup International Moot Competition is the largest moot court competition in the world, and is a prestigious endeavour for universities that attend.

Starts: 2015/01/29 13:00
Ends: 2015/01/31 13:00

The Philip C Jessup International Moot Competition is the largest moot court competition in the world, and is a prestigious endeavour for universities that attend. It is a unique opportunity for students, providing them with the opportunity to be exposed to people from the local and international legal fraternity. The regional rounds are normally held at the end of January or early February, with students participating being expected to work and be available over most of their December/January holidays. Because of this, the individuals involved are often the ones who are the most academically gifted and dedicated, and whose abilities are most sought by firms.  

Due to its size and time-frame, the Jessup is considered as one of the most difficult yet rewarding moots to be involved with. Former participants have gone on to achieve at high level, attaining leadership positions within the faculty and university, winning a variety of scholarships and attributing some of their later successes directly to the experience they gained while competing in the Jessup.

This year the University of the Western Cape plays proud host to the Southern African regional qualifier, with the winning team going through to the final rounds in Washington, D.C. later in the year. The preliminary rounds will be held in the Life Sciences Building on 29 and 30 January, with the final round on the 31st of January at the UWC Senate Building.

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