TU law students win qualifiers of international law moot court competition


Students from the School of Governance, Law and Society won the Estonian qualifier and the right to take part in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC.

Two teams took part in the qualifier - our team was challenged by the Tartu University Law faculty. The TU Bachelor's students won both rounds against the Master's students from Tartu. The referees were professionals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, law firms and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

The winning team - Marleen Arusi, Joseph Latimer, Nuutti Tanner and Yuliya Avdyusheva - will travel to the finals in Washington DC in the end of March. There they will face teams from nearly 100 countries.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the largest of its kind in the world. This year marks the 57. anniversary, with over 550 teams from nearly one hundred countries taking part. The cases they have to solve this year come from human rights, cyber attacks and surveillance, and treaty law.