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29/03/2010: Philippines Reaches Octafinals in 2010 Jessup Moot Court Competition; Team Captain Named One of Top 10 Oralists

Philippines Reaches Octafinals in 2010 Jessup Moot Court Competition; Team Captain Named One of Top 10 Oralists

TOP 10 FINISH Debaters from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School present to Ambassador Willy C. Gaa their plaques of recognition for their performance in the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition.  The Philippines reached the Octafinals of the competition and was ranked fifth in the final field of 16.  Team Captain Roland Glenn T. Tuazon was named one of ten best oralists in the competition.  127 teams representing 76 countries competed in what is described as “the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court competition.” END

WASHINGTON DC March 29, 2010 – Debaters from the Philippines reached the Octafinals of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, ranking fifth in the final field of 16 in what is described as the “the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court competition.”

127 teams representing 76 countries participated in this year’s Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Ma. Cristina Aurora C. Baldemor, Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg, Paolo Manuel T. Rodriguez, Marie Yasmin M. Sanchez, Roland Glenn T. Tuazon, and Joyce Anne C. Wong, all from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School, represented the Philippines.

Team captain Roland Glenn T. Tuazon received the Best Oralist Award Tenth Place in the tournament that was held from March 21 to 27 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C.

During the team’s courtesy call at the Philippine Embassy, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa lauded the debaters for their accomplishments and urged them to continue “honing their craft.”

“The Jessup Moot Court Competitions are very demanding and we are pleased to see in our debaters their ability to take on the world’s best,” said Ambassador Gaa.

In Jessup, the competing teams prepare oral and written pleadings and simulate a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice.

The Australian National University defeated New York’s Columbia Law School in the final round.

In the 2004 Jessup Cup Championship Round, ADMU Law School defeated the National University of Singapore. END