Jessup Moot Team Success in Washington DC

15 April 2016
Jessup Moot Team Back left: Joy Guo, Hannah Reid. Front left: Carter Pearce, Sam Jeffs, Andrew Grant.

Over Easter, five Auckland Law School students represented New Zealand at the Jessup International Law Moot Competition (Jessup Moot) in Washington DC. The Jessup Moot is the world’s oldest and most prestigious international law moot competition and this year teams from 132 universities around the world took part.

The New Zealand team consisted of Andrew Grant, Joy Guo, Samuel Jeffs, Carter Pearce and Hannah Reid. It was coached by Dr Anna Hood and David Bullock. The team performed exceptionally well at the competition winning all of its preliminary round moots and being placed 9th out of 132 teams at the conclusion of the first stage of the competition. The team then advanced to the finals rounds where it was beaten in an extremely close moot by India.

The team would like to thank the New Zealand Law Foundation for its extremely generous support. Without this, the team would not have been able to participate in the competition.