UP Law Team wins Best Applicant Memorial in the 2017 Philip Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition

The five-member team representing UP Law in the 2017 Philip Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition won the Richard R. Baxter Award for Best Applicant Memorial in the event, besting teams from over 60 countries. The winning memorial by Lee Yarcia, Ely Zosa, Peterson Poon, Leeanne Gali and Carlo Borromeo will be published in the Jessup Compendium and the International Law Students' Association (ILSA) Journal for International and Comparative Law.

The distinction is in addition to the team's earlier achievements in the competition's National Rounds at the University of Santo Tomas last February, where they finished as Semi-Finalists and won Best Overall Memorial, and Best Respondent Memorial.

The Philip Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 87 countries. The Competition simulates fictional disputes between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.