News Network(Correspondent: Li Yueshan) On February 26, with the support of the university and the school of law, teacher Deng Lie and Tang Zhaohong as chief coaches, undergraduates Li Sentao, Su Nuo, Zhu Hang and Zhang Ao of 2015 grade, undergraduates Zhu Linxiao and Ning Pengyun of 2016 grade and undergraduates Ma Xiaoxin and Li Yueshan of 2017 grade as members of the team won the first prize in the 17thThe Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held by the Law School of Yunnan University and won the high praise from the organizers and judges from all over the world. This year, a total of 51 university teams from all over the country took part in the competition, and our school won the first prize in the national competition for the first time.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the largest, the most difficult, and the oldest professional moot court competition of the highest level in the world, known as the Olympic moot court competition, andis also the gold standard to test the cultivation of first-class law students in the world. The event is hosted by the International Students Association (ILSA) which has been successfully held 59 times as of 2018. Teams from more than 550 Schools (universities) of law from more than 80 countries are attracted each year, which can be regarded as a great event. A virtual international conflict is designed in the competition, requiring teams to compete in English all the time, seeking solutions in international courts, and being judged by renowned scholars of international law, lawyers and judges from the United States, Britain, France and other countries.
This is a feast of international law that requires intense preparation for nearly half a year. The topic involves frontier issues in different fields of international law, such as the assumption of state responsibility, the protection of endangered species, the recognition of legal status of indigenous communities, the protection of human rights, the utilization and benefit sharing of traditional knowledge, etc. In the competition of the masters, the team of ZUEL reflected promptly and dealt with it calmly in the first match which was a little inferior. The team won three matches consecutively and finally won the first prize, leaving a deep impression on the judge.
In addition, the international moot court debate team of our schoolalso has achieved excellent results in the other two of the moot court in international top competitions held at the end of 2018—winning award for best suit in international humanitarian law moot court of “the InternationalRed Cross Cup” and winning the second prize of group honorin “Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition”.