UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws students represent UK for moot court competition at International Rounds in Washington

2 May 2017

Jessup Moot Team

Following UCL’s successes in the UK Qualifying Rounds of the 58th Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, UCL represented the UK at the White & Case International Rounds held in Washington, D.C., on 9-15 April 2017.

This year’s competition was the largest yet with over 650 teams from some 90 countries competing, over 143 of which proceeded to compete in the International Rounds.

The team won all four preliminary rounds, proceeded to win the run-off rounds but was eliminated at the octo-finals.

Richard Kwek (LLB) was ranked 10th best oralist, the highest ranking for the UK; Lorraine Aboagye (LLM) was ranked 24th; and Camila Zapata Besso (LLM) was ranked among the top 100 oralists of the International Rounds (67th). Additionally, the team’s written submissions were ranked among top 50 memorials globally.

The team itself ranked 13th on the international level with a very high overall score.

Jessup Moot Team

The team was coached by Ira Ryk-Lakhman (PhD candidate), Niko Pavlopoulos (MPhil/PhD candidate), and Catalina Gonzalez Verdugo (LLM candidate). The team is extremely grateful to Eric Fripp (Lamb Building) for his support during their preparation.

International Round

 Read about more about UCL Jessup Moot Court Competition team.