UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws Jessup Team to represent UK at Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

27 February 2018


For the second year running, the UCL Jessup Moot Court Competition team have advanced to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition international rounds and will represent the UK in Washington DC from 1 – 7 April.

The 2017-2018 season marks the 59th year of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

The UK Jessup national rounds were held at Gray’s Inn from February 23-25. The UCL team was the second highest ranked team after preliminary rounds.

After success in the semi-final, the team advanced to the Finals and pleaded before the distinguished bench of David Ian Forrester QC, UK Judge of the General Court of the European Court of Justice, Kate Parlett, 20 Essex Street, Evgeniya Rubinina, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, David Turns, UK Defence Academy, and Sir Michael Wood presiding.


Both oralists – Low Ee Ning and Kenneth Ng, UCL Laws LLB students, were ranked in the top 10 placements in the competition.

The members of the team are: Low Ee Ning, Kenneth Ng, UCL Laws LLB students, Shivank Diddi and Shanzé Shah, UCL Laws LLM candidates, who all received book prizes for their achievements.

The coaches are: Lorraine Aboagye, UCL Laws LLM alumna, and Giovanny Vega-Barbosa, UCL Laws LLM candidate, with Zander Goss, UCL Laws LLM candidate, as Team Adviser.