Independent University, Bangladesh, hosted the 6th Bangladesh National Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and announced BRAC University as the runner-up.
Dhaka, February 20, 2022 – The U.S. Embassy wishes to congratulate Eastern University for winning the 6th Bangladesh National Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Jessup) and BRAC University as the runner-up. With the support of the U.S. Embassy, through the Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), Jessup Bangladesh organized, and Independent University, Bangladesh hosted, the Sixth Bangladesh National Round of the Jessup from February 17-19. OPDAT sponsored the participation of teams from 32 Bangladeshi universities and supplied judges for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds.
To mark the opening ceremony of the competition, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Helen LaFave, as the Guest of Honor, delivered remarks reflecting on the importance of the Jessup competition in promoting international cooperation and the rule of law.
“The advocacy skills that you develop through moot court will benefit you for the rest of your career,” she said.
Ms. LaFave also encouraged the participants to maintain their relationships with each other as they move forward in their legal careers and become the future leaders of Bangladesh.
Speaker of Parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, was the Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor of IUB, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of IUB, and Advisor of the Law Department of IUB addressed the participants.
Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, which brings together aspiring law students from approximately 700 law schools across 100 nations and jurisdictions. Competitors address fictional disputes between countries before the International Court of Justice. The competition builds the oral and written presentation skills that are instrumental to aspiring lawyers’ overall advocacy skills and forges connections between international law students.
The International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2022 will be held from March 24 to April 10.