Griffith students succeed at the Jessup Competition

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Law Faculty was delighted to see their students achieve third place at the Irish National Rounds of the Jessup Competition.

The world’s largest moot court competition took place last weekend at the Four Courts in Dublin. The Jessup Competition is a globally-recognised contest with participants from seven hundred law schools in one hundred countries and jurisdictions.

Competing alongside teams from King’s Inns, the Law Society and UCC, students simulated a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

Not only did the Griffith team obtain third place in the national round, but we were delighted to see second-year LL.B. (Hons) student Nandika Seth ranked as the third best speaker – outperforming many of her peers from competing colleges.

Head of Faculty, Karen Sutton, said of the event, “We are delighted with the students’ performance at the Jessup Competition, and Nandika’s third-place finish in the Best Speaker category is wonderful news.”

Their coach, Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, lecturer in international law at Griffith College Dublin, added, "The students have worked hard since they were registered for the competition back in October 2019. They have attended the mooting workshops every Sunday from October 2019 up until the start of the actual competition in February. Not only have they shown team spirit and commitment, but also an impressive application of international law. I am very proud of them.’

Well done to the students on the team: Nandika Seth, Zeynep Elif Germen, Ilayda Yazgan, Ludmilla Zaman, Ana Claudia Cataldi Milward De Andrade and Fabio Motta.

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