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On to Final Rounds for Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

FEBRUARY 20, 2013—The University of Minnesota Law School's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team, composed of Kayleigh Brown (’13), Andrew Gross (’13), Liz Scoggin (’13), Carl Spindler (’13), and Frank White (’14), took first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional tournament in Denver, earning a qualifying spot for the international competition.

Nineteen law schools sent 38 teams to the regional tournament, which took place Feb. 14-17, 2013, hosted by Denver Sturm College of Law. The Law School's team, coached by Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Larsen and Corporate Institute Communications Associate David Morine (’12), was undefeated in preliminary rounds.

Individual honors went to Scoggin, first-place tournament oralist and best oralist in the final round, and Gross, tenth-place tournament oralist.

Seven additional American teams will compete against students from more than 90 countries in the 2013 White & Case International Rounds in Washington D.C. from March 31 to April 6. The 2013 problem explores the factual and legal consequences of climate change on statehood, migration, and foreign sovereign debt.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world's largest and most prestigious moot court competition, has been held for more than 50 years. It simulates a hypothetical dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice and is organized and administered by the International Law Students Association.


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Moot Court

Back row, left to right: Frank White (’14), Professor Geoffrey Larsen, and David Morine (’12)
Front row, left to right: Carl Spindler (’13), Kayleigh Brown (’13), Liz Scoggin (’13), and Andrew Gross (’13)