7 April 2018

MGIMO Team at Jessup Quarterfinals

April 1st-7th, the 59th international round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Competition unfolded in Washington, gathering 125 teams from 95 countries.

2018 was a successful year for MGIMO’s team, which first won rounds against participants from Cambodia, Qatar, Jamaica (finalists of 2017) and Kosovo, then defeated teams from Belgium and Georgia, making it into the quarterfinals and conceding to the representatives of Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile).

MGIMO’s team, which had previously made it to the quarterfinals in 2015 and 2017, performed better in 2018 than over the last six years. The team comprised students from the University’s BA and MA programs, trained by faculty members from the International Law School. The charity foundation «Art, Science and Sport» provided financial support to the participants.

The «Jessup» is the world’s largest competition for law students which each year involves more than 2000 students from 700 law schools and 90 countries. Russian universities have been participating in the championship since 2002. During the simulation of a fictional dispute, students try to represent the interests of states at the International Court of Justice.

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version