MGIMO Team to Represent Russia at Jessup Competition in Washington

MGIMO Team to Represent Russia at Jessup Competition in Washington

7 February 2017

February 1st to 5th, Moscow hosted the Russian stage of the International Law Philip C. Jessup Moot Competition. MGIMO team obtained the most points at the end of the preliminary rounds and will be one of the five teams to represent Russia at the international stage of the competition, to take place April 9th-15th in Washington.

MGIMO is represented during the Jessup by its students Vera Bykova (4th year), Aleksandra Kulagina (4th year), Alexander Kirilov (3rd year), Anna Sidneva (4 year) and Anastasia Sheyndlina (4th year). The team was coached by faculty members of the Department of International Law and the Department of Private International and Civil Law.

Additionally, MGIMO was awarded the third place for its written memorandum and three of its speakers entered the top ten list in the competition (Anna Sidneva took the 2nd place, Anastasia Sheyndlina the 4th place and Alexandra Kulagina the 10th place).

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.

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