Widener Law Teams to Compete in the 53rd Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Web Editor - Published: February 21, 2012
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The Delaware Jessup team members in the picture are (left to right): Sean Quinn, Legal Writing Professor Doretta McGinnis (seated), Karine Tatoyan, Asmahan Akam, adjunct professor James T. Ranney (seated), and Kevin Krauss.

The 53rd Annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will hold its Mid-Atlantic Super Regional Competition in Washington, DC from Feb. 23-26th, and Widener Law will be sending teams from both the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses to compete.

The Delaware team consists of students Sean Quinn, Karine Tatoyan, and Asmahan Akam, with International Law Society President Kevin Krauss serving as a student coach. Legal Writing Professor Doretta McGinnis and adjunct Professor James T. Ranney are the faculty coaches for the team.

The Harrisburg team consists of students Kari Panza, Gabriela Raful, Nicole Beck, Patrick Erne, and Timothy McHugh. The coaches are Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach and Robert Altenburg.

The world's largest moot court competition featuring over 500 law schools from more than 80 countries, this year’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition problem focuses on the legality of the destruction of a cultural site, who may represent a State after a coup d’etat, and State responsibility for a regional operation. Teams from participating law schools prepare both written and oral briefs for both sides of the dispute.

The entire Widener Law community wishes both teams success in the competition!