The Harvard Law School Jessup team has won the Northeastern Regional competition for the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, which was held from February 14-16 at Shearman & Sterling in New York. As a result of their victory, the team has qualified for the Global Round, to be held in Washington, DC, in April. Harvard defeated teams including NYU, Boston College and defending champion Columbia to win the tournament. The team was awarded the best overall memorial prize, and team member Max Rosen (’15) was given the award for second-best oralist. Other team members are Melissa Chastang (’14), Dean Rosenberg (’15) and Captain Phil Underwood (’14). The team is coached by Aphrodite Giovanopoulou (SJD) and James Grace (LLM).
The Jessup Moot is the oldest and largest international moot court competition. In it, teams of two students represent fictional states in the context of a problem of public international law before a simulated panel of the International Court of Justice. This year, the problem involves questions concerning resource management and the use of force on the high seas.