Jamaica’s Norman Manley Law School creates history at the Moor Court competition

2017 Jessup World Champion University of Sydney Australia and Runner-Up Norman Manley Law School Jamaica

Jamaica’s Norman Manley Law School finished in the runner-up position at the 2017 White and Case Jessup World Championships. It was the first appearance by the school at the Moor Court competition, which drew participation from 650 teams from 95 nations. The competition involves a simulated fictional dispute between countries presented before the International Court of Justice, the judicial arm of the United Nations. Jamaica’s team included Victor Brown, Scott Mullings, Jhade Lindsay, Kalisia Miller, researcher Anna Kay Brown and coach Marc Ramsay. The Jamaicans also won several section honors, including Best Overall Applicant Argument and third best combined written submissions. Scott Mullings was chosen as second best oralist, while Kalisia Miller was judged fifth best. In the competition, each team prepares an oral argument and written pleadings to present both applicant and respondent positions in the fictional case. The top honor was won by the University of Sydney, which represented Australia.

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