McGill team gets a 4th at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.


From March 21 to 27, 2010, McGill students Bryana Jensen, Mary Race, Alexandra Dodger and Kabir Jamal (in that order on photo on left), competed in the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, in Washington D.C.

This was the second time in ten years that McGill had qualified to represent Canada in the Jessup international rounds. At the conclusion of the competition, McGill was the only Canadian team to win an award in the final rounds, with a remarkable 4th place global recognition for its written submissions among the 105 finalists from 76 countries.  Furthermore, Bryana Jensen placed 23rd and Mary Race placed 29th respectively among the oralists.

Professor Payam Akhavan, who coached them both in Toronto and Washington D.C., described the team as "versatile and animated." He concluded, "We should be proud of our students who worked extraordinarily hard on the eve of the exam period to show judges and students from across the world the best that we have to offer at the Faculty."

The Faculty of Law is grateful to their external coach, Cara Cameron of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, who has repeatedly gone beyond the call of duty to guide our Jessup teams over the years.

The Faculty offers the team and its coaches its warmest congratulations.

About the Jessup International Law Moot

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, also known as the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup Competition, is the culminating event of the Jessup Season. Held each spring in Washington D.C., it is the largest moot competition in the world, attracting some 500 teams from roughly 80 countries.