Six SAIS Students Place Second in Opening Round of Moot Court By Lisa Mastny Six SAIS students placed second overall in the first round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition of the Atlantic region, held Feb. 18 and 19 at Western New England College School of Law. Competitors Janis Feldmanis, Emma Cherniavsky, LeThu Lodge, Harriet Burgoon Miskell, Stefan Greens and Joachim Alpen outcompeted nine top law schools in the region, as well as SAIS rival the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The Jessup Competition, founded in 1959 by a group of international law students from Harvard, Columbia and the University of Virginia, is an international law moot court in which written and oral pleadings are presented on issues of international law. In this year's competition, "The Case Concerning Development and the Waters of the Ozoonio River," participants were asked to determine the law and the state(s) responsible for the pollution and clean-up of a hypothetical shared water resource. Although only the winner of the competition, Albany Law School, moves on to the international competition in April, members of the Hopkins team earned recognition as the first SAIS competitors ever to reach the top four.
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