Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 6, 1995

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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