College of Law to Attend in Moot Court Competition in USA


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition is the world’s largest and prestigious competition for law students across the world, with participants from more than 600 law schools. This year it will be held for 58th year starting from April 9-15 2017, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Moot courts simulate appellate legal proceedings before courts. In the case of the Jessup, students present oral and written pleadings before a mock panel representing the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

The Haramaya University College of Law team has been working on the competition since December 2016. The team is comprised of four years law students namely Ashenafi Debash, Mahlet Abraham, Muhidin Jemal and Biniyam Assefa.



The team prepared their written and oral submissions under the supervision of Bacha Daba, a Human Rights Laws and International Laws lecturer in the College of Law. The memorials were submitted to the organizers on 13 January 2017 and the oral submission begins on 10 April 2017. Currently our team is in Washington DC for the oral argument that will be held before a mock court representing the International Court of Justice (ICJ).





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