Haramaya University Ready for International Moot Court Competition


Haramaya University College of Law has announced its readiness for the 2015 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that will be held in from April 5-12, 2015 Washington DC, and USA.
The team, which consists of four students and a coach, is ready to represent Haramaya University College of Law as well as Ethiopia as a whole in the international rounds of the competition.
The team is lead by Dawit Berihun (coach) and is composed of students Barnabas Temesgen, Haileyesus Taddele, Mahlet Tassew and Yidnekachew Biru. It was announced that it is ready to register the very first record in the history of the College by advancing to the final rounds of the international rounds.
The team received generous sponsorship for this international program from the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the American Bar Association, as well as Haramaya University.


As it is well remembered, the 2015 HU COL Jessup team became the Ethiopian national champions in March 2015 after beating the team from Addis Ababa University College of Law and Governance with an amazing huge difference in the total round point scores both from the written submission and the oral rounds.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition is the largest and most prestigious international law moot court competition where teams from more than 700 universities all around the globe come together and argue cases that involve the most contemporary international law issues before the International Court of Justice.
Teams will have the very unique and one of the very few opportunities to participate in the meeting of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) and also attend various seminars on international law organized by ILSA and the American Bar Association (ABA). This is one of the unique places for young law students around the world to come together and to lay the milestone for their future career in international law.
The gathering is also an opportunity to connect with future international lawyers, much honored international lawyers and judges. Above all, it is an opportunity to meet people from different background and also establish the image of the Haramaya University in particular and Ethiopia as a whole in the international forum.

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