Last week, a remarkable opportunity unfolded for a group of 5 incredibly dedicated Adelaide Law students as they delved into the thrilling realm of public international law through the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition


Our team members are Chris Mary, Emma Colovic, Salma Mansurwala, Melchora "Bobbie" Mabilog and Evelyn Walker.

What is the Jessup Moot, you ask? It's like stepping into the shoes of a lawyer, presenting arguments before the International Court of Justice, and engaging in fierce yet respectful debates on complex legal issues. This year’s topic was about statelessness and our team travelled to Canberra to participate in the oral rounds.

Under the expert guidance of the team’s phenomenal coaches, Nili McGrath and Madeleine McNeil, our team soared through the Australian rounds, showcasing their legal and research skills! 


Our team performed brilliantly against the very best from around Australia, and our very own team member Chris Mary was one of the top 10 oralists in the nation. ️ A fantastic result!

Why does this matter? Well, for starters, it's a testament to the power of dedication, teamwork, and the pursuit of excellence. These students have spent 3 months working on this problem together, not only honing their legal skills but also embracing the spirit of collaboration and the joy of learning.

A huge round of applause to our amazing team and coaches! 

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