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WVU College of Law team advances to international competition

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A team of West Virginia University College of Law students is advancing to the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition following a successful second-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals held Feb. 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

They will return to Washington, D.C., April 6-12 to compete in the White & Case International Rounds of the 2014 Jessup competition.

The Jessup Moot Court Competition, which is in its 55th year, simulates disputes before the International Court of Justice and draws participants from more than 550 law schools spanning over 80 countries. This year, the competition is focusing on issues of maritime law.

The WVU Law team of Carrie Waybright, Katie Wilson, Eduardo Villacorta, Hilary Bright and Nicole Annan won all of its preliminary rounds. In the final round, WVU was narrowly edged out by the University of Virginia in a split 2-1 decision. The WVU team is coached by law professor Jim Friedberg and associate deans Gregory Bowman and Amber Brugnoli.

On their way to the final round, the WVU Law team took first place for best brief, and Wilson was named the competition’s third best oralist.


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