The DU SCOL Jessup International Moot Court Team advanced to the semi-final round this last weekend in the Super Regional competition in Portland, Oregon, coming in 3rd place overall. The Jessup Competition is the largest moot court competition in the world with over 600 teams competing from over 80 countries.
This year’s team members were: John Gaudette (3L), Brianna Evans, Victoria Kelley, Wesley Fry, and William Kent (all 2Ls). The Coaches were Megan Matthews and John Powell. They, unfortunately, lost in a split panel to University of Hawaii in the round which determined which team would advance to the International Rounds. Their Applicant written brief had the highest points in the region and their combined written briefs scored 7th in the Region. Out of 96 oralists, 3 of our oralists scored the 12th place, 18th place, and 20th place rankings. John Gaudette is graduating this year, but the rest of the team members are returning and the team is looking for one new member for next year. The team plans to advance to the International Rounds next year!