UCI Law students advance to Jessup Moot Court quarterfinals

March 19, 2015

2015 Jessup team
L to R: Zoe McKinney, Alex Ackel, Prof. Chris Whytock, Beth McCullough-Sanden, Shirley Kim and Saba Basria

UC Irvine School of Law students this spring finished another strong Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition season by advancing to the Pacific Region quarterfinal round.

Advised by Prof. Christopher Whytock, the team — Alexander Ackel '16 and Zoe McKinney '16 as applicants, Saba Basria '15 and Shirley Kim '16 as respondents, and Elizabeth McCullough-Sanden '15 as of counsel — won three of four preliminary rounds and received a Top 10 memorial award on its way to joining seven other teams in the quarterfinals. 

This marks UCI Law's fourth year of participating in the world's largest moot court competition. Members of the local legal community, along with UCI students and faculty, volunteered to judge practice rounds of oral arguments.

More information about UCI Law's Jessup Moot Court program is available here.