National Law University Odisha comprising Arkaneil Bhaumik, Shivalika Rudrabatla, Sri Aditya Kumar and Udipto Koushik Sarmah has been adjudged Semifinalists (top 4 teams out of 574 participating teams in World Rounds) at the 2021 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. NLUO has had a great track with its performance at Jessup and this year’s team has set the benchmark the highest so far.
The team ranked 25th in the best combined memorials in world rounds category and has been honoured with the Hardy C. Dillard Award. They were also adjudged 8th Best Respondent Team and 9th Best Applicant Team in the World Rounds. Further, Mr. Arkaneil Bhaumik was adjudged 48th in the top 100 individual oralists (preliminary rounds) category.
The team from the University of Sydney won the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and was awarded with the White & Case Jessup Cup. The Championship round, which was live streamed, also saw arguments from the National University of Singapore on April 17. The teams argued before three sitting judges on the International Court of Justice: Peter Tomka of Slovakia, Xue Hanqin of China, and Yuji Iwasawa of Japan.