JSW Law faculty, friends attend Indian Jessup Competition

Three representatives of the law school community served as judges at the Indian National Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup Competition, held in Noida, India, this weekend.

Vice Dean Michael Peil, Associate Dean Judith Stark, and Drangpon Rabjam Tenzin of the Bhutan National Legal Institute traveled to India to judge the National Rounds.  Dean Judith and Tenzin served as judges in the preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds of the Competition, while Dean Michael judged several preliminary rounds.

The Jessup Competition is the world’s oldest and largest competition for law students, with more than 500 law schools competing in 90 countries.  Hosted at Amity Law School, the Indian National Rounds involved teams of law students from 28 law schools.  The four top teams – National Law University, Odisha; Symbiosis Law College, Pune; National Law Institute University, Bhopal; and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad – will represent India at the White & Case International Rounds of the Competition, to be held in April in Washington, DC (USA).

(Ms) Lesley Benn, the executive director of the International Law Students Association and global head of the Jessup Competition, also attended the National Rounds.  She remarked, “Having traveled half-way across the world to India for the competition, I was thrilled to meet professors and deans from Bhutan’s first law school. Their contribution to the quality of the Jessup Competition in India was apparent to all participants.”