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April 7, 2004

UI Law School Jessup Team Competes At International Tournament

The University of Iowa's Jessup International Moot Court Team went 2-2 at the international Jessup Cup competition concluding last weekend, falling short of the elimination rounds.

Iowa's team defeated law school teams from Guatemala and Turkey, but fell to Northwestern University and American University, the team that ultimately finished the tournament in fourth place. The tournament was held in Washington, D.C. from March 27 to April 2 and brought 102 teams from more than 80 countries.

"We worked very hard and gave many spirited performances, holding our own against every team we faced," said team captain Demetrius Lambrinos. "Ultimately, this was an incredible learning experience, and we consider ourselves lucky to have met lawyers and law students from all over the world."

Other team members included Grant Tucker, Katie Auerbach, Karin Holt and Diana Wagner. All are third-year law students. They became the first Iowa Jessup team to advance to the international level of competition since 1990 by winning the regional tournament in March.

Sponsored by International Law Student Association, the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is named after Philip Jessup, a judge of the International Court and has risen to the preeminent position of being one of the largest and most prestigious international law moot court competitions in the world. More than 1,600 students from 300 institutes all over the world take part in the competition every year addressing a question of international law.

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