University students won an International Law Competition

A team of students of LNU Law Faculty won Ukrainian National Rounds in a prestigious Philip C.Jessup International Law Competition among students who study jurisprudence.

This competition is held in the form of simulation of a court hearing at the International Court of Justice.

The tasks for teams was to prepare written and oral positions for a dispute between two imaginary countries. In addition, this dispute is normally realistic.  This year the case concerns the illegal production of a nuclear weapon and the beginning of a regional nuclear threat. Philip C.Jessup competition has been  held every year since 1963. Today more than 600 teams from more than 100 countries participate and competition is administrated by International Law Student’s Association. Ukrainian rounds have been organized since 1994 and this year the teams from 10 Ukrainian universities competed for the right of being selected for the final round in Washington. In the final of the national round, LNU team competed with a last-year champion – a team from Kyiv, the representative of Taras Shevchenko National University (Institute of International Relations).

LNU team membership  includes the 4-th year students: Vasylyna Bel’o, Taras Syvak, and the 3-rd year  students: Natalya Savula, Anna Yarega, Volodymyr Romanenko. Team coaches – Volodymyr Sologub, Joseph Ivanyuk, Ivan Shyika.

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