UNAIR NEWS – The semi-autonomous student community (BSO) which belongs to Faculty of Law UNAIR named International Law Student Association (ILSA) made an achievement in Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Competition called “Phillip C Jessup” Competition held by Indonesian Society of International Law in Universitas Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta on February 10 –12 2017.
“Philip C. Jessup is the oldest international moot court competition. The competition organized annually by the Indonesian Society of International Law as a national selection ” said Titha as the leader of the delegation.
For six month, the delegation had prepared anything to support their performance such as conducting research until argument presentation training.
“It takes a long time because research has to be done intensively as this competition involves the international law, so we read more references and all in English,” said the 6th-semester student.
The delegation represented ILSA UNAIR in this competition were Jasmine Amelia Ulfah (2013), Mutiara Kasih (2014), Dewi Santoso (2015), Bima Adhijoso (2015), Zulfikar D. Winarno (2015) as presenters and Maya Assegaf (2015), Regine Wiranata (2016), Megawati Widjaja (2016) as the researchers.
This year, delegation of ILSA successfully entered the semi-finals and achieved 4th position for the first time. The achievement is 1st Best Overall Memorial, 1st Best Oralist obtained by one of the delegations Jasmine Amelia Ulfah with the highest score in the history of Jessup National Round, and awards as semifinalists.
As in previous years, the cases proposed were also unique; it is about the refugee dispute. Nevertheless, they didn’t discover any serious obstacles either in competition or during the preparation.
“We are so happy for the achievement because it’s the first time for UNAIR could beat other universities which used to be winner. All our hard work finally paid off,” she continued.
She hoped that the achievement can encourage the other student to join another Moot Court Competition. “Nothing’s Impossible,” she said.
Author : Pradita Desyanti
Editor: Defrina Sukma S