UNAIR NEWS – The academics of Universitas Airlangga never stops making achievements, both national and international achievements. This time, a proud achievement came from the UNAIR Faculty of Law team at the Philip C. Jessup Law Moot Court Competition 2019.
Regine Wiranata, one of the team members, said that Jessup is the largest international moot court competition in the world. The annual competition was attended by more than 680 universities from all over the world. In the competition, students are required to become lawyers for the state before the International Court of Justice, and argue with opponents.
“Participants also have to answer questions from judges consisting of prominent legal practitioners,” added 2016 student of Law.
The competition organized by International Law Students’ Association (ILSA) consists of two stages, National Rounds and International Rounds. This year’s National Rounds Indonesia stage was held on February 2-3, 2019 at Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang. The two best teams in National Rounds have the right to represent Indonesia to the International Rounds in Washington DC which will be held on March 31 to April 6, 2019.
“In this national rounds there are 20 participants from Indonesia,” she explained.
Regine said that UNAIR delegation consisted of four students, Regine Wiranata (2016), Thesalonica Shinta (2017), Megawati Widjaja (2016), Shofy Suma Nisrina (2016). In addition, there are 4 observer / trainer members, namely Jatmiko (2018), Yosua Iskandar (2018), Katrine Abidea Salim (2018), and Samuel Triston (2018).
In the competition, continued Regine, the team had time to replace one of the crucial arguments before the race. The team was afraid that they could not convey the argument well, but it was finally received by the jury.
Preparing for the international round, FH UNAIR team will focus on by studying and developing the arguments that have been delivered in the national round. The team will also seek financial support.
“I hope we can enter Top 32 of the world team and compete well with leading universities,” she concluded.
Author: M. Najib Rahman
Editor: Nuri Hermawan