UNAIR NEWS – In international event, student from Faculty of Law (FH) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) team representing Indonesia in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2019 on March, 31 – April 7 at Washinton D.C United States. FH UNAIR TEAM reached 13th highest ranking out of 130 countries from all over the world. This achievement was a remarkable achievement by FH UNAIR student who joined the international event of JESSUP competition for the second time.
Dr. Intan Soeparna as the coach of FESS UNAIR JESSUP team explained Phillip C. Jessup. The event is the largest international pseudo judicial competition in the world. In addition, more than 680 universities from all over the world attended the event. Before the event being held, there was a national selection to represent the country.
This year case is “Conflict over natural resources between two countries “. At Preliminary Round, Unair team defeated delegates from Albania, Iran, China and Chile with the highest score. Unair team succeeded in top 32 and managed to beat Australia team (Queensland University) which was the winner team last year.” she explained.
“In top 16” Octo – final rounds “, UNAIR team faced American team (Yale University) and had to accept defeat. For the first time, Unair team entered top 16 and ranked 13th out of 130 countries.” she added.
The UNAIR delegation competed in JESSUP 2019 consisted of four students Regine Wiranata (2016) Megawati Widjaja (2016), Shofy Suma Nisrina (2016), Thesalonica Shinta (2017) and Dr. Intan Soeparna as a coach. In the competition, UNAIR represented Indonesia twice in a row.
Moreover, the competition was organized by International Law Students’ Association (ILSA) which consists of two stages, namely National Round and International Round. This year, Indonesia National Round held on 2-3 February 2019. In addition, Universitas Airlangga team and Universitas Indonesia (UI) represent Indonesia at JESSUP event.
“Hopefully, Unair team can increase their rankings in the future” said Dr. Intan. (*)
Author: Alicia Juanita
Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia