The competing team from the members of the Debate and Mooting Society (DEMOS) of Saint Louis University participated in the Jessup Moot Court Competition from February 25 to 28, 2023, at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center and the Faculty of Civil Law in the University of Santo Tomas (UST). This year, the SLU School of Law was represented by Adianez Fe Caga, Janella De Guzman, and Jude Thaddeus Damian, the team leader.
Several teams from all over the country participated in the Philippine National Rounds sponsored by Divina Law and the University of Santo Tomas (UST). The Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.
One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing the case’s applicant and respondent positions.