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Jessup Team excels at regional competition in Chicago

Jessup Team excels at regional competition in Chicago

Monday, February 12, 2018  /  Rate this article:
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The Case Western Reserve University Jessup International Law Moot Court team, consisting of 3L Allie Mooney, 2L Taylor Frank, 2L Alex Lilly, 1L Andrea Shaia and 1L Megan MacCallum, was victorious in the Chicago Regional competition, held February 9-11, 2018, and will next compete in the international rounds on March 29-April 7 in Washington, DC. 

The Case Western Reserve team won a best brief award, and team member Alex Lilly was recognized as one of the top 10 oralists in the regional competition. After excelling in the preliminary rounds, the Case Western Reserve team advanced to the quarterfinals, where they defeated Loyola Law School of Chicago. Next, they beat Wisconsin Law School in the semi-finals. Case Western Reserve ultimately came in second to Wayne State in the finals. The top two teams both earn a berth in the prestigious international rounds in Washington, DC. 

This is the seventh time in 13 years that the Jessup team has progressed to the international rounds of the Jessup Competition; Case Western Reserve is the last U.S. school to have won the World Championship.  

In the photo, the team (Left-to-right: Megan MacCullum, Taylor Frank, Alex Lilly, Andrea Shaia and team captain Allie Mooney) are pictured with the judges. 

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