The 2017 uOttawa Common Law Jessup team—Jolene Hansell (2L), Anna Jeffery (2L), Caroline North (2L), Laura O’Brien (3L), and Ali Tejpar (2L)—competed against seventeen top Canadian law schools at the Canadian National rounds in Edmonton, Alberta from March 2 to 4, 2017.
The uOttawa team argued six intensive oral rounds before judges from across North America, including international law scholars, experts, and practitioners.
The Common Law team won awards for Best Applicant Memorial and Second Best Written Submissions Overall (based on the combined scores of their Applicant and Respondent Memorials). Jolene Hansell was recognized as one of the competition’s top ten oralists. Judges commended the team’s extensive research, legal knowledge, understanding of the issues, and strong oral advocacy skills.
Coach Anthony Daimsis notes: “The Jessup team represented our Faculty with class and the entire team banded together to earn their excellent successes. Yet another fine year for our program. I'm very proud of these fab five!”
The team gratefully thanks their coaches—Professor Anthony Daimsis, Alessandra Toteda, and Jon Khan—for their continuous support and encouragement. The team also thanks the many professors and practitioners who generously volunteered their time as guest judges, as well as uOttawa Academic Operations Supervisor, Chrystine Frank, who ensured that the team always had a room to practice in.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, named after former International Court of Justice Judge Philip Jessup, is the oldest and largest international moot court competition in the world, attracting participants from over 600 law schools across 90 countries.