A team comprising of second-year undergraduate students Yu Jie Wu (Magdalen), Torsten Cheong (Magdalen), Sophie Scholl (Exeter), Nettie Choo En Ting (Oriel), and Wei Jian Chan (Harris Manchester), and coached by Bríd Ní Ghráinne (DPhil candidate, St Antony’s College), participated in the International Rounds of the 55th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held in Washington D.C. from 6-12 April 2014. The team had secured a position in the International Rounds as one of two teams representing the United Kingdom, as the Champions of the National Rounds held in March.
After a sterling performance in the first three days of Preliminary Rounds, the University of Oxford qualified for the Advanced Rounds. The team then beat Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica and NALSAR University of Law, India, to progress to the quarter finals, where Oxford narrowly lost against Singapore Management University, which eventually proceeded to the Finals. Overall, Oxford emerged as one of the top eight teams of the more than 600 law schools that competed in the competition in 2014. More details of the final results are available on the ILSA website.
Photo (clockwise, from left): Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Wei Jian Chan, Yu Jie Wu, Torsten Cheong, Nettie Choo En Ting, Sophie Scholl.