The team from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in Kochi got qualified for the final round of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. NUALS got the opportunity to represent India along with seven other teams after clearing several rounds held at the national level. Anita Elizabeth Babu, Angelina Joy, Kavya Jitendran and Rubayya Thasneem are the members of the team. They are fourth-year BA LLB (Honors) students at NUALS.
Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is known as Jessup Moot or The Jessup. This is the oldest and the largest international moot competition in the world. The competition is an enactment of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice. Competing teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
The world rounds of the moot competition are usually held in Washington DC. But this year it will be held online from March 25 to April 10 due to the Covid situation.