DGKV’s member Valery Blagoev pleaded as 1st Applicant for the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsk” which finished 51st out of 121 teams at the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. The 2018 Jessup Cup World Championship Round was held on 1-7 April 2018 in Washington DC, USA. Valery’s team finished 38th out of 121 teams in the Memorial Rankings. Valery himself finished 57th in the Top Oralists in the World which is a great achievement since last year he ranked 87th.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the oldest and largest international moot competition in the world, attracting participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries in recent years. The competition has been described as the most prestigious moot court competition in the world by a large number of organisations and universities internationally. The competition represents a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Each team prepares oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
We at DGKV believe that by taking part in the Jessup Competition, students develop skills they shall use throughout their careers. Good job, Valery!