Int’l law moot court at IUB
The Department of Law at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), in collaboration with the Asian Society of International Law and International Law Students Association organised the 2nd Bangladesh National Round of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2018 from February 8 - 10, at IUB campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The closing ceremony of this International Law Moot Court Competition was held on February 10, 2018 at IUB.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the oldest and largest international moot competition in the world, attracting participants from almost 700 law schools in more than 90 countries in recent years. The competition has been described as the most prestigious moot court competition in the world by a large number of organizations and universities internationally, and is one of the grand slam or major moots.
25 universities, both public and private took part in this year's competition. The final competition took place in the afternoon where Eastern University became the winner defeating BRAC University. Both universities will now take part in World Moot Court Championship to be held in Washington DC in April 2018.
Prof. M Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, IUB, attended the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest and distributed prizes among the winners. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed, and Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury, Judges of High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Ms Amy Ray, Assistant United States Attorney and the Appellate Chief in the Western District of North Carolina were in the judge panel during the final competition and also remained present in the closing ceremony as special guests.
Prof Borhan Uddin Khan, Adviser to Department of Law, IUB and the President of the Asian Society of International Law, Bangladesh chaired the session.