Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (April 19, 2015)

April 19, 2015

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs funded the 2014-15 Afghanistan National Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup, the world’s largest and most prestigious law school moot court competition, attracts teams from nearly 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. Jessup promotes the development of skills and contacts key to becoming effective practitioners in the global legal community. This was the 6th year the Jessup was held in Afghanistan, and the competition was implemented by the University of Washington School of Law. Teams from the law and sharia faculties of 12 Afghan public universities competed in 2014-15 in Afghanistan National Rounds. The teams from Balkh University and Panjshir University reached the final rounds and traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the international rounds. In a strong showing, the team from Balkh University won against the teams from Brazil, France, and Macau before losing to Tobago by a narrow margin of 5 to 4. The Panshir team also performed well and defeated the Jessup team from Iran.

The following Afghan universities participated in this year’s Jessup Competition:

  • Albironi University
  • Balkh University
  • Herat University
  • Kabul University
  • Kandahar University
  • Khost University
  • Kunar University
  • Kunduz University
  • Nangarhar University
  • Paktia University
  • Panjshir University
  • Takhar University