Team Philippines faced Team Latvia in its first general round in the International Rounds of the Phillip Jessup Moot Court Competition in Washington DC. Today’s competition involves 600 teams from 80 countries worldwide and is the largest moot competition worldwide. While no winner was announced, Team Philippines was commended by the judges for their absolute mastery of facts and the law, as well as the manner by which the mooters answered the questions fromm the bench. Team Philippines consisted of UP Law students Peterson Poon, Ana Margarita Rodrigues and Crisela Bernandino.
Team Philippine’s second preliminary match is today, April 1 at 4:30, eastern standard time