Team Philippines faced off this afternoon with an Australian team from the University of New South Wales. In a match described by the Judges as a very “exciting match”, the UP Law team argued as Respondents in the on-going Phillip Jessup Moot Court competition in Washington DC. While no winners are publicly announced in the preliminary rounds, the match against Australia was seen to be a very close match with many finding it difficult to declare which team emerged as the victor . UP has two further preliminary rounds, one ech on Tuesday and Wednesday. A total of 36 teams from the 108 teams competing will progress to the advance rounds beginning Friday.
The UP Law team was composed of Arriane Ferrer, Maria Margarita Lim, and Peterson Poon.