Team Philippines faced its first American opponent from the Loyola Law School, 2nd placer in the Midwest regional rounds. This was the third of four mandatory preliminary rounds for the Team. While no winners are declared in these rounds, the performance of Team Philippines was clearly superior to its opponent.
Team Philippines which argued the applicant side consisted of Peterson Poon, Ana Margarita Rodruguez, and Crisela Bernardino.
Team Philippines will have its last preliminary round at 11AM EST. The 36 teams that will advance into the advanced rounds will be announced at 10PM EST. Team Philippines must win its final preliminary round to be assured of advancing.