On 27 March through 2 April, the Capital City of the U.S. Washington hosted the international round of the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International law Moot Court Competition. The team of the American University of Armenia represented the Republic of Armenia in the International Round.

This year, 116 teams from different countries of the world met in the international round.

During the 16 years of Armenia’s participation in the competition this year for the first time our team won the top spot, taking 37th place among 116 countries. Prior to this, the team of Yerevan State University has shown the best result in 2009, taking the 49th place with two wins and two losses in four rounds.

The team of American University of Armenia met with the teams from Costa Rica, Cyprus, Austria and Luxembourg and had 3 wins and 1 loss.

In addition, Margarita Tovmasyan, member of American University of Armenia team was among the top 50 best oralists of the competition among more than 400.

Coaches of the American University of Armenia team are Ara Khzmalyan and Yeghishe Kirakosyan. Ms Adelaida Baghdasaryan is the LL.M. Program Interim Chair.

It is due to note that the team of the French University Foundation in Armenia, which was the second in the Armenian National Rounds and attended the International Round with the special permission of the International Organizer of the Competition after the latter received the request from Ms Nora Sargsyan, the Dean of the Law Department of French University to grant permission for participation in the International Rounds. Unfortunately the team had 4 losses and ranked 106th.

In the international round the team of the French University Foundation in Armenia met with the teams from Dominican Republic, Australia, China and Finland.

Aram Orbelyan is the coach of French University team.

Note the team of neighbor Georgia was the 38th, the team of Turkey was the 63rd, and Azerbaijan was the 113th. The results of all the teams are available here.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is being organized in Armenia since 2000, by the Armenian Lawyers Association (former Armenian Young Lawyers Association) in cooperation with the “LEGAL ALLIANCE” Law Firm and the Law Foundation of Armenia. Miss Syuzanna Soghomonyan is the National Administration of the Jessup Competition in Armenia.