Olivia Cleaver, Judge at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition02.07.2008
Olivia Cleaver to judge at the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition February 15-16 in New York CityOlivia Cleaver will participate as a judge in the northeast regional round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, the world’s largest moot court competition which culminates in the final round held each year in Washington, D.C. The competition draws law students from around the world to compete, and last year saw the addition of teams from Iraq and Afghanistan for the first time. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Held this year on February 15-16 in New York City, the 2008 Jessup problem focuses on the timely issue of the tension between ensuring human rights and responding to acts of terrorism.
Olivia competed in the northeast regional round during her second and third years of law school and placed in the Top 10 for individual oralists in both years, a first for a Rutgers student. The northeast regional round includes students from Rutgers, NYU, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Fordham, and the University of Pennsylvania, among other schools.
Additional information on the competition may be found at http://www.ilsa.org/jessup/.