Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Soongsil Moot Court Team wins at Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition

Soongsil's College of Law is building a winning tradition in Moot Court!

Red Cross International Humanitarian Law - Im Ah-Young and Lee Chung-Ho accept their third place prizes for Overall Competition, and the first place prize for Best Memorial.

On September 24, 2011, two of our Freshmen class competed against teams from across South Korea.  Most of the competitors were either students at post-graduate law schools or were upperclassmen in undergraduate law studies. Our team of Yi Chung-Ho and Im Ah-Young were the only freshmen at the competition.

The judges were international in character, hailing from France, Switzerland, Beijing, Malaysia, the United States, and South Korea. Many of the judges at the competition are judges in real life. The oral arguments and memorials needed to be in English.

Soongsil's team survived the Preliminary Rounds to become one of four final teams. After the final rounds, our team found themselves ranked Third Overall in South Korea.  They also won a prize for the Best Memorial submitted to the competition.

This is an outstanding result for our Freshmen!  Congratulations!

Red Cross's banner for the
International Humanitarian Law Moot Competition at Seoul National University