UP Law to represent PH in Jessup moot court contest

Posted at 02/29/2012 5:06 PM | Updated as of 02/29/2012 5:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Students of the University of the Philippines College of Law may have not made it to the top ten list of the 2011 Bar Exam passers, but their team won the national rounds of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held Monday at the Supreme Court.

UP Law's applicant team won against the Ateneo Law School's respondent team in the final round of the competition, giving them the opportunity to represent the country in the Washinghton DC International Rounds from March 25 to 31, 2012.

Other law schools who participated in the national rounds include San Beda College of Law, Silliman University College of Law, and University of the Cordilleras College of Law. The event was jointly organized by the Philippine Association of Law Schools and the Lyceum of the Philippines University.

The Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is an annual competition held in Washington DC which pits the world's leading law schools against one another in a moot court setting.

The results of the 2011 Bar Exams were announced Wednesday afternoon, with Raoul Angelo Atadero topping the exam with a score of 85.536%.

Two other Ateneans made it to the top ten, with other topnotchers coming from Silliman, San Beda, Arellano University, Far Eastern University-De La Salle University, and Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.