01.04.2009 | 
Student, Education
"V" - FIFTH, OR VICTORIA
"V" - FIFTH, OR VICTORIA
YSU Faculty of Law team is the fifth in the world.

In a Philip Jessup Moot Court Competition, held in Washington, a team representing Alma Mater went around the Oxford and Cambridge universities.

In the most prestigious competition in the field of international law, Philip Jessup Moot Court Competition, Armenia was presented by YSU Faculty of Law team, which is still in early February was the winner in a national tour. This was the fifth appearance for Armenia in this contest, and for the team of YSU lawyers - the second time.

130 teams from 80 countries gathered in Washington, which competed in their knowledge and skills in the most controversial and topical issues of international law.

Having reproduced the entire processing order of the UN International Court of Justice, the contest was some kind of a process of resolving legal conflicts arising between two fictitious nations. The competition consisted of two equal rounds: written and oral. This year, legal disputes raised questions such as: the legitimacy of an international court, the use of force on the basis of humanitarian items, non-interference in internal affairs and the right to a fair trial.

The team appeared at the contest in following staff: the students of Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University Levon Gevorgyan, Armenuhi Gargaloyan, Taron Simonyan, their supervisor and team manager, Candidate of Law Yeghishe Kirakosyan, the team consultant, lecturer of the very faculty Sarah Shirazyan.

Competing with the universities of Spain, Singapore, Ghana and Russian city of Nizhniy Novgorod, YSU team won the 5th prize for Best written work named after Alona E. Evans.

Participation in the Jessup is the best guarantee of success in the international sphere, because this contest has become a criterion for qualification of the students in the field of international law. Court Competition, in addition to professional experience and skills, which today are essential and primary for students, provides with an opportunity to deepen and strengthen knowledge, to communicate with intelligent people, - said team member Taron Simonyan.

According to the Head of Chair of European and International law of Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University Vigen Kocharyan participation in this prestigious competition in the international sphere, and the 5th place once again demonstrates how fundamental knowledge gives University education.

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