NYU & CHRGJ Moot Court Team Wins Awards, Advances in ICC Trial Competition
March 18, 2014

NYU and CHRGJ’s moot court team participated in the North American Round of the International Criminal Court Trial Competition March 7-9.  Oralists Sarah de Mol (LLM ’14), Rebecca Gerome (JD ’15), and Sam Kalar (JD ’14), and researcher Bianca Isaias (JD ’15), comprise the team. They ranked first overall in the competition as it entered the sudden-death elimination rounds, leading the way in combined oral and written scores for the roles of Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, and Government Counsel.  The team won their semi-final round, and finished third in the finals. Their placement qualifies the team for the International Round of the moot in The Hague, The Netherlands, in May.  In addition to ranking first and finishing third overall, the team brought home the award for Best Government Counsel Written Brief, and Sarah de Mol was awarded Best Oralist in the competition.

This year’s case involves a government’s use of drone strikes against a domestic secessionist organization, and a variety of jurisdictional and evidentiary issues.

The team is coached by CHRGJ’s Danny Auron assisted by student Dennis Ardis (JD ’14), and is sponsored by CHRGJ and Hauser Global Law School.  Congratulations to the team and good luck in The Hague!



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