Students from Ural State Law University have earned the right to represent Russia at the international round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. this April.
The national level of the competition included 50 contesting teams. Phillip Jessup, who has practiced law for 56 years, tested the teams at the Moscow office of his firm, White & Case.
It was there that the Ural State team advanced to the semifinals, where they ranked as one of the four best Russian teams along with students from VAVG, MGIMO and St. Petersburg State University.
The Ural State team next will compete in the White & Case International Rounds of the competition against more than 100 teams from more than 90 countries.
Ural State teammates include: Mikhail Zakharov, Belova Arina, Efimova Ekaterina, Ledentsova Irina and Smets Nikita.
Participating students learn practical skills, such as English fluency, legal research and argumentation at the competition.