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Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

February 21, 2006

UW School of Law Jessup International Moot Court Team Wins Regional Competition

2006 Jessup Team

UW School of Law 2006 Jessup Moot Court team at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, (l to r) Jenny Houghton, Travis Exstrom, David Martin, and Mohamed Rali Badissy. Not pictured is team member Kim Cozzetto.

Seattle – The University of Washington School of Law team won the southwest regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition at the University of Texas at Austin, February 18-19, 2006. The team, comprised of students Mohamed Rali Badissy, David Martin, Travis Exstrom, Jenny Houghton and Kim Cozzetto, is one of ten to advance to the international championship in Washington, DC, March 26, 2006.

Students Exstrom and Martin were awarded best and second best speaker, respectively, and the team won the award for best memorial. Coached by Professors Kristen Stilt and Joel Ngugi, the team won both semifinal and final rounds by unanimous vote of the judges.

The Jessup Competition, administered by the International Law Students Association (ILSA), is widely recognized as the largest and most prestigious international law moot court competition in the world. Law students from all over the world participate in the annual competition, which focuses on international and transnational law.

In addition to participation in the competition, the UW School of Law will host a Jessup Regional Competition Friday, February 24 in Gates Hall.