Jessup GCC Friendly Competition 2018

Kuwait International Law School has hosted the Second GCC Friendly of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Competition in the period from 28 February to 2 March 2018. It is worth mentioning that this GCC Friendly competition has been established by Kuwait International Law School through the hosting of the First GCC Friendly in the period from 3 to 5 March 2017.

This year, 4 GCC universities participated in the competition as follows: the American University of Sharjah (UAE), Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University (KSA), Hamad Bin Khalifah University (Qatar), KILAW (Kuwait), in addition to students and coaches from the University of Sultan Qaboos (Oman) and Kingdom University (Bahrain) as observers to benefit from this experience in future competitions. An atmosphere of fellowship and friendly competitions prevailed during the days of the competition, under the supervision of the Student Development and Competitions department as well as the Executive Director of the ILSA (International Law Students Association) Ms. Lesley Benn, along with a judging panel consisting of US State Department employees and Jessup experts.

3 Days of Friendly Competitions

Qualifying for the Final Round

At the end of the preliminary rounds, the teams representing KILAW and AUS qualified for the final round, which took place on Friday, 2 March 2018, in the School’s Court Room and was concluded with the victory of AUS’s team.

Best Oralist Certificates

KILAW’s team member Talal Boodai was awarded the Best Oralist Applicant certificate, while AUS’s team member Edvard Kondrat was awarded the Best Oralist Respondent certificate.

Word to KILAW

After handing certificates of gratitude to all the competition’s participants, a representative from each participating university left a word of appreciation and gratitude to KILAW and the Student Development and Competitions Department for their efforts in organizing this competition, which aims at benefitting law students from the GCC universities and providing them with the practical training in the field of Arabic and International Competitions.

Group Photo for the Competition’s Participants