Jessup GCC Friendly Competition 2017

Under the organization and supervision of the Competition and Student Development department at Kuwait International Law School, and in the presence of the American University of Sharjah and Kuwait International Law School, the preliminary round of the JESSUP GCC Friendly has been held between the GCC countries in preparation for the final rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (in English).  

The preliminary round was held on Friday, March 3, 2017 and it was concluded with the victory of the team presenting the American University of Sharjah with a small difference in points. While KILAW’s team was awarded the (Best Oralist Applicant), the American University’s team was awarded the (Best Oralist Respondent). 

The preliminary round was held in the moot court hall, which is a replica that simulates local and international courtrooms, prepared by KILAW as one of the various means which contribute to preparing and equipping students with the necessary skills for practicing the legal profession in their future careers.   

It is worth mentioning that the preliminary round is being held for the first time in Kuwait and the Gulf region, based on a recommendation put forward by KILAW, and is considered a preliminary round qualifying for the final rounds held annually in Washington, DC. The competition was honored with the participation of a group of prestigious judges with distinct contributions in the legal field as arbitrators for the rounds:  

  1. Prof. Shaheen Ali – University of Warwick / UK. 
  2. Ms. Tinatin Goletiani – Representative Judge in the International Law Student Association. 
  3. Dr. Eissa Al Anezi – Former head of the International Law Department at Kuwait University. 
  4. Dr. Eiman Al-Qattan – Faculty member at Kuwait University. 

A special logo has been designed to convey the nature of the Gulf countries participating in this competition which combines the efforts and ideas of a generation worthy of an advanced legal knowledge.