On February 27-28 2014 the Jagiellonian University Jessup Moot Court Team participated in the Jessup Polish National Rounds which took place at Łazarski University in Warsaw. During two days of intense mooting the Team, consisting of Aneta Jarka, Antonina Kozak, Katarzyna Wojczuk and Adrian Purzycki, competed with teams from the universities of Lublin (John Paul II), Silesia, Wrocław and Łódź to progress to the Final, where they met with the team from University of Warsaw. In the Final Round the JU Team represented the Applicant, the State of Amalea, and, after 1,5 hours of high-quality legal argumentation from both sides, were unanimously declared Polish National Champions by the Judes, with prof. dr hab. Władysław Czapliński presiding! With this great feat, the Team defended the title won by Jagiellonian University on their debut in the competition last year.
The Chair for Public International Law at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków has opened recruitment for the 2013/14 JU Jessup Team. All III-V year law students are eligible to participate and are invited to submit their applications. More information on the application procedure can be found here.
The Jagiellonian University Jessup Moot Court Team, participating for the first time in the competition, has won the Polish national rounds and will travel to Washington D.C. to represent the Alma Mater and Poland at the Jessup International Rounds.
The national rounds were held on Saturday, March 2nd, at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Warsaw. Seven teams competed for the title of Polish National Champion, including the winner of the previous two editions – Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, as well as teams from University of Warsaw, University of Silesia, University of Wrocław, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and University of Łódź. The JU Team competed against teams from theUniversities of Silesia and Wrocław in the preliminary rounds and joined the University of Warsaw in the final.
Having won the coin toss, the JU Team chose to represent the Respondent – Rutasia. After a passionate exchange of arguments, brilliantly presented by Adrian and Agnieszka, the JU Team has won by unanimous decision of the judges.
The Team is excited to have come this far on their debut and is even more thrilled to continue the adventure in Washington! The international rounds start on Sunday, March 31st, so stay tuned!