The USC College of Law Mooting Team (see photo below) qualified for the Global Rounds of the 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition after making it to the Finals in the Jessup national rounds held on February 28, 2023 at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
The Carolinian team is composed of J. Priyanka Dalagan, Michelle Anne Vargas, Mary Angie Ecto, Joshua Tambor, and Joseph Brian Unabia together with Head Coach Atty. Daryl Bretch Largo and Assistant Coaches Atty. Rhomeljustein Redoble and Edward Dominic Emilio.
On top of the team’s win, Dalagan also received special recognition as the 4th best speaker in the Jessup national rounds.
USC Law has been a consistent performer in the Jessup Global Rounds. Considered the Olympics of mooting, the Jessup brings together around 600 law schools from all jurisdictions around the world.
In 2021, USC Law reached the semi-finals and finished in the top four after defeating the University of Cambridge in the quarter-finals. At the time, Atty. Redoble was named among the top 34 individual oralists in the preliminary rounds.
Adding more accolades to its name, USC Law was named the Best Overall Respondent Team in 2022. On top of that, the Carolinian team also ranked 7th in the advanced rounds; received the 5th Best Respondent Memorial; and won 12th Best Oralist (Chrisha Romano-Weigel) and 48th Best Oralist (Emilio).
The 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the first time that the competition will be held face-to-face in Washington, DC following the pandemic.