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The Jessup winning team and coach, from left, Grant Fasi Allison, Derek Bradford Simon, coach and Assistant Professor Diane Desierto, Loren Seehase, Garrett Halydier and Jason Jutz

The University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law has enjoyed noteworthy recent success in regional moot court competitions, with two teams taking first- and second-place honors in their respective regional finals and thereby moving on to additional rounds in April. A third team took a third-place win.

In the Jessup International Law regionals, the UH team defeated 20 other law schools to be named 2015 Jessup Pacific Regional Champion. On the Jessup winning team were Grant Fasi Allison, Derek Bradford Simon, Loren Seehase, Garrett Halydier and Jason Jutz. The team also won individual awards, with Seehase named the Best Overall Oralist out of 100 competitors and Fasi Allison winning Tenth Best Overall Oralist. Additionally, the team took Second Best Overall Memorial (applicant and respondent).

The 56-year-old Jessup Competition is the world’s largest and oldest moot court competition, with as many as 1,000 student teams from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries participating annually. The challenging competition simulates a dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice.

“We certainly look forward to taking the Richardson education, expertise and experience in international law and international advocacy to the 2015 global Jessup Championships,” said team adviser and Assistant Professor Diane Desierto.

In addition to the top Jessup win, UH law teams took high honors in a number of other competitions.

For the full story on UH Mānoa law school’s recent successes, read the William S. Richardson School of Law news release.

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  1. Do all teams compete on a single case, e.g. Cain V. Abel, and if-so (‘ipso’) it would be nicely informative to know this-year’s case…

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