Jessup International Law Competition

Alan Bowie '16, Charley Conner '17, Alicha Grubb '16, Anastasia Fanning "16, and Cheslie  Kryst '16 at the Jessup International Law Competition in Washington D.C.

Alan Bowie ’16, Charley Conner ’17, Alicha Grubb ’16, Anastasia Fanning “16, and Cheslie Kryst ’16 at the Jessup International Law Competition in Washington D.C.

A team of five Wake Forest law students, Alicha Grubb ’16, Anastasia Fanning ’16, Alan Bowie ’16, Charley Connor ’17, and Cheslie Kryst ’16 competed in the Jessup International Law Competition. The competition was in Washington D.C. at George Washington University February 12-14th.

The team of advocates competed against eighteen other schools with nearly a hundred individual competitors. The problem considered relevant international law issues including cyber security, espionage, terrorism, and illegal detainment. The team worked hard all semester to research the complicated issues and craft cogent arguments.

The team put up a good fight but ended up 1-3. They notably defeated Johns Hopkins University, renowned for its International Law program. The team was narrowly defeated by Howard University and lost to finalists George Washington and George Mason University.

Cheslie Kryst placed in the top 30 oralists. The judges all complimented the team’s knowledge of the law and oral advocacy skills.
The team would like to personally thank all the professors who guest judged during their practice rounds. They would also especially like to thank their advisor, and coach Professor George Walker, the guru of all things international law. The Wake Forest Moot Court Board and law school community is very proud of the hard work and outstanding performance of this team of advocates!