HKU’s Continued Success in International Mooting

Following the success in last year’s Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot, where HKU was awarded the Championship and Best Written Memoranda (see report in Hong Kong Lawyer: http://www.hk-lawyer.org/content/hku-law-triumphs-herbert-smith-freehills-competition-law-moot-2016), HKU continued its international mooting success by achieving excellent results in the 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot and the 58th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

After rounds of intensive competitions amongst 24 participating universities from over 20 regions, the HKU Red Cross Moot team proceeded to the Finals and captured the First Runner Up. The HKU team consisted of Ko Lun Jason (LLB), Mak Ho Ting Adrian (BSS(G&L)/LLB) and Lau Ka Yu Martin (PCLL), who were coached by Ernest Ng. We are very grateful to Anselmo Reyes, Martin Kok, Jacqueline Law, Michael Lok, Yvonne Ngai, Artem Sergeev, and members of the previous Red Cross Moot teams for their kind assistance and comments during practice sessions.

This year’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition attracted more than 550 teams from more than 87 countries, 127 of which proceeded to the international rounds in Washington, DC. The HKU team consisted of Wong Yeung Hou Howard (PCLL), Leung Man Hin Henness (PCLL), Hor Tsz Ching Sunny (PCLL), Cheng Wing Yan Angel (PCLL) and Chung Wing Fung Harrison (LLB), who were coached by Victor Lui. The team captured the Hong Kong regional championship in February 2017, and won the top three oralist awards in addition to the prize for the best Applicant memorial. The team won three out of the four preliminary round competitions in the Washington, DC international rounds, ranking 36th overall (out of 127 teams). We are very grateful to Po Jen Yap, Jolene Chan, Adrian Lai, Jeff Chan, Alice Leung, Thomas Wong, Isaac Chan, Tinny Chan, Winky So and Terrence Tai for their extensive feedback during practice sessions.

The 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot
(Left to right): Ernest Ng, Jason Ko, Adrian Mak and Martin Lau

Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot 2016
(Left to right): Byron Chiu, Sunny Chan, Allison Wong, Kevin Leung and Thomas Cheng

The 58th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
(Left to right): Henness Leung, Howard Wong, Victor Lui, Sunny Hor, Angel Cheng and Harrison Chung

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