HKU’s Success in the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Continuing its success in the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot hosted by King’s College London from June 2017, the HKU Moot Team was awarded Top 1st Oralist in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Washington D.C. in April 2018.

The 2017 Competition Law Moot Team consisted of Lam Yi Yeung (PCLL), Lee Pui Yin Grace (PCLL), Fan Yu Wing Brian (LLB) and Suhail Bindra (LLB), who were coached by Mr Thomas Cheng and Mr Kelvin Kwok. The Team won the First Place in oral finals in London and took home three oralist awards for its sound performance in the preliminary rounds.

The HKU Jessup Team this year consists of 5 PCLL students – Ko Lun Jason, Lee Chun-Hin Brian, Sat Sakinah, So Tsz Ching Natalie, and Sum Hiu-Yan Michelle. In February 2018, the Team captured the Hong Kong Regional Champion, together with the Best Memorial Prizes for both Applicant and Respondent. In April 2018, the Team represented Hong Kong in the Washington DC international rounds. The Team won all 4 preliminary rounds and ranked 11th out of 121 teams. The Team later lost to United States in the advanced rounds. The Faculty is delighted that Natalie So, Brian Lee, and Jason Ko ranked 1st, 17th and 75th respectively in the International Rounds Top 100 Oralists.

Congratulations go to all team members. The Faculty would like to express its sincere gratitude to the coaches, the guest judges and all those who supported the HKU moot teams.

HKU Competition Law Moot Team:

Left to right: Lam Yi Yeung, Brian Fan, Thomas Cheng, Grace Lee and Suhail Bindra

HKU Jessup Team:

From left: Sakinah Sat, Natalie So, Jason Ko, Michelle Sum, and Brian Lee

From left: Coach Ms Astina Au, Jason Ko, Natalie So, Brian Lee, Michelle Sum, and Sakinah Sat

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