Ateneo-Philippines team bags 3rd place in the Asian-Pacific Regional Rounds in the 18th John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

April 20, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Ateneo-Philippines Team finished 3rd place in the Asian-Pacific Regional Rounds of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition last April 16, 2020. The team earned a spot as one of the best 20 teams worldwide qualified to participate in the Final Oral Rounds in Geneva, Switzerland this coming June 2020.  The team is comprised of Ms. Stephanie Anne Hilario (4C), Ms. Melissa Carunungan (3E), Mr. Renz Ayongao (3B), and Mr. Hue Jyro Go (2E). They were coached by Atty. Kirsten Yap, Atty. Miguel Dimaculangan, and Mr. Jesse John Hermoso (4A)

Members of the Ateneo Philippines Team .
Members of the Ateneo-Philippines Team

 
This year’s competition was unprecedented in its long history. It was supposed to be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Round of the competition was moved to a virtual platform. The participants had to plead their cases remotely before panelists as travel and social gathering restrictions were imposed in many countries. Even prior to competition, the team also had to make the bulk of their preparations remotely, shifting their meetings online, due to the imposition of community quarantine measures in the country.
 
The John Jackson Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a dispute settlement proceeding before a WTO Panel. Teams are required to prepare written submissions and present their respective arguments of both the complainant and respondent in a fictitious case before trade law experts. This year’s case concerns regulatory controls on imported live animals and prepared food products, and a country’s withdrawal from a Free Trade Area.

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  • Ateneo-Philippines team bags 3rd place in the Asian-Pacific Regional Rounds in the 18th John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition
    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Ateneo-Philippines Team finished 3rd place in the Asian-Pacific Regional Rounds of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition last April 16, 2020. The team earned a spot as one of the best 20 teams worldwide qualified to participate in the Final Oral Rounds in Geneva, Switzerland this coming June 2020.  The team is comprised of Ms. Stephanie Anne Hilario (4C), Ms. Melissa Carunungan (3E), Mr. Renz Ayongao (3B), and Mr. Hue Jyro Go (2E). They were coached by Atty. Kirsten Yap, Atty. Miguel Dimaculangan, and Mr. Jesse John Hermoso (4A)

    Members of the Ateneo Philippines Team .
    Members of the Ateneo-Philippines Team

     
    This year’s competition was unprecedented in its long history. It was supposed to be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Round of the competition was moved to a virtual platform. The participants had to plead their cases remotely before panelists as travel and social gathering restrictions were imposed in many countries. Even prior to competition, the team also had to make the bulk of their preparations remotely, shifting their meetings online, due to the imposition of community quarantine measures in the country.
     
    The John Jackson Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a dispute settlement proceeding before a WTO Panel. Teams are required to prepare written submissions and present their respective arguments of both the complainant and respondent in a fictitious case before trade law experts. This year’s case concerns regulatory controls on imported live animals and prepared food products, and a country’s withdrawal from a Free Trade Area.