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City Law School Students become National Champions of Telders International Law Moot Court Competition

Three GDL students from City Law School, Hannah Gibbs, David Green and Natasha Jackson along with Gus Baker represented Inner Temple in the national qualifying rounds of the prestigious Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2014.

They were coached by a City Law School BPTC student, Sajid Suleman. The team beat off fierce competition to become the national champions and they will now represent England in the international rounds held at the International Court of Justice, The Hague in April 2014.

Telders concerns a fictional dispute between two states which is heard before the United Nations most important legal organ, the International Court of Justice. The moot problem this year concerned a dispute over the legality of an armed rescue mission, the immunity of a government official and alleged breach of a mutual assistance treaty. The competition entails lengthy written submissions in the form of memorials and oral submissions.

The team worked very hard over several months in order to prepare for the competition. They now have their eyes set on becoming international champions.

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