Our congratulations go to the 2016 Pace Jessup Team that competed in the 57th annual Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Northeast Regional Round. The team competed on February 5-6, 2016 in New York City at Shearman & Sterling, LLP.
This year’s competition involved the case concerning the Frost files (Amestonia v. Riesland). The team grappled with issues concerning the admissibility of illicitly obtained documents leaked to a newspaper, the legality of foreign surveillance in the context of international rights to privacy, detention under suspicion of endorsing actions of a terrorist group, and the attribution of cyberattacks.
Michael Pesin-Virovets (3L), Katherine Ehrlich (2L), Wilfredo Lopez (2L), and Jake Sher (3L), represented Pace Law School at the competition. The team was coached by Kathryn Sullivan.
The team competed along with twenty-one other schools in the Northeast Regional Round and faced Jessup powerhouses such as Harvard and Columbia.
The team would like to thank Professor Tom McDonnell and Professor Peter Widulksi for helping the team in their preparation for the competition. Special congratulations to Kathryn Sullivan for her first year coaching the Jessup team!