HLS team advances in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

Seated, L to R: Marta Canneri ’22, Katherine Shen ’22, Hannah Sweeney ‘24
Standing, L to R: Nanami Hirata ’23, Shayan Khan LL.M. ’22, Stephanie Gullo ‘22

Harvard Law School’s team has won the national round of the 2021-2022 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and will advance to the international rounds, to be held from March 24 through April 10. The Harvard Law team, comprised of J.D. students Marta Canneri ’22, Katherine Shen ’22, Stephanie Gullo ’22, Nanami Hirata ’23 and Hannah Sweeney ’24, and coached by LL.M. student Shayan Khan LL.M. ’22, competed against teams representing 84 other U.S. law schools on a case involving disinformation and the freedom of expression, botnet takedowns, the secession of part of a nation’s territory, and foreign election interference. The memorials (written briefs) submitted by the Harvard team were ranked third out of the 85 submissions.

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