This year’s Jessup competition was ripped straight from the headlines- competitors argued complex legal issues concerning cyber attacks, mass surveillance, diplomatic immunity, and administrative detentions.
Congratulations to Kiran Barhey LLM, Iqra Abedin LLM, Timothy McKenzie JD ’16, Megan Henry JD ’16, David Isidore Tan LLM, Daniel Andreeff JD ’16 and Asmaa Awad-Farid JD ’17 for an incredibly successful Northeast regional round. Widely considered the Jessup Competition’s “group of death” because it is the most challenging region with most of the nation’s top law schools, this is the second year in a row NYU Law has triumphed at regionals.
NYU beat Harvard in the quarters, Fordham in the semi-finals, and placed second place in the entire region after Columbia in a narrowly split 2-1 vote by the judges. Megan Henry received an award for 4th place oralist, David Tan for fifth, and Timothy Mckenzie secured the 10th place award. The team also received an award for second place memorial. In total, the team earned five awards, more than any other team in the region.
NYU is now one of two teams to advance to international rounds in DC on March 27 to compete against 550 other law schools hailing from 80 countries.
Special thanks to Professors Weissmann, Alvarez, Forteau, Farbiarz, and Goldman for their time and guidance as well as to countless NYU Law alums and LLMs for many hours of mooting support.