The Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court Team Wins
The Howard University School of Law Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court Team walked away with the award for Best Complainant Written Submission!
From April 24-30, the Howard University Law School’s International Moot Court Team spent a week in Geneva, Switzerland competing in the Fourth Annual WTO Competition sponsored by the European Law Students’ Association.
The goal of the Competition is to encourage further developments on international trade in the curriculum of academic institutions and also to contribute to the ongoing discussion about globalization in the context of WTO agreements. This year’s competition centered around a dispute between a developed country and a developing country over agriculture subsidies. Over 75 teams from around the world competed; only 18 teams made it to final rounds in Geneva (where the WTO is located), of which HUSL’s International Moot Court Team was one. The IMCT included Adrienne Freeman, Abdul Lediju, Ida Ngueng-Feze, Johnna Rowe and coach, Kristine Huskey from Shearman & Sterling LLP. While in Geneva, we met, competed against and socialized with teams from all over the world: Russia, Italy, Germany, UK, Colombia, India, Australia, and Ethiopia, to name a few. The Howard Team did well in their oral arguments, and just as importantly, they were all wonderful ambassadors on behalf of their school and country. We made several promises to stay in touch with our new international friends and to return the following year. Finally, although the team did not advance to final oral rounds, we ranked well overall and won Best Complainant Memorial.