The University at Buffalo Law School has advanced to the International Round of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition April 6-12 in Washington, D.C., after winning the Midwest Super Regional Round.

The regional competition was held Feb. 20-23 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The UB Law team finished ahead of 20 other law schools, winning every one of the preliminary and run-off rounds. One team member, John Land, also won “Best Oralist” in the Chicago competition’s Final Round.

The Jessup competition is focused on international appellate advocacy in front of the International Court of Justice, and is the world’s largest moot court contest. This year’s Jessup problem concerns the conflict between maritime development and environmental conservation.

Twelve law schools from the United States – out of hundreds that compete – advance to the International Round.