Valparaiso University Law Students Compete in Niagara International Moot Court Competition

Members of the Valparaiso University Law School International Moot Court Team competed in the Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Toronto, Canada. The competition is sponsored by the Canadian-United States Law Institute.

Judene Hylton, Christine Kelly, Brian Casson and Osman Mirza argued on behalf of Valparaiso University Law School. They were accompanied by student coach Shay Hughes.

In the various rounds of the competition, the team competed against law students from Chicago-Kent, Georgetown and William Mitchell. Fifteen teams from throughout Canada and the United States were represented.

This year’s case was called “The Case Concerning the Terrorist List.” The students conducted arguments before the International Court of Justice on the issues of whether the U.S. violated international law when it seized the property of a Canadian corporation and whether Canada violated international law when it granted Mr. Kuzbari, a man listed on the terrorist list, refugee status.


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