McGeorge School of Law

Moot Court Team Earns Trip to The Hague

February 1, 2011

From left to right: David Magnan, Krystal Collins, Susan Booth and Scott Radcliffe

From left to right: David Magnan, Krystal Collins, Susan Booth and Scott Radcliffe

A McGeorge team placed second in the North American regional of the International Criminal Court (ICC) moot court competition held at Pace University in White Plains, New York on January 28-30, 2011, and advances to the championship finals in The Hague.

Krystal Collins, ’11, David Magnan, ’11, Scott Radcliffe, ’11, and Susan Booth, ’12, defeated defending regional champion Yale University in the semi-final round. The team, coached by Professors Linda Carter and John Sims, will compete for the world title on April 10-15, 2011, in The Netherlands. William & Mary, which defeated Alabama in the other semi-final, was the regional winner.

“We are very proud of the students,” Carter said. “The competition was very tough with 15 quality teams from the United States and Canada, and the legal issues were extremely complex.”

“This result is a major accomplishment,” Telfeyan said. “Only two teams won their way into the finals, and it was only the second year that we have entered a team in this event. Great credit goes to Professor Carter and her students for the countless hours spent in preparation for this prestigious tournament.”

Sponsors of the global competition include the Dutch government, Pace Law School, the ICC, the University of Amsterdam, the American Society of International Law, and the International Criminal Law Network.

Osgoode Law School from York University (Toronto) is the defending world champion and, as such, receives an automatic berth in the finals at The Hague. The University of Miami and Yale also finished in the top three last year and earned the right to finals entry again this year. More than 20 teams are expected to compete for the global title.