HKU Representing Hong Kong in the World’s Most Prestigious Mooting Competition


A team of law students from The University of Hong Kong are going to represent Hong Kong in Washington, D.C. in the 56th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – the world’s largest and most prestigious mooting competition.

The Hong Kong Regional Round was held from 14 to 15 March 2015. The HKU team surpassed their counterparts in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in all 4 preliminary rounds and the Grand Final against CUHK.

HKU won five out of six prizes in the Hong Kong regionals: –

-Best Memorial for the Applicants
-Best Memorial for the Respondents
-Best Oralist (Victor Lui)
-1st Runner-up to the Best Oralist (Ping Kan Kwan)


The HKU team comprised PCLL and undergraduate students. They were: Kate Chan, Ping Kan Kwan, Victor Lui, Terrence Tai and Dominic Wong. The team was coached by Mr Lester Lee, Ms Evee Ngai and Dr Po Jen Yap, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, HKU. 

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition attracts teams from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The international rounds will be held between 5 and 11 April 2015.

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