Some Thoughts on a Record-Breaking 2014/15 Season for Singapore’s International Mooters
KeywordsSMU International Moots
International Criminal Court
Law and Society
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AbstractSingapore has an extremely proud tradition in international moot court competitions. The famous NUS’82 team which won Singapore’s first Jessup championship comprised members who have all gone on to become Senior Counsel; one is now a High Court Judge (Steven Chong) and another, the Attorney-General (VK Rajah). Videos of championship finals featuring Singapore mooters continue to be used as training tools by universities all over the world, especially the 2001 Jessup final featuring the first and only person to have ever won the two largest moots, the Jessup and the Vis. And in that same year (2001), NUS won arguably the greatest grand slam of titles in a single moot season by bringing home the Asia Cup, Lachs, Maritime, and Jessup championships. Not many know this yet, but 2014/15 (August 2014 to July 2015) has been yet another historical season for Singapore in international moots. NUS and SMU reached a total of 13 international moot fi nals, winning 10; the two schools also split eight Best Oralist prizes between them in the process.