University of Asia Pacific (UAP) recently held the fourth Bangladesh National Round of the 61st Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2020.
The University of Dhaka became the champion while the University of Chittagong became the runner-up in the three-day competition ended on Saturday, said a press release.
CM Shafi Sami, chairman, board of trustees, University of Asia Pacific inaugurated the competition.
The university's Head of Department of Law and Human Rights Md Asaduzzaman was present among others on the occasion.
24 teams consisting of more than 150 law students from different universities participated in the competition.
This year, the national round was organised by Jessup Bangladesh in association with International Law Students Association Bangladesh (ILSA), Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT)- US Department of Justice (DoJ), University of Asia Pacific – UAP, UQEEL and Old Bailey Chambers (OBC).
University of Asia Pacific stood third amongst all the teams. Rifat Z Khan from University of Dhaka bagged the Best Mooter award for her excellent performance.
The University of Chittagong received the Best Memorial award while Premier University was recognised with the Spirit of the Jessup Award while Khulna University was announced the Best New Team.
Dr Jamirul Reza Choudhury, National Professor and Vice-Chancellor, University of Asia Pacific chaired the closing session.
Jessup Moot Court Competition is one of the most renowned and oldest competitions of law students that gathers law students from more than 100 countries in the international round.
Around 740 teams are participating globally this year, and Bangladesh is the 5th largest national round in the world.