Two teams of UCLA Law students placed highly in major international human rights competitions in 2018.
In March, a team of UCLA Law students traveled to Skopje, Macedonia, for the 30th Jean Pictet Moot Court Competition, where nearly 50 student teams from around the globe work through a simulation of complex humanitarian law matters involving armed conflict. The team of UCLA Law students including Kristi Ueda '19, Michael Kramer '18 and Aaron Acosta '18 reached the semi-finals.
Also in March, Rie Ohta'19, Olivia Florio Roberts '19 and Natasha Amlani '18 reached the semi-finals of the fifth annual Clara Barton competition, held in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the American Red Cross and Georgetown University Law Center.
Jessica Peake, director of UCLA Law's International and Comparative Law Program, and assistant director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights coached both teams.
During 2018-19, the Promise Institute supported student participation in the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, the Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Pleading Competition and the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition.