AUWCL Takes First Place at Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition
March 11, 2019
On Sunday, March 10, American University Washington College of Law took first place at the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition.
The moot court team consisted of 3L Lindsey Miller and 2Ls Kate Tomaszewski and Rachel A. Bruce. The team was coached by AUWCL’s War Crimes Research Office and Katherine Holcombe, assistant director of the Impact Litigation and Kovler Project Against Torture.
The Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition is a simulation-based, experiential legal competition designed to expose students to the practice of international humanitarian law (IHL), and to real world challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict. The competition tests participants’ knowledge of IHL and public international law, as well as their ability to present, advocate for, and defend legal positions to a diverse range of stakeholders in different simulated environments.
AUWCL beat out law school teams from Santa Clara University, University of Virginia, Harvard University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Loyola University, South Texas College, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, UCLA, and the University of Cincinnati to win the competition.