The Temple Law International Criminal Court Moot Court team added to Temple’s string of recent successes in both appellate and trial advocacy competitions, advancing to the semi-finals of the North American Regional ICC Moot Court Competition.

Temple was represented by oralists 3L Sarah Adams, 3L Anna Trenga, and 3L Adam Weinstein. Adams, 3L Faith Mattox-Baldini, and 3L Terez Varkonyi wrote briefs, and 2L Anu Thomas provided research and mooting support. Terez Varkonyi won an individual award for Best Brief for the Prosecution. In advancing to the semi-finals, the team beat squads from Case Western, Pace, Miami, Johns Hopkins (IR), and American. They were coached by Professors Meg deGuzman and Rick Greenstein.

The ICC Moot Court Competition welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The final round of competition consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to The Hague to challenge their skills as future international lawyers. The championship round is expected to take place in an actual ICC courtroom with ICC judges adjudicating.

Photo, L to R: Adam Weinstein, Anna Trenga, Professor Meg deGuzman, Professor Rick Greenstein, Sarah Adams, Faith Mattox-Baldini, Terez Varkonyi