City University (CityU) will represent Hong Kong in a prestigious international law competition to be held in the United States next month. CityU students defeated their counterparts from Hong Kong University in the national round of the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which was held in the SAR's High Court recently. The CityU team - comprising Winnie Lam Tak-wing, Joyce Cheng Ching, Sheroy Tam Ka- wing and Kevin Christopher Wong Wai-kit - will now take part in the contest's international round in Washington, DC. The Jessup is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law and the International Law Students' Association. The contest raises issues that student advocates can argue in an environment which simulates the International Court of Justice in the Hague. This year's problem is about a hypothetical case involving issues of customary international law, cultural identity, copyright protection, state expropriation of foreign-owned assets and compensation. The competition comprises two stages - written and oral. Participating universities hold an internal competition to select five-member teams for the national final, with the winners moving on to the international round. It involves arguing the same case before panels of eminent international law experts in a very competitive environment. A total of 40 teams will compete in the US, with the best eight going through to the final round.