The team, made up of undergraduate students Tara Chand Lall, Shavonne Teo, Liam F.Holohan, Irene Whelan Vita and Joel Sherard Chow, won the UK National Championship in February, progressing to the International Rounds in April.
Having carefully researched with the assistance of their coach, King's alumnus Caleb Kirton (LLB, 2017), the team argued contentious and topical issues in public international law – including, for example, environmental obligations relating to migratory species.
After beating their competitors in the preliminary rounds, they advanced to the knock-out stages, winning matches against China University of Political Science and Law (China) and Belarusian State University (Belarus). In the Quarter-Final Round, the King's team faced off against the National University of Singapore (Singapore) and, ultimately, lost the round.
Overall, the King’s team ranked 5th in the world, out of 700 competing teams. Team members Irene Whelan Vita and Joel Sherard Chow ranked as the 24th and 5th best oralists in the Competition, respectively.