Case Global Awards Ceremony Recognizes International Law Student Achievements

Dean Scharf presents award to Natalie Davis
School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf presents a Case Global Service award to Natalie Davis.

On Saturday, May 14, the School of Law honored 13 students with Case Global Service Awards. The students were recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the School of Law’s top-ranked international law program.
The student honorees included the editors of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Canada-US Law Journal and War Crimes Prosecution Watch Newsletter; the award-winning members of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, the International Criminal Court Moot Court Team and the Vis International Arbitration Moot team; and the leaders of the International Law Society and Yemen Accountability Project.

Case Global Service Award
Case Global Service Award

The awards were presented by School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf and members of the international law faculty, who highlighted the contributions of each student recipient.
The 2022 Case Global Service Award winners are:
Caroline Cirillo 
Natalie Davis
Christine DiSabato
Alan Dowling
Caroline Dzeba
Michael Eckhart
Callan Foran
Jillian Fox
Mackenzie Kern
Rachel McKay
John Schon
Clare Soria
Jiaao Yu

For the fifth straight year, the The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center received an A+ rating from preLaw magazine, placing it among the top nine programs in the U.S. 

Among the many highlights of the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • The Vis Moot Court Team advanced to the elimination rounds of the competition for the first time. Only five other American teams advanced, including the University of Michigan and Harvard University. Rachel McKay received “Honorable Mention for Best Oralist”—an award given to approximately 25 out of 2,500 students.
  • The International Criminal Moot Court team placed second in North America and advanced to the quarterfinals of the international rounds.
  • The Jessup Moot Court Team ranked 3rd best in the nation and 14th best team in the world, and a member of the CWRU Jessup team was ranked #1 oralist in the world at the global competition.

In addition to international competitions, students published articles on cutting-edge topics; laid the foundation for war crimes prosecutions; and externed at international tribunals, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governmental agencies around the world.