04 June 2009
Campus Asia Magazine Recognizes UPH's Jessup Mooters
I have previously bagged the Campus Asia magazine, which is part of the Globe Asia stable, and will probably bag it again. However, this time I am writing to congratulate them for recognizing the Universitas Pelita Harapan Philip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Competition Team (cover photo sans their coach!).
The UPH team (James, Pricilla, Johan, and Nenda) achieved an excellent result in the competition. They placed 13th out of more than 500 teams who competed.
They worked very hard and deserve all the recognition that they get. On a personal note, as their coach it seems that I deserved some recognition as well. I must say that I do not do it for the recognition. In fact, I do it to shape the future. I know that I have played an integral part in shaping the next generation of Indonesian advocates. And, it is always pleasing to see the students far exceed the master.
Having judged and coached mooters from all over Indonesia over the last eight years, I am confident in saying that the future of Indonesian law is bright. I know that some of my colleagues do not share my confidence, but let me assure you that I am right!
The beauty of being an educator is that we get to shape the next generation. Educators may very well be under-appreciated and under-respected in terms of salary and other things, but it is we who will have the last laugh.
To my team, and once again, congratulations! You deserve the rewards that you have reaped to date and will continue to reap as former mooters (and for some of you current mooters). And, I am enjoying the iPod...thanks!