Hello fellow justices. My name is Jacob Mesina. I’m chair of the International Court of Justice, and I’m just glad this committee is still alive. In an era rife with enigmatic ethics and paltry politics, a voice like the ICJ is a necessity. Maybe you are interested in a country’s karma. Perhaps you ponder the intersection of international logistics and interesting law. You could just enjoy alliterations, acronyms, and other forms of wordplay. Whatever the case, ICJ is open to anyone willing to make the world right, be it through solving territorial disputes or deciding on the payment of reparations. Our organization not only stands for truth; we decide truth.
Whew, that was boring. What I really wanted to say was ICJ was lit. And trust me, it will be. We arrest people! Arrest people! And punish them! We’ve had nations write love poems for threatening to nuke Canada. ICJ has made delegates dance to boy band classics. I’ve been a part of this committee for the past three years, and each annual LIMUN conference has truly grown in strides. This year will be no different. We’re gonna decide cases and take names like there’s no tomorrow, and on the final day when we stroll into the awards ceremony, everyone will recognize our judicial swagger.
A small note about myself (Jacob Mesina): I participate in Mock Trial and Scholar’s Bowl and can spend hours talking about TV shows, movies, and other pop culture delectables. ICJ can get a little exhausting at times, so taking breaks to talk about Game of Thrones is certainly encouraged. I tried out for MUN travel in freshman year, learned some hard lessons about entering debate without any materials prepared, and four years later am (somewhat) ready to host my own committee. In my senior year free time you can usually find my introverted husk hanging out at Starbucks working on college applications and metaphorically weeping. You can probably catch me in the library during 3rd period lunch wave eating pretzels. I can also contort my arms into a pretzel shape. But don’t get it twisted. Sushi is where its at.
Chief Justice Jacob Mesina, J.D.