Philip C. Jessup International Law Team

The Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. Jessup is exclusively on public international law, touching on a range of topics, including issues of sovereignty, self-determination, treaty interpretation, and customary international law. 

Team size: 3 or 4 students

Units: 6 (over two semesters)

Pre-requisites: Introduction to International Law and Appellate Advocacy

Coach: Adjunct Professor Courtney Selan

Faculty Adviser: Professor David Glazier

Application: Try outs for both the Jessup International moot court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights are held simultaneously every year early April. Look out for announcements of dates of try outs in March.