Jessup Moot Court Competition
What is Jessup?
Now in its 51st year, the Philip C. 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. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
Thousands of law students from around the world worked all year long on this year’s Jessup Problem, which addressed sovereignty, the right to self determination, and the lawfulness of measures taken to protect the economic resources of a state. Most students must first compete in regional and then national competitions (mostly held in January-March) to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C.
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The Lewis and Clark Jessup Team
Congratulations to the 2011 Lewis and Clark team, comprising Joe Terrenzio, Dan Rowan, David Susens, Rohit Kapuria, Emerson Lenon, and coached by Dagmar Butte. The team was selected after a tough in-school competition, and will represent Lewis & Clark first in the regional round, and hopefully in the national and international competition as well! This year’s Compromis addresses the legality of the use of unmanned drones and international anti-corruption law.
In 2010, the L&C team had an excellent performance, and was one of only three US teams to advance to the international competition. Victories against the French national champions and the Colombia national champions advanced the team to the “Sweet Sixteen” round, where they had a narrow loss to the Australian team - who ended up winning it all. Well done 2010 Lewis and Clark Jessup team - we’re cheering for you to win big this year!
Lewis & Clark has a strong record in Jessup, reaching the International Octa-Finals in 2010, and the Quarter Finals in 2006 and 2007. Lewis & Clark has also produced many recognized oralists and very well-decorated memorial submissions. Lewis & Clark Jessup trophies may be viewed in the left hand trophy case over the computers behind the ping-pong table in the LRC.