Moot Court: Jessup International Law Competition School Competition

Moot Court: Jessup International Law Competition - Professor Dagmar Butte

  • Course Number: LAW-726
  • Course Type: Experiential
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: During the fall semester, students research a “closed” but significant question of international law, write short memos and engage in significant oral argument practice. After 10-12 weeks, they compete in an In-School Moot to be selected for the 2-5 member Regional Team. After team selection, each team member researches and writes a 2500 word brief – with re-writes – that will form the basis for the Applicant and Respondent Memorials submitted to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. During the spring semester, the team consolidates the individual briefs into final Memorials and engages in oral argument practices and performs additional research to prepare for the U.S. Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in late February. The top two teams in the Regional Round earn the opportunity to participate in the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. alongside law students from over 100 countries. Practice judges in the Fall and Spring semesters are drawn from the law school faculty and former competitors who now practice law in the Portland metro area, giving students a real life perspective on advocacy.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: TBD
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: yes, with professor permission