The Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
The Jessup Competition is the world’s largest moot court
competition and also the oldest one dedicated to international law. New
York Law School has long participated in the Jessup competition. One team
had even reached the semi-finals in the international tournament during
2L and 3L students may try-out for the 2013 team,
which will have between four and six members. Please follow the
- Click on the following
which leads to the “Compromis” from last year’s Jessup
- The Compromis is “a compilation of agreed upon
facts” about a certain dispute which will be adjudicated by the
International Court of Justice.
- Submit a brief where you
answer as either the Applicant or Respondent concerning:
- (1) the
use of force in the context of Operation Uniting for Democracy (Paragraph
48(b) and Paragraph 49(b) in the Compromis) OR
- (2) the legality of
Aprophe’s destruction of a building of the Mai-Tocao Temple
(Paragraph 48(d) and Paragraph 49(d) in the
- Write your brief using Bluebook format,
though this aspect will not be judged rigorously. Your ability to conduct
international law research and write coherently will be much more
- For resources on researching international law, click
on this link (http://www.ilsa.org/jessuphome/research-resources).
may not collaborate with anyone when researching and writing the
- Brief specifications:
- Page length: Four pages
- Font: Times New Roman
- Font size:
- Margins: Standard margins
write your name on the brief.
- Send your brief by e-mail to Michael.Rhee@nyls.edu
by 3:00 pm, Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Rhee will then give you a number to identify your brief.
Lloyd Bonfield (the director of the Center for International Law) and
other professors will judge the briefs and then make the final team