Jessup International Law Moot Court
The UF Jessup Team is a co-curricular, student-run organization that explores issues of public international law and international humanitarian law. Members and member candidates may receive up to three credits for their participation. The 2012 UF Jessup Team finished in fifth place out of twenty-three schools in the Super Regional.
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the largest moot court competition in the world. Over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries participate in this competition every year. The competition is a court simulation of a fictional dispute between countries that are appearing before the International Court of Justice. Students from U.S. schools must first compete in the Super Regional competitions in order to advance to the world championship White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C. At the regional level, students compete against approximately twenty-two schools. This year’s Jessup problem, The Case Concerning the Mai-Tocao Temple, focused on international law issues arising from an internal coup and sovereign immunity.
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The Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition was organized by a small group of students who believed that international law principles should be fully understood and recognized by law students around the globe. In 1962, shortly after the first Jessup Competition, students from several campuses founded the Association of Students of International Law Societies, which eventually evolved into the International Law Student Association (ILSA). The Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition is currently administered by ILSA.
Please see the ILSA Web site for more information about the competition.