Sunday, April 6, 2014

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Bhutan Jessup TeamThe International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition take place this week in Washington D.C.  The Jessup Competition, which started in 1960 as the "International Law Moot," has grown into the world's largest moot court competition. It is named after the Honorable Philip C. Jessup, a former ambassador and a judge on the International Court of Justice.

Teams competing this year come from the following jurisdictions:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Crotia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominic Republic
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe

Competing for the first time this year is the team from the Kingdom of Bhutan (pictured above, from the Jessup Parade of Nations at this afternoon's opening session). Congratulations to all of the participants and thank you to the judges, bailiffs, Jessup staff, board members of the International Law Students Association, and the many supporters -- large and small -- of the Jessup Competition, especially the law firm of White & Case which is a major financial supporter of the competition.

If you're a past competition in Jessup, you know what a great experience it is. Visit the website of the International Law Students Association to see how you can support the Jessup Competition and its magnificent ability to bring international law to students around the world.

(mew)

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