Friday, March 30, 2012
Jessup Final Round Bench Consists of Three Sitting ICJ Judges
For the first time in the history of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the final round bench will consist entirely of judges currently sitting on the International Court of Justice.
On the final round bench will be Judge Joan Donoghue (from the United States, she joined the International Court of Justice on September 9, 2010), Judge Hisashi Owada (from Japan, he also served as President of the ICJ from February 2009 to February 2012; he is pictured here on the right), and Judge Kenneth Keith (from New Zealand, he joined the ICJ in February 2006).
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition engages students from more than 600 schools around the world, representing more than 80 countries. Jessup is the largest moot court competition in the world. It is now in its 52nd year.
The World Championship Rounds will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.